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Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Conservative opinion magazine The Weekly Standard partners with Facebook in fact-checking effort, drawing claims that Facebook is bowing to ideological pressure   —  Magazine dubbed ‘serial misinformer’ becomes first explicitly partisan organization to aid in task, fueling concerns over rightwing influence at site
Dec 8, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Journalists at news orgs partnering with Facebook say its fact-checking tools have failed, and it hasn't disclosed enough data on efforts to curb misinformation   —  Journalists fighting spread of fake news raise concerns over possible conflicts of interest and say site has refused to disclose needed data
Nov 14, 2017, 7:05 AMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Lawsuit filed against Google in San Francisco court with three named plaintiffs alleges women are “segregated” into lower-paid jobs, denied promotions, more   —  Exclusive: Women say Google denied them promotions, telling the Guardian they were forced into less prestigious jobs despite qualifications
Sep 14, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
The Guardian:
Marcus Hutchins, who helped stop WannaCry, arrested by FBI after Def Con; DoJ indictment accuses him of helping spread Kronos banking trojan in 2014-2015   —  Marcus Hutchins arrested over his alleged role in creating Kronos malware targeting banks  —  Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old British …
Aug 3, 2017, 2:44 PMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Report on cost of misinfo campaigns: $6K for about 40K “high-quality” likes, $5K for 20K comments, while creating and populating social media groups costs ~$40K   —  Fake News Machine research comes amid increasing concern about hacking elections and the ways that fake news on social media has manipulated voters
Jun 14, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Google says it is too expensive and time-consuming to compile and hand over salary records to the US government in the gender pay case   —  Officials said it was too financially burdensome and logistically challenging to hand over salary records that the government requested in discrimination case
May 27, 2017, 1:10 AMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Review shows Facebook's anti-fake news initiatives as ineffective, with many articles disputed by fact-checkers being labeled “disputed” too late or not at all   —  hen Facebook's new fact-checking system labeled a Newport Buzz article as possible “fake news”, warning users against sharing it, something unexpected happened.
May 16, 2017, 4:52 PMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Sexism, racism, and bullying are driving people out of tech, a study by Kapor Center and Harris Poll finds   —  A first-of-its-kind report analyzed the reasons why tech workers leave their jobs, and found a common thread of sexual harassment, bullying and stereotyping
Apr 30, 2017, 8:10 AMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Airbnb signs agreement with California to allow regulators to audit hosts for racial discrimination   —  San Francisco-based company reached an agreement with California's housing agency amid complaints of guests being rejected for their race  —  Airbnb will allow the government to test …
Apr 28, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
US Department of Labor says in court that it found “systemic” pay disparities against women at Google; Google disputes findings, says gov't provided no data   —  Allegations of possible employment violations emerge at court hearing as part of lawsuit to compel company, a federal contractor, to provide compensation data
Apr 7, 2017, 10:20 PMIn context

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