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  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…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
July 13, 2022 at 8:15 PM

a huge win

Accountable Tech Elon Musk ends his bid to acquire Twitter. Hey there -- We did it. We stopped the deal.  Last week, Elon Musk announced he is ending his bid to acquire Twitter. This is a huge win for our information ecosystem.  Elon Musk never cared about Twitter's users or employees, …
  Accountable Tech · [email protected]
July 9, 2022 at 2:05 PM

Google's response to our demands

Accountable Tech We still have questions. Google announced a new location data program in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Hey Friend -- For the past few weeks, we’ve been calling on Google to stop unnecessarily collecting and retaining location data, which could b…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
July 1, 2022 at 2:11 PM

privacy in a post-Roe world

Accountable Tech Overturning Roe v. Wade is an attack on our fundamental rights through increasingly authoritarian means. Hey there -- Last week, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and while we knew it was coming, the news was still gut-wrenching.  It’s okay to feel a range of emo…
  Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 14, 2022 at 12:51 PM

John Oliver eviscerates Big Tech

Accountable Tech Watch him call out Big Tech monopolies and urge Congress to pass antitrust legislation. Friend -- There are few things Congress seems to be able to do nowadays.  But as John Oliver lays out in his latest episode of Last Week Tonight, Congress can pass historic bipartis…
  Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 10, 2022 at 4:37 PM

Elon Musk’s data grab

Accountable Tech Twitter must resist Elon Musk’s demands for access to sensitive data on millions of users. Friend -- The Elon Musk and Twitter saga continues. Six weeks ago, Elon Musk signed a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion. He waived his right to due diligence at the time, but h…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
June 3, 2022 at 1:59 PM

stop Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover

Accountable Tech We refuse to let another billionaire control our information ecosystem. Hey there -- If Elon’s deal to acquire Twitter closes, it will threaten users, society, and democracy.  Last month, we sent an open letter co-signed by 25 other nonprofit groups to Twitter’s top a…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 27, 2022 at 3:16 PM

tell Google to delete people’s location data

Accountable Tech We’re calling on Google to stop collecting and retaining location data on its Android phones. Hey there -- A few weeks ago, the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade caught me and my team by surprise. If the final decision turns out to b…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 13, 2022 at 7:42 PM

Trump back on Twitter?

Accountable Tech We've just learned that Elon Musk intends to reinstate Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Hey there -- Last week, we sent an open letter co-signed by 25 other nonprofit groups to Twitter’s top advertisers urging them to demand Elon Musk uphold key safety standards througho…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 6, 2022 at 4:42 PM

Re: Elon Musk just tweeted about our letter

Accountable Tech It’s not every day that the world’s wealthiest person comes after our nine-person nonprofit. Hey there -- At the start of this week, we sent a letter to Twitter’s top advertisers calling on them to stop spending money on the platform if Elon Musk rolls back safeguards a…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
May 4, 2022 at 12:14 AM

Elon Musk just tweeted about our letter

Accountable Tech It’s not every day that the world’s wealthiest person comes after our nine-person nonprofit. Hey there -- Earlier today, we sent an open letter to Twitter’s top advertisers calling on them to commit to a few simple standards to continue advertising on the platform amid…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 23, 2022 at 3:16 PM

Obama takes on Big Tech

Accountable Tech President Barack Obama went to Silicon Valley with a message for Big Tech and the world. Hey there -- Earlier this week, President Barack Obama went to Silicon Valley with a message for Big Tech and the world. In a momentus speech, he called out Big Tech for their role…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 8:35 PM

John Oliver nailed it!

Accountable Tech John Oliver came out swinging against surveillance advertising on a recent episode of Last Week Tonight.  Hey there -- John Oliver came out swinging against surveillance advertising on a recent episode of Last Week Tonight.  If you missed it, he went after Big Tech’s t…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
April 4, 2022 at 2:02 PM

tell Congress to rein in Big Tech

Accountable Tech Today, we’re uniting with dozens of other businesses and organizations for #AntitrustDay. Hey there -- Today, we’re uniting with dozens of other businesses and organizations for #AntitrustDay. Big Tech monopolies shamelessly continue to put profits over people, but now…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 2:03 PM

Big Tech has finally met their match

Accountable Tech Big news: Big Tech has finally met their match. Hey there -- Big news: Big Tech has finally met their match. Last week, the European Union finalized the Digital Markets Act—showing the world it’s possible to take on Big Tech’s army of lobbyists and win. The Digital Mar…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 22, 2022 at 2:18 PM

BIG progress in a year

Accountable Tech One year 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. Hey there -- One year ago today, we launched a transatlantic coalition of 50+ groups fighting for an end…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 11, 2022 at 9:34 PM

“I am just in awe”

