February 28, 2020 -
Nearly $30 million in 90 days: that's how much the Democratic presidential hopefuls spent on political Facebook ads in Southern states. Where the candidates are choosing to target them provides a glimpse of their strategy for winning the party's presidential nomination.
April 25, 2018 -
The first peer-reviewed study of ads bought on Facebook to influence the 2016 election is renewing calls for Congress to pass the Honest Ads Act, which would close disclosure loopholes for political ads on social media. The stalled bill is opposed by groups including Americans for Prosperity and an anti-regulatory think tank with a connection to Senate leader Mitch McConnell.
April 12, 2018 -
As Facebook's privacy abuses elicit scrutiny from policymakers, Alice Aguilar of the Progressive Technology Project discusses how a different approach to high tech can help communities of color organize and build power.
March 27, 2018 -
President Trump is under fire for his campaign's dealings with the controversial data mining and psy ops firm, but he's not the only politician who worked with the company. Other leading beneficiaries have included U.S. senators and representatives from several Southern states.
May 2, 2012 -
A watchdog group has filed a petition with North Carolina regulators seeking to change the way the power giant sets its rates, which dramatically favor energy-hungry data centers run by well-heeled companies like Google, Apple and Facebook over residential customers and small businesses.
February 6, 2012 -
Why is a corporation that may soon have a market value of $100 billion persuading struggling communities like Rutherford County, N.C. to fork over taxpayer-financed subsidies?
March 7, 2008 -
If you're on Facebook and have been wondering how you can stay in touch with Facing South/Southern Exposure, show solidarity with a powerful voice for independent media and change in the South, badger us online, etc. -- you're now in luck!