Many of us with a libertarian frame of mind presume as a matter of theory that the interests of business are at odds with those of government. That’s generally true for businesses of a certain size. The regulations and taxes one faces in running an enterprise in the “land of free” are utterly shocking, as any small business owner can tell you. Even gaining the legal right to pay an employee is an arduous undertaking.
The day when social networking was the majority of consumers' main internet experience has passed. This is the death of social network.
In a polarized political environment where working across party lines is rare, legislative measures to break up Big Tech monopolies have received support from both ends of the aisle. This reaction is owed to recently-released classified documents that could help lawmakers break up Big Tech companies.
Phony reviews are a problem that both Amazon and Google have had to deal with in recent years. Now, Amazon is suing Facebook administrators over more than 10,000 groups used to coordinate fake product reviews.
In an interview with TOI, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the minister of state for IT and electronics, said India is planning to make Google and Facebook pay news publishers for using their content.
Reports reveal that Facebook’s audit director and marketing leads are former Pfizer directors in what seems to be a conflict of interest considering the companies actions to censor messages during the pandemic.
In the past five years, a cadre of fact-checkers has marched through the institutions of journalism and installed itself in the U.S. media as a privatized, quasi-governmental regulatory agency. What’s wrong with facts, you say? Fueled by a panic over misinformation, the fact-checking industry is shifting the media’s primary obligation away from pursuing the truth and toward upholding vague notions of public safety, which it gets to define. In the course of this transformation, journalists are being turned into rent-a-cops whose job is to enforce an official consensus that is treated as a civic good by those who benefit from—and pay for—its protection.
Predator Catchers Indianapolis (PCI) apparently lured Facebook Meta manager into a child sex sting and he was later fired after it was caught on tape.
Facebook's facial identification technology has been the subject of judicial action in the past, the latest which comes from Texas, who are suing Meta over facial recognition software.
Having bulldozed most real-life relationships already, Mark Zuckerberg is now moving to strip away what’s left of our expectations of privacy by dragging us kicking and screaming into an online padded cell called the Facebook ‘metaverse’.