Randall G. Holcombe
| Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 1:50 PM PST
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have de-platformed some (most notably, Donald Trump) and have been censoring the posts of others. Google has adjusted their “search algorithms” so that left-leaning results dominate sources from the political right. I’ve seen a lot of people who lean toward limited government support government intervention to...Read More »
| Sunday January 10, 2021 at 12:30 PM PST
Americans are completely correct in expressing utter disgust with the outrageous violent turn of the election protest at the Capitol on January 6th. People who smashed windows, pushed through barricades, injured others, and fought with police should be promptly prosecuted. In a system of ordered liberty, all forms of violent conduct are always dead...Read More »
William F. Shughart II
| Monday August 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM PDT
Wednesday, July 29, witnessed the virtual browbeating (via video conference) of the CEOs of four of America’s top companies, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, by members of the House Judiciary Committee, most of whom never have produced anything other than intrusive statutes and convoluted regulations from which Congress often exempts itself.
K. Lloyd Billingsley
| Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 3:31 PM PDT
Overshadowed by recent events, Twitter’s fact-check of President Trump’s tweet about mail-in ballots did not get the attention it deserved. The president’s posts were flagged as “potentially misleading,” which could be said about countless tweets on subjects ranging from politics to the COVID-19 crisis. For example, tweets about the federal Centers for Disease Control...Read More »
Randall G. Holcombe
| Monday July 15, 2019 at 12:57 PM PDT
If Facebook users were harmed by the unauthorized data sharing, why does the federal government get the money?
| Friday July 6, 2018 at 8:24 AM PDT
Apparently, Thomas Jefferson wrote something that Facebook finds offensive.
| Monday June 13, 2011 at 8:21 PM PDT
In a recent article, the Wall Street Journal quotes Mark Zuckerberg, the kid from Harvard who heads the CEO of a company-not-yet-public. (Goldman-Sachs VIP insiders only, please). What disturbed me about the article is not that another company is breaking into the so-called China market after the Google row over censorship. I’m more disturbed...Read More »