Newly obtained emails show how Apple, Google, and Facebook sought to leverage Trump’s USTR for their corporate agendas last year, undaunted by Trump’s embrace of baseless conspiracies about the 2020 election.
Anticipation is high that President Biden will take a tougher approach to Big Tech. But the candidates emerging for antitrust chief have close ties to the tech industry.
Amazon is expanding into every corner of people’s lives with its growing list of products and services. That’s allowing it to collect far more data about its users than many people realize.
Facebook says it bans U.S.-designated terrorist groups. But the platform has generated more than 100 pages for groups like Islamic State and Al Qaeda.
Crisis pregnancy centers pose as abortion clinics but push an anti-abortion message. Google is helping them reach their target audience of low-income women.
Facebook bans ‘militia communities.’ But it’s hosting an array of militia groups that push misinformation about migrants at the U.S. southern border.
Facebook prohibits the buying and selling of accounts. But the platform hosts a thriving black market for Facebook business manager accounts that can run multiple ad campaigns.
Google says a ‘broad cross-section’ of experts, academics, and organizations support its legal position. The company is paying many of them.
An obscure program linked to the former Google CEO has placed at least 24 people inside key federal agencies. Some of them explicitly identify themselves as Schmidt fellows.
Misinformation has endangered and confused migrants heading for the U.S. It’s also whipping up anti-migrant sentiment in Mexico.