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Shareholder Activism in the Era of Big Tech

On March 22, 2020 By

This post discusses the emergence of shareholder activism among large, publicly traded technology companies, especially the effect that activism and its regulation can have on corporate policy beyond financial results. The most recent activist campaign was against Twitter, which recently settled with Elliot Management, an activist hedge fund. In the process, Elliot Management nominated […]

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Are memes going to be the newest battleground for copyright litigation? Recent events may indicate that copyright infringement suits over the use of memes are on the rise.

On January 27, 2020, Laney Griner, the mother of the “Success Kid” Sam Griner, filed a cease and desist letter seeking to prevent […]

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For the past two decades, police departments around the country have used facial-recognition tools to aid them in solving crimes. These tools have traditionally limited law enforcement officers to searching only government-provided images. A small company called Clearview AI has recently released a new tool that provides users with public images collected from popular […]

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The polls were overwhelmed on Tuesday, November 6 with an influx of voters, young and old, ready to make a difference and influence their local communities by voting. But as the date for 2018 midterm elections drew nearer, social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat were overwhelmed with another issue—how their platforms were influencing […]

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No one ever said that you had to attach your identity to your online postings. In fact, many websites function based on the assumption that users have a right to speak anonymously. For example, Reddit, Twitter, and WordPress are often used by anonymous speakers based on this very assumption. Many of these topics benefit from—or […]

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A recent study by Soroush Vosoughi, Deb Roy, and Sinan Aral looked at news stories distributed on Twitter from 2006 through 2017 , and found that false stories diffused “significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than the truth in all categories of information”, reaching people six times faster than true stories. This effect […]

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Last week, the Trump Administration acknowledged in a legal filing that the President has been blocking users on Twitter for criticizing him or his policies. The filing was part of a stipulation in an ongoing lawsuit brought by The Knight Institute for the First Amendment. The Institute has been assisting a group of […]

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Tweet Typos and the Presidential Records Act

On January 30, 2017 By

Our country tis of thee,

Sweet land of liberty,

Of thee I tweet

On the first day of his presidency, the newly-inaugurated Donald Trump tweeted out from his personal account @realDonaldTrump (using a reportedly unprotected Android phone): “I am honered to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!” […]

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Anonymous Declares Cyber War on ISIS

On November 25, 2015 By

The world may have gained another ally in the fight against ISIS since the attacks that shook Paris, and the rest of the world on November 13, 2015. The “hacktavist” group Anonymous declared war on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”) in a series of videos. ISIS utilizes social media like Twitter and […]

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Tweet Trimming

On September 30, 2015 By

What does the number 140 mean to you? It may mean nothing, or, for all you Twitter followers, it may be the annoying limit that forces you to truncate tweets. One way Twitter has helped facilitate this 140 character count is by using Twitter link shorteners. These shorteners reduce the length of posted links. […]

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