Facebook named in suit alleging job ads on its platform unlawfully discriminated against women

Facebook’s ad platform is facing charges that it has enabled gender-based discrimination against millions of women in a class action suit filed on behalf of three female workers and backed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The legal action also names ten employers who are alleged to have used…

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Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy

At a Senate hearing this week in which US lawmakers quizzed tech giants on how they should go about drawing up comprehensive Federal consumer privacy protection legislation, Apple’s VP of software technology described privacy as a “core value” for the company. “We want your device to know everything about you but we…

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A Story About Processing Sexual Trauma In The Digital Age

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Unsplash / Wladislaw-Peljuchno It’s 3 a.m. and I get on Twitter because I can’t sleep. I scroll through hundreds of posts, nearly every single one about Bill Cosby or Brett Kavanaugh and the respective sexual assault cases against them. “Believe women!” some people seem to be…

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Cardi B Says FORMER Team Member Posted Transphobic Meme On Her Facebook Page – Perez Hilton

The Bodak Yellow rapper took to Twitter on Sunday to address the post that ignited the outrage of many, claiming it was the doing of a “FORMER team member” of hers who still has access to the account. Related: Cardi’s Already Joking About Her Nicki Minaj Fight “I hope nobody…

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Facebook’s ‘Trending News’ tab still exists, and it’s a beautifully empty wasteland

Praise be.Image: pixabay Pustulous Twitter politicking got you down? Look no further for a sweet escape from the 2018 news-hellscape, my friends, than Facebook’s Trending News tab. What?! IN the news tab, you say? Isn’t that where click-hungry press organizations and ill-informed uncles thrive, symbiotically sucking each other’s teats of…

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SEC Review of Musk Tesla Tweets Likely to Focus on Truthfulness

U.S. regulators are likely to focus on whether Elon Musk was telling the truth when he said on Twitter that he’d secured funding to take electric-carmaker Securities and Exchange Commission is questioning the company whether the chief executive officer’s tweets were statements of fact and why he chose to make…

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Tories delete ‘Love Island’ bottles promotion

Image caption The “Love Island water bottles” promotion was revealed on Instagram To stand a chance of getting one of the “limited number” of bottles available people have to enter their email address. As political campaigning increasingly takes place online, all major parties have been using innovative ways to acquire…

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‘Demi is awake’: Pop star in stable condition after apparent overdose scare

Video Demi Lovato suffers apparent overdose, stars react Singer Demi Lovato has been rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after allegedly suffering an alleged overdose. Several stars have taken to social media to send their well-wishes. On the eve of a hotly anticipated string of tour dates, pop music superstar…

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Trump’s Race-Baiting Has Infested the GOP

Early Saturday morning, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and the father of President Donald Trump’s press secretary, took to Twitter with a post featuring MS-13 gang members: Nancy Pelosi introduces her campaign committee for the take back of the House. pic.twitter.com/yKDhkVubck — Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 23,…

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Hiding My Depression Almost Destroyed My Job

If you spent any time on social media this past weekend, you no doubt saw hundreds — nay, thousands — of people reflecting on the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Some wondered what could have motivated these two wildly successful people to take their own lives. Others…

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