Would-be Internet weatherman star sets a wildfire to increase his viewership | Ars Technica


To increase traffic to his Facebook page, Johnny Mullins took matters into his own hands.

Source: Would-be Internet weatherman star sets a wildfire to increase his viewership | Ars Technica

How Big Pharma’s Shadow Regulation Censors the Internet


Americans pay by far the highest prices in the world for most prescription drugs, and of course big pharma would like to keep it that way.

Source: How Big Pharma’s Shadow Regulation Censors the Internet

Facebook Is Collaborating With the Israeli Government to Determine What Should Be Censored


Those who want Silicon Valley tech giants to be arbiters of political speech are playing with fire.

Source: Facebook Is Collaborating With the Israeli Government to Determine What Should Be Censored

Pam Geller Sues The US Gov’t Because Facebook Blocked Her Page; Says CDA 230 Violates First Amendment | Techdirt


She’s suing the US government because Facebook relies on Section 230 of the CDA in taking down some of her pages, and she claims, ridiculously, that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment. The lawsuit is wrong on so many levels it’s not even funny.

Source: Pam Geller Sues The US Gov’t Because Facebook Blocked Her Page; Says CDA 230 Violates First Amendment | Techdirt

Families: Hamas on Facebook, so firm must pay $1B after terror deaths | Ars Technica

On Sunday, the families of several terrorist victims sued Facebook under an American anti-terrorism law. The victims died in multiple terrorist attacks in Israel in 2015 and 2016, and the families are seeking at least $1 billion in damages.
The plaintiffs allege that the social networking giant is liable as it provides “material support” to Hamas—which the United States government considers a terrorist group—by allowing its leaders and followers to openly use the service.

Source: Families: Hamas on Facebook, so firm must pay $1B after terror deaths | Ars Technica

In “an unusual move,” US government asks to join key EU Facebook privacy case | Ars Technica


Decision likely underlines pivotal importance of the case for transatlantic data flows.

Source: In “an unusual move,” US government asks to join key EU Facebook privacy case | Ars Technica

Dad of student slain in Paris terror massacre sues Google, Twitter, Facebook for their ‘material support’ of ISIS • The Register

No tweets, no YouTube, no likes, no killings, court told

Source: Dad of student slain in Paris terror massacre sues Google, Twitter, Facebook for their ‘material support’ of ISIS • The Register

1-star Yelp review says “Gordy” the pet fish was overfed, attracts $1M lawsuit | Ars Technica


Company’s terms of service require customers “not to make negative comments.”

Source: 1-star Yelp review says “Gordy” the pet fish was overfed, attracts $1M lawsuit | Ars Technica

Apartment complex demands tenants give Facebook “like” within 5 days | Ars Technica


Tenants are disliking the “Facebook addendum” posted on their doors last week.

Source: Apartment complex demands tenants give Facebook “like” within 5 days | Ars Technica