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Technology and society ‘smashed together in a head-on collision.’ Mozilla Foundation surveyed the wreckage.

In 2020, technology’s true impact on society was exposed, a new Mozilla Foundation report argues. It examined how tech shaped debates over racial justice, labour rights, and corporate accountability. In 2021, companies will face pressure to build “responsible” tech, Mozilla’s president told Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Technology and society ‘smashed together in a head-on collision.’ Mozilla Foundation surveyed the wreckage.
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Invite-only chat app Clubhouse, which Elon Musk used over the weekend, says it plans to open its doors to everyone as soon as possible

Clubhouse’s CEO said the currently invite-only platform will open to all users as soon as possible. Clubhouse operates as a real time, audio-only application which allows users to go into individual “rooms” and have open conversations. The site has generated headlines after hosting conversations with public figures like Oprah Winfrey […]
Invite-only chat app Clubhouse, which Elon Musk used over the weekend, says it plans to open its doors to everyone as soon as possible
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Parler claims in antitrust lawsuit that Amazon said it was ‘definitely in this journey’ with the controversial social media platform until Capitol riots

Parler claimed in a court filing Wednesday that Amazon said it was “definitely in this journey with” the social media company as it encountered abuse reports. Parler alleged that Amazon hadn’t raised concerns about Parler’s content moderation system until January 8, disputing Amazon’s claims that it had issued repeated warnings […]
Parler claims in antitrust lawsuit that Amazon said it was ‘definitely in this journey’ with the controversial social media platform until Capitol riots
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Arrest Trump. He directly incited violence.

The First Amendment protects the right to express even the most repugnant, hateful speech so long as it is not a direct incitement to violence. President Donald Trump crossed that line at Wednesday’s “Stop the Steal” rally when he urged a mob to march to the US Capitol and “fight […]
Arrest Trump. He directly incited violence.
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As Facebook prepares to outsource tough content decisions to its new ‘Supreme Court,’ experts warn it still operates within a dictatorship and can’t legislate a better government

Facebook is launching its “oversight board” in October, a pseudo-independent group that can review – and overrule – the company’s decisions on difficult content moderation cases. The Oversight Board has been described as a “Supreme Court” tasked with interpreting Facebook’s complex content policies. Julie Owono, an inaugural board member, told […]
As Facebook prepares to outsource tough content decisions to its new ‘Supreme Court,’ experts warn it still operates within a dictatorship and can’t legislate a better government
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Facebook ‘did nothing’ about violent militia and hate groups for 5 years despite being warned at least 10 times, advocacy group says

The civil-rights group Muslim Advocates is accusing Facebook of long ignoring repeated warnings that militia and hate groups are promoting violence against Muslims. Muslim Advocates published a timeline Wednesday of 10 instances since 2015 in which it said it alerted the company to militias and hate groups using Facebook events […]
Facebook ‘did nothing’ about violent militia and hate groups for 5 years despite being warned at least 10 times, advocacy group says
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‘One Billion Americans’ author Matt Yglesias on increasing immigration, encouraging larger families, and why he signed the ‘infamous Harper’s letter’

The Vox cofounder’s new book, “One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger,” is a somewhat “off the wall” plea for America to think bigger. A lot bigger. Yglesias argues for massively increasing the population as the best method to maintain global economic dominance and to keep China from overtaking […]
‘One Billion Americans’ author Matt Yglesias on increasing immigration, encouraging larger families, and why he signed the ‘infamous Harper’s letter’