Staff Posts

Perspectives, insights, and opinions from the Accountable Tech staff on all the latest happenings in the ever-evolving world of tech and infocalypse.

Hey Google: Stop unnecessarily collecting and retaining user’s location data

After the fall of Roe v. Wade, Google publicly committed to protecting user privacy, but research shows it isn’t meeting its commitments to protect the data of people seeking reproductive healthcare.

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A look back on Accountable Tech’s year

2022 was a pivotal year in our fight to hold Big Tech companies accountable for the harm they cause to users and our democracy. The year included key wins that will help us move our work forward in 2023 and beyond.

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Google is Normalizing Trump’s Violent Rhetoric and Threats to Democracy

By allowing Trump’s Truth Social app in its Play Store, Google is normalizing Trump’s embrace of extremist conspiracy theories and attempts to undermine electoral integrity.

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Inside the Fight for the AADC | Q&A with Emi Kim of the LOG OFF Movement

We spoke with Emi Kim, Head of Public Relations and Director of Legislative Efforts of the LOG OFF Movement, about her experience advocating for the California Age Appropriate Design Code, recently signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom.

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Tech(nically) Politics: The Youth Voice

In Tech(nically) Politics’ mini-docuseries, thirty teens from around the country share their personal experiences with technology and social media and their hopes for the future of tech regulation.

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Making AntitrustTok a Thing

TikTok is one of the world’s fastest-growing social media apps. While we understand TikTok’s dangers to Americans’ national security and privacy, working with the young, diverse content creators unique to the platform allowed us to reach a wider audience and create compelling content to support historic bipartisan legislation to rein in Big Tech.

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Why we protested Meta at Netroots | Q&A with Brittany Williams of the Facebook Users Union

We spoke with Brittany Williams of the Facebook Users Union about her experience helping organize a sit-in protest of Meta’s booth at Netroots Nation this past weekend.

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Big Tech’s Threat to Democracy: A Recap

At Netroots Nation 2022, Accountable Tech staff attended a panel titled “Big Tech’s Threat to Democracy: The Double-Edged Sword of Social Media.” Panelists included nonprofit workers and activists with deep knowledge of social media’s societal harms and organizing potential.

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Tik-gram: Why is Meta so obsessed with video?

Big Tech continues to morph to fuel its toxic business model of surveillance advertising. It’s a race to the bottom.

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