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Trump accuses social media companies of ‘terrible bias’ at White House summit decried by critics

President Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 2. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News) July 11 at 4:49 PM President Trump assailed Facebook, Google and Twitter on Thursday for exhibiting “terrible bias” and silencing his supporters at a White House “social media summit” that critics chastised for giving a prominent stage to […]

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White House campaign to collect data on social media bias raises free speech, privacy alarms, experts say

A new White House campaign to collect stories about alleged instances of political bias on social media has drawn wide-ranging objections from members of Congress, free-speech advocates and privacy hawks, some of whom question whether the Trump administration’s effort violates the constitution. Their concerns stem from a survey the White House tweeted to followers on […]

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Google’s Pichai Faces Privacy and Bias Questions in Congress

Supported by Google’s Pichai Faces Privacy and Bias Questions in Congress ImageSundar Pichai, an engineer who rose through Google’s ranks to become its leader three years ago, faced more than three hours of questions from the House Judiciary Committee.CreditCreditSarah Silbiger/The New York Times By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Cecilia Kang Dec. 11, 2018 WASHINGTON — Google’s […]

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There’s new evidence confirming bias of the “father of scientific racism”

Enlarge / The Morton skull collection at the University of Pennsylvania. Steve Minicola/University of Pennsylvania Newly discovered handwritten documentation sheds new light on an ongoing scientific controversy regarding a famous collection of nearly 1,000 skulls amassed by a 19th-century Philadelphia physician. Dubbed the “American Golgotha,” the collection is the work of Samuel Morton, who used […]

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Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results

Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results Image“We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda,” Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, wrote in an email on Friday.CreditCreditJeff Chiu/Associated Press By Kate Conger Sept. 21, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, said in an email to employees on […]

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Republicans Accuse Twitter of Bias Against Conservatives

Republicans Accuse Twitter of Bias Against Conservatives ImageJack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter.CreditCreditEric Thayer for The New York Times By Cecilia Kang and Sheera Frenkel Sept. 5, 2018 WASHINGTON — Republicans accused Twitter of being biased against conservatives on Wednesday, drawing rebukes from Democrats in a congressional hearing that illustrated how partisan lines are […]