‘Anti-Facebook’ MeWe Social Network Adds 2.5 Million New Members In One Week

Los Angeles-based social media network MeWe, touted to be the ad-free future of social networking, is currently the No. 1 downloaded social app in the Google Play Store, and the No. 3 downloaded app out of all apps in the store. The privacy-first “anti-Facebook” platform added 2.5 million new members in the last week. ZDNet reports:Since launching… Read More ‘Anti-Facebook’ MeWe Social Network Adds 2.5 Million New Members In One Week

Report: Google and Facebook Made a ‘Secret Deal’ to Dominate Online Advertising

The New York Times recently outlined the inner workings of a secret deal between Facebook and Google that allowed the companies to jointly dominate the online advertising market. In an article titled “Behind a Secret Deal Between Google and Facebook,” the New York Times outlines a secret deal between Facebook and Google related to the online advertising market that the two… Read More Report: Google and Facebook Made a ‘Secret Deal’ to Dominate Online Advertising

Mexican President Promises To Lead International Coalition Against Big Tech Censorship, Compares To ‘Spanish Inquisition’

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the President of Mexico, plans to form a coalition with other national leaders to fight back against big tech censorship after the platform banned President Donald Trump and at least 70,000 of his supporters last week, comparing it to the Spanish Inquisition, a report from the Associated Press reveals. “I… Read More Mexican President Promises To Lead International Coalition Against Big Tech Censorship, Compares To ‘Spanish Inquisition’

FCC Won’t Fulfill Trump Order for ‘Regulations to Clarify’ Section 230

Trump’s Section 230 plans thwarted again (thank goodness). It looks like Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai never quite found the time to “propose regulations to clarify” the meaning of Section 230, as he was instructed to do by President Donald Trump in a summer executive order. Pai told Protocol and C-SPAN that with Trump’s presidency coming to an end,… Read More FCC Won’t Fulfill Trump Order for ‘Regulations to Clarify’ Section 230

Parler CEO Says ‘Prepared to Take Full Legal Action’ After Big Tech Companies Target Platform

Parler founder and CEO John Matze said his company is “prepared to take full legal action” after several big tech companies suspended the social media network from their services, according to an email. John Matze, Parler’s founder, told The Epoch Times in an email that he believes Apple, Google, and Amazon had acted in bad faith and… Read More Parler CEO Says ‘Prepared to Take Full Legal Action’ After Big Tech Companies Target Platform

Woman Arrested for Sharing Video of ‘Empty’ Hospital in England

Police in England have arrested a woman in connection with a video of an allegedly “empty” hospital in Gloucestershire that was posted on social media. Gloucestershire Constabulary police officers arrested the woman on Tuesday, on suspicion of a supposed “public order offence“. The 46-year-old woman has been bailed until January on the condition that she… Read More Woman Arrested for Sharing Video of ‘Empty’ Hospital in England

Facebook pushes back on antitrust lawsuits

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg recently argued against the two antitrust lawsuits filed this week that could result in the divestment of Instagram and WhatsApp, saying that Facebook’s 2012 and 2014 acquisitions were already cleared by by the U.S. government. “Those acquisitions were cleared and if you can buy a company, and eight years, 10 years later, the government… Read More Facebook pushes back on antitrust lawsuits