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.
YouTube says it delivers ‘responsible’ video recommendations. But its algorithms steered accounts for young gamers toward content on guns, school shootings, and a serial killer.
Vance has called for repeal of Section 230 legal protections, but only for big tech platforms. That would benefit his investment Rumble, a right-wing alternative to YouTube.
Google says a ‘broad cross-section’ of experts, academics, and organizations support its legal position. The company is paying many of them.
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.
Tech giants like Google, Amazon, and TikTok say they’re committed to protecting kids. But their trade groups are aggressively fighting online child safety measures across the country.
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.