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

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  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 14, 2023 at 12:59 PM

[take action] Urge YouTube to Remove 2020 Election Fraud Claims

Accountable Tech YouTube holds the responsibility to ensure the platform holds liars and extremists accountable. Hi there --  YouTube announced they would no longer remove content denying the validity of the 2020 presidential election, reversing their own election integrity policy.1 Add…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 10, 2023 at 4:15 PM

shame on Meta

Accountable Tech Big Tech doesn't deserve a free pass Hi there --  Two astounding headlines in the last week about Meta: A new investigation from the Wall Street Journal found that Instagram is connecting a vast network of online communities dedicated to sharing and accessing chil…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 6, 2023 at 6:35 PM

Facebook blocking news in Canada

Accountable Tech Meta is preparing to block some Canadian users from posting or accessing news Hi there --  Meta is preparing to block some Canadian users from posting or accessing news posts on Facebook and Instagram. Incredibly, this isn’t the first time Meta has blocked news on i…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 26, 2023 at 2:45 PM

yup, social media IS harmful for kids

Accountable Tech New advisory from the Surgeon General warns of social media’s effects on kids. Hi there --  A new advisory from the U.S. Surgeon General confirms what we’ve long known: Social media is harmful for kids. As the advisory reads, “We must acknowledge the growing body of …
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 25, 2023 at 2:47 PM

Google's data location scrutinized by Congress

Accountable Tech 10 U.S. Senators sent a letter to Google citing our research. Hi there --  After our research found that Google is still collecting and retaining sensitive location data for visits to abortion clinics, 10 senators sent a letter this week to Google CEO Sundar Pichai d…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 19, 2023 at 6:24 PM

We got Google’s attention

Accountable Tech Our collective pressure is working Hey there -- Big news: We got Google’s attention.  Last week, we put pressure on Google for their failed promises to protect abortion seekers with our #HeyGoogle Day of Action and our airplane banner reading “PROTECT ABORTION PRIVACY”…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 13, 2023 at 12:15 PM

Protect Abortion Privacy

Accountable Tech Our message to Google remains the same Hey there -- Earlier this week, we put pressure on Google for their failed promises to protect abortion seekers. And they certainly noticed – all the way up to CEO Sundar Pichai. On Tuesday, we teamed up with 13 advocacy organizatio…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 9, 2023 at 3:04 PM

#HeyGoogle, stop aiding abortion prosecutors

Accountable Tech Call out Google for going back on its commitment to keep abortion-seekers safe. Hey there -- Across the country, the fight to protect bodily autonomy is growing more urgent. Today, we’re proud to call on Google to stop collecting and retaining location data and aiding ab…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 4, 2023 at 7:02 PM

Google is aiding abortion prosecutors

Accountable Tech Google is still collecting and retaining sensitive location data. Hey there -- Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Google still collects and retains sensitive location data from individuals visiting abortion clinics, which could be weaponized by prosecutors. We cann…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 26, 2023 at 8:45 PM

[take action] Urge Facebook and YouTube to remove Trump permanently

Accountable Tech the former president is posting the same incendiary content he did before he was banned Hey there --    To no one’s surprise, Donald Trump is using his newly-reinstated social media accounts the same way he did before: to spread lies, incite violence, and threaten elect…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 18, 2023 at 5:02 PM

Re: Google is *still* endangering abortion-seekers

Accountable Tech Google falls short on their promises again. Hey there -- As our research recently made clear, Google is still collecting and retaining sensitive location data from individuals who visit abortion clinics. We cannot let Google off the hook here. We’re working with partner…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 14, 2023 at 12:05 PM

Google is *still* endangering abortion-seekers

Accountable Tech Google falls short on their promises again Hey there -- Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Google still collects and retains at least two distinct pieces of location data from individuals visiting abortion clinics, which could be weaponized by prosecutors. Watch o…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 12, 2023 at 8:01 PM

not the email we wanted to send

Accountable Tech The Maryland legislative session ended without the passage of the Maryland Kids Code. Content Warning: This email includes mentions of depression and suicidal thoughts Hey there --  This is not the email we wanted to send. The Maryland legislative session ended without …
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 6, 2023 at 6:21 PM

protect children online

Accountable Tech Big Tech doesn’t design their products with their youngest users in mind, but we can change that. Hey there --  Big Tech companies exploit children’s attention, data, and well-being for profit, and state lawmakers are finally intervening.  In September, California pass…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 1, 2023 at 1:45 PM

