Sen. Cruz: Big tech censorship is ‘single greatest threat to democracy in America today’

Sen. Cruz: Big tech censorship is ‘single greatest threat to democracy in America today’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 21, 2020 Twitter and Facebook “crossed a rubicon that they had not previously even dreamed of crossing” when they censored the New York Post’s reporting on evidence of Biden family corruption, Sen. Ted Cruz said. The Texas Republican told reporters Monday that the social media giants could face “potentially serious campaign […]

Silencing the president: Battle breaks out between Silicon Valley’s ‘arbiters of truth’

Silencing the president: Battle breaks out between Silicon Valley’s ‘arbiters of truth’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2020 Leftists have been calling on Twitter to suspend President Donald Trump’s account since the day he was sworn in. Now Twitter is seen caving to the constant harping of major media and many Democrats for the social media platform to censor the president’s tweets. Twitter slapped a misinformation label […]

Peter Thiel’s influence at Facebook is growing

Peter Thiel’s influence at Facebook is growing

FPI / May 4, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes There has been great upheaval at Facebook over the last year. Since 2019, five of the nine members of the board of directors have departed, with former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault being the most recent to announce he’s leaving. He and Jeffrey Zients (a former […]

Corporate culture at Facebook likened to ‘cult’

Corporate culture at Facebook likened to ‘cult’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 11, 2019 Facebook has created a “cult-like” environment where workers are discouraged from dissent and pretend to always act as if “everything is fine,” a former employee said in a sentiment echoed by other former employees. The social media behemoth presses employees to place the company above all else in their […]

Willing to give up their private jets? These climate change advocates declined to answer

Willing to give up their private jets? These climate change advocates declined to answer

by WorldTribune Staff, December 12, 2018 Businesses, foundations and individuals who often lecture all of Earth’s inhabitants on their carbon footprints and are vocal supporters of the Paris Agreement on global warming lost their voices when asked if they were prepared to give up their CO2-spewing private jets. The Daily Caller News Foundation said it […]

Facebook comes under sustained fire on Hill over anti-conservative bias

Facebook comes under sustained fire on Hill over anti-conservative bias

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2018 Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the platform’s alleged hostility toward conservative viewpoints. One Republican during the April 11 meeting, Rep. Billy Long of Missouri, warned Zuckerberg that Congress was “getting ready to overreact” with regulation. “I would suggest you go […]

Facebook hammered on the Hill and by bad news from its target market

Facebook hammered on the Hill and by bad news from its target market

by WorldTribune Staff, April 11, 2018 While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was being pummeled on Capitol Hill on April 10, a new poll revealed that the social networking behemoth has credibility issues with most Millennials. During Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony, Sen. Ben Sasse, Nebraska Republican, said he worries about private entities such as Facebook being able […]

Report: Facebook has been collecting users’ data without permission for years

Report: Facebook has been collecting users’ data without permission for years

by WorldTribune Staff, March 27, 2018 A new report details the extent to which Facebook goes to collect users’ data. Ars Technica reported that Facebook’s Android app collects data on users’ phone calls and texts outside of the platform without the users’ permission. And, the report said, Facebook has been doing it for years. According […]

Guardian op-ed: ‘No one can pretend Facebook is just harmless fun any more’

Guardian op-ed: ‘No one can pretend Facebook is just harmless fun any more’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 20, 2018 Facebook is the “real bad guy” in the Cambridge Analytica story about big data’s role in the election of Donald Trump, Britain’s The Guardian said in an op-ed. The op-ed said that “Cambridge Analytica shouldn’t act as a diversion from the real bad guy in this story: Facebook. It […]