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Wrote book on heroin trade in AfPak. Studies / investigates online & transnational crime, corruption, ML. ED of @counteringcrime & @_CINTOC. Tweets Own.
Oct 23, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Jambo! Yesterday was a busy day for @CounteringCrime but the best part (for me) was working w @ShubertMwarabu over VTC to teach about online scams that are infesting #swahili language social media, mostly on #facebook. In places FB calls ‘rest of world’ crime is many times worse. Image We’re training journalists, comedians, musicians and activists who are creating Swahili-language content to spread the word of this risk. I love ❤️ supporting our great partners in Dar es Salaam. #Tanzania #Africa #socialmedia
Oct 22, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
@CounteringCrime filed a new chapter of our complaint against @Facebook to @SEC_Enforcement early this morning. 1 🧵 Image Some media is reporting our filing is saying the firm puts profit over safety -- actually, we filed that ages ago, and we have been saying this openly in our reports for years. #oldnews. 2

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Sep 21, 2021 15 tweets 12 min read
#Facebook is in the crosshairs from multiple angles right now, starting with a lawsuit in Delaware charging #Zuck, #Sandberg and board members w insider trading and "epic corporate governance breakdown." 🧵 1/ @CounteringCrime has been documenting #FB's "epic corporate governance breakdown" for years now -- including repeated cover-ups like this one that have harmed investors. We warned y'all back in 2020 to pull your money out of #FB. It's a HOT MESS. 2/

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Jul 30, 2020 10 tweets 8 min read
I took the time to read @ma_franks and @daniellecitron's excellent paper on #CDA230 and I'm glad I did. I hope those committees working on reform read it too. I'll summarize some key points here 🧵
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papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf… Worth reminding y'all that #CDA230's original purpose was "to help clean up the Internet, not to facilitate people doing bad things on the Internet."
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The law’s overbroad interpretation by courts "resulted in platforms having scant legal incentive to combat online abuse."
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May 27, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
We've filed a complaint asking @SEC_Enforcement to investigate and sanction the firm.

washingtonpost.com/technology/202… We've released an #ESG report and I've personally emailed the CEOs of the pension funds that hold billions of dollars in #Facebook stock. @Vanguard_Group @TRowePrice @Fidelity

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