Politic > Republicans

Dem senator to query Facebook about report on treatment of critics

1 month ago   |   By

Senator Amy Klobuchar told the Senate Judiciary Committee she would send a letter seeking details about a New York Times article that named the Minnesota Democrat as a target of an aggressive Facebook lobbying campaign that relied partly on a Republican opposition research firm.
Read more ...

 

How Facebook's PR Firm Used a Conservative News Site to Fiercely Attack Its Rivals

1 month ago   |   By

On Wednesday, the New York Times published an extensive investigation into Facebook's efforts to deflect criticism and downplay the Cambridge Analytica and Russian election meddling scandals that have embroiled the company over the past two years. As part of its push to salvage its public image in the wake of the scandals, Facebook reportedly began working more closely with an opposition research firm called Definers Public Affairs.
Read more ...

 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: I Didn't Know About Our Controversial Lobbying, Opposition Research Tactics

1 month ago   |   By

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he was unaware of the social networking giant's controversial opposition research and lobbying tactics until after he read a scathing New York Times investigation published Wednesday.
Speaking with reporters on Thursday during a media briefing, Zuckerberg explained his surprise with the report's allegations that the Definers public relations firm, working on behalf of Facebook, performed a number of controversial services intended to deflect attention away from Facebook during a time of tremendous turmoil for the once Silicon Valley darling.
Among some of...
Read more ...

 

The research firm Facebook hired to smear its critics has been pushing an anti-Apple campaign that has Qualcomm's fingerprints on it

The research firm Facebook hired to smear its critics has been pushing an anti-Apple campaign that has Qualcomm's fingerprints on it

1 month ago   |   By

A New York Times story said that Facebook had employed a Washington DC-style research firm to spread potentially damaging stories about Facebook's critics.
The story also mentioned that there is another technology client which is paying the firm, Definers Public Affairs, to spread negative stories about Apple.
Business Insider reporters have previously been contacted by Definers representatives about information they think could be damaging to Apple and positive for Qualcomm.
While all signs appear to point toward Qualcomm as the mystery client, Qualcomm has remained silent and has yet to...
Read more ...

 

‘Get it right!' Israeli consulate spars with US journalist over Gaza headlines

1 month ago   |   By

An American journalist who pointed out the extensive edits the New York Times made to its article about the Israeli bombing of Gaza found himself in a heated Twitter argument with the Israeli consulate.
Read more ...

 

6 Questions After *The New York Times*' Facebook Bombshell

1 month ago   |   By

From Sheryl Sandberg's next steps to the accusations about George Soros, Facebook has a lot of explaining to do.
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Republicans      Democrats      Democratic Party      Featured News      Election      Briefing      Tech      Definers      Facebook      Fake news      George Soros      Mark Zuckerberg      Missinformation      Public relations      Sheryl Sandberg      Technology      Style      Business  


Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill Closer To Becoming Law After Senate Approval

Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill Closer To Becoming Law After Senate Approval

The Senate voted in favor of legislation that would reduce sentences for some drug crimes and offer training programs for prisoners. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Read more ...

Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill

Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill

While it does not go as far as proponents would like, the bill is the most sweeping prison reform agreement that Congress has passed in decades. Read more ...

Nikki Haley Says U.S. Middle East Peace Plan Will Take ‘Advantage' Of Technology

Nikki Haley Says U.S. Middle East Peace Plan Will Take ‘Advantage' Of Technology

The outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the UN gave no details of exactly what was in the long-awaited plan to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Read more ...

Border Enforcement Head Should Resign Over Migrant Child Death, Rep. Castro Says

Border Enforcement Head Should Resign Over Migrant Child Death, Rep. Castro Says

“If I was the head of DHS, I would ask him to step down,” said U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro of Texas. Read more ...

Judge orders Michael Flynn to surrender his passport while he waits to be...

Judge orders Michael Flynn to surrender his passport while he waits to be sentenced

US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan has placed some travel restrictions on Michael Flynn as he waits to be sentenced for lying to the FBI. Starting on January 4, Flynn cannot... Read more ...

White House Appears To Pull Back From Government Shutdown Threat Over Wall

White House Appears To Pull Back From Government Shutdown Threat Over Wall

The fight over Trump's border wall has brought Congress to a familiar standoff just days before Christmas. Read more ...

Inside Trump's daily routine, which includes 3-4 hours of sleep, 'executive...

Inside Trump's daily routine, which includes 3-4 hours of sleep, 'executive time,' and no breakfast

President Donald Trump is set to depart the White House for two weeks of Christmas vacation later this week. Trump often mixes business with pleasure on his vacations, but... Read more ...

Justice Department Moves Forward With Trump's Bump Stock Ban

Justice Department Moves Forward With Trump's Bump Stock Ban

The president had called for the devices to be outlawed following several mass shootings. Read more ...

Here Are The Advertisers Sticking With Tucker Carlson

Here Are The Advertisers Sticking With Tucker Carlson

Mitsubishi, John Deere and more have not cut ties with "Tucker Carlson Tonight," despite the host's insulting remarks about immigrants. Read more ...

Judges Dismiss All Ethics Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh

Judges Dismiss All Ethics Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh

The federal court panel said it lacked the jurisdiction to weigh in on the 83 complaints against the new Supreme Court justice. Read more ...