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Chamber of Commerce threatens to sue FTC – Politico

| January 26, 2022

With help from Leah Nylen and Brendan Bordelon Editors Note:Morning Tech is a free version of POLITICO Pro Technology's morning newsletter, which is delivered to our subscribers each morning at 6 a.m. The POLITICO Pro platform combines the news you need with tools you can use to take action on the days biggest stories.Act on the news with POLITICO Pro. First in MT: The Chamber of Commerce is planning to sue the FTC if the agency rejects the chambers public records appeal.

ADL and other Jewish groups complain to Israeli PM that settler violence is undermining Israel’s image in U.S. – Mondoweiss

| January 26, 2022

The spate of violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, culminating last week in killings of older men that drew the attention of MSNBC and the New York Times, a settler attack on activists planting saplings, and the nighttime eviction of Palestinians from a Jerusalem home Israel then demolished, is clearly undermining U.S. public support for Israel, including among Jews

‘Never Seen a Moment Like This’: ADL Chief On Report That Over 100 Candidates for Office in 2022 Have ‘Explicit Ties’ to Extremism – Mediaite

| January 26, 2022

Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, joined CNNs Newsroom on Tuesday to discuss a new report published by the ADLs Center on Extremism detailing 2022 midterm candidates with ties to extremist groups in the United States. Anchor Jim Sciutto began the interview by asking Greenblatt about some recent flyers blaming Jewish people for the Covid agenda and just how worrying that kind of rhetoric is these days.

FBI, Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso Come Together to Urge Public to Report Threats, Suspicious Activity – Federal Bureau of Investigation

| January 24, 2022

The FBI has reaffirmed its commitment to protect the Jewish community in El Paso and West Texas from any potential threats after the Texas synagogue attack. Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey R.

Uptown synagogues and other Jewish institutions on guard against potential attacks – Uptown Messenger

| January 24, 2022

Google Maps Touro Synagogue The attack Saturday (Jan. 15) on a synagogue near Fort Worth, Texas, where four people were taken hostage, reverberated across the American Jewish community and heightened concerns about safety and security. Those concerns are particularly acute in Uptown New Orleans, the home not only of two synagogues, Temple Sinai and Touro Synagogue, but also of Tulane Universitys Hillel and Chabad houses and the Jewish Community Center

Booker Announces Introduction of Bill to Ban Surveillance Advertising – Senator Cory Booker

| January 24, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Senator CoryBooker(D-NJ) announced the introduction of theBanning Surveillance Advertising Act,legislation that prohibits advertising networks and facilitators from using personal data to target advertisements, with the exception of broad location targeting to a recognized place, such as a municipality

How to combat the recent rise in antisemitic incidents in Austin – KUT

| November 30, 2021

Several antisemitic and racist incidents have taken place in Austin over the last month. Hateful stickers have been placed in local parks, antisemitic banners were strung over a highway overpass, individuals have been doxxed online by a white supremacist group, and a fire was set to an Austin synagogue.

Five Things Facebook Has to Worry About After Whistleblower Disclosures – VOA News

| October 27, 2021

WASHINGTON The past several weeks have been difficult for the social media behemoth Facebook, with a series of whistleblower revelations demonstrating that the company knew its signature platform was exacerbating all manner of social ills around the globe, from human trafficking to sectarian violence. The tide shows no sign of receding.

They Joined an Anti-Government Militia With Their Government Emails – Rolling Stone

| October 27, 2021

What kind of person signs up for an antigovernment militia with a government-issued email address?

Solving the problem of racially discriminatory advertising on Facebook – Brookings Institution

| October 24, 2021

While Facebook profiles may not explicitly state users race or ethnicity, my research demonstrates that Facebooks current advertising algorithms can discriminate by these factors. Based on research conducted in 2020 and 2021, I used Facebooks advertising tools to test how advertisers can use their targeting options like multicultural affinity groups, Lookalike Audiences, and Special Ad Audiences to ensure their ads are reaching white, African American, Asian, or Hispanic users. What I found is that discrimination by race and ethnicity on Facebooks platforms is a significant threat to the public interest for two reasons.


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