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What the EPA Has in Common With Pornographers

What the EPA Has in Common With Pornographers

It’s been a few weeks since our last edition of Hellfeed, and in the meantime, things on the feed have gotten somewhat closer to baseline dispiriting: While the U.S. president’s efforts to overturn the election results have degenerated from coup attempt to dangerous levels of cringe, social media firms are…

U.S. Democrats Say Facebook Algorithms Cradle Violent Extremists

U.S. Democrats Say Facebook Algorithms Cradle Violent Extremists

A pair of U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday introduced the latest bill proposing to amend Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act on the grounds that algorithms used by social media platforms — namely, Facebook — have facilitated extremist violence across the country resulting in U.S. citizens being deprived…