Dating app Tinder has joined a growing list of Big Tech companies attempting to get users interested in the upcoming November Midterm elections. With its “Swipe the Vote” campaign, Tinder hoped to get “young people to the polls through in-app messaging,” and “believes it’s well-positioned to mobilize younger voters during the 2018 U.S. midterm elections,” according to TechCrunch.“Tinder says it will begin to share ‘fun facts’ with its users during election season right in the app — like the volumes of voter registrations and other anecdotes related to past and upcoming elections. These facts will have a particular focus on those that are of most interest to Tinder’s younger users,” reported TechCrunch, adding that the company will also push users into registering to vote. In a musical cartoon video made by Tinder to promote the campaign, a voice sings, “You think that politics don’t apply to you? … [Read more...] about Tinder Joins Big Tech Companies Trying to Influence Midterms
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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) joined SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Daily, Thursday, to discuss what needs to be done about the bias of Big Tech companies. After being asked by Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow about the leaked 2016 Google “TGIF” all-hands meeting, which was released by Breitbart News and showed Google executives and employees reacted somberly to the election of President Trump, Rep. Jordan declared, “It underscores and highlights what we all sort of expected. These are no longer, as they claim, neutral social media platforms, but in fact they have a bias, and a bias that they’re actively trying to exploit for political gain.”“That’s what it looks like to me, and I’m someone who personally experienced it, because it wasn’t conservatives who said this, it was a media outlet — not a conservative media outlet — who said four members of Congress were being shadowbanned by Twitter,” he … [Read more...] about Rep. Jim Jordan: Big Tech Companies Need to be Reclassified as Publishers, or Broken Up
Six big tech companies will send representatives to testify before Congress about privacy practices later this month. Amazon, Google, Twitter, AT&T, Apple and Charter Communications will all send officials to speak before the Senate Commerce Committee. The hearing is scheduled for Sept. 26. The hearing will allow policymakers to ask the companies how they are addressing data privacy concerns. The companies' representatives will also be able to address new privacy laws in California and the European Union.Notably, Facebook will not be a part of the hearing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress in April.Trending stories at Newsy.com … [Read more...] about Six Big Tech Companies To Testify To Congress About Privacy
Dr. Robert Epstein, the senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and a veteran of Breitbart News’ “Masters of the Universe” town hall on Internet freedom, joined SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Monday’s Breitbart News Tonight to discuss the simultaneous banning of Infowars host Alex Jones by most major social media platforms. Epstein stressed that he is not a political conservative and “certainly no fan of Alex Jones,” but he saw the Jones’ banning as a disturbing threat to the free speech and vibrant democracy he loves. “I think the big issue here is not even a free speech issue. The issue is: Who should be making these decisions about what people see and don’t see? That’s the question.”LISTEN: “In some ways, the problem [for Jones] is better than you think. It’s not as bad as you think,” he qualified. “For example, Alex … [Read more...] about Exclusive — Robert Epstein: Who Gave Private Big Tech Companies the Power to Decide What We Can See?
Bill Gates warns that big tech companies aren’t worried enough about government regulation, in a new interview with Axios today. Calling out “Apple and other tech giants,” Gates argues that companies are inviting government intervention by flaunting hubris, saying they need to be “careful that they’re not trying to think their view is more important than the government’s view, or than the government being able to function in some key areas.” When Axios asked Gates for an example, he said, “enthusiasm about making financial transactions anonymous and invisible, and their view that even a clear mass-murdering criminal’s communication should never be available to the government.” When pressed on whether Gates meant being able to unlock an iPhone, he replied, “There’s no question of ability; it’s the question of willingness.” This response appears to reference the dispute between the FBI and Apple over … [Read more...] about Bill Gates says big tech companies are inviting government regulation