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As Bill Cosby Awaits Appeal, Support for His Release Grows
November 15, 2019
Now, as he awaits an appellate court's ruling that could grant him a new trial or freedom, Cosby's support base appears more significant than at any point since charges were filed against him nearly four years ago. ... read more »
Journalists Blast Facebook’s Zuckerberg for ‘Free Expression’ Speech
November 8, 2019
A growing group of publishers, news gatherers, journalists, photographers, and other professionals, the Save Journalism Project’s is to educate and activate journalists across the country to tell the story of big tech's threat to journalism. ... read more »
NAACP Issues Statement After Meeting With Mark Zuckerberg About False Political Ads
November 7, 2019
The NAACP released the following statement after Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, and other civil rights leader met with Facebook co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, about the detrimental effects of his company’s policy on political ads that contain falsehoods ... read more »
Rep. Ilhan Omar condemns GOP state lawmaker’s Facebook post
October 24, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar has condemned a Republican state senator from North Dakota who posted a long-debunked photo on his Facebook page that purports to show the Minnesota Democrat holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp. ... read more »
Betty Reid Soskin, the Nation’s Oldest Park Ranger Suffers Stroke
October 24, 2019
Betty Reid Soskin is renowned for numerous reasons, including the insightful dissertations she regularly gives at the Rosie the Riveter Museum in Richmond, Virginia. ... read more »
States Led by Texas Target Google in New Antitrust Probe
September 12, 2019
The Monday announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations and enforcement action by European regulators. ... read more »
Gambians Glued to YouTube As President’s Hit Squad Confesses
September 6, 2019
Truth is stranger than fiction and in the West African nation of Gambia, the truth has galvanized citizens with former members of the exiled president’s hit squad admit to murder and other atrocities. ... read more »
Committee Democrats Call on Facebook to Halt Cryptocurrency Plans
July 12, 2019
“Investors and consumers transacting in Libra may be exposed to serious privacy and national security concerns, cyber security risks, and trading risks. Those using Facebook’s digital wallet – storing potentially trillions of dollars without depository insurance– also may become unique targets for hackers. For example, during the first three quarters of 2018, hackers stole nearly $1 billion from cryptocurrency exchanges.[3] The system could also provide an under-regulated platform for illicit activity and money laundering.” ... read more »
Thousands of Police Officers Outed in Slew of Racist Facebook Posts
June 20, 2019
“One of the reasons that I don’t think it’s an individual problem is that these folks are talking to each other. There are a lot of posts that have eight comments underneath them, and three of those comments are by other police officers, and in those long comment threads you often see a kind of piling on,” said Philadelphia-based attorney Emily Baker-White. ... read more »
Facebook: Fake account removal doubles in 6 months to 3B
May 30, 2019
Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. ... read more »
#JusticeForPamelaShantayTurner Trending After 44-Year-Old Shot Five Times by Police Officer
May 23, 2019
“The ACLU of Texas calls for an independent investigation into the tragedy in Baytown and the immediate release of the officer’s body camera footage,” The ACLU of Texas Legal Director Andre Segura, said in a statement. ... read more »
Man Indicted for Nipsey Hussle Killing
May 23, 2019
A 29-year-old man pleaded not guilty today to a grand jury indictment charging him with the March 31 killing of Nipsey Hussle and the wounding of two other men in front of the rapper’s clothing store in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Our Democracy is on the Line, Congress Must Act Now
May 9, 2019
Barr’s lack of independence and Trump’s obstruction raises critical questions about the rule of law. But this is also about the integrity and security of our democracy. Just as important in the Mueller report was the astounding disclosure that our country was subjected to a full-scale attack on our democratic process. ... read more »
Facebook Bans the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and Lumps Him with Hate Mongers Alex Jones and others for Hate Speech
May 2, 2019
Minister Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After years of pressure to crack down on extremist content, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, ... read more »
News Outlet Plans Lawsuit to Obtain ‘Incriminating’ Emails Linked to Cosby Accuser’s Lawyer and Prosecutor
February 22, 2019
YC News reported that the host of unreleased emails could shed light on any unsavory dealings between Troiani and Steele, including information that would suggest that Constand admitted to lying about the Cosby assault. ... read more »
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