Accountable Tech That’s what Senator Richard Blumenthal had to say earlier this week at the close of our youth roundtable after hearing five young people share their powerful stories and experiences with social media. Hey there -- “I am just in awe.” That’s what Senator Richard Blument…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
March 3, 2022 at 3:24 PM

what Biden said

Accountable Tech We’re pretty pumped about what President Biden said at his State of the Union. Hey there -- We’re pretty pumped about what President Biden said at his State of the Union. In case you missed it, for the first time ever in a State of the Union address, the President call…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
February 28, 2022 at 6:06 PM

check your sources

Accountable Tech This has been a hard time as we all watch in horror the ongoing violence in Ukraine. Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine. Hi everyone -- This has been a hard time as we all watch in horror the ongoing violence in Ukraine. Our hearts go out to the people of Ukrai…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
February 21, 2022 at 9:32 PM

re: honks heard ‘round the world

Accountable Tech The trucker convoys are just the latest protests fueled by Facebook. Let's not forget QAnon, Kenosha, Stop the Steal, and the Capitol insurrection. Hey there -- Last week, we wrote to you about how the ongoing Canadian trucker convoy protest started with a hacked Faceb…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
February 14, 2022 at 6:05 PM

honks heard ‘round the world

Accountable Tech Over the past 3 weeks, truckers have brought Canada’s capital city of Ottawa to a halt in protest of vaccine mandates. Hey there -- Over the past 3 weeks, truckers have brought Canada’s capital city of Ottawa to a halt in protest of vaccine mandates. The protests have …
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
February 4, 2022 at 8:50 PM

26% stock drop for Facebook’s birthday

Accountable Tech 18 years ago today, Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his college dorm room. What started as a way to rate women online spiraled into something that is somehow even worse. Hey there -- 18 years ago today, Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his college dorm roo…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
February 2, 2022 at 8:53 PM

the cold hasn’t stopped us

Accountable Tech Hope you’ve had a great start to your new year. Over here at Accountable Tech, we hit the ground running. Hey there -- Hope you’ve had a great start to your new year. Over here at Accountable Tech, we hit the ground running.  I try to pause and reflect at the beginnin…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 24, 2022 at 8:24 PM

Re: transatlantic momentum

Accountable Tech We’re pursuing all the avenues we can to ban surveillance advertising, and we need your help. Hey there -- Surveillance advertising has eroded our consensus reality and pushed democracy to the brink. This pernicious practice fuels Big Tech’s collection and exploitation…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 22, 2022 at 5:39 PM

transatlantic momentum

Accountable Tech This was a four-day week for us, but wow, so much happened! Hey there -- This was a four-day week for us, but wow, so much happened! This is a longer than usual email (apologies!) but I wanted to give you a full readout on all our progress to ban Big Tech’s toxic busin…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 18, 2022 at 10:55 PM

Urge Congress to Ban Surveillance Advertising

Accountable Tech Big news from Capitol Hill: Members of Congress just proposed bold new legislation to ban the toxic business model of surveillance advertising at the core of Big Tech’s proliferation of disinformation and extremism on and offline. Hey there -- Big news from Capitol Hil…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 14, 2022 at 9:27 PM

Facebook must answer now

Accountable Tech BIG NEWS: Yesterday, the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed Facebook’s parent company, Meta, for failing to adequately respond to document requests. Hey there -- BIG NEWS: Yesterday, the Select Committee to Investigate…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 11, 2022 at 7:28 PM

Big Tech monopolies are scared

Accountable Tech Big Tech monopolies are feeling the heat. Hey there -- Big Tech monopolies are feeling the heat. Historic bipartisan legislation in Congress today could rein in Big Tech’s monopoly power, benefiting consumers, workers, and small business owners. But Amazon and Google a…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
January 7, 2022 at 5:48 PM

January 7th and beyond

Accountable Tech Yesterday, we remembered the one year anniversary of the Capitol insurrection—a brutal assault on our democracy, perpetuated by lies and fringe conspiracy theories. And Facebook served as an incubator for all these dangerous falsehoods. Hey there -- Yesterday, we remem…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
December 21, 2021 at 2:49 PM

see ya, 2021!

Accountable Tech 2021 was a transformative year for Accountable Tech. Hey there -- 2021 was a transformative year for Accountable Tech.  We added four new staff members, highlighted the harms of Facebook and Instagram on children, won a pause in the development of Instagram Kids, coin…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
December 15, 2021 at 5:34 PM

WATCH: Facebook's year in review

Accountable Tech Facebook’s had one heck of a year. Watch our new video that captures some of the company’s biggest failures from 2021 including: Hey there -- Facebook’s had one heck of a year. Watch our new video that captures some of the company’s biggest failures from 2021 including…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
December 13, 2021 at 5:25 PM

team retreat and looking ahead

Accountable Tech We just had our Accountable Tech team retreat in Washington, D.C. It was so nice to finally meet everyone in person, especially now that our team has grown to eight! We gave lots of hugs, stayed caffeinated, and thought hard about what AT will look like in 2022. Hey the…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 4:03 PM

it’s been a big month!

Accountable Tech We’ve been busy this past month making Facebook’s harms known to the world and fighting to level the playing field for small businesses struggling to compete with Big Tech monopolies. I’m so proud and grateful of all the hard work our small but mighty team of now 8 (!!) staffers a…
  Nicole, Accountable Tech · [email protected]
November 26, 2021 at 3:43 PM

how to support small business

Accountable Tech Hope you’ve been having a nice Thanksgiving holiday. I’ve been enjoying spending time with my family and friends here in Boston. While some in my family are out shopping this Black Friday, I’ll tell you that I’m more excited for tomorrow: Small Business Saturday. Hey th…