Big Tech let off the hook

Accountable Tech Utah just passed two new laws under the auspices of protecting kids online. Hey there --  Utah just passed two new laws under the auspices of protecting kids online, that actually just let Big Tech off the hook for addicting our children to their products. Last week, Ut…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 22, 2023 at 6:42 PM

ban surveillance advertising

Accountable Tech Two years of taking on Big Tech’s toxic business model. Hey there -- Two years ago today, we launched a transatlantic coalition of 50+ advocacy groups fighting for an end to Big Tech's toxic business model of surveillance advertising. Surveillance advertising is the pra…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 18, 2023 at 5:45 PM

major letdown

Accountable Tech Donald Trump is back on social media platforms. Hey there --  Ugh -- the Big Tech Friday news dump was particularly bleak yesterday:  YouTube announced it would reinstate Donald Trump’s account, coincidentally the same day he released a video calling the 2020 electi…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 17, 2023 at 4:56 PM

Companies aid in social media addiction

Accountable Tech Social media platforms have harmful effects on young children and teenagers. Hey there --  We know that Big Tech companies like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube addict, exploit, and undermine the health and well-being of children and teens for profit…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 4, 2023 at 2:12 PM

Big Tech knows no bounds

Accountable Tech Scary tech news, but Accountable Tech is fighting back. Hey there --  There has been a lot of news about Big Tech companies recently, and spoiler: It’s mostly very bad. At Accountable Tech, we keep up-to-date on what changes social media companies make and how those ch…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
February 17, 2023 at 6:04 PM

“Social media was not magic. It was an illusion.”

Accountable Tech Watch youth activist Emma Lembke testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Hey there -- Earlier this week, we were inspired by youth activist Emma Lembke (our former intern!) who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Big Tech’s ongoing exploitation o…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
February 8, 2023 at 9:44 PM

Biden’s message to Big Tech

Accountable Tech President Biden called out social media platforms for their harm to young people’s mental health. Hey there --  We're thrilled about what President Biden said in the State of the Union last night. Biden called out social media platforms for their harm to young people’s…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
February 4, 2023 at 2:25 PM

19 years ago...

Accountable Tech Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook Hey there --  19 years ago today, Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook. What started as a platform to rate women at Harvard, Facebook has quickly mushroomed into a global platform used by a quarter of the world’s population that jeopardize…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 26, 2023 at 1:51 AM

Trump back on Facebook

Accountable Tech Breaking news: Meta has decided to reinstate Donald Trump’s account. Hey there -- Today, Meta chose profit over safety by deciding to reinstate Donald Trump’s Facebook account.  Let me be clear: Meta has made an enormous mistake. Two years after Trump used Facebook to i…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 21, 2023 at 3:12 PM

Trump wants back on Facebook

Accountable Tech Trump petitions to get his Facebook account reinstated. Hey there --  Earlier this week, news broke that Donald Trump wants to be back on Facebook – and he’s asking Meta to make it happen. We've been making clear just how reckless it would be for Meta to give Trump ba…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 5, 2023 at 3:08 PM

In 2 days, Trump might be back

Accountable Tech Facebook is likely to reinstate Trump's account as soon as January 7, 2023 Hey there -- Nearly two years ago, Trump used Facebook to incite a violent attack on our nation’s Capitol, and since then, his behavior has only become more incendiary and dangerous. According to …
  Nicole Gill, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
December 31, 2022 at 1:39 PM

So close (sent from my iPhone)

Accountable Tech We’re nearly at our end-of-year fundraising goal. Hi friend -- Wow, look at this surge in support: I reached out earlier this week with an ambitious goal of 200 new grassroots donations to fund our work, and I’m excited to report that with the end-of-the-year staring us…
  Kenya · [email protected]
December 30, 2022 at 8:30 PM

89 donors away from our goal, can you help, friend?

