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Editor’s Choice Report – Social Media Algorithm Democracy Senate Hearing

Senate Panel Explores Whether Social Media Algorithms are Threat to Democracy – Editor’s Choice Report

Social media algorithms threaten democracy, experts tell senators. Facebook, Google, Twitter go up against researchers who say algorithms pose existential threats to individual thought – Roll Call

From www.reddit.com – Roll Call Excerpt: A Senate hearing on Tuesday pitted three powerful social media companies against researchers who testified that the algorithms used by the platforms to generate revenue by keeping users engaged pose existential threats to individual thought, and democracy itself. The hearing before the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the […]…

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CDC Punishes Scientist For Dissenting Views About COVID Vaccines- Right – thefederalist.com

From thefederalist.com Joy Pullmann Excerpt: The Centers for Disease Control pulled a world-renowned expert off a vaccine safety advisory committee after he publicly disagreed with the agency’s pause of the Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine. In an email, the CDC’s Dr. Amanda Cohn said Dr. Martin Kulldorff of Harvard Medical School was being removed for […]…

Ethnic studies slammed as anti-white in Orange County – www.latimes.com

From www.latimes.com Hayley Smith Excerpt: California’s new ethnic studies curriculum is being put to an early test in Orange County, where organizers are riling up parents in the Los Alamitos Unified School District to oppose elective coursework and materials they say promote divisive, anti-white rhetoric. “These courses are filled with hate for America and all […]…

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube are pressed on ‘poisonous’ algorithms – www.latimes.com

From www.latimes.com Excerpt: Executives from Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube were pressed by lawmakers Tuesday on how user content is shared and highlighted on their platforms through algorithms that one senator said can be misused, “driving us into poisonous echo chambers.” Sen. Ben Sasse, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s […]…

Facebook allows advertisers to target children interested in smoking, alcohol and weight loss – reddit – The Guardian

From www.reddit.com /u/WombatusMighty Excerpt:   That article is really assuming that people look at the ads. “$3 to get 14000 kids interested in smoking and gambling” out of the user targeted by the ads probably a quarter to half are running ad blockers and a huge percent of the others scroll right passed. It’s trashy […]…

Investors fret as corporate activism overtakes shareholder prioritization- Right – www.washingtonexaminer.com

From www.washingtonexaminer.com Excerpt: Increasing corporate involvement in political and social justice initiatives has led some investors to worry they are straying from solely prioritizing shareholder value. Over the past few months, and really years, companies have begun to wade further into the realm of politics and issues of social justice that don’t directly have an […]…

University stops including race in crime alerts, won’t say if it plans to study its effects- Right – College Fix

From The College Fix  Excerpt: Public university stopped including race in its advisories The University of Illinois at Chicago ended its practice of providing a suspect’s “race, ethnicity or national origin as a descriptor in public safety advisories,” in January 2021, according to an email from the university published by Young America’s Foundation. Four months […]…