Accountable Tech believes that tech companies have a responsibility to strengthen the integrity of their platforms and our democracy.

50+ Messages / Page 1

Jesse, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 23, 2021 at 5:14 PM

small business vs. Big Tech

Accountable Tech We just wanted to make sure you saw our campaign that launched yesterday, Main Street Against Big Tech. Hi there -- We just wanted to make sure you saw our campaign that launched yesterday, Main Street Against Big Tech. Over the past few months, we’ve been working tire…
Aaron Seyedian · [email protected]
October 22, 2021 at 12:59 PM

Main Street Against Big Tech

Accountable Tech My name is Aaron Seyedian. I’m a small business owner in Takoma Park, Maryland. I launched my company, Well-Paid Maids, to provide a service to our customers while also providing our employees with the compensation, security, and dignity they deserve in an otherwise oftentimes low…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 20, 2021 at 3:02 PM

rein in big tech, protect consumers

Accountable Tech For years, Big Tech monopolies have been abusing their power by blatantly self-dealing and rigging marketplaces in their favor. Hey there -- For years, Big Tech monopolies have been abusing their power by blatantly self-dealing and rigging marketplaces in their favor.…
Jesse, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 15, 2021 at 4:35 PM

what Facebook’s Comms Director said to us

Accountable Tech Last week, as Frances Haugen testified in front of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, we were doing our best to keep up with all the incredible internal research she was presenting from Facebook. Hey there -- Last week, as Frances Haugen testified…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 12, 2021 at 1:24 PM

confirm Kanter

Accountable Tech This past summer, President Biden nominated Jonathan Kanter to lead the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s Antitrust Division. This division of the DOJ seeks to promote economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on anti-monopoly or antitrust laws and principles. …
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 6, 2021 at 8:04 PM

2 moments from yesterday’s hearing

Accountable Tech Yesterday, a former Facebook employee, Frances Haugen, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection on Facebook’s relentless pursuit of profits above all else—even if it means jeopardizing our kids’ safety and our democracy. Hey there -- Yesterday, a…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
September 30, 2021 at 3:46 PM

Mark doesn’t want you to see this ad

Accountable Tech Facebook’s Global Head of Safety, Antigone Davis, is testifying this morning before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection about why Facebook hid their internal research showing Instagram’s effects on young people’s mental health. Hey there -- Facebook…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
September 28, 2021 at 10:37 PM

Action alert! Rally on Capitol Hill

Accountable Tech We're hosting a rally on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Come join us! Hey there -- It’s been an exciting week.  Earlier this week, Facebook gave in to public pressure and announced they are pausing the development of Instagram of Kids. Today, NYU researcher Laura Edelson tes…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
September 27, 2021 at 11:14 PM

good news: Facebook listened to us!

Accountable Tech Ever since it was revealed last spring that Facebook was building a version of Instagram for kids, we’ve been fighting tooth and nail to put a stop to these plans. Hey there -- Ever since it was revealed last spring that Facebook was building a version of Instagram for …
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
September 22, 2021 at 5:03 PM

the Facebook logout

Accountable Tech Newly disclosed internal documents from Facebook confirm what we have known for a long time: Facebook doesn't care about its impact on our society so long as it makes profits. Hi there -- Newly disclosed internal documents from Facebook confirm what we have known for a…
Jesse Lehrich, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
September 21, 2021 at 2:59 PM

it’s time to rein in big tech

Accountable Tech For too long, Big Tech corporations have abused their power as gatekeepers of information, communications, and commerce. Hi there -- For too long, Big Tech corporations have abused their power as gatekeepers of information, communications, and commerce. We’ve all seen o…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
September 18, 2021 at 3:40 PM

A long week for Facebook

Accountable Tech This week The Wall Street Journal released an explosive series of articles detailing how little Facebook cares about its users. Hey there -- This week The Wall Street Journal released an explosive series of articles detailing how little Facebook cares about its users. F…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
September 15, 2021 at 8:17 PM

