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As Global Elections Near, Meta’s Social Media Platforms Are Failing to Label Russian, Chinese, and Saudi Disinformation
May 03, 2024

Instagram and Facebook fail to appropriately label content from accounts controlled by Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia

Democracy by Design: Social Media’s Policy Scores
Mar 01, 2024

In the midst of the 2024 elections, our Democracy by Design scorecard indicates that all ten platforms are lacking in election preparedness.

Report: The Two Faces of Big Tech
Feb 28, 2024

A new report from Accountable Tech on how Big Tech companies lobby against the reforms they publicly endorse.

As Google Rolls Out New Privacy Commitments, Research Finds Company is Still Failing to Protect Privacy of Abortion Seekers
Jan 17, 2024

Data from seven states across the U.S. shows that Google still collects and retains Location History data for visits to abortion clinics despite the company promising in July 2022 to “delete these entries from Location History soon after they visit…in the coming weeks."

Democracy by Design
Sep 13, 2023

A Content-Agnostic Election Integrity Framework for Online Platforms

Zero Trust AI Governance Framework
Aug 08, 2023

Ahead of DEF CON 31, Accountable Tech, AI Now, and EPIC offer an antidote to self-regulation for artificial intelligence.

Prevalence of Design Harms Among Young People
Mar 29, 2023

New polling by Accountable Tech and LOG OFF finds that the design of social media and online platforms is actively harming U.S. teens.

The Ongoing Insurrection: How Trump Continues to Weaponize Social Media Post January 6th
Dec 13, 2022

New report from Accountable Tech finds that more than 350 posts from Donald Trump on Truth Social are in violation of Facebook’s safety guidelines.

Post-Roe, Google’s Data Collection and Policies Could Endanger Those Seeking Abortions
Nov 29, 2022

New report from Accountable Tech reveals that Google is retaining both location search query and location history data for users who visit abortion clinics.

Platforms’ Looming Trump Decision
Sep 29, 2022

With Facebook likely to reinstate Trump on January 7, 2023, major social media platforms may decide to revisit their decisions to suspend Trump—with serious consequences at stake.

California Voters Demand Tech Regulations To Protect Children
May 20, 2022

Polling from Accountable Tech and Data for Progress reveals that large majorities of voters across California are concerned by Big Tech’s business practices around children.

Parents Distrust Big Tech, Strongly Support Expanding Online Protections For Kids
Jul 28, 2021

A new poll by Accountable Tech and GQR Research reveals a majority of parents believe social media as dangerous for kids as e-cigarettes.

America’s Views on Surveillance Advertising
May 07, 2021

Polling from Accountable Tech and GQR reveals 81% of Americans support banning companies from collecting people’s personal data and using it to target them with ads.

Facebook is Failing its Own Election Tests
Nov 12, 2020

Facebook has failed to deliver on a slew of public commitments it made before, during, and after Election Day—and the damage is far from over.

Public Sentiment on Section 230, Antitrust Actions, Election Misinformation
Oct 23, 2020

Voters fear social media will aid election chaos; More concern about misinformation than bias; Not familiar with ‘Section 230,’ but want some liability for platforms.

Election Integrity on Social Media
Sep 25, 2020

With misinformation undermining the response to coronavirus, inflaming societal tensions, and threatening democracy, voters expect and demand more from social media platforms.

Facebook’s Algorithms Undermined COVID-19 Response, Spread Misinformation After George Floyd’s Killing
Aug 20, 2020

An Accountable Tech study finds that Facebook’s content curation and recommendation algorithms have actively promoted the spread of dangerous misinformation and extremism.

America’s Views on Big Tech, Facebook Boycott, Mark Zuckerberg
Jul 23, 2020

Polling from Accountable Tech and GQR reveals Americans overwhelmingly agree that social media companies should do more to combat online hate and misinformation.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Free Speech Charade
Jul 15, 2020

Mark Zuckerberg wants us to believe Facebook is a beacon for freedom of expression and human rights, but that's not the full story.

Move Slow and Fake Things: Examining Facebook’s ‘Oversight’ Board
Jun 15, 2020

Thirty months after its conception, the Facebook-funded Oversight Board is nowhere near operational. This is the full story and examination of Facebook's 'Oversight' Board.

The Need to Hold Big Tech Accountable During the Coronavirus Crisis
May 27, 2020

New polling from Accountable Tech and Navigator Research reveals significant, cross-partisan concern about the role of social media platforms in spreading disinformation.

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