Silicon Valley

Netflix Commits $100 Million to Support Black Communities

Video streaming giant Netflix has reportedly committed $100 million to support black communities in the United States. The company plans to commit 2 percent of its cash holdings to black financial institutions and will also donate to a fund to “support financing to more than 2,500 entrepreneurs, homebuyers and consumers of color.”

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - OCTOBER 09: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings speaks during Netflix Slate Event 2018 at JW Marriot on October 9, 2018 in Bogota, Colombia. (Photo by Daniel Muñoz/Getty Images for NETFLIX)

eBay Critics Targeted by Old School Silicon Valley Intimidation

Recently Breitbart News reported that six eBay employees were named in federal charges for intimidating critics of the company with a cyberbullying terror campaign, now a recent article from the New York Times outlines how many Silicon Valley companies have been using similar intimidation tactics for years.

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Feds: 6 eBay Executives and Employees Engaged in Cyberstalking Terror Campaign Against Company Critics

Six former eBay executives and employees are currently facing federal charges for allegedly cyberstalking a couple that was critical of the company in an online e-commerce newsletter. The eBay team’s campaign of terror included sending a bloody mask, live cockroaches, and a funeral wreath to their targets, after a senior executive at the company allegedly said it was time to “take down” the editors. One text message said the team’s goal was to “crush this lady.”

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Uber Eats Offering Free Delivery from Black-Owned Restaurants

Uber Eats is offering free delivery from black-owned restaurants for the rest of the year as part of the company’s response to the #BlackLivesMatter protests that have engulfed major cities during the past seven days. But questions about the promotion’s legality have arisen, with some experts saying that it violates civil rights laws.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on Wall Street

Winklevoss Twins: Social Media Fact Checking ‘Makes You a Publisher’ and Is Censorship

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss — the Harvard-educated twins who accepted a settlement after accusing Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea for Facebook — are weighing in on Twitter’s decision to “fact check” President Donald Trump, saying that fact-checking makes a platform a publisher and therefore legally responsible for the content that appears on its site.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey