Masters of the Universe

Watch: Sen. Ron Johnson Grills Facebook on ‘Suggested Follows’ Bias

At a Senate commerce committee hearing on social media algorithms today, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) took the opportunity to take Facebook-owned Instagram to task for apparent bias in its suggested follows feature, which recommends new accounts for users to follow.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Google Censors Video Exposing Google

Google-owned video platform YouTube took down a video from Project Veritas showing a senior employee at the company appearing to admit that the company plans to interfere in the next presidential election to stop Donald Trump.

Google-owned Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki

Space Expert Elon Musk Confuses Moon and Mars on Social Media

SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk was mocked on Twitter recently for mistaking the moon for Mars in a tweet. The tweet was a meme reading “occupy Mars,” but mistakenly featured an image of a blood moon instead of the red planet.

Elon Musk at Model Y announcement

Knitting Site Ravelry Bans Support of President Trump on Platform

Popular knitting community website Ravelry has reportedly banned the support of President Donald Trump on its platform. The company says that President Trump promotes “open white supremacy,” and states that while users can support Trump, “you just can’t talk about it here.” Interestingly, Ravelry claims “We are definitely not banning conservative politics.”

a leftist knitting circle

Flashback: Google’s History of Dodging Congress

A recent investigation by Project Veritas revealed a number of insights into how executives at Google think about regulation and shed light on lies told by Google CEO Sundar Pichai before Congress.

The Associated Press

Report: Google Profits from ‘Millions’ of Fake Business Listings

According to a recent report, many business listings on Google Maps are actually fakes, created to impersonate other firms or pretend they’re nearby. The Wall Street Journal says the Masters of the Universe are slow to remove the profitable fake listings.

The Associated Press

YouTube Demonetizes Evergreen State College Critic

Evergreen State College critic Benjamin Boyce has had many videos on his YouTube channel demonetized this week, part of a larger trend of video creators critical of progressive values being demonetized or blacklisted by the platform.

evergreen

Report: Facebook Moderators Expose Disturbing Details of Zuckerberg’s Empire

Facebook content moderators have reportedly broken their NDAs to expose the inner workings of monitoring content on the social media platform. Moderators described traumatic videos and imagery they were made to view on the platform, which alone has reportedly resulted in workplace chaos, physical illness, and the eventual development of PTSD.

Turnbull wants Zuckerberg to answer questions in Australia

Josh Hawley Proposes Crackdown on Big Tech Censorship

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) proposed legislation Wednesday to end big tech companies’ legislative immunity, which would prevent them from censoring conservative and alternative viewpoints without significant recourse.

New Australian laws could see social media execs jailed over terror images