Facebook and Google competed for anti-immigration ad dollars during the 2016 election

In a textbook illustration of the conflict of interest between Facebook and Google’s ostensible dedication to free speech and their ostensible espousal of progressive values, the internet giants reportedly took millions in advertising money from a major anti-immigration group at the same time as both were engaged in pro-immigration advocacy. Read More Source:: TechCrunch >…

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Nuzzel introduces LinkedIn integration and new video feed

Nuzzel, the news curation app from former Friendster founder and CEO Jonathan Abrams, today announced a new integration with LinkedIn. Users who connect their LinkedIn accounts will now be able to access personalized business stories that are relevant to their experiences and interests, and are being widely shared by their professional contacts. Over email, Abrams…

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Twitter introduces a new video-centric ad format

While there’s a larger debate swirling around Twitter’s problems with abuse and harassment, the business side of the business is still chugging along. Today, the company is unveiling a new ad format called the Video Website Card, which it describes as “a creative format that combines the power of video with the ability to drive…

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Silenced by “free speech”

There’s a fundamental incongruency between being pro ‘free speech’ and operating a global social network for civil public discussion. Twitter is struggling with it. Facebook is struggling with it too. And it can’t be solved by a little more transparency or by hoping average citizens will do the right thing. The principle of free speech…

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