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CDT Report Sheds Light on Social Media “Shadowbanning”

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2022 — Today, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) released a research paper examining opaque content moderation practices on social media, colloquially known as “shadowbanning.” The report, Shedding Light on Shadowbanning, finds that nearly one in 10 U.S. social media users believes they have been shadowbanned (i.e., had their content hidden or reduced […]

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FCC Finally Fines Carriers for Illegally Sharing Customers’ Location Data

Feb. 28, 2020 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to collectively fine four U.S. mobile carriers around $200 million for selling, sharing, and making available to third parties precise, real-time GPS data about their customers’ location. Despite clear evidence of ongoing commercialized privacy invasions and real risks to individual safety, the FCC has […]

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Coalition Condemns DHS Proposal to Demand Social Media Passwords to Enter the U.S.

Feb. 21, 2017 – In a statement released today, a broad coalition rejected the idea proposed by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly that DHS could begin requiring visa applicants from certain countries to provide social media account passwords as a condition of entering the U.S. The coalition, organized by the Center for […]