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  • HuffPost: Study: White Supremacist Groups Are ‘Thriving’ On Facebook, Despite Extremist Ban
  • Raw Story: Facebook pulled ‘thriving’ white supremacist accounts after being called out in new report
  • The Washington Post: The Technology 202: The tech industry's shift to remote work will forever change Silicon Valley
  • European Science-Media Hub: Fighting the ‘infodemic’: how coronavirus became the litmus test for tech companies’ struggle to contain mis- and disinformation
  • The Conversation: There’s a history of white supremacists interpreting government leaders’ words as encouragement
  • BuzzFeed: Facebook Banned Mask Ads. They're Still Running.
  • AP: Virus restrictions fuel anti-government ‘boogaloo’ movement
  • Bloomberg: Facebook Violence Curbs Thwarted by Groups Using Code Words
  • ABC: YouTube earns money with fake Covid-19 treatment ads
  • Vice News: The ‘Boogaloo Bois’ Are Bringing Their AR-15s and Civil War Ideology to the Lockdown Protests
  • Newsweek: Pangolins Being Sold on Facebook Despite International Ban, Potential Link to Coronavirus
  • RND: Pangolin trade is booming on Facebook
  • Daily Dot: Traffickers are selling pangolin parts on Facebook
  • The Independent: Endangered pangolins for sale on Facebook amid potential link to coronavirus
  • TechCrunch: Facebook users are buying and selling pangolin parts, even though it’s illegal
  • BuzzFeed: Wildlife Traffickers Are Setting Up Fake Zoos On Facebook To Sell The Scales Of Endangered Pangolins
  • BuzzFeed: To Survive The Coronavirus's Second Wave, We Will Have To Agree On What Happened During The First
  • Daily Kos: The far right wants to make its shared 'Boogaloo' fantasy of violent civil war a reality
  • HuffPost: Amid The Pandemic, U.S. Militia Groups Plot ‘The Boogaloo,’ AKA Civil War, On Facebook
  • Gizmodo: Report: Over 100 Militant Groups Have Been Promoting Second Civil War on Facebook
  • Daily Mail Online: YouTube's first video was uploaded 15 years ago and has been viewed 90 MILLION times even though it is just 18 seconds long
  • U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, Twitter: "While leadership from @facebook and @google mourn mass shootings publicly, their platforms have made millions running gun lobby ads massacre after massacre."
  • David Hogg, Twitter: "Tech leaders like @sherylsandberg and @ericschmidt should put their money where their mouth is and ban the NRA from advertising on their platforms."
  • The Sun: Mask makers are posting misleading ads on Facebook to cash in on coronavirus crisis
  • MobileMarketing: Tech Transparency Project accuses YouTube of monetizing misleading COVID-19 videos
  • TechCrunch: The pandemic is already reshaping tech’s misinformation crisis
  • The Guardian: YouTube profits from videos promoting unproven Covid-19 treatments
  • The Independent: Coronavirus: Face Mask Price Gougers Continue to Profit From Covid-19 Pandemic on Facebook and Instagram
  • Quartz: Facebook ads and Shopify stores still hawk overpriced N95 masks
  • TechCrunch: It’s still easy to find coronavirus mask ads on Facebook
  • The Guardian: Over 300 cases of child exploitation went unnoticed by Facebook – study
  • Breitbart: Mitt Romney’s Impeachment Vote Backfires on Utah’s Push for S.386 Green Card Giveaway
  • Fox News: Tucker Carlson: Kochs Donate To Big Tech Companies That Silence Conservatives "To Do Their Bidding"
  • Bloomberg Law: Facebook, Google Fund Groups Shaping Federal Privacy Debate
  • Gizmodo: Google's Fix for Misleading Abortion Ads Is Weak and Ineffective
  • The Atlantic: The Coalition Out to Kill Tech as We Know It
  • Bloomberg: It’s Kochs vs. Mercers in the Right’s Big Tech Brawl
  • Rana Foroohar: Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles — and All of Us
  • BuzzFeed: As Google Backlashes Have Risen And Fallen, So Have Its Grants To News Organizations
  • Shoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
  • Fox News: Sen. Mike Lee's transformation from Google critic to ally
  • Sludge: Big Tech Has an App for Fighting Political Scrutiny: $$$$
  • The Guardian: Google has given $150,000 in free ads to deceptive anti-abortion group
  • Politico: Driverless car industry luring federal safety brass
  • Multichannel News: CFA Report Slams Google Travel - Said educational, research visits look more like business trips
  • Quartz: Charted: Silicon Valley’s migration to DC started in 2017
  • The Guardian: Google revealed as unlikely go-between to help Trump-Cuba relations
  • Fox News: How Google is Taking Over the Classroom
  • Marketplace: When Big Tech embeds staffers in political campaigns
  • Bloomberg: The Battle Over Monopoly Power Is Just Beginning
  • Wired: Facebook's Dirty Tricks Are Nothing New For Tech
  • Fox News: Daniel Stevens Talks About FTC tech hearings on Tucker Carlson's Show 9/12/18
  • BuzzFeed: This Group Posed As Russian Trolls And Bought Political Ads On Google. It Was Easy.
