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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Science and technology shouldn’t have to play into identity politics espoused by the left. But at MIT, numbers are racist. The Data for Black Lives Conference, set to take place on January 11 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is addressing issues in technology that they feel pertain to racism in the United States.
Google is being sued for censorship of conservative views -- again. Conservative nonprofit PragerU, which has an extensive following on YouTube, has filed a second lawsuit against Google for continually putting their videos in “restricted” mode.
The double standard for what counts as anti-religious material continues. CNN reported that Amazon took down products today that were reported as “offensive.” The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked Amazon to take down bath mats that were imprinted with words from the Prophet Muhammed.
Liberal abuse of Facebook to manipulate elections didn’t stop in 2017. A new Washington Post report indicated the same strategy was widespread in 2018 and earned as many as 16 million views in just a two-week span.
Democrats have now spent twice as much as the Russians on fake ads on Facebook. But the media still thinks Russian meddling is the problem. The New York Times released a story on January 7, detailing the Facebook pages created by “progressive Democrats.”
Two giants are at war with each other. Who will survive the damage? According to Byers Market, Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook leaders are upset, to say the least, with the New York Times coverage of their company.
NewsBusters Analyst Nicholas Fondacaro was suspended from Twitter on January 2 after posting a tweet with a story criticizing CNN anchor Don Lemon. Over 12 hours later, Fondacaro's account was restored, telling him that "we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused," admitting that "it looks like we have made an error."
A prominent internet billionaire and Microsoft board member spent $100,000 funding a campaign to manipulate the 2017 Alabama Senate special election. That race pitted candidate Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones against one another. Moore eventually lost.
Liberal media panicked over Facebook this week in the wake of several revelations about data and privacy at the social media platform. A few prominent celebs even deleted their accounts.
Fox News won’t stop boycotting Twitter for its treatment of Tucker Carlson. According to Bloomberg, the news outlet blames Twitter for the advertising boycott that the left has rallied behind. ccording to Bloomberg, the news outlet blames Twitter for the advertising boycott that the left has rallied behind. In response to Carlson’s stance on illegal immigration, Sleeping Giants and other activists encouraged Twitter followers to put pressure on businesses who advertise on the show Tucker Carlson Tonight. Fox News is standing behind Carlson.
Facebook worked with far-left “civil rights” groups during the election, according to a new “civil rights audit” from the company. In a post to Facebook’s blog on December 18, COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote that Facebook talked to over 90 “civil rights organizations” and asked former legislative director of the ACLU, Laura Murphy, to “guide the audit.”
The number of Facebook’s enemies on the left is growing, and they’re making more and more demands including that CEO Mark Zuckerberg resign. A coalition of 31 left-wing groups, including the controversial Southern Poverty Law Center and at least 10 groups that have received funding from liberal billionaire George Soros, wrote to Zuckerberg on Dec. 18, 2018.
A new study has claimed Russia’s online interference tried to aid the conservative movement and Donald Trump. There’s a big problem with that assessment. It comes from a left-wing operation that previously classified more than 11 different conservative outlets as “junk news.” And two of those authors were also involved in this report.
Zeal for eradicating “hate speech” can go too far on Facebook. Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, a leader in the Islamic reform movement, posted a humorous Christmas video on December 11 mocking jihad. Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, a leader in the Islamic reform movement, posted a humorous Christmas video on December 11 mocking jihad. He was then promptly notified by Facebook that his video was removed and his account was suspended for 30 days, because he “repeatedly posted things that aren’t allowed on Facebook.”
Google’s CEO came to the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Dec.11, but was unwilling to play 21 questions. Five House representatives, from both political parties, asked CEO Sundar Pichai questions about Google’s involvement with China which he refused to answer again and again.
Google had a loud defender in the House Judiciary Committee — interestingly the company is also is his top donor. During the House Judiciary Committee hearing where Google CEO Sundar Pichai was testifying, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) opened fire against the House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
Want your liberal bias on the go? Then Google has just the thing for you. Google Assistant is planning on offering a “radio-style on demand news” and it’s teaming up with liberal news outlets to do it.
There’s a lot of money to be made in Silicon Valley, which means there’s lot of cash to throw around at election time. Guess who get most of that money? Democrats. By a mile.
European officials are not happy with Facebook. The platform has run afoul of their regulations one too many times.
In an interview with BBC, former head of British intelligence agency GCHQ Robert Hannigan expressed his concerns about the social media site.
Threats from the United States to regulate Facebook are not the worst thing the company faces. In Europe, the social media platform is under attack as well. A British lawmaker, Damian Collins, published Facebook emails which show the company knowingly violating both U.S. Federal Trade Commission rules and gave data away to companies like Netflix and Lyft. Serving the international audience, where business strategies and capitalism aren’t as valued, comes with its own problems: Facebook now faces hostile European lawmakers who are seeking to regulate the company.