Accountable Tech Your end-of-year donation can help us hit our goal → Hi team -- Accountable Tech relies on support from concerned folks all around the country and the world. With your help, we were able to make our largest impact yet in 2022, and I wanted to share some of my favorite hi…
  Zach Praiss, Digital Director · [email protected]
December 29, 2022 at 1:45 PM

The pressure we’re putting on Twitter is working

Accountable Tech End-of-year update from Accountable Tech Hi there -- Zach from Accountable Tech here. I’m our Digital Director, and I oversee many of our campaigns to hold Big Tech giants like Twitter, Meta, and Google accountable for their impact on our democracy. With just a few days …
  Nicole Gill · [email protected]
December 27, 2022 at 3:05 PM

A look back at the work we did together in 2022

Accountable Tech And why we need your support heading into 2023… Hi there -- It’s Nicole Gill, the Executive Director of Accountable Tech. Let me be candid about why I’m sending you this email today: Non-profit advocacy organizations like ours rely on a surge of giving at the end of the …
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
December 16, 2022 at 10:59 PM

Musk bans journalists critical of him

Accountable Tech Unaccountable billionaires are unilaterally reeking havoc on the information ecosystem Hey there -- Elon Musk is threatening the free press – unilaterally and without recourse – by suspending the accounts of prominent journalists who have been reporting on his actions …
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
December 14, 2022 at 5:38 PM

[add your name] tell Meta to keep Trump off Facebook

Accountable Tech Trump is a threat to public safety and democracy. Hey there -- On January 7, 2023, Meta will likely reinstate Donald Trump’s Facebook account – just two years after he used the “platform to incite violent insurrection” (in Mark Zuckerberg’s own words) after the attack on…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
December 2, 2022 at 5:37 PM

Google isn’t protecting your privacy

Accountable Tech Our new research shows Google isn’t protecting users seeking abortion care. Hey there -- Despite promises from Google to protect the data privacy of users seeking abortions, new Accountable Tech research shows the company still retains location data for users who visit …
  Nicole Gill, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
November 30, 2022 at 8:09 PM

We came up a bit short, but we won’t be stopped

Accountable Tech Accountable Tech came close to our goal! So, let’s get to work. We nearly did it, team. Accountable Tech got very close to our Giving Tuesday fundraising goal, but we came up just short – raising $3,430 from 140 donors! Because of your generosity, our team is positioned …
  Zach Praiss · [email protected]
November 29, 2022 at 8:48 PM

$1,890 away

Accountable Tech Your Giving Tuesday donation can help us hit our goal → Hi team — I just got out of a meeting with Nicole, our executive director, to touch base on our Giving Tuesday progress. We are only $1,890 away from hitting our goal! To recap, Accountable Tech set a goal of raisin…
  Kenya · [email protected]
November 29, 2022 at 12:49 PM

Giving Tuesday update

Accountable Tech Less than halfway there. Can you help make up some ground? Hi, Kenya from Accountable Tech here with a Giving Tuesday update! We are so grateful for the generosity we’ve seen pouring in today already. Supporter, as social media giants continue to erode our consensus real…
  Nicole Gill · [email protected]
November 27, 2022 at 3:25 PM

Stepping up our impact in 2023

Accountable Tech Help Accountable Tech hold social media giants to their word with an early Giving Tuesday donation → Hi there, I hope you had a great holiday weekend with loved ones. With Giving Tuesday right around the corner (this Tuesday!), I wanted to share an update about how you …
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
November 23, 2022 at 8:12 PM

advertisers fleeing Twitter

Accountable Tech Our work to #StopToxicTwitter is making a difference. Hey there -- Our campaign to urge Twitter advertisers to stop advertising on the platform is working.  Yesterday, news broke that more than half of Twitter’s top 100 advertisers have stopped running ads on Twitter. A…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
November 17, 2022 at 7:55 PM

