YouTube Continues To Promote Anti-Vax Videos As Facebook Prepares To Fight Medical Misinformation
While Facebook vows to stop recommending anti-vaccination content to users, YouTube is still promoting videos like “You’ll Be Glad You Watched This Before Vaccinating Your Child!”
Instacart Workers’ Revolt Over Tips Reveals A Big Problem For The Gig Economy
Companies like Instacart, DoorDash, and Uber rely on workers to report problems with the app, creating an opening for both regulators and the public to criticize them.
After Scrutiny, Instacart Will End Its Controversial Tipping Policy
The company’s decision to stop using customer tips to cover a guaranteed pay minimum for delivery workers follows an organized labor campaign and pressure from elected officials.
Delivery Startups Are Using Tips To Fulfill Pay Promises, And Customers Are Mad
Instacart customers are quitting the service because the company is using customers' predelivery tips to fulfill the base pay minimum it guarantees delivery workers.
We Followed YouTube’s Recommendation Algorithm Down The Rabbit Hole
Despite year-old promises to fix its “Up Next” content recommendation system, YouTube is still suggesting conspiracy videos, hyperpartisan and misogynist videos, pirated videos, and content from hate groups following common news-related searches.
Government Employees Are Being Recruited On Social Media To Work For Lyft, Uber, And Postmates
Government workers waiting on paychecks are being targeted with referral links and other promotions to join the gig economy.
Here's Why Airbnbs Cost More Than You Think — And What Airbnb Is Doing About It
People are still mad about cleaning fees that can double the cost of renting a room.
25 Things BuzzFeed News Tried And Loved In 2018
Some of these things may change your life.
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Was Supposed To Change The World With "Lean In." So What Went Wrong?
As Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg grapples with an ongoing parade of company scandals, the women’s movement she started is stagnant.
Amazon Won’t Say It Doesn’t Work With ICE
Public scrutiny of US law enforcement’s use of Amazon’s facial recognition tech has grown in response to reports that the technology could at times be inaccurate, and even racially biased.
Jewish Israeli Airbnb Hosts Sue, Claiming The Company Violated Their Civil Rights
Airbnb announced it would remove properties in Jewish settlements in the West Bank earlier this month.
Instacart Delivery Workers Are Boycotting For The Third Thanksgiving In A Row
Instacart delivery drivers and other gig workers continue to struggle as white-collar tech workers receive national attention for taking a stand against their employers this year.
Employees Have Filed A Class-Action Labor Lawsuit Against Blue Apron
Blue Apron said the suit could cost the company over $5 million.
When Cities Sign Secret Contracts With Big Tech Companies, Citizens Suffer
Tech companies shopping for real estate are asking local officials to sign NDAs — and cutting taxpayers out of the loop.
Airbnb Just Deactivated Listings In Israeli Settlements In The West Bank And Israel Says Hosts Should Sue
After years of protest, Airbnb is pulling out of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and Israel’s tourism minister is encouraging hosts to sue.
Square, Airbnb, And eBay Just Said They Would End Forced Arbitration For Sexual Harassment Claims
Tesla and Netflix declined to comment. Slack said it was "undertaking a careful review" of its policies.
Despite Changes To Sexual Misconduct Policies, Google Walkout Organizers Say There’s More To Be Done
Google has conceded to some, but not all, demands by employees, some of whom called executives' responses "tone deaf" following an all-staff meeting on Thursday.
Google Women Are Sharing Stories Of Harassment During A Massive Walkout
“I work on an Android app geared toward getting kids interested in STEM and I feel like I’m leading young boys and girls to the slaughter. Why would you want to go into tech if it’s like this?"
Google Employees Around The World Are Walking Out To Protest Sexual Misconduct
Google employees around the world coordinated a walkout to protest the company's handling of sexual misconduct in the workplace.
Uber Is Offering Cheap Gas And Free College Tuition To Its Best Drivers
The ride-hail company will cover 100% of tuition for online courses at Arizona State University for its top drivers and their immediate family members.