A round up of all the latest news updates and press releases from Accountable Tech.
The Hill: "Accountable Tech and Media Matters for America last month launched a 'Keep Trump off Facebook' ad campaign along with a report highlighting hundreds of Trump’s posts on Truth Social they said would violate Facebook’s rules. The posts amplified followers and sympathizers of the QAnon conspiracy theory and contained 'harmful' election-related disinformation."
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Washington Post: “Is [Trump’s rhetoric] safer, or is it that it wasn’t being broadcast to hundreds of millions of people on Facebook that kept it safer?” said Accountable Tech’s executive director, Nicole Gill, whose anti-Big Tech advocacy group has run digital and television advertisements urging the company not to reinstate Trump. “The absence of violence after the midterms is not at all reason to let him back on.”
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Financial Times: “If Facebook looks at what Trump has been putting out publicly in the past few years, it is clear he is not a reduced threat to safety, If anything, he has gotten more emboldened,” said Nicole Gill, co-founder and executive director of Accountable Tech. “Facebook has a huge responsibility here.”
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Insider: "Nearly half of Trump's posts and reposts on Truth Social in the week after the 2022 midterm elections pushed claims of election fraud and amplified QAnon accounts or content, according to December research from Media Matters. Another study by Accountable Tech found more than 350 of Trump's Truth Social posts would violate Facebook's safety guidelines."
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Fast Company: "As the leaders of two tech and media watchdog groups, we’ve closely tracked Trump’s online behavior since he incited that deadly insurrection, and we can unequivocally say: There is no justification for allowing Trump back on Facebook. "
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Bloomberg: "With less than $100, one can buy tens of thousands of votes for Twitter polls using bot-for-hire manipulation services, according to the nonprofit digital rights group Accountable Tech."
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Gizmodo: Accountable Tech tweeted "Elon Musk is suspending the Twitter accounts of journalists who report on him. Let that sink in."
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Common Dreams: "A coalition including the Tech Oversight Project, Accountable Tech, Fight for the Future, Public Citizen, and a number of other groups sent a letter to the New York Democrat intensifying their call to take 'this historic opportunity to reinvigorate competition risks.'"
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The Hill: "A coalition of advocacy groups is making a last-ditch plea to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to prioritize passing several antitrust bills...The letter is also signed by Accountable Tech, the Athena Coalition, Consumer Reports, Demand Progress, Economic Security Project Action, Fight for the Future, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Public Citizen and Public Knowledge."
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The Guardian: "After Roe v Wade was overturned, Google promised that it would delete sensitive search data related to abortions: for example, searches for the location of abortion clinics. However, a new study by the tech advocacy group Accountable Tech has found Google is falling short. Some experts aren’t surprised."
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