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Oct 04 2021
Facebook whistleblower revealed on '60 Minutes,' says the company prioritized profit over public good
New York (CNN Business)The identity of the Facebook whistleblower who released tens of thousands of pages of internal research and documents — leading to a firestorm for the social media company in recent weeks — was revealed on "60 Minutes" Sunday night as Frances Haugen.
The 37-year-old former Facebook product manager who worked on civic integrity issues at the company says theCNN Business
Jun 09 2023
The full federal indictment against former President Donald Trump was released Friday, offering a look into the findings of a yearlong investigation by the Department of Justice.
Details: Trump faces 37 federal charges, and Walt Nauta, Trump’s former personal aide, faces six charges. Trump’s charges include 31 counts of “Willful Retention of National Defense Information,” with theThe Hill National Review (News) New York Times (News)
Jan 10 2022
A National Labor Relations Board ruling sheds light on a highly secret anti-union campaign at Google, that a top executive explicitly described as an initiative to “convince [employees] that unions suck."
The campaign was called Project Vivian, and ran at Google between late 2018 and early 2020 to combat employee activism and union organizing efforts at the company, according to courtVice
Oct 13 2022
An unidentified Mar-a-Lago employee cooperating with the ongoing Department of Justice probe former President Donald Trump's handling of classified documents told investigators that Trump directed him to move boxes containing the documents. This claim from the anonymous worker, plus security footage featuring a Trump aidemoving boxes on the property, were part of the DOJ’s justification forCNN (Online News) Reuters New York Post (News)
Mar 02 2022
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, one of the most intriguing questions related to China is whether Beijing had been informed of the plan when China and Russia issued their Joint Statement on February 4. Given the strong language about mutual support in that document, if China did indeed know, it would mean it had played the role of an accomplice. The question is importantStimson Center
Mar 24 2022
As Pew Research Center surveys have documented, the United States’ global reputation has shifted dramatically over the past two decades, often improving or declining depending on who is in the White House and the foreign policies they pursue. At the same time, many other factors have continued to shape how people see the U.S., including its vast cultural reach, its economic model and itsPew Research Center
Apr 04 2022
Leaked: New Amazon Worker Chat App Would Ban Words Like “Union,” “Restrooms,” “Pay Raise,” and “Plantation”
AMAZON WILL BLOCK and flag employee posts on a planned internal messaging app that contain keywords pertaining to labor unions, according to internal company documents reviewed by The Intercept. An automatic word monitor would also block a variety of terms that could represent potential critiques of Amazon’s working conditions, like “slave labor,” “prison,” and “plantation,” as well as “The Intercept
Nov 07 2022
This piece was originally published on Divided We Fall, which AllSides rates as mixed. It was written by Laurie Pohutsy, Democratic Michigan State Representative, and Alex Hays, Republican Political Consultant.Can Republicans Win Independent Voters, or Have Democrats Earned Their Support? Democrats’ Efforts to Deliver for Independents Will Pay Off in November
By Laurie Pohutsky –Divided We Fall (author)
Apr 24 2022
Charges have been dropped against Memphis BLM founder Pamela Moses who had been sentenced in January to over six years in prison for illegally registering to vote back in 2019.
Moses had been placed on probation for seven years in 2015 after she pled guilty to tampering with evidence and forgery, both felonies, and to misdemeanor counts of perjury, stalking, theft under $500, and escapeThe Post Millennial
Jan 23 2023
Jeff Zients, who ran President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 response effort and served in several high-ranking roles in the Obama administration, is expected to replace Ron Klain as the next White House chief of staff, according to multiple reports.
The Details: Zients served as Biden's COVID-19 response coordinator from early 2021 until April 2022. He also served as co-chair on Biden'sMarketWatch Fox News (Online News) CNN (Online News)