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Corin Faife / The Markup:
Study of 58 Facebook users' feeds in Georgia found partisan content elbowed out traditional news sites after Facebook reversed its political ad ban   —  Ahead of crucial senate runoffs, Facebook reversed its political ad ban, and the impact was visible on users' feeds
Jan 5, 2021, 9:00 AM - In context

Adrianne Jeffries / The Markup:
Google says it will end preferential search rankings for AMP pages in the spring, but remains “fully committed” to the technology   —  Targeting Trump Fans, QAnon Ad Slips Through Facebook's Filters  —  How Private Is My Pay App?
Nov 19, 2020, 1:20 PM - In context

Jeremy B. Merrill / The Markup:
Facebook's opaque ad system charged Trump and Biden different prices for ads, even when they targeted the same demographic, a practice that's illegal for US TV   —  In swing states, Biden paid average ad rates of $34 compared with Trump's average of $17 in July and August
Oct 29, 2020, 3:15 PM - In context

The Markup announces The Citizen Browser Project, an initiative with The NYT to analyze how the algorithms of Facebook and YouTube serve content to users   —  The Markup, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates how the world's most powerful institutions use technology to reshape society …
Oct 18, 2020, 1:40 PM - In context

Julia Angwin / The Markup:
Facebook has quietly removed “multicultural affinity” ad targeting option that allowed targeting by race, after years of charges of illegal discrimination   —  Earlier this month, Facebook quietly removed the ability of advertisers to target users by race.
Aug 29, 2020, 11:33 AM - In context

Google's Keywords Planner, which proposes search terms to associate with ads, gave pornographic suggestions for “Black girls,” “Latina girls,” and “Asian girls”   —  Searching Google's ad buying portal for “Black girls” returned hundreds of terms leading to “adult content”
Jul 23, 2020, 1:15 PM - In context

Swinging the Vote?   —  Google's black box algorithm controls which political emails land in your main inbox.  For 2020 presidential candidates, the differences are stark.  —  Pete Buttigieg is leading at 63 percent.  Andrew Yang came in second at 46 percent.  And Elizabeth Warren looks like she's in trouble with 0 percent.
Feb 26, 2020, 8:30 AM - In context

The Markup says it will begin publishing on February 25 and announces its board of directors   —  The Markup, a nonpartisan and nonprofit newsroom investigating how powerful institutions are using technology in ways that impact society, today announced its Board of Directors ahead of its February 25th launch.
Feb 19, 2020, 11:00 AM - In context

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