Breaking their own exorbitant lobbyist-spending records has become a regular occurrence for Google – but that’s just one tool in their toolkit of political influence. Google also makes friends and influences people by soliciting scholarship at leading university campuses throughout the country. While dressed up as “research grants,” Google enriches a... Read more

Like many public organizations with strong opinions, we find that our social media posts attract a lot of strong support as well as a number of misinformed, mean-spirited, and even downright crazy online comments. We love our supporters and we silently curse the idiots who have nothing useful to offer.... Read more

It’s been a few months since we unleashed our chronological compendium of Facebook’s sorry state of affairs since Cambridge Analytica. Since then, the social media giant’s freefall into disgrace has only quickened, and the time has come for an update on its most recent tribulations. Part of the fight for... Read more

You’re tired. Tired of the data breaches, the fake news, the foreign meddling, and the vile rhetoric from partisan trolls. Tired of scandal. Tired of feeling manipulated by algorithms and smug CEOs offering patchwork solutions that fail to wholeheartedly address the problems at their core. You’re tired of social media,... Read more