April 13, 2022
Livestreaming platform Twitch is popular with gamers. It’s also a conduit for pro-Russian propaganda and conspiracy theories about Ukraine.
March 21, 2021

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.

January 29, 2021

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.

January 22, 2021

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.

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February 16, 2023

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.

February 6, 2023

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.

January 19, 2023

Facebook bans ‘militia communities.’ But it’s hosting an array of militia groups that push misinformation about migrants at the U.S. southern border.

November 14, 2022

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.

February 17, 2023

Google says a ‘broad cross-section’ of experts, academics, and organizations support its legal position. The company is paying many of them.

December 20, 2022

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.

December 15, 2022

Misinformation has endangered and confused migrants heading for the U.S. It’s also whipping up anti-migrant sentiment in Mexico.