Boards for Meta, Twitter face backlash from NY pension fund
A major New York pension fund that has invested in both Facebook’s corporate parent and Twitter believes it’s time to shake up the companies’ boards of directors because of their inability to keep violent content off their influential social media services.
These are the books that Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg and Daymond John turned to for crucial business lessons
Billionaires Buffett and Zuckerberg are just a few of the successful business leaders who have gleaned important lessons and career advice from books they've read throughout the years. Here are a few examples of the books on business that have influenced some of the business world's biggest success stories.cnbc.com
Elon Musk takes a swipe at Mark Zuckerberg's ironclad control of Meta, says it's set up so even 'Mark Zuckerberg the 14th' will be in charge of Facebook and Instagram
When asked whether his role as richest man on Earth could pose a conflict of interest to his Twitter buy, Musk said he wouldn't be like Zuckerberg.news.yahoo.com
Nonprofit pledges $80 million for local election administration
Tiana Epps-Johnson, who leads the Center for Tech and Civic Life, said the new U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence would send $80 million in the next five years to election departments across the United States in need of basic funding for equipment replacement and other resources.washingtonpost.com
Did Amazon violate federal laws? Lawmakers ask for DOJ probe
Lawmakers have made good on their threat to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, asking the Justice Department to investigate whether Amazon and its senior executives obstructed Congress or violated other laws in testimony on its competition practices.
Election experts sound alarms as costs escalate and funding dwindles
A pot of money for helping run elections is running dry, worrying local election officials. Many states are also banning the type of private funding provided by Zuckerberg, which is also worrying local election officials. Much of this funding was used in 2020 to deal with the pandemic. Democrats want more funding included in any election bill -- including the bipartisan ECA push -- but Republicans are balking.washingtonpost.com
Chan, Zuckerberg fighting Native American vaccine hesitancy
Dakota and Navajo actor Dallas Goldtooth joins other influencers — people who have earned the community’s trust — in a two-phase public outreach effort by nonprofit organizations IllumiNative, the Urban Indian Health Institute, and 13 Native groups in states including Alaska, Minnesota, and California.
Haugen urges lawmakers to avert impasse on social media laws
Ex-Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen implored lawmakers to avert the usual congressional stalemates as they weigh proposals to curb abuses on social media platforms by limiting the companies’ free-speech protections against legal liability.
The AP Interview: Facebook whistleblower fears the metaverse
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is warning that the virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant’s growth strategy will be addictive and rob people of personal information while giving the company another monopoly online.
EXPLAINER: Could Facebook sue whistleblower Frances Haugen?
Facebook has recently taken a harsher tone toward whistleblower Frances Haugen, suggesting that the social network could be considering legal retaliation after Haugen went public with internal research that she copied before leaving her job earlier this year.
Ex-Facebook manager criticizes company, urges more oversight
While accusing the giant social network of pursuing profits over safety, a former Facebook data scientist told Congress she believes stricter government oversight could alleviate the dangers the company poses, from harming children to inciting political violence to fueling misinformation.
What exactly was Mark Zuckerberg riding in that viral Fourth of July video?
If you’ve been scrolling around on social media this month, then you may have noticed that over the Fourth of July weekend, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg was riding on some sort of wakeboard on a lake with an American flag in tow.