The New York Times: Why You Shouldn’t Use Facebook to Log In to Other Sites

By Farhad Manjoo 10/2/18 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/02/technology/personaltech/facebook-log-in-hack.html I’m going to quit using Facebook to log in to apps and sites online. You should, too. That’s the most reasonable way to respond to Facebook’s announcement last week that a security breach allowed hackers to infiltrate the accounts of at least 50 million users, and possibly tens of millions more. The hack […]


Wired: Everything We Know About Facebook’s Massive Security Breach

By Louise Matsakis and Issie Lapowsky 9/28/18 https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-security-breach-50-million-accounts/ Facebook’s privacy problems severely escalated Friday when the social network disclosed that an unprecedented security issue, discovered September 25, impacted almost 50 million user accounts. Unlike the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which a third-party company erroneously accessed data that a then-legitimate quiz app had siphoned up, this vulnerability […]


Fox News: Leaked Google employee’s email reveals effort to boost Latino vote, surprise that some voted for Trump

By Christopher Carbone 9/12/18 https://www.foxnews.com/tech/leaked-google-employees-email-reveals-effort-to-boost-latino-vote-surprise-that-some-voted-for-trump A Google executive’s leaked email reveals efforts to increase Latino turnout prior to the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the executive’s “surprise” at Donald Trump’s performance among Latino voters. The 675-word email, first obtained exclusively by Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” was written by the tech giant’s former head of multicultural marketing and […]


Breitbart: CNN Boosts Left-Wing Campaign to Censor Breitbart; Approves ‘Blacklisting’

By Joel B. Pollak 9/3/18 https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/09/03/cnn-boosts-left-wing-campaign-to-censor-breitbart-approves-blacklisting/ CNN swept aside journalistic ethics on Sunday by endorsing a blacklisting campaign with a glowing interview of Matt Rivitz, the founder of Sleeping Giants, a failed effort to censor Breitbart News by harassing and intimidating companies whose advertisements may (or may not) have appeared on the website. The interview took […]


The Hill: How tech reached a breaking point with Infowars

By Ali Breland and Megan Keller 8/12/18 http://thehill.com/policy/technology/401352-how-tech-reached-a-breaking-point-with-infowars Tech platforms in recent days have begun cracking down on Infowars, a website that has promoted conspiracy theories, following public pressure. The website has seen content pulled from numerous social platforms. But the crackdown has also alarmed conservative groups who see it as a concerted effort to silence voices […]


The Blaze: Commentary: Social media giants HAD the right to ban Alex Jones. But WERE they right?

By Leon Wolf 8/8/18 https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/08/08/commentary-social-media-giants-had-the-right-to-ban-alex-jones-but-were-they-right As a libertarian who finds himself getting more strident in his libertarianism with each passing year, I stand strongly for the right of social media giants like Facebook, YouTube, and Apple to do whatever they want with their platform. Unlike former President Barack Obama, I realize that when it comes to […]


The Washington Examiner: Twitter apologizes to Candace Owens after briefly locking her account

By Daniel Chaitin 8/5/18 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/twitter-apologizes-to-candace-owens-after-briefly-locking-her-account Conservative commentator Candace Owens received an apology from Twitter on Sunday after her account was locked following reports of violations of the social media platform’s rules. In a brief email shared by Owens on Sunday, Twitter Support said it had restored her account. “BLOWN AWAY by the amount of patriots that […]


The Washington Times: Twitter should stop targeting conservatives — now

By Matt Mackowiak 8/1/18 https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/1/twitter-should-stop-targeting-conservatives-now/ It’s no exaggeration to say the social media platform Twitter has changed the world, with massive potential to spread news and mobilize support. But it’s not perfect. Conservatives have long expressed concern that they were being targeted by Twitter’s operators, their views quietly suppressed. Now there’s fresh evidence that they were right. Recently, Vice […]


The Daily Caller: Twitter’s Censorship Problem Looks Like It’s Here to Stay

By Peter Hasson 7/30/18 http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/29/twitter-conservative-shadowban/ Twitter sparked backlash after suppressing Republican congressmen as part of an algorithm change that cracks down on “bad-faith actors” Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz filed an FEC complaint against Twitter and Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is looking at “any legal remedies” available Other conservatives have faced censorship and suppression as well Twitter […]


The Blaze: Facebook shoots down GOP state rep’s ad of him firing gun. But pushback triggers change of heart.

By Dave Urbanski 7/26/18 https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/07/26/facebook-shoots-down-gop-state-reps-ad-of-him-firing-gun-but-pushback-triggers-change-of-heart Florida Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell minces no words about his position on guns in a new campaign ad on his run for agricultural commissioner in the Sunshine State. The opening snippet of the 15-second clip shows Caldwell shooting at a clay target. “I like guns,” he says in the next […]