Tag Archives: Facebook

It’s a “great day” for George Floyd

I’m having a hard time staying awake, so this is going to short… But I wanted to let you know, in case you hadn’t already heard, that today was a “great day” for George Floyd, the man whose recent murder at the hands of Minneapolis police officers set off mass protests across the nation. “You […]

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Two tweets from October 25 perfectly illustrate the difference between Joe Biden and Donald Trump

As I invested way too much time yesterday writing about Trump’s budding jihad against Twitter, I’ve decided that, tonight, I’d like to focus elsewhere. So, as much as I’d like to write about our president’s toothless retaliatory attack against the social media company that had the audacity to fact-check him, and his growing fondness for […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s response to Facebook’s refusal to stop running false political ads

A few days ago, as you may have heard, Facebook made the decision to run an ad produced by the Trump campaign which had been proven to be false. While other media companies, like CNN, made the decision not to run the ad, which falsely suggested that Joe Biden, while Vice President of the United […]

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Can we at least agree on this much?

I know we don’t agree on much, but I’d like to think that most of us can at least agree on the following two points. 1. Leaving aside to what extent it helped Donald Trump, or whether or not members of the Trump campaign encouraged its happening, I’d like to think that we can all […]

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Carole Cadwalladr on how Facebook broke democracy

Today, in front of an audience at the Time 100 Summit in New York City, Donald Trump advisor Jared Kushner downplayed Russian interference in the 2016 campaign as “a couple of Facebook ads.” The truth, of course, as we just had confirmed by the Mueller report, is that the Russian disinformation campaign was significant, aggressive […]

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