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Silicon Valley is getting tougher on Trump and his supporters over hate speech and disinformation

The nation’s technology industry has begun taking a .....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 10th, 2020

Trump’s growing feud with Twitter fuels free-speech concerns

President Trump has threatened to shut down Twitter, regulate social media and expand the government's power to oversee the Web, part of an all-out assault against Silicon Valley tech giants that he has long accused of trying to undermine his reelection......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 30th, 2020

A flood online of hate speech greets lawmakers probing Facebook and Google about white nationalism

A congressional hearing to explore the spread of white nationalism on social media quickly served to illustrate of the problem Silicon Valley faces, after anonymous users on YouTube began posting attacks on the basis of race and religion......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 9th, 2019

Dylann Roof T-shirts and Sweatshirts Are Being Sold Online by a Silicon Valley-Backed Company

Teespring, which sells custom shirts, has gotten in trouble before over selling shirts that promote hate speech......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 24th, 2018

PACIFIC ? Tim Cook sends Mark Zuckerberg scrambling

What's Next: Silicon Valley's Speech Problem: The big tech firms' decision to ban some of Alex Jones' and InfoWars' content on the grounds of "hate speech" sets a vague preced.....»»

Category: topSource: cnnAug 7th, 2018

20 state attorneys general are demanding that Facebook improve its policing of online hate speech and disinformation (FB)

Getty Images State attorneys general are ca.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 5th, 2020

Silicon Valley stocks plot market"s path to 2020 election

If the tech giants manage to reverse a decades long decline in markets from August to October, that may boost President Trump's chances of keeping the White House......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 1st, 2020

Peter Thiel, Trump"s biggest supporter in Silicon Valley, is reportedly pumping nearly $1 million into a US Senate race in Kansas as he seeks new allies in Congress

Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Tech billionaire Peter Thiel has given $850,000 to a super PAC that's backing Kris Kobach's US Senate run in Kansas, Recode reported Tuesday. Thiel previo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 29th, 2020

Silicon Valley and Trump are united against TikTok — for different reasons

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Category: dealsSource: nytJul 15th, 2020

These Silicon Valley companies were listed as coronavirus paycheck loan recipients — but some say they never applied for loans in the first place

The Trump administration on Monda.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 6th, 2020

Burning Man, Bird, Andreessen Horowitz, and Yeezy: These startups and Silicon Valley companies received coronavirus paycheck loans

The Trump administration on Monday released a list of the companies that received the la.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 6th, 2020

Donald Trump"s closest Silicon Valley ally, Peter Thiel, is reportedly abandoning the president"s re-election campaign

Peter Thiel is backing away from supporting Trump's re-election campaign, sources told the Wall Street Journal. Thiel has been Trump's most high-profile ally in Silicon Valley. Sources said Thiel thinks Trump's re-election campaign is doomed to.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 3rd, 2020

Reddit, YouTube, and Twitch are taking major steps to crack down on hate speech from pro-Trump and far-right groups (GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN, FB)

Zach Gibson/Steve Jennings/G.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 29th, 2020

Facebook has bent its hate speech and misinformation policies around Trump since before he was president, report says

Erin Scott/Reuters A Washington Post report claims Facebook has steadily weakened its hate speech and misinformation policies to adapt to Donald Trump. The report says the company began bending its policies in 2015, when the.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 29th, 2020

Verizon Pulls Facebook and Instagram Ads Over Hate Speech and Disinformation

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Category: topSource: timeJun 26th, 2020

Trump administration takes aim at Silicon Valley tech workforce with move to suspend H-1B visas

President Donald Trump is preparing to suspend the H-1B and other foreign worker visa programs, multiple news organizations reported Monday, citing conversations with senior administration officials. The move would severely impact Silicon Valley's h.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 22nd, 2020

The Technology 202: Major brands announce temporary Facebook ad boycott

Companies including The North Face and Patagonia are protesting Facebook’s handling of hate speech and disinformation......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJun 22nd, 2020

DOJ Goes After Google"s Comment Section: Trump Admin To Propose Section 230 Rollback

DOJ Goes After Google's Comment Section: Trump Admin To Propose Section 230 Rollback Tyler Durden Wed, 06/17/2020 - 08:40 The DoJ just escalated its burgeoning feud with Silicon Valley by introducing a new.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJun 17th, 2020

What Trump insiders are saying, Silicon Valley"s split, and how to invest

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of the top stories from Business Insider executive editor Matt Turner. Please subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 7th, 2020

Silicon Valley Has Effectively Banned The Freedom Of Speech. It"s Time We Take It Back

Silicon Valley Has Effectively Banned The Freedom Of Speech. It's Time We Take It Back Tyler Durden Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:45 Authored by Robert Bridge via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Somewhere .....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJun 2nd, 2020

How Section 230, Target of Trump, Shaped the Internet

In 1996, when the internet was still unexplored territory for most Americans, the U.S. Congress passed a law that included a provision its supporters meant to protect free speech online. Almost 25 years later, that provision, known as Section 2.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 30th, 2020