In fact, between 2010 and 2012 over $20 million of Facebook’s gift and matching funds was sucked into Team Booker’s corrupt vortex. Instead of going to help the children of Newark the money went to the juiced in hacks and crass business interests that have been trying to bulldoze public education throughout America.
|By: DSWright Wednesday May 14, 2014 2:20 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday February 1, 2014 10:30 am|
With over gajillion users, and as useful tool of law enforcement, the NSA, marketers, cats and their humans, Facebook is a huge part of everyday life, and fraught with complex social rules and seemingly arbitrary community standards. Usually Facebook’s actions don’t affect me personally, but pro-dog fighting pages will get me riled up, and Facebook censoring art, legitimate journalism and editorials ticks me off. Especially when they ban a journalist (full disclosure: who happens to be my housemate), for posting a link to photo essay about drug abuse which (oh noes!) shows a naked breast in a non-porny context, and when Facebook takes down a post calling out racism in the Academy Awards process as a violation of community standards, yet allow an absolutely vile page about “Jewish ritual murder” to stay up.
|By: DSWright Friday May 31, 2013 2:10 pm|
Successful entrepreneur and South African immigrant Elon Musk disclosed that he left Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group FWD.us out of disgust with the organization’s cynical political tactics.
|By: DSWright Thursday March 21, 2013 7:50 am|
In an interview with 60 Minutes Mr. Dorsey admitted that he brazenly violated CFAA and is therefore, according to the United States Government, a greater threat to America than Al-Qaeda. Nothing is more dangerous than someone using a computer in ways older people who write and enforce laws don’t understand, nothing.
|By: DSWright Sunday January 27, 2013 8:40 am|
Today I want to tell you three American stories.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday January 24, 2013 3:35 pm|
The Steve Jobs biopick starring Ashton Kutcher premieres this Friday at Sundance, and a clip was released today. Actually Kutcher does look like Jobs, but it’s always hard to dispel the aura of Michael Kelso.
|By: DSWright Saturday January 12, 2013 6:00 pm|
In a country full of stupid laws – written by corrupt politicians, refined by maniacal bureaucrats, and enforced by ruthless careerists – few are stupider than the current version of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. On the surface it seems sensible, first passed in 1986 as a basic legal protection against unauthorized access of federal or major corporate computer systems the law has since expanded (with particular help from the PATRIOT Act) into an amorphous blob of contradictions that is only temporally congealed into a semblance of rational jurisprudence to offer a pretext for selective prosecutions. In short, the law has become a favorite club of the state to beat political dissidents with and so it is that in enforcing this asinine law a luminary of the internet has been hounded into an early grave.
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 26, 2012 10:20 am|
A Superior Court judge has ordered the City of Newark to release emails that were exchanged about the $100 million pledge that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made to Newark schools in September 2010.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Monday August 13, 2012 1:40 pm|
We did it! Facebook is now running our marijuana reform advertisements. But thousands of you signed our petitions and contacted Facebook. The ACLU of Northern California and the Electronic Frontier Foundation spoke with Facebook on our behalf, and the social network backed down, approving our ads to run on the site.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday August 9, 2012 10:40 am|
Just Say Now’s Jon Walker discusses the upcoming marijuana ballot measures on Radical Russ Belleville’s radio show, and they both scratch their heads at how out of step with popular opinion the elite drug warriors at Facebook are.