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Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis - The New York Times
But as evidence accumulated that Facebook’s power could also be exploited to disrupt elections, broadcast viral propaganda and inspire deadly campaigns of hate around the globe, Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg stumbled. Bent on growth, the pair ignored warning signs and then sought to conceal them from public view. At critical moments over the last three years, they were distracted by personal projects, and passed off security and policy decisions to subordinates, according to current and former executives.
facebook  blame  politics  google  apple  lobbying  indie  radar 
november 2018 by laurakalbag
Clinton Hires Google Exec As Chief Tech Officer - WikiLeaks Shows Us Why / Sputnik International
Summary: And why even bother lobbying, when you could get a powerful position alongside the presidential candidate? Stephanie Hannon, Google’s director of product management for civic innovation and social impact, has been hired by Hillary Clinton as chief technology officer for her presidential campaign. This leaves Google with even more valuable relationships inside the government, with a potential connection to the very top.
lobbying  corruption  indie  indieroundup  24apr15  google  clinton  assange 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Pleads "Guilty" on Failing to Cover TPP Trade Pact - The Intercept
Summary: Media in the US hasn’t done enough to cover the TPP trade pact, failing to acknowledge the negative effect it could have on workers’ rights by encouraging a race to the bottom in wages to compete with the wider free market.
TPP  media  lobbying  coverage  employment  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
How Google found itself ‘on the wrong side of history’ - FT.com
Summary: Google hasn’t done enough to make friends in the EU, and so is more likely to suffer at the hands of the EU antitrust investigations than it did in the US (short-lived) investigations.
eu  US  indie  indieroundup  24apr15  google  antitrust  lobbying 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Here's what the biggest tech companies are spending to influence lawmakers in D.C.
Summary: The amounts big corps are lobbying in the U.S., and its relevance to Google antitrust
US  google  indie  antitrust  apple  lobbying  24apr15  netflix  indieroundup  facebook  amazon 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Google-gate: 'Toothless' watchdog FTC nibbles furiously on journalists
“Back in 2012, staff at the US watchdog accused Google of unfairly burying rivals in its search results, among other shenanigans, but the probe was ultimately killed off by the FTC's commissioners. Google tweaked the way it treated competitors, and denied it broke US antitrust laws.” By Kieren McCarthy on The Register
google  regulation  lobbying  antitrust  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag

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