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MEMO: TikTok is a threat. So is the rest of Big Tech.

MEMORANDUM To: Interested Parties From: Sacha Haworth, Executive Director, Tech Oversight Project Re: TikTok is a threat. So is the rest of Big Tech. Date: March 20, 2023 PURPOSE: TikTok is a threat, and they are not the only Big Tech giant to blame.  The dangers of TikTok are indisputable, and Congress’ investigations into the […]


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The Tech Oversight Project Issues Statement and Fact Check on the Republican Response to the Silicon Valley Bank Collapse

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The Tech Oversight Project issued the following statement amid Washington Republicans’ bogus response to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. GOP politicians are using tech as a cudgel to slander the Biden Administration, yet House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Washington Republicans have repeatedly done Big Tech’s bidding by blocking […]


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The Tech Oversight Project Issues Statement on Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The Tech Oversight Project issued a statement following the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee hearing on reining in dominant tech platforms and restoring competition online. “It was clear from today’s hearing that Big Tech and their allies will once again tote the exact same sky-is-falling, strawman arguments – rolling out last year’s […]


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FACT SHEET: Big Tech’s Sky-Is-Falling Act Continues as Senate Judiciary Recommits to Big Tech Antitrust Reform

WASHINGTON, DC – As the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee prepares to hold a hearing tomorrow afternoon, the Subcommittee will focus on on promoting competition online and reining in digital platform abuse while Big Tech’s paid spokespeople and front groups will resort to the same tired, sky-is-falling arguments built on lies (SPOILER: They’re already doing […]


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🚨 ICYMI: VOX: TikTok isn’t really limiting kids’ time on its app

Yesterday, yet another Big Tech platform issued a press release to great fanfare, but once you peeled back a layer, reporters found that TikTok’s so-called “time limit” feature was another useless ploy to pay lip service to parents and evade oversight from lawmakers. “TikTok is just the latest in a long line of tech platforms […]


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Tech Oversight Project Issues Statement on TikTok’s Latest Attempt to Deceive Parents, Endanger Children, and Mislead Lawmakers

Companies like Youtube, Instagram, and TikTok designed their products to profit off children who get addicted to their platform Read the latest Tech Oversight Project research report detailing how Google, Meta, and TikTok’s business models have harmed minors online WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The Tech Oversight Project issued a statement after news reports that TikTok […]


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ICYMI: NYT: Combating Disinformation Wanes at Social Media Giants

“Big Tech platforms like Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook are using their dollars to show us their values. Under the guise of ‘economic hardship,’ tech giants are gutting their product safety staff because they deem them unnecessary,” said Kyle Morse, Deputy Executive Director of the Tech Oversight Project. “After promising lawmakers under oath they would work to […]

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