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The social media giant had a rough time 2018 and we couldn’t be happier
It’s Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we’re revisiting our interview with Charlotte Shane about the bizarre framing of the incel phenomenon. Also, tech companies are compiling data on kids from before they’re born.
Short answer: No. Shorter answer: a GIF of Danny DeVito shaking his head “no.”
A Democratic win in Orange County, Facebook breaks ties with a conservative consulting group, and the ACLU reveals new elements of the torture program.
A huge story at the Times on the depths to which Facebook sank, and Trump calls to mobilize the opposition to antifa. photo by VOA News courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The latest Facebook revelations make a sequel to the 2010 Facebook movie seem like something that has to happen.
Facebook uses the Weekly Standard as a fact checker, ring-wing media’s despicable attacks on Julia Salazar, and the Republican campaign to attack Medicare for All. Elizabeth Warren photo by…
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are almost certainly getting more out of you than you’re getting out of them.
Joe discusses Alex Jones’ verbal tet-a-tet with Senator Marco Rubio and his confrontational trip to Captiol Hill.
John Knefel recaps how Facebook and the FBI have used concerns about Russian influence as a means to infiltrate and shut down legitimate left-wing organizations and how he believes people should take on these threats.
In Part II, Jose Roldan discusses his group’s relationship with MoviePass, new movie subscription services, and MoviePass has changed his (& his group members’) movie-going experiences.
Jose Roldan joins the show to discuss the many changes going on with MoviePass and the creation and growth of his Facebook group MoviePass Chatter.
Paris Martineau joins the show to discuss the timeline of Alex Jones’ bans from Facebook and YouTube, why tech companies didn’t do it sooner, and the reasons why Jones was the perfect far right pariah.
J McVay joins the show to discuss censoring Alex Jones and how the rules of internet free speech are still being written.
It’s America’s birthday and we’re spending the hour talking about kids and internet privacy.    photo by EFF via Wikimedia Commons
Monica Anderson joins the show to discuss Pew’s recent survey of teenagers’ technology and social media habits.
A coalition of consumer protection and left-wing groups are urging the Federal Trade Commission to break up Facebook.
Zuckerberg testifies before the Senate, goodbye Paul Ryan, and Trump thinks he can fire Mueller. Mark Zuckerberg photo by Presidência do México via Wikimedia Commons
Matt Ruby and Rex Sorgatz discuss MISINFO in recent events and culture. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Unsane.’ Molly Knefel on adult reactions to Parkland teens.
After Facebook’s data breaches were made public, I started deleting my social media history—but it wasn’t easy.
Matt Ruby and Charles Gould on changes to Facebook. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Strong Island.’ Molly Knefel on how Oprah won’t save us in 2020. Sneak preview of The Royal They’s BTR Live Studio session.
Changes to Facebook shows the social media network doesn’t understand people

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