Amnesty International reveals extent of Facebook, YouTube complicity in Vietnamese state repression

November 30, 2020 by Ethics In Tech Board Member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams Silicon Valley tech giants Facebook and YouTube have allowed themselves to become complicit in Vietnamese government repression, including censorship, harassment, and more,  according to a report published Monday evening by Amnesty International.  The report, entitled Let Us Read more…

Bezos, Zuckerberg over $6 billion richer since appearing before Congress 3 days ago

August 1, 2020 By Brett Wilkins At Wednesday’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust hearing, tech CEOs Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Tim Cook of Apple and Sundar Pichai of Alphabet (Google’s parent company) took a beating from lawmakers who grilled them on everything from monopolistic business practices Read more…

Facebook bans Farrakhan, Jones and other ‘dangerous individuals’ for hate speech

The world’s largest social media network has banned what it called “dangerous individuals” who are known to disseminate hate speech. Facebook announced on Thursday that individuals including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, white nationalist Milo Yiannopoulos, and organizations and media outlets including Jones’ Infowars Read more…

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