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GLAAD says every top social-media site is ‘categorically unsafe’ for LGBTQ users

All of the major social-media platforms are “categorically unsafe” for LGBTQ people, according to a new report by GLAAD. In an interview with “Axios on HBO” that aired Sunday night, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said the sites — which include Facebook FB, -0.29% and Instagram, Twitter TWTR, -0.04%, Alphabet’s GOOGL, +0.62% GOOG, […]

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Amid labor strife, Google opposes shareholder call for whistleblower-policy review

After a year of employee strife, regulatory scrutiny and public rancor, Google has asked its shareholders to vote against proposals seeking to examine some of its recurring issues. Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, +0.43% GOOG, +0.49%, Google’s parent company, is asking shareholders at its annual meeting to vote against eight shareholder proposals that seek answers or changes […]

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Alphabet stock gets an upgrade amid ‘resilience and speedy recovery’ of ad business

The ability of Alphabet Inc.’s advertising business to bounce back amid the pandemic has one analyst hopeful about what’s yet to come. Stifel’s Scott Devitt upgraded Alphabet Inc. stock GOOGL, +1.04% GOOG, +1.00% to buy from hold late Monday, arguing that “the resilience and speedy recovery” of Google’s digital-ad business is impressive and perhaps just […]

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Zuckerberg, Dorsey to argue their platforms mirror a fractured society in House hearing

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey will argue their massive social-media platforms merely reflect the views of a badly fractured society when they and Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai are scheduled to testify before a House subcommittee on misinformation Thursday. “Our society is deeply divided, and we see that […]

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We are learning more about diversity at tech companies, but it isn’t good news

As they face continued calls to diversify their workforces, technology companies are increasingly disclosing demographics and pay information, but for the most part those numbers have shown little progress — and high-profile controversies continue. Facing pressure for the past decade, tech companies have exhibited more willingness than other corporate sectors to reveal diversity statistics. As […]

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