Ashley Rae Goldenberg

MRCTV reporter


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Five congressmen have signed a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai to express their “concerns” over the tech giant’s partnership with the Chinese firm Huawei Technologies. Huawei runs Google’s operating system, Android, on its phones. The lawmakers penned their letter soon after Google ended its partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense.

 


Twitter reportedly took action against Splinter News’s Twitter account after it tweeted the personal cell phone number of White House advisor Stephen Miller. Despite this action, Splinter’s editor-in-chief shared the number, yet again, by retweeting a screenshot with information about Splinter’s temporary Twitter ban.

 


The heads of several major tech companies — including Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Apple — voiced their opposition to the policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

 


Facebook is seemingly trying to once again wade into the news business, judging by job listings posted on the site.

 


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is facing backlash on his site after he tweeted about eating Chick-fil-A during gay Pride Month.

 


This summer, Facebook is debuting its own slate of original programming, funded by the tech giant. Out of the seven original shows announced, five have clear left-wing agendas.

 


Google employees are reportedly preparing to unveil a proposal that would tie executive pay to workplace diversity during a shareholder meeting on Wednesday.



Facebook unveiled new features on Friday in order to commemorate Pride Month, which is dedicated to celebrating gay pride. In the post discussing the features, Facebook bragged about the ability of posts on the site to “change hearts and minds.”

 


Google’s search results temporarily described the ideology of the California Republican Party as “Nazism” on Thursday. In a statement, a Google spokesperson told the Media Research Center the results were due to an act of “vandalism” on Wikipedia.

 


The Satanic Temple is accusing Twitter of religious discrimination for suspending accounts affiliated with the organization and for refusing to verify those accounts.

 


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently named former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the Ferguson protesters, and the Parkland students as his favorite accounts to follow on the site. He also advocated for the gun-control platform put forth by the Parkland students.



Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended President Trump’s presence on Twitter during a Q&A session, citing the importance of an “open conversation.”



Conservative legal blog Legal Insurrection had its Amazon Associates partnership terminated in April, according to founder Cornell Law professor William A. Jacobson.



At least half of the liberal organizations pushing the “Freedom From Facebook” movement have been funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros. One of the other organizations was also founded by controversial Women's March leader Linda Sarsour.



Following a 60 Minutes segment that portrayed Google as a monopolistic power, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he hopes the U.S. Department of Justice “takes a serious look” at the power wielded by tech giants.

 


Yelp and TripAdvisor have teamed up against Google to fight back against what Yelp calls an “unlawful advantage” given to Google+’s search results over its competitors when it comes to local reviews.

 


YouTube has admitted it made a mistake when it briefly took down an advertisement by a Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate advertising his “Deportation Bus Tour.”

 


Facebook revealed there was a 56 percent increase in the number of posts removed for violating the site’s “hate speech” rule. Facebook’s Community standards Enforcement Preliminary Report showed that between October and December 2017, it “took action” against 1.6 million pieces of content for violating the site’s Community Standards rule against hate speech.



Twitter announced on Tuesday it will institute a new policy to crackdown on how visible allegedly bad tweets are on the site. Users who are believed to be engaging in “troll-like” behavior will be corralled into a “[s]how more replies” section while users deemed to be contributing to “healthy” conversations will be unaffected.



A Twitter spokesperson defended Hamas’ ability to maintain a presence on the site, despite Twitter’s rule against supporting and perpetuating violence. According to the spokesperson, the group’s alleged commitment to peace and status as a democratically-elected organization exempts Hamas from the explicit rule banning terrorist organizations from the platform.