Research Says Facebook’s Ad Algorithm Perpetuates Gender Bias
NEW RESEARCH FROM a team at the University of Southern California provides further evidence that Facebook’s advertising system is discriminatory, showing that the algorithm used to target ads reproduced real-world gender disparities when showing job listings, even among equally qualified candidates.
How the Mercers Funded Election Unrest
The billionaire Republican megadonors have funded numerous organizations now peddling baseless claims about the election.
Capitol Storming Was Openly Planned but Ignored by Law Enforcement
Despite billions spent on intelligence and surveillance, U.S. law enforcement permitted an armed Trumpist mob to sack the Capitol.
World Faces Covid-19 “Vaccine Apartheid”
Even countries that hosted vaccine trials — like Argentina, South Africa, Brazil, and Turkey — will not receive adequate supplies.
Biden Defense Secretary Nominee Lloyd Austin Comes Under Fire for Industry Connections
retired four-star Gen. Lloyd Austin III, once the top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East and now a member of the board of directors at Raytheon.
Georgia Senator Dismisses Climate Change While Enjoying Protected Beachfront Mansion
Facing runoff, Sen. David Perdue says climate change is a hoax, but his beach community is sure worried about rising sea levels.
Biden EPA Transition Team Member Helped DuPont Dodge Regulations
Michael McCabe, a former EPA official and aide to Joe Biden, led DuPont’s defense of the toxic PFAS chemical PFOA.
The Dark Money-Funded Women’s Group Backing Amy Coney Barrett
The Independent Women’s Forum and its sister group have received millions from dark-money groups advancing conservative control of the courts.
Trump Appointee To VOA Reporters: Criticizing Trump Is A Conflict Of Interest
The policy sparked immediate concern that such a broad definition of “conflict of interest” could be used to target Voice of America journalists.
Sen. Steve Daines Deceives Montana on Climate Record
As the climate crisis transforms Montana, the incumbent Republican senator is greenwashing his record.
Portland’s Progressive Prosecutor Takes On The Cops
Portland’s new district attorney said he wouldn’t prosecute most protesters. Police kept arresting them anyway.
Firefighters’ Union, A Key Biden Ally, Confronts Barr Investigation And Trump’s Pardon Power
IAFF’s president and his second-in-command are caught in a high-stakes brawl ahead of union elections and the race for the White House.
Oregon Police Inundated By False Reports Of Antifa Arson
False claims that antifascists are starting forest fires have been spread by supporters of President Donald Trump.
A Slate Of Insurgents Is Taking On The “Delaware Way”
Delaware has evaded the national spotlight, but local progressives are vying to unseat Sen. Chris Coons and others down the ballot.
Nurse At ICE Detention Center Turns Covid-19 Whistleblower
Irwin Detention Center, run by LaSalle Corrections, has refused to test detainees and underreported Covid-19 cases, the nurse says.
BlueLeaks Reveals What TikTok Shares with U.S. Authorities
A glimpse at what the social media platform does in the U.S. underscores that data privacy issues extend beyond China.
New Facebook Tool Allows Employers To Suppress “Unionize” In Workplace Chat
Facebook Workplace is used by employers as large as Walmart. The new tool would allow “content control” to prevent certain topics from trending internally.
Before Portland, Trump's Shock Troops Targeted Border Activists
The purported threat of antifa was long used to justify militarized targeting of immigration activists. Now it’s being used against protesters in Portland.
The Air Force Spy Plane Over Portland
An Air Force surveillance plane designed to carry state-of-the-art sensors typically reserved for war zones has been circling above Portland.