Olivia Solon is a tech investigations editor for NBC News in San Francisco.
According to internal discussions, Facebook removed "strikes" so that conservative pages were not penalized for violations of misinformation policies.
Researchers said the company ignored their work and then stopped them from pursuing topics related to bias altogether.
Thorn, a nonprofit co-founded by actor and investor Ashton Kutcher, has already put its tools in the hands of many tech companies including Imgur and Slack.
The Child Protection System helps police triage child pornography cases. But as the system expands, it's facing growing privacy concerns.
The Association for Computing Machinery said the technology could not reliably be used in a way that wouldn't harm vulnerable populations.
The campaign comes amid growing internal dissent among employees over Facebook's handling of hate speech and political disinformation.
The bill would also make federal funding for state and local law enforcement contingent on the enactment of similar bans.
The careful wording of public pledges leaves plenty of room for oppressive uses of the technology, critics say.
Four cases offer some insight into how federal law enforcement continues to monitor online speech related to social movements.
Apple has been here before, but the circumstances have changed. Government regulators could take action on year-long complaints about how the company runs its app store.
“Facebook doesn’t care. It closes our accounts on the pretext of terrorism. We are against terrorism and violence," one journalist said.
Any future law must be “grounded in the protection of human rights," said Microsoft president Brad Smith.
After years of criticism from privacy activists, the company will stop law enforcement from using its Rekognition tool to give Congress time to develop regulations.
Some of the websites and apps that collect crime tips have crashed or been removed from the web.
“It’s an absolute last resort that is probably the hardest decision farmers will make in their farming careers,” the head of a pork producers association said of euthanizing herds.
A tool, previously unknown to the public, doesn't have to crack the code that people use to unlock their phones. It just has to log the code as the user types it in.
Delays in unemployment benefits also indirectly affect other social services, such as Medicaid, creating what one expert called "a perfect storm."
The company released this snapshot of data at the same time as a more comprehensive report of how it enforced its content policies banning different types of content.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the companies have “worked tirelessly” to skirt the state's new labor law.
With tech companies' moderation efforts constrained by the pandemic, distributors of child sexual exploitation material are growing bolder, using major platforms to try to draw audiences.
Deborah Mastromano's mom was alone in a Long Island nursing home, cut off from visitors. All Mastromano wanted was to hold her hand before she died.
"If it closed down, it would be devastating for families in town," said one JBS worker who chose to stay home from April 3 after he developed a cough. He tested positive Friday.
New tools could enable people and health authorities to track the virus using bluetooth proximity data from their smartphones.
Over the last month, the #closethelibraries campaign has called to close library buildings not only to the public but also to library staff.
NBC News talked to 10 women and some of their partners about the impact the disruption has had on their mental states and their aspirations for growing families.