It was later revealed that the team artificially injected stories that were not trending into the Trending News feed, and routinely suppressed topics that were of interest to conservatives. In response, Republican Senator John Thune, Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, sent a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding answers. Eager to avoid further congressional action, Facebook launched an internal investigation, which found themselves not guilty. However, in their report they did acknowledge that the “unintentional biases” of its overwhelmingly progressive workforce might have led to b
HLN quietly confirmed Dr. Drew Pinsky's show will end next month, though he will remain a contributor for CNN Worldwide. “Dr. Drew and his team have delivered more than five years of creative shows, and I want to thank them for their hard work and distinctive programming,” CNN EVP Ken Jautz said in a statement confirming Pinsky’s last telecast will be September 22.
Other leaks could come from the additional 14,900 emails in the possession of the FBI. On Tuesday, Wikileaks tweeted that it would be releasing some of this “bombshell” information. Assange appears to be concerned over his safety given the importance of the information in Wikileaks’ possession. He has mentioned in previous interviews about how Hillary is kept constantly updated about his activities. Earlier this week, UK police took two hours to respond to an intruder at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Assange is exiled despite there being a police station just two minutes walk away fr
Facebook is being accused of backtracking on its pledge not to use the data of the one billion users of the WhatsApp messaging app it acquired two years ago. Facebook has a long history of changing its policies in a way that puts the company’s needs ahead of its users’ and kicks the internet outrage engine into full gear. In November 2007 the social network launched Beacon, a way to capture information about what people did on third-party sites, publishing things like the games they were playing or their recent purchases on their newsfeeds. Howls of protest and a class action suit ensued;
Hillary Clinton's closest State Department aides were closely involved in projects with the Clinton Foundation, according to emails, despite ethics agreements intended to create a firewall between Clinton's office and her family's foundation. Emails released by Citizens United show Clinton aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills were in regular contact with foundation officials on topics including the programming at Clinton Global Initiative events. Phone logs from Cheryl Mills's office published this week showed Mills corresponded extensively with the Clinton Foundation's chief operating officer.
Since January, the city of Baltimore has been under surveillance from the sky, and the public was never told, according to new report. “The pilot program, funded by an anonymous donor, is cutting edge technology aimed at making Baltimore safer. My top priority, which I have continuously communicated to Commissioner Davis, has been to keep our city safe. His team sought opportunities to find new technology that works hand in hand with our robust Citiwatch program. This technology is about public safety. This isn’t surveilling or tracking anyone. It’s about catching those who choose to do harm
Recently released emails show that Jake Sullivan, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, researched a drug that is used to treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, among other disorders, while Clinton was secretary of state and told her about his findings. Sullivan emailed Clinton information on Provigil and told her about its use and history. Sullivan noted in an email that Provigil is used for narcolepsy and treating patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis who have excessive sleepiness. Sullivan’s email may add to speculation by some that Clinton has severe health problems as the p
The original website contained a section entitled "Can I keep my own doctor?", later revised to "How to keep your doctor." A version of the website as of last October can be seen here: Just before open enrollment began last year, however, this section was dropped. Now the same link takes users to a section entitled "How to pick a health insurance plan." (The internet address that contains the words "keep-your-doctor" redirects to an address ending with "plan-types.") Earlier this year, the White House also removed the "Reality Check" from its own website where "Linda Douglass of the White Hou