Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft are not acting quickly enough to tackle hate speech, according to the European Commission, which has told the companies to get their act together.
If the Silicon Valley companies do not speed up their response to tackling illegal hate speech on their platforms, they will be be held accountable under European law, the Commission said Sunday.
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Time For Truth: (c|net) – US tech giants not acting fast enough on hate speech, EU charges
If the first $20 million yielded cheers, the second $15 million generated stunned silence.
Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz vaulted suddenly and without any advance warning to the top rung of Democratic party megadonors with two unheralded tears through his checkbook in the past six weeks. His money significantly altered the short-term financial position of the pro-Hillary Clinton forces and revealed a previously unknown source of cash for Democrats.
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Time For Truth: (Politico) – Facebook co-founder drops unprecedented cash to stop Trump
Peter Thiel, true to his reputation as the most contrarian soul in Silicon Valley, is doubling down on Donald J. Trump.
The only prominent supporter of the Republican candidate in the high-tech community, Mr. Thiel is making his first donation in support of Mr. Trump’s election. He will give $1.25 million through a combination of super PAC donations and funds given directly to the campaign, a person close to the investor said on Saturday.
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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – Peter Thiel to Donate $1.25 Million in Support of Donald Trump
“Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley” reads like four year’s worth of Medium posts from a scorned man.
Two-thirds of the new, 499-page book is about a strained career in ad tech and the drama of launching and sustaining a startup. The remaining third is devoted to anecdotes of working at Facebook.
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Time For Truth: (CNN) – New book compares Facebook's culture to fascism but fails to prove it
It is supposed to be a utopian vision of peace and love but this year’s Burning Man Festival has been marred by “hooligans” carrying out a “revolution against rich parasites”.
The festival plays out each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert where 70,000 people build a city in a week, burn a giant wooden effigy of a man, and then restore the arid playa to its original state.
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Time For Truth: (The Telegraph) – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/04/revolution-against-rich-parasites-at-utopian-burning-man-festiva/