Posts tagged as Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s currency plans before Congress

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endured hours of prickly questioning from lawmakers Wednesday as he defended the company’s new globally ambitious project to create a digital currency while also dealing with widening scrutiny from U.S. regulators. Representatives also grilled Zuckerberg on Facebook’s track record on civil rights, hate speech, privacy and misinformation — not surprising given the litany of scandals Facebook has been dealing with over the past two years. The…

No One Has the Monopoly on Truth

By Janice Atkinson on Thursday, January 31, 2019

What happens when no one speaks for the ordinary people because we’ve been shut down? Our freedoms are under threat as never before, specifically free speech. The tech giants conspire with governments and accept funding from countries like Saudi Arabia and China, two countries who are hardly proponents of free speech. I am so worried about the deliberate shut down of conservative voices that yesterday I organised a conference in the European Parliament…

Activist groups launch campaign to break up Facebook

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A coalition of activist groups on Monday (21 May) announced a campaign to break up Facebook, arguing that the huge social network “has too much power over our lives and democracy.” The groups created a website, and a Facebook page, to garner support for a petition to the US Federal Trade Commission to require the social media firm to spin off Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger into competing networks, and to…