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Terms Of Service Gone Awry

By The Electronic Freedom Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launched TOSsed Out, a project to highlight the vast spectrum of people silenced by social media platforms that inconsistently and erroneously apply terms of service (TOS) rules.

TOSsed Out will track and publicize the ways in which TOS and other speech moderation rules are unevenly enforced, with little to no transparency, against a range people for whom the Internet is an irreplaceable forum to express ideas, connect with others, and find support.

This includes people on the margins who question authority, criticize the powerful, educate, and call attention to discrimination. The project is a continuation of work EFF began five years ago when it launched to collect speech takedown reports from users.

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Posted on May 21, 2019

Political Odds

Political Odds

By The Beachwood Bookmaking Bureau
For entertainment purposes only. Including gambling.
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Posted on April 1, 2019

Terms Of Service Gone Awry

By The Electronic Freedom Foundation
Black women get flagged for posting hate speech when they share experiences of racism. Sex educators' content is removed because it was deemed too risqué. And soon, you may not even have to agree to a site's Terms of Service to have agreed to them.

Posted on May 21, 2019

City's Youth Solves Problems

By The Mikva Challenge
From participatory budgeting to targeting Aramark.

Posted on May 20, 2019

Struggling Peoples Gas Pipe Program Once Again Over Budget, Behind Schedule

By The Illinois PIRG Education Fund
"The Peoples Gas pipe replacement program is a poorly designed, mismanaged, bad deal for Chicago."

Posted on May 18, 2019

When Donald Trump Pretended He Wanted To Acquire United Airlines, With A Cameo By The Pritzkers

By Steve Rhodes
"As with many things Trump, his adventures in the stock market were more image than substance, helped greatly by news reports quoting anonymous sources said to have knowledge of Mr. Trump's actions."

Posted on May 8, 2019

How To Avoid Accidentally Becoming A Russian Agent

By Jennifer Grygiel/The Conversation
Be especially cautious if, for instance, someone asks you to wear a Santa Claus suit and a mask of Donald Trump's face around your city.

Posted on May 6, 2019

For Campaign Finance Violators, Crime Pays

By Michael D. Gilbert and Samir Sheth/Take Care
Take the case of Right To Rise . . .

Posted on April 30, 2019

JB Pritzker's First 100 Days

Another Beachwood Special Report
Now they're booing, not just saying "Bruuuuuuce!"

Posted on April 25, 2019

Illinois Supreme Court Draws A Line At 40 Years For "Life" Sentences Imposed On Youth

By The Children and Family Justice Center
Children, it turns out, are redeemable.

Posted on April 20, 2019

Youth Climate Strike National Outreach Director Is A Barrington 16-Year-Old And She And Her Friends Are Trying To Save The World From Your Cataclysmic Gross Negligence

By Anna Zuccaro/Unbendable Media
Thanks for handing us a dying world.

Posted on April 17, 2019

Bullies In Blue Must Be Fired

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
A video saved a Chicago teenager from the jaws of the criminal justice system, a broken system that devours the hopes, dreams and bodies of so many young people of color. The video showed that the police lied.

Posted on April 16, 2019

Number Of U.S. Corporations Paying 'Not A Dime' In Federal Taxes Doubled In 2018

By Eoin Higgins/Common Dreams
The tax-avoiding corporations are some of the most profitable, recognizable companies in the world, and they represent a variety of industries, including technology, energy and gas, financial services, aviation, pharmaceutical and manufacturing. Earlier this year, ITEP reported Netflix and Amazon paid no federal taxes. Other companies on this list include Chevron, Delta Airlines, Eli Lilly, General Motors, Gannett, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Halliburton, IBM, Jetblue Airways, Principal Financial,, US Steel, and Whirlpool.

Posted on April 13, 2019

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