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  • The Verge: Facebook still hosts boogaloo extremist groups, report finds
  • HuffPost: Boogaloo Groups Have Returned To Facebook Despite Supposed Crackdown
  • Vice: The Boogaloo Bois Are All Over Facebook
  • The Guardian: Apple imported clothes from Xinjiang firm facing US forced labour sanctions
  • Kenneth Roth, Twitter: A new report suggests Facebook fired an employee for calling out pro-right wing bias
  • Salon: A new report suggests Facebook fired an employee for calling out pro-right wing bias
  • HuffPost: Big Tech Isn’t Censoring Donald Trump
  • Daily Mail Online: Is Instagram biased towards Trump? Facebook-owned firm blames 'bug' for promoting negative hashtags about Biden while HIDING same ones about the President
  • Vice: The Making of a Boogaloo Boi
  • CNET: Instagram 'bug' reportedly favors Trump campaign content over Biden
  • Newsweek: Trump Campaign Says Silicon Valley 'Terrified' of Conservative Voices After Instagram Bug Silenced Potential Criticism of President
  • Mashable: Instagram insists 'bug' that negatively affected Joe Biden was 'not partisan'
  • Engadget: Instagram 'bug' heavily favored Trump content over Biden for months
  • The Verge: Instagram disables related hashtags feature after bug that appeared to favor Trump
  • TechCrunch: Instagram’s hashtag searches gave Trump better treatment than Biden
  • BuzzFeed: A “Bug” In Instagram's Hashtags Has Been Favoring Donald Trump
  • Wired: Follow the Money: How Digital Ads Subsidize the Worst of the Web
  • The Washington Post: The Technology 202: Republicans poised to reignite claims of political bias at big tech hearing
  • Newsweek: Texas Is Investigating Facebook for Harvesting Biometric Data from Users
  • Daily Beast: Texas AG Investigating Facebook’s Biometric Data Collection: Report
  • Axios: Exclusive: Texas AG probing Facebook over biometric data
  • Politico: Media union presses for changes to Paycheck Protection Program rules
  • The New York Times: Apple Faces Deceptive Trade Practices Probe by Multiple U.S. States: Document
  • Seeking Alpha: Apple -4%, facing consumer protection probe - Axios
  • CNBC: States probe Apple for potential consumer protection violation
  • Axios: Exclusive: Apple faces multi-state consumer protection probe
  • Bloomberg: Star Critic of Big Tech Has Side Gig Working for Amazon, Apple
  • Vox: Google’s former CEO hosts an exclusive retreat in Yellowstone each July. You won’t hear much about it.
  • Markets Insider: Google's former CEO reportedly hosts a secretive summit in Yellowstone whose attendees have included Lady Gaga and Cory Booker
  • ABC News: Adam Schiff accuses social media companies of misinformation negligence
  • Forbes: Why former Google CEO Eric Schmidt hosted annual secret summits
  • Protocol: Did you know Eric Schmidt hosts a hand-selected group of people in Big Sky, Montana for a super-secret, super-exclusive retreat?
  • Politico: Congressional candidate's big idea gained traction one day after he died
  • Vice News: Are the Boogaloo Bois a National Security Threat?
  • BuzzFeed: Facebook Has Been Profiting From Boogaloo Ads Promoting Civil War And Unrest
  • USA Today: Boogaloo crackdown: Facebook bans movement, gives it same designation as hate groups and terrorists
  • SFist: Senators Call Out Facebook's Role in Amplifying Extremism Just As Company Bans More Boogaloo Accounts
  • The Hill: Facebook takes down 'boogaloo' network after pressure
  • Mic: The violent Boogaloo movement is finally banned on Facebook
  • CBC: Support for anti-government, pro-gun Boogaloo movement growing in Canada
  • Daily Kos: Internet platforms crack down on right-wing extremists and their 'Boogaloo' cult
  • Reuters: Google Removes Misleading Ads in Voting-Related Searches
  • AP: Google removes misleading ads related to voting, elections
  • Tweet from Joe Scarborough: “White supremacist groups are operating freely on Facebook, allowing them to spread their message and recruit new members, according to a Tech Transparency Project (TTP) investigation”
  • Financial Post: Diane Francis: The 'unethical' business models that underwrite social media
  • The Washington Post: The Technology 202: Facebook struggles to keep violent 'boogaloo' content off its platform
  • USA Today: The boogaloo movement is gaining momentum. Who are the boogaloo 'bois' and what do they want?
  • Daily Beast: Inside the Boogaloos’ Facebook-to-Violence Pipeline
  • CNET: How boogaloo members allegedly used Facebook to plot a murder
  • Mic: Facebook's Voting Information Center shouldn't be taken at face value
  • Fast Company: Searching for stimulus check updates on Google? Be careful what you click on
  • CNN: Joe Scarborough, shouting on air, lambasts Mark Zuckerberg for making billions by 'promoting extremism'
  • AFP: America's newest extremist threat: 'Boogaloo bois'
  • Tweet from U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal: #COVID19 has put people in dire financial straits. Google & its ad arm have become a hotbed for scam ads & fraud targeting consumers’ coronavirus relief. This reckless disregard from one of the most profitable companies is deeply destructive & must end.
  • Bloomberg: Google Needs FTC Scrutiny on Stimulus Scams, Democrats Say
  • CNET: Dems slam social media execs for allowing spread of disinformation amid COVID-19
  • Input: Despite Facebook’s efforts, many hate groups evade its extremist ban
  • Gizmodo: Facebook Will, Uhh, Stop Promoting the ‘Boogaloo’ Race War Thing
  • Gizmodo: Suspect in Deadly Bay Area Rampages Tied to Militant, Far-Right ‘Boogaloo’ Movement
  • Fast Company: Google is placing ads next to COVID-19 misinformation on conspiracy sites
  • Mic: Moderators for Facebook Groups keep silencing conversations about Black Lives Matter
  • Politico: Fringe groups point finger back at Trump, Democrats
  • The Verge: Facebook moves to limit spread of extremist ‘boogaloo’ pages and groups
  • NPR: Facebook Becomes Key Place For Extremist Boogaloo Movement Organizers
  • FranceSoir: Disinformation: Google also takes advantage of conspiracy sites
  • NPR: Here & Now: New Report Tracks Extremist Groups Tied To Violence At Protests
  • Reuters: Explainer: Who are Antifa, the 'boogaloo' movement and others blamed in U.S. protest violence?
  • Daily Kos: Feds arrest trio of 'Boogaloo Bois' planning to lob Molotov cocktails at Vegas protest crowd
  • Reuters: Facebook Moves to Limit Spread of 'Boogaloo' Groups After Charges
  • CNN: Gun-toting members of the Boogaloo movement are showing up at protests
  • The Dallas Morning News: Antifa? Boogaloo? Who are the extremists blamed for stirring up trouble at protests and what are their goals?
  • The Washington Post: Men wearing Hawaiian shirts and carrying guns add a volatile new element to protests
  • NPR: Who Owns 'Boogaloo'?
  • Mother Jones: Trump’s Attacks on Twitter Are Part of a Plot to Keep Social Media in His Pocket
  • Bloomberg: Facebook Ran Multi-Year Charm Offensive to Woo State Prosecutors
  • Daily Kos: White supremacists are thriving on Facebook, despite its promises to crack down
  • 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