Analysis: Money, not a ‘wave’, drove the midterm elections

Analysis: Money, not a ‘wave’, drove the midterm elections

by WorldTribune Staff, November 16, 2018 The 2018 midterms “weren’t a populist wave … they were an angry tantrum by wealthy blue state donors who used their money to buy local elections as payback for having their views ignored in 2016,” a columnist wrote. “The most expensive midterm elections in history paid off for Democrats. […]

Employee warns Amazon’s unchecked power includes ‘authoritarian surveillance’ tech

Employee warns Amazon’s unchecked power includes ‘authoritarian surveillance’ tech

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2018 An anonymous Amazon employee has called out the company for selling facial-recognition technology to the federal government and local police departments. In an essay posted on Medium.com, the employee said Amazon’s “Rekognition” software is being created to automatically sort through live video feeds and identify wanted criminals. This has civil libertarians […]

Unfair and unbalanced: Check out headline list at Washington Post’s Opinion section

Unfair and unbalanced: Check out headline list at Washington Post’s Opinion section

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2018 Are opinion columnists at owner Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post required to publish anti-Trump diatribes according to a quota system? In a blog post for the Washington Free Beacon, Andrew Stiles on Oct. 18 provided a headline list by columnists since July 2018: Eugene Robinson (Columnist focusing on politics and culture) […]

We have met the swamp and the swamp is … Amazon?

We have met the swamp and the swamp is … Amazon?

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2018 A $10 billion contract to move all of the Defense Department’s computer data onto one cloud-based system appears to have been rigged in Amazon’s favor, a report said. The deal for the Pentagon contract “suggests the extent to which Jeff Bezos is gobbling up the swamp,” May Jeong wrote […]

Who is speaking up about social media monopolies? President Donald Trump

Who is speaking up about social media monopolies? President Donald Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, April 1, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump is taking on Amazon, a mega corporation that is widely revered and feared but is rarely attacked. Trump pointed out that the retail giant pays no federal income taxes and said it scams the Post Office out of billions of dollars. He also said The […]

Billionaire media ‘serfs’ plead poverty in battle with billionaire Google owner

Billionaire media ‘serfs’ plead poverty in battle with billionaire Google owner

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2017 A trio of media moguls with a combined net worth of $222 billion, saying they can’t compete with Google in an “economically squeezed news industry,” are asking for the assistance of Congress in their fight with the Internet giant. The newspaper owners who are “pleading poverty” are The Washington […]

Overturning Trump’s travel ban benefited refugees and the Washington Post’s rich owner

Overturning Trump’s travel ban benefited refugees and the Washington Post’s rich owner

by WorldTribune Staff, February 13, 2017 The number of refugees entering the United States has doubled in the week since a federal judge shot down President Donald Trump’s immigration order, with most coming from the seven Muslim-majority countries named in the temporary travel ban. Meanwhile, Internet retailer Amazon is taking credit for helping to halt […]

Trump-Bezos war heats up: Candidate revokes Washington Post press credentials

Trump-Bezos war heats up: Candidate revokes Washington Post press credentials

by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2016 The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has revoked the press credentials of The Washington Post. “They have no journalistic integrity and write falsely about Mr. Trump,” the GOP candidate’s campaign said in a statement explaining the decision on June 13. “Mr. Trump does not mind a bad […]