Friday, March 22, 2019

MixedTimes - Allum Bokhari

Bokhari: Don't Regulate Google, Says Google-Funded National Review Editor

Bokhari: Don't Regulate Google, Says Google-Funded National Review Editor

National Review editor-in-chief Rich Lowry wrote a searing attack on the "right-left pincer" attacking big tech for Politico. The piece fails to mention Google CEO Sundar Pichai's recent acknowledgment that the National Review Institute received money from his company.

Facebook's Purge of British Right Wingers Followed Political Pressure

Facebook's Purge of British Right Wingers Followed Political Pressure

Facebook has banned Tommy Robinson, along with a wide range of prominent UKIP members and anti-establishment media, just days after he released a documentary alleging cooperation between the purportedly neutral, state-funded BBC and the far-left organization Hope not Hate.

Sundar Pichai Confirms Google Gave Money to National Review Institute

Sundar Pichai Confirms Google Gave Money to National Review Institute

Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed that the tech giant gave funds to the National Review Institute, the policy arm of establishment conservative magazineNational Review— but there is a discrepancy in Pichai's explanation of why the donation is not listed in the company's annual transparency report.

Twitter Still Hasn't Banned Accounts that Threatened High School Kids

Twitter Still Hasn't Banned Accounts that Threatened High School Kids

Following Breitbart News' article on verified Twitter accounts using Jack Dorsey's platform to encourage violence against conservative high school kids, the company has said it has "taken action" against the tweets that were flagged in Breitbart's article.

Google's Year of Leaks

Google's Year of Leaks

Google did not have a good 2018. Its CEO Sundar Pichai's disastrous appearance before Congress capped off a year of bad news for the tech giant — much of it the result of damaging leaks of internal information from its own employees.

Bokhari: 5 Whoppers Google CEO Sundar Pichai Told Congress

Bokhari: 5 Whoppers Google CEO Sundar Pichai Told Congress

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee. Despite testifying under oath, Pichai's statements were riddled with demonstrable falsehoods. Here are some of Pichai's biggest whoppers.

THE GOOGLE TAPE: Google Global Affairs VP Kent Walker -- ‘History Is on Our Side’

THE GOOGLE TAPE: Google Global Affairs VP Kent Walker -- ‘History Is on Our Side’

Speaking to Google employees a few days after the 2016 election, Google VP for Global Affairs Kent Walker assured the company that despite Trump’s election, history was “on [their] side” but that they must work to ensure that “populism [and] nationalism” around the world is nothing more than a “blip” and a “hiccup” in the march towards progress.

Jack Dorsey Says Twitter Is a Public Square More than 5 Times

Jack Dorsey Says Twitter Is a Public Square More than 5 Times

Speaking before Senators and Representatives today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey repeatedly referred to his platform as a "public square" while simultaneouslyarguing that he has the right to remove lawful content protected by the First Amendment from it.

Trump Slams Google for Biased Search Results

Trump Slams Google for Biased Search Results

President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to condemn Google, criticizing the search engine as "rigged" for favoring liberal and establishment news publications in its search results.

Report: Ecuador to Withdraw Asylum from Julian Assange

Report: Ecuador to Withdraw Asylum from Julian Assange

The Intercept reports that Ecuador will soon withdraw asylum from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been claiming refuge in the country's London embassy since 2012, citing fears that he will be extradited to the U.S.

Facebook Takes Down Event Page for Anti-Caravan Protest

Facebook Takes Down Event Page for Anti-Caravan Protest

Facebook has deleted an event page hosted by San Diegans for Secure Borders (SDSB), citing a violation of their community standards. The event was a protest against the caravan of illegal aliens aiming to enter the U.S.

Court Seals Documents for Google in James Damore Case

Court Seals Documents for Google in James Damore Case

Google has filed a motion in court to seal documents pertaining to James Damore's class-action lawsuit against them, arguing that the documents were causing their employees to be "harassed.

Six Questions Members of Congress Should Ask Zuckerberg

Six Questions Members of Congress Should Ask Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerbergfaced a mixture of tough and softball questions at yesterday's Senate hearing. Many questions were left unanswered, and members of the House will have to pick up the slack today.

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