Facebook profits off teen trauma

Accountable Tech Explosive new reporting from The Wall Street Journal reveals that Facebook has been hiding internal research on Instagram’s negative effects on young people’s mental health. Trigger warning: This email discusses depression and suicide. Hey there -- Explosive new report…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
September 10, 2021 at 4:52 PM

disinformation is global

Accountable Tech We all know the saying: those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Hey there -- We all know the saying: those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.  During the 2016 presidential election, we witnessed Facebook continually deny a disin…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
September 2, 2021 at 4:56 PM

Read the room, Zuck

Accountable Tech Mark Zuckerberg recently went on CBS This Morning to make a very important announcement. Hey there -- In case you missed it, Mark Zuckerberg recently went on CBS This Morning to make a very important announcement. No, it wasn’t a plan to combat hate speech or misinform…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
August 28, 2021 at 1:05 PM

ready to take on Big Tech?

Accountable Tech If you’re ready to take on Big Tech, sign up now for our “Inside Scoop” emails. Hey there -- This is just a quick email to say thank you. We’re so grateful for each of our supporters like you who have stepped up to join us in the fight to hold Big Tech companies accou…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
August 25, 2021 at 5:35 PM

FTC vs. FB

Accountable Tech 80-page legal documents usually don’t make good fodder for an email. But the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) updated complaint against Facebook last week was so good that we wanted to share with you some of the highlights. Hey there -- 80-page legal documents usually …
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
August 18, 2021 at 3:21 PM

A ban ought to be a ban

Accountable Tech Donald Trump may be banned from Facebook, but his ads are not. Hey there -- Donald Trump may be banned from Facebook, but his ads are not.  Despite being suspended from Facebook in January after inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Trump is back on the platfo…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
August 13, 2021 at 4:03 PM

Facebook IS killing us

Accountable Tech What do the surge in the Delta variant of COVID-19 and increased frequency of climate change catastrophes have in common? Facebook. Let me explain. Hey there -- What do the surge in the Delta variant of COVID-19 and increased frequency of climate change catastrophes …
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
August 11, 2021 at 2:12 PM

Facebook’s long week

Accountable Tech It has been a long week for Facebook since banning academic researchers last Tuesday. Here’s the full story of what’s happened. Hey there -- It has been a long week for Facebook since banning academic researchers last Tuesday. Here’s the full story of what’s happened a…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
August 5, 2021 at 3:28 PM

what’s Facebook hiding now?

Accountable Tech The most recent instances of Facebook hiding the truth are perhaps the most alarming yet. Hey there -- Facebook is hiding something. We’ve seen this time and time again. But these recent instances of Facebook hiding the truth are perhaps the most alarming yet: Faceboo…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
July 31, 2021 at 5:18 PM

Facebook’s massive quarterly earnings

Accountable Tech They have the money and lobbyists, but we know we have the grassroots support from folks like you. Please, chip in now to support our fight: Hi -- Earlier this week, Facebook announced massive record earnings: $29.07 BILLION this past quarter. 99% of Facebook’s revenu…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
July 27, 2021 at 1:46 PM

holding Zuck accountable

Accountable Tech Today’s hearing is so important because the House Select Committee MUST use their investigatory powers to examine what transpired on Facebook before the insurrection, including behind the scenes at Facebook HQ, to determine who knew what and when. Only then can the responsible ent…
Accountable Tech · [email protected]
July 21, 2021 at 11:11 AM

it’s time to update and strengthen our antitrust laws

Accountable Tech If holding Big Tech accountable sounds like a good idea to you, add your name now to tell Congress to update and strengthen our antitrust laws. ‌ ‌ President Biden: “Capitalism without competition isn’t capitalism. It’s exploitation.” Add your name now to tell Congr…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 5:21 PM

what is Facebook hiding?

Accountable Tech Mark Zuckerberg confirmed to Members of Congress in May that Facebook conducted internal research on the impacts of social media on children -- that he won’t release -- meanwhile he continues to dispute published studies demonstrating the links between social media and depression.…
Jesse, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
July 6, 2021 at 6:36 PM

a ban should be a ban -- keep Trump’s ads off Facebook!

