Leaks Reveal Facebook CEO’s Struggle with Far-Left Employees: Report

TechWatch
September 28th, 2020 3:57 PM

Facebook has made multiple anti-conservative policy decisions in recent months, but reported leaks indicate the platform’s far-left employees could make the platform even worse.

Facebook Critics to Launch Counter, ‘Real’ Oversight Board

TechWatch
September 25th, 2020 3:56 PM

No matter how much content Facebook censors, the left always seems to want the platform to censor more. Facebook is preparing to launch its new Facebook Oversight Board, which CEO Mark Zuckerburg described as a “Supreme Court” for the platform, according to NBC News. Leftist critics, however, appear to have some problems with Facebook’s new board and are forming their own.

Facebook’s Leftist-Heavy Oversight Board to Launch Next Month: Report

TechWatch
September 25th, 2020 3:32 PM

The rise of Facebook’s infamous and overwhelmingly liberal Oversight Board is reportedly nigh. “Facebook’s long-delayed oversight board, which will have power to overrule Mark Zuckerberg on what content to censor, will launch next month ahead of the US presidential election,” the New York Post summarized in a September 24 article. The Post illustrated that the…

Senate Panel Threatens to Subpoena Google, Facebook, Twitter: Report

TechWatch
September 24th, 2020 4:44 PM

The CEOs of four major Big Tech companies have been given an ultimatum: testify in the Senate or face the music. “The Senate Commerce Committee plans to subpoena the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify at an Oct. 1 hearing about the tech industry's prized liability protections if the three do not agree by Thursday night to requests to appear,” Politico wrote on…

House Subcommittee Hearing Explores How Big Tech Radicalizes America

TechWatch
September 24th, 2020 4:06 PM

Amidst calls for Section 230 reform and antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook, a House subcommittee hearing today explored the relationship between Big Tech’s lack of accountability and the radicalization of their respective platforms’ users. 


The House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a hearing entitled “…

Facebook Is Attempting to Hide Anti-Vax Groups

TechWatch
September 23rd, 2020 4:51 PM

Regardless of your stance on vaccination, hiding information about anti-vaccine groups and content probably doesn’t help anyone. 

ZDNet, an Australian news website, reported that Facebook is attempting to hide what it deems “vaccine misinformation” from users. 

NYT Admits Facebook Wrestling with Chinese Election Hackers

TechWatch
September 23rd, 2020 1:35 PM

After years of blaming President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory on Russia, even liberal media outlets are starting to admit that China is attempting to meddle in our elections.

Facebook Preparing to Censor Election Night Posts: Financial Times

TechWatch
September 22nd, 2020 4:55 PM

Facebook is too willing to censor political content from the right, but now, the site is preparing to restrict even more content on election night. 

In a recent interview with Financial Times, Nick Clegg,…

Facebook Allows Event to Harass Sen. Graham, Then Allows Group to Stay

TechWatch
September 22nd, 2020 3:45 PM

Facebook allowed leftist organizations to post the purported private address of a conservative senator in order to organize protests and harass. The posting was a violation of its rules. “Protesters on Monday gathered outside South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham's house to ‘wake him up’ over his push to quickly replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away Friday,”…

Twitter, Facebook Let Leftists Post Senator’s Purported Address

TechWatch
September 21st, 2020 5:42 PM

Big Tech is famous for censoring conservative speech, even as it allows leftist organizations to post the purported private address of a conservative senator in order to organize protests and intimidate.

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Facebook, Google Partner with Liberal Org for 2020 Election Strategy

Business
September 21st, 2020 12:32 PM

Big Tech giant Facebook informed the Media Research Center that it would be partnering with the nonpartisan digital encyclopedia Ballotpedia and the radical left-wing organization Democracy Works to help formulate the online platform’s 2020 election strategy.

Facebook Purges Ad Saying Pro-Trans Biden Would Destroy Girls’ Sports

TechWatch
September 17th, 2020 10:17 AM

An ad that was part of the conservative PAC American Principles Project’s (APP PAC) $4 million campaign was labeled “missing context and could mislead people” by Facebook fact-checkers. NBC News wrote that the video, titled “Not Fair,” would not be allowed to run as a paid advertisement after Politifact fact-checked the video on Sept. 15. The 38-second ad states, “All female athletes want…

FTC May Bring Antitrust Case Against Facebook: WSJ

TechWatch
September 16th, 2020 4:00 PM

Google testified in an antitrust hearing before the Senate yesterday, but the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) appears to be gearing up to crack down on Facebook. The Wall Street Journal reported that the FTC is preparing “a possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook,” potentially by the end of the year, citing several sources familiar with the matter.

Facebook Censors Fox News Story: Virologist Says China Released Virus

TechWatch
September 16th, 2020 3:39 PM

News organizations can’t even question China’s involvement in the Novel Coronavirus without being censored. A Fox News article about Dr. Li-Meng Yan’s claims that China intentionally released the COVID-19 virus has been censored by Facebook with an interstitial, or filter.