  • Fast Company: Report: Facebook & Google’s free campaign embeds help boost their profits
  • Motherboard: How Facebook and Google Win By Embedding in Political Campaigns
  • B&C: Watchdog Group Barks at Edge Imbeds in Political Campaigns
  • Brand Eins (Germany): Good Relationships. Google generously sponsors scientists in the US and Europe. Who benefits?
  • The Intercept: An Advocacy Group for Startups is Funded by Google and Run by Ex-Googlers
  • The Times: Google spends tens of millions on think tanks that back its policies
  • Politico: Google’s academic links under scrutiny
  • The Guardian: The Guardian view on Google: overweening power
  • Forbes: How Google Tries to Buy Government
  • The Times: Google pays academics millions for key support
  • The Guardian: Google spends millions on academic research to influence opinion, says watchdog
  • Wired: Looks Like Google Bought Favorable Research to Lobby With
  • The Times: A howl of rage against the internet giants
  • Pro-Market: Google Is as Close to a Natural Monopoly as the Bell System Was in 1956
  • Red State: Donald Trump Needs To Totally Dump Google
  • CNBC: Google was overwhelmingly against Trump, now it's trying to win him over
  • Watchdog.org: Having backed the losing candidate, Google now tries to align with Trump
  • CNN: Obama was an innovation junkie. Will Trump follow in his footsteps?
  • Reuters: Google extends conservative outreach as Trump calls tech meeting
  • The Guardian: Google is not ‘just’ a platform. It frames, shapes and distorts how we see the world
  • Bloomberg: Silicon Valley Cozies Up to Washington, Outspending Wall Street 2-1
  • The Intercept: Tech Money Lurks Behind Government Privacy Conference
  • The Atlantic: Google's 'Cozy' Relationship With Driverless Car Regulators
  • The Intercept: White House Official Cozied Up to Google Before Antitrust Lawsuit Was Shelved
  • The Verge: Emails Show Google’s Close Relationship with the White House
  • Fox Business: Google’s Revolving Door for the White House
  • Fox News: Google Employees Have Enjoyed Revolving Door During Obama Administration
  • Watchdog.org: Did Google Employees Turned White House Appointees Violate Ethics Pledge?
  • The Observer (UK): Google: New Concerns Raised About Political Influence By Senior 'Revolving Door' Jobs
  • Daily Mail (UK): Revolving Door Between Google and European Governments Has Spun at least EIGHTY Times, New Research Reveals
  • Business Insider: Google Hired at least 65 European Government Officials in Ten Years
  • Re/code: A Chart of Lobbyists' White House Visits Reveals its Close Ties with Google 
  • Vox: This is the Real Way Big Business Peddles Influence in Washington 

The Intercept

  • Watchdog.org: Visitor Logs Show Google’s Unrivaled White House Access
  • The Intercept: Google's Remarkably Close Relationship With The Obama White House in Two Charts
  • Le Monde (France): Google a recruté près de 70 fonctionnaires européens en dix ans pour son lobbying
  • Le Figaro (France): Google recrute dans l'administration européenne pour défendre ses intérêts