Accountable Tech Six months ago, we all watched in horror as rioters perpetrated the most serious attack on the U.S. Capitol building since 1814. ‌ ‌ Six months ago, we all watched in horror as rioters perpetrated the most serious attack on the U.S. Capitol building since 1814. Donald…
Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 4:03 PM

make sure Mark Zuckerberg hears us loud and clear: We don’t need Instagram for kids!

Accountable Tech Have you heard about Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to create a version of Instagram for kids 13 and under? ‌ ‌ Have you heard about Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to create a version of Instagram for kids 13 and under? We’ve seen the damage Facebook and social media can wreck on adul…
Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 23, 2021 at 2:45 PM

SPEAK OUT: it’s past time to hold Big Tech accountable (beginning today)

Accountable Tech For too long, monopolies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon have abused their unchecked power and exploited outdated antitrust laws to buy up or kill competition and manipulate public discourse to the detriment of our democracy. But these bills could be a gamechanger. ‌ …
Accountable Tech Update · [email protected]
June 17, 2021 at 2:42 PM

ICYMI: we have a message for Facebook, and we brought it to their headquarters

Accountable Tech Yeah, that’s a plane flying a banner over the Facebook Silicon Valley headquarters demanding that they Keep Trump Off Facebook. ‌ ‌ We have a very simple demand of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook HQ, friends, and we made sure they couldn’t miss it: Yeah, that’s a plane …
Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 13, 2021 at 1:38 PM

Tell Mark Zuckerberg: Make Donald Trump’s ban permanent

Accountable Tech How can anyone say he won’t pick up right where he left off if he’s allowed back on Facebook? ‌ ‌ Two years just isn’t long enough. Add your name now to demand Facebook PERMANENTLY ban Donald Trump from the platform. Facebook announced last week that they will lik…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 4, 2021 at 6:53 PM

two years for an insurrection

Accountable Tech By choosing to reinstate Trump, Facebook is putting profits ahead of our democracy. Facebook cannot reinstate his account in two years. They must ban Trump forever. ‌ ‌ Friends, we just heard the news that Facebook will likely reinstate Trump back onto their platform af…
Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 4, 2021 at 1:16 PM

share our message to Mark Zuckerberg: Keep Trump off Facebook

Accountable Tech Check out our full-page ad in The New York Times today that demands Facebook keep Donald Trump off the platform permanently: ‌ ‌ It’s been nearly 5 months since Donald Trump provoked a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building. In the wake of the catastrophic at…
The Accountable Tech Team · [email protected]
June 3, 2021 at 9:05 PM

answers to your questions about surveillance advertising:

Accountable Tech Thank you so much for all of the questions you submitted about surveillance advertising and our campaign to ban it -- we wanted to make sure you could look over some of the most Frequently Asked Questions, and the answers ‌ ‌ Hey friends, Thank you so much for all of t…
The Accountable Tech Team · [email protected]
June 1, 2021 at 10:42 PM

what exactly is surveillance advertising?

Accountable Tech We want to make sure you know all there is to know about surveillance advertising -- and we want to answer any questions you might have. Respond to this email with your questions, and we’ll get back to you soon. ‌ ‌ We can’t rely on Big Tech to regulate themselves, frie…
Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 20, 2021 at 7:59 PM

how does Big Tech target their surveillance ads? Find out for yourself

Accountable Tech Check out this new tool to see just how toxic and invasive surveillance advertising is. YOU can jump into the driver’s seat by creating a hyper-targeted ad right now. ‌ ‌ Have you ever seen an ad online that’s weirdly personal for something you just talked about or sear…
Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 14, 2021 at 7:02 PM

[TAKE ACTION NOW] Make sure Mark Zuckerberg’s birthday wish to create Instagram for kids doesn’t become a reality

Accountable Tech It’s Mark Zuckerberg’s birthday, but if enough of us come together, we can make sure he doesn’t get what he wishes for when he blows out his candles. Add your name to our petition now to demand Facebook abandon its plans to develop Instagram for kids. ‌ ‌ It’s Mark Z…
Accountable Tech Update · [email protected]
May 10, 2021 at 8:01 PM

an update on the momentum to Ban Surveillance Advertising:

