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Tesla workers claim anti-LGBT threats, taunts, and racial abuse in lawsuits

Tesla founder Elon Musk. The lawsuits are the latest discrimination claims to hit the electric car company. Photograph: Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images Tesla Tesla workers claim anti-LGBT threats, taunts, and racial abuse in lawsuits Exclusive: A factory worker says he was harassed for being gay. A father and son say they faced daily racial epithets. Each […]

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Black and Latino representation in Silicon Valley has declined, study shows

The study found also found that Asians were the least likely among all races to become managers and executives. Photograph: #WOCinTech Chat Silicon Valley Black and Latino representation in Silicon Valley has declined, study shows New study exposes persistent racial prejudice in tech, suggesting people of color are widely marginalized and denied career opportunities Black […]

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Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US?

A large memorial mural of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? The popular ‘Blacktivist’ account claimed to be a force for community organizing. Now it looks to have been part of Russia’s effort to influence politics When longtime […]

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Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US?

A large memorial mural of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? The popular ‘Blacktivist’ account claimed to be a force for community organizing. Now it looks to have been part of Russia’s effort to influence politics When longtime […]

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Mark Zuckerberg: I regret ridiculing fears over Facebook’s effect on election

Mark Zuckerberg said he should not have been ‘dismissive’ of concerns over the 2016 election. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg Mark Zuckerberg: I regret ridiculing fears over Facebook’s effect on election Facebook founder, who called it ‘crazy’ to suggest misinformation on site affected voters, describes change of heart as company provides ad content to […]

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Mark Zuckerberg: I regret ridiculing fears over Facebook’s effect on election

Mark Zuckerberg said he should not have been ‘dismissive’ of concerns over the 2016 election. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg Mark Zuckerberg: I regret ridiculing fears over Facebook’s effect on election Facebook founder, who called it ‘crazy’ to suggest misinformation on site affected voters, describes change of heart as company provides ad content to […]

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Uber attacked over pattern of ignoring police and victims before London ban

‘Uber is allowing this to happen and providing the means to make it so easy for predators,’ says a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters Uber Uber attacked over pattern of ignoring police and victims before London ban Exclusive: Multiple women fighting Uber in US sexual assault […]

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‘There is life after Uber’: what happens when cities ban the service?

Uber has lost its license to operate in London, which followed in the footsteps of several other cities and countries. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA Uber ‘There is life after Uber’: what happens when cities ban the service? After London stripped the service of its license, stories from Austin, Alaska and Denmark offer a preview of what […]

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Facebook to give Congress thousands of ads bought by Russians during election

Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Facebook Facebook to give Congress thousands of ads bought by Russians during election Mark Zuckerberg says providing ads will ‘help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened’ in the election Facebook will provide to Congress the contents of 3,000 advertisements purchased […]

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Instagram uses ‘I will rape you’ post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap

The Instagram ad featured a screenshot of an email threatening rape and murder. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Instagram Instagram uses ‘I will rape you’ post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap After Guardian reporter Olivia Solon posted a screenshot of a profane email threat, it appeared on Facebook, encouraging viewers to follow her on […]