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Tell Facebook This Crosses a Line
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, computers, social media, spying, privacy, petitions )

Freya
- 5 days ago - foundation.mozilla.org
Facebook just confirmed that they have been using phone numbers given to them for security purposes - to target users with ads. This is not okay.
Demand Digital Peace
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, Internet, social media, e-mail, texting, tweets, twitter, smart phones, petitions, privacy )

Freya
- 10 days ago - digitalpeace.microsoft.com
We are Digital Citizens - members of a thriving online global society. We trust technology to help us do our jobs, create communities and connect us.
Twitter: Stop Aiding Anti-Choice Lies
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, propaganda, anti-abortion, petitions )

Freya
- 70 days ago - actionnetwork.org
Tell Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, to stop bending Twitter's policy to aide anti-abortion lies. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was originally denied advertisement on Twitter for falsely claiming that Planned Parenthood sold "baby body parts."
Block Facebook's Dangerous "Show Me Your Papers" Rule
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, communications, Internet, world wide web, privacy, petitions )

Freya
- 137 days ago - act.credoaction.com
The social network recently rolled out a new "show me your papers" policy that would require users to upload their Social Security number and government ID to launch political ads.
Google Removes "DonâEUR(TM)t Be Evil" From Its Conduct As Employees Quit In Droves Over Project Maven
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, spying, Internet, protests, civil rights )

Freya
- 140 days ago - activistpost.com
At least 4,000 employees have expressed outrage over the company's decision to work with the Pentagon's Project Maven and amid a leaked video exposing internal Google dialogue to create a dystopia run by the big social giant.
Tell Facebook: Time for a Civil Rights Audit
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, Internet, privacy, human rights, petitions )

Freya
- 185 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
For years, Facebook has prioritized profit over the safety and privacy of millions of Americans, especially Black people, Muslims and other vulnerable groups.
Mark Zuckerberg: Step Down as CEO of Facebook
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, Internet, social media, privacy, civil rights violations, petitions )

Freya
- 192 days ago - actions.sumofus.org
In a few weeks, Zuckerberg will sit before the U.S. Congress and justify how 50 million Facebook users' data got in the hands of a third party app that has helped undermine democratic processes across the world - from the United States to the UK.
Dear Facebook: Stop Cross Site Tracking By Default
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, privacy, social media, petitions )

Freya
- 193 days ago - foundation.mozilla.org
You might have seen a Facebook 'like' button on websites outside of Facebook. What you may not know is that this button allows Facebook to track what sites you're browsing in order to target ads to you.
How Do You Feel About Facebook?
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, privacy, surveys )

Freya
- 195 days ago - surveygizmo.com
Facebook has been in the news a lot lately. We want to know how you feel. We'll use this survey to understand how we can better support and advocate for you and your personal information online.
Tell Facebook: We Want Answers, Now
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, social media, communications, privacy, petitions )

Freya
- 204 days ago - actionnetwork.org
Bombshell news stories are shedding light on the ways that Facebook's practices have endangered our privacy and undermined our democracy.
TED Talk - Zeynep Tufekci: We're Building a Dystopia Just to Make People Click on Ads   video
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, Zeynep Tufekci, technosociologist, Facebook, Google, Amazon, digital platforms, manipulation, social movements )

Evelyn
- 205 days ago - youtu.be
NB - predates the FB scandal! Zeynep Tufecki details how the algorithms FB etc use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize access to political & social info. We need to understand how the powerful might use AI to control - & what we can do
Snake Freak-Out Caused By Fake City Facebook Page
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, Internet, social media, fake news )

Freya
- 208 days ago - patch.com
A satire Facebook page mimicking a northwest Georgia city is causing some real concerns for residents after a post claiming to show a gigantic snake found there went viral.
Social Media Companies: Do Your Part To Stop Trolling
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, communications, harassment, cruelty, social media, cyberbullying )

Freya
- 222 days ago - thehungersite.greatergood.com
Cyber bullying is real. Tell Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to revise their terms of service to ban trolling.
News Feature: The Genuine Problem of Fake News
Science & Tech  (tags: the science of fake news, critical thinking, social media, influence, deception )

Judy
- 316 days ago - pnas.org
Intentionally deceptive news has co-opted social media to go viral and influence millions. Science and technology can suggest why and how. But can they offer solutions?
Confronting the Great Mass Addiction of Our Era
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, smart phones, Internet, social media )

Freya
- 532 days ago - alternet.org
This examination of today's tech-zombie epidemic is worth putting your phone down for - at least for a while.
 

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