Social Media Without Algorithms? Bipartisan Bill Proposes Just That

November 9th, 2021 3:23 PM

Congress and Big Tech are still battling it out over which will have more control over the online speech of Americans. A new bipartisan congressional bill would allow users to experience social media without the algorithms.

Google Issues Response to Antitrust Lawsuit, Calls Complaint ‘Dubious’

October 21st, 2020 1:09 PM

The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed its antitrust lawsuit against Google yesterday, and Google released its response. Spoiler: the company is not happy. Google released a statement October 20 expressing outrage at the lawsuit, describing the suit as “deeply flawed.” “People use Google because they choose to, not because they're forced to, or because they can't find alternatives,” argued…

Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathered Millions of Americans’ Data

November 12th, 2019 4:30 PM
Skeptical of Big Tech’s power over your life? Recent reports reveal Google may know all about your medical history. One of the world’s largest companies is reportedly involved in a massive plan to “collect and crunch” the personal health info of millions of Americans. The project code-named “Project Nightingale,” was reported on by The Wall Street Journal as “the biggest effort yet by a Silicon…

House Judiciary Committee Hold Antitrust Hearing for Big Tech

June 10th, 2019 1:08 PM
Democrats are threatening to regulate Big Tech. But they’re saying it while their pockets are stuffed with donations from these companies. The House Judiciary Committee announced it was having a hearing concerning “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 1: The Free and Diverse Press.” The hearing will be held on June 11, at 2:00 pm.

Matthews Compares Joe Biden’s Campaign Rhetoric to Nelson Mandela

April 26th, 2019 2:05 PM
Matthews has had quite the week already, so he kept it going on Thursday’s Hardball as the MSNBC host compared Joe Biden and the rhetoric in his campaign video to Nelson Mandela and, earlier in the show, joked about the prospect of Congress having Trump administration officials arrested and jailed if they ignore House subpoenas.

Media Increasingly In Favor of Regulating Big Tech

November 21st, 2018 12:12 PM
The news media have figured out a way to fight the big social media companies — they want Congress to let them “collude against Google and Facebook,” according to Buzzfeed News.

Katy Tur Suggests Repealing 2nd Amendment Should Be End Goal

October 6th, 2017 4:02 PM
During the Friday afternoon 1 PM Eastern hour of MSNBC Live, anchor Katy Tur led a gun control discussion with Democrat Congressman David Cicilline (R.I.) and Congresswoman Jack Rosen (Nev.). Despite gun control being the pet topic of the Democrat party, Tur kept pushing the politicians from the left, trying to get them to agree that what Democrats really needed to do, was figure out a way to…

MSNBC’s Witt Apologizes After Guest Utters Lewinsky’s Name

February 17th, 2014 12:09 PM
MSNBC’s Alex Witt is clearly one of those journalists who wishes Bill Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky sex scandal would completely fade from memory so as not to obstruct Hillary Clinton’s potential bid for the White House in 2016. On Sunday’s edition of Weekends with Alex Witt, the host went so far as to apologize after her guest mentioned Lewinsky’s name. [Video below. MP3 audio here.] Witt was…