Accountable Tech With your help, we’re on our way to banning surveillance advertising. ‌ ‌ A month ago when we launched this campaign to Ban Surveillance Advertising, we knew it would be an uphill battle. Holding Big Tech accountable for their debilitating stranglehold on the informatio…
Breaking News from Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 5, 2021 at 9:25 PM

Did you see? Facebook’s self-created, quasi-judicial, corporate PR tool of an Oversight Board upheld their own decision

Accountable Tech There is nothing ‘independent’ about the Facebook Oversight Board. It’s one company failing to address the extremism, disinformation, discrimination, and hate on their own platform and stave off actual regulation. ‌ ‌ This morning, Facebook’s self-appointed ‘Oversig…
Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 3, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Facebook’s record earnings from extremism, hate, and disinformation

Accountable Tech Facebook’s business model incentivizes radicalization, enflaming hate and disinformation to bolster their bottom line -- and if their quarterly earnings are any indication, it’s working for them. ‌ ‌ Last week, Facebook announced its first quarter earnings -- and the nu…
Jesse, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 26, 2021 at 9:24 PM

you can stop Facebook from tracking you NOW

Accountable Tech When you open up apps like Facebook this week, just click “Ask App not to Track” on your iPhone. ‌ ‌ Apple’s latest software update is here. And with this update, you can opt-out of cross-app tracking from Facebook on your iPhone and put a stop to Big tech’s ability to …
Accountable Tech Update · [email protected]
April 25, 2021 at 8:19 PM

we’re launching Facebook ads on how to opt out of Facebook’s cross-app tracking

Accountable Tech Together, let’s cut down on the mass-monetization of our personal information and continue the fight to ban surveillance advertising. ‌ ‌ Any day now, a new iPhone update will allow users to opt out of cross-app tracking from apps like Facebook. This invasive cross-app …
Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 20, 2021 at 1:54 PM

Your iPhone can stop Facebook from tracking you across the internet

Accountable Tech ‌ ‌ Did you know that the Facebook app on your phone can track what you do in other apps? This cross-app tracking is a dangerous invasion of privacy that allows Facebook and other apps to collect personal information about you to hyper-target your ads and content to k…
Jesse Lehrich, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 14, 2021 at 8:23 PM

[Surveillance Advertising] 98% of Facebook’s revenue

Accountable Tech The real costs of surveillance advertising are incalculable, as we saw on January 6. ‌ ‌ Just over three months ago, the scenes from the U.S. Capitol insurrection were surreal. It looked familiar, only out of place -- like a far-right Facebook group superimposed on a C…
Jesse Lehrich, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 9:50 PM

Add Your Name: End Surveillance Advertising

Accountable Tech ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Hold Big Tech Accountable · [email protected]
March 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM

What do Facebook and the tobacco industry have in common?

Accountable Tech Surveillance advertising creates a vicious cycle of misinformation. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ …
Accountable Tech HQ · [email protected]
March 22, 2021 at 10:30 PM

Our new campaign: Ending surveillance advertising

Accountable Tech It’s a toxic cycle that’s damaging our democracy. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 11, 2021 at 10:50 PM

Op-Ed: “COVID Vax Misinformation May Be Our Worst Enemy”

Accountable Tech “Localities exposed to content downplaying the pandemic saw more cases and deaths because residents ignored public health precautions.” ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Accountable Tech Research · [email protected]
February 25, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Feel like someone’s watching you? 👀

Accountable Tech Take our online advertising survey to share your experience. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Accountable Tech Research Team · [email protected]
February 16, 2021 at 3:00 PM

POLL: Americans don’t trust big tech

Accountable Tech Add your name to demand reform. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Accountable Tech Team · [email protected]
February 11, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Tell Facebook: Deplatform Marjorie Taylor Greene! (PETITION)

Accountable Tech Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene represents a genuine threat to her colleagues and other Americans. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…