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Facebook Improves Transparency, But Groups Say More Work to Do

Facebook will allow a media watchdog to review its ad metrics in an effort to show accountability to its advertisers. Meanwhile, some conservative…

Lyft Stands up to Trump and the Refugee Ban, While Uber Stumbles

Protests sparked at airports across the country over the weekend, as thousands showed up to oppose President Trump's controversial travel ban. In the…

Scientists Seek a ‘Vaccine’ For Climate Denial

Can you inoculate someone against misinformation? A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge think they may have cracked the code.

Starbucks Faces Boycotts After Pledging to Hire 10,000 Refugees

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years, in the wake of President Donald Trump's so-called "Muslim ban." Of…

What We Lose if We Silence Science

Earlier this week, the Trump administration instructed employees at certain federal agencies to stop communicating with the public. It's not unusual for a…

Remake: Making Fast Fashion Uncool

By humanizing the women who make our clothes, Remake is looking to mobilize consumers to move beyond boycotts and vote with their wallets.

The Dangers Of A Fake News Economy

The recent presidential election cemented the rise of fake news. While votes can swing on emotional appeal and wishful thinking, industrial growth and…

Is Twitter’s ‘Progress’ on Trolling Too Late?

Twitter says it's making “progress” on halting online abuse and harassment via an expansion of the mute feature. But critics say this Hail…

Encouraging All to Vote, Patagonia Closes Its Doors for Election Day

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia will shut down its entire operations for today, Election Day, to encourage its employees and the general…

Airbnb Users Must Agree to Non-Discrimination Pledge This Week

After months of controversy surrounding allegations of racial discrimination by its hosts, Airbnb will require all users to agree to an anti-discrimination pledge…

CoverGirl’s New ‘Cover Boy’ Shows Fashion and Beauty Industries Are Turning a Corner

This month, CoverGirl hired its first male brand ambassador, 17-year-old James Charles. The high-school senior is just one of many who are challenging…

Social Media Firms Hand Reams of Data on Law-Abiding Citizens to Law Enforcement

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) slammed America's top three social networks for willingly providing law enforcement officials with special access…

Despite Boycott Threats, Ben & Jerry’s Voices Support for Black Lives Matter

Ben & Jerry’s latest cause is full alignment with the Black Lives Matter movement, notwithstanding the calls for a boycott due to what…

Twitter Chat Recap: #CitCaesars3p

To follow up our Twitter chat, Caesars Entertainment answers the audience questions we didn't have time for and shares more about its citizenship…

Social Media and Surveillance: The New Research Tools for Info-Hungry Landlords

Landlords who want to "get to know" their prospective tenants have new tools in their arsenal. It's tenant reporting services like we've never…