Twitter’s Elon crisis

Accountable Tech Elon Musk is running Twitter to the ground in record time. Hey there -- Elon Musk is running Twitter into the ground faster than we even imagined. Three weeks ago, he promised he would not transform Twitter into a “free-for-all hellscape,” but his actions have done ju…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
November 10, 2022 at 9:38 PM

Elon Musk’s Toxic Twitter Problem

Accountable Tech Elon Musk says Twitter has seen a massive drop in ad revenue. Hey there -- Our campaign to Stop Toxic Twitter is making a difference. Elon Musk says Twitter has seen a massive drop in ad revenue, the platform’s main source of revenue. In the wake of Elon Musk’s takeo…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
November 4, 2022 at 9:52 PM

Elon Musk is unfit to control Twitter

Accountable Tech This is just the beginning. Hey there -- It's been just over a week since Elon Musk took over Twitter, and he’s wasted no time in running one of the world’s most powerful communication systems into the ground:  He fired 50% of Twitter’s staff including many employees c…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 31, 2022 at 9:54 PM

tell Facebook to Fix the Feed

Accountable Tech Facebook must stop promoting the most incendiary content, staff up to protect democracy, and provide greater transparency. Add your name to Fix the Feed: With the 2022 election just around the corner, we’re calling on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 27, 2022 at 3:50 PM

people are noticing

Accountable Tech Facebook is feeling the pressure from our new national television ad. Hey there -- Mark Zuckerberg must be mad. Yesterday, we launched our new national TV ad calling out Facebook for rolling back their election safeguards and endangering our democracy. This is likely the…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 26, 2022 at 4:32 PM

Facebook failed us

Accountable Tech Facebook rolled back safeguards ahead of the upcoming election. Hey there -- Two weeks out from the U.S. midterm elections, we’re sounding the alarm on Facebook.  Rather than doubling down on integrity efforts, Facebook is rolling back election safeguards, actively fueli…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
October 13, 2022 at 6:44 PM

no more unaccountable billionaires

Accountable Tech Congress must investigate Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover. Hey there -- In case you missed it, Elon Musk announced he wants to acquire Twitter again for $44 billion.  Here’s why this is a big surprise: First, Elon Musk wanted to buy Twitter in April. Then, he changed his…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
September 23, 2022 at 8:45 PM

building on our win

Accountable Tech Together, we can take on Big Tech. Hey there -- We launched Accountable Tech in 2020 to hold Big Tech companies accountable for their role in the spread of disinformation, hate, and extremism on and offline. Since then, thousands of you have joined our fight to take on …
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
September 15, 2022 at 11:10 PM

great news for tech accountability

Accountable Tech The California Age Appropriate Design Code is now law. Hey there -- Today, Governor Newsom signed the California Age-Appropriate Design Code (AADC) into law, a groundbreaking measure to protect the safety of children and teens online: RETWEET ON TWITTER   …
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
August 15, 2022 at 8:39 PM

Re: you’re not alone

Accountable Tech We’re all feeling the struggle of rising prices. Whoops! Earlier we sent an email with some placeholder text instead of a real greeting! Sorry about that - we value your support of Accountable Tech and wanted to get it right. Hey there -- Thanks to your support, we wer…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
August 15, 2022 at 6:20 PM

Re: you’re not alone

Accountable Tech We’re all feeling the struggle of rising prices. Hey [there or First Name] – Thanks to your support, we were able to launch our television ad calling on Congress to pass the American Innovation and Choice Online Act and the Open App Markets App in key states across the…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
August 7, 2022 at 8:39 PM

you’re not alone

Accountable Tech We’re all feeling the struggle of rising prices. Hey there -- Working families are being crushed by inflation.  We feel the rising prices everywhere from the grocery store to the gas pump to tech products, and basic necessities we buy online.  But while we’re all feelin…
  Accountable Tech · [email protected]
July 20, 2022 at 3:03 PM

last chance to rein in Big Tech

Accountable Tech The next few weeks represent our best chance to move this historic bipartisan legislation forward. Hey Friend -- Big tech is scared and for good reason. Right now, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rein in Big Tech with two historic bipartisan antitrust bill…