Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRC TechWatch
Corinne Weaver works as a senior analyst for the Media Research Center. As the Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow, her coverage on tech censorship, media bias, and pro-life issues have been cited by many in the conservative movement. Corinne’s work has been featured in Fox News, the Guardian, LifeSiteNews, and the Federalist. Before her current position, Corinne graduated from Christendom College with bachelor’s degrees in English and History.
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Foreign governments are preparing to crack down on social media monopolies. An English House of Commons committee, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, released a report claiming Facebook’s flaws were “risking the U.K.’s democracy.”
Successful businesses boost the economy of the state. But should they be forced to share their profits with the state? California Governor Gavin Newsom seems to think so. In his “State of the State” speech, given February 13, Newsom noted that California tech companies make billions in profits every year.
Twitter wants to regulate the kind of speech that’s allowed on its platform. But there will be some backlash from those who are banned.
Silicon Valley is full of opportunities for political donations. But a Soros-funded organization wants to make sure any support goes to the correct side of the political spectrum.
Twitter has rescinded and apologized for many of its bans and suspensions of conservative users, calling those decisions “mistakes.” But they might not have been mistakes after all. In an interview with podcaster Sam Harris on February 5, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was grilled about the way “Twitter reliably lands on one side of the political divide.” Harris questioned Dorsey about Twitter’s decision to ban feminist Megan Murphy for tweeting “Men are not women,” while ignoring Rev. Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic tweets
What happens when the front page of the internet is funded by the company that made the Great Firewall in China? Reddit, the internet forum for communities, posts, and news, is currently fundraising to keep itself afloat, with a $300 million goal.
Who knew that sharing a public fact about a liberal politician could count as bullying? GOP spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany tweeted on February 6 that she had been blocked from her Instagram account. It was not until the next day that Instagram noted the mistake it had made, due to public outcry from the Daily Caller and Breitbart, and restored McEnany’s account.
A “bullying bounty? Social media platforms are now going to offer incentives to their employees to follow their company’s political agenda. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced to his company in a phone call in January that the social media platform would be offering bonuses to its employees based on what they have done for social progress
Facebook once decided that partnering with a liberal fact-checker would help stop the spread of supposed “fake news.” On February 1, fact-checking site Snopes announced that it was no longer interested in working with Facebook and was pulling out of its partnership with the social media company.
When Hollywood feminists campaign in elections, it often backfires spectacularly. In their efforts to spite Trump and the GOP, actresses campaigned for someone who used to dress in blackface.
Foreign countries and governments that are at odds with the U.S. government will stop at nothing to influence elections. In announcements made on January 31, Facebook and Twitter stated that several hundred pages and accounts linked to Iran, Russia, and Venezuela had been taken down.
The schools and studies that are shaping technology’s approach to fake news and censorship are biased in favor of the left. A study released by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology opened with the premise that readers should be able to determine what fake news is and isn’t.
Want a job at Facebook? You’re a shoe-in if your resume includes having worked for liberal billionaire George Soros. According to Ars Technica, Facebook hired three people to analyze its privacy practices, which it mentioned on January 29.
Facebook has mentioned that enforcing policies against “hate speech” is one of its priorities. In a new announcement released on Facebook’s blog, the platform stated that it was looking into creating a board to help determine content policing.
Left-wing academia attacks conservatives and conservative news for “fake news.” But their studies fall short of proving this theory. A new study found that “fake news was most concentrated among conservative voters.” Yet it highlighted 11 sources as “fake news” or “questionable” that constitutes a large part of conservative media
When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about content now, he talks a lot about restricting speech. Zuckerberg wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal to explain the platform’s nebulous position on free speech.
Yet another new Facebook content policy has hit the platform, enabling Facebook to censor even more pages than before. Facebook updated its fake news policy on January 23, to include some more reasons to take down pages and groups. Facebook updated its fake news policy on January 23, to include some more reasons to take down pages and groups.
Twitter’s liberal CEO wants the platform to counteract President Trump. In an interview with Rolling Stone on January 23, Jack Dorsey talked about the importance of being “a citizen of the world,” how Twitter should address climate change, and fake news on the platform
One of the world’s biggest tech companies funds one of the most prominent anti-conservative groups in the United States. Google’s charitable branch Google.org has donated $250,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center, since 2016. Google’s charitable branch Google.org has donated $250,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center, since 2016. The SPLC is a liberal bastion of hate against Christians, conservatives, and anyone who dares to question left-wing values. It has worked with Google and its sister company YouTube in the past.
Facebook has demonstrated over the past year alone that it is not interested in promoting freedom of speech on its platform. To say the least. Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke at the annual DLD Conference in Munich, Germany, January 20.