Gretchen Peters Profile picture
ED of @counteringcrime. Wrote book about heroin trade in AfPak. Studies / investigates online & transnational crime.
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…
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/…
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 🧵
1… 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."
The law’s overbroad interpretation by courts "resulted in platforms having scant legal incentive to combat online abuse."
May 27, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
We've filed a complaint asking @SEC_Enforcement to investigate and sanction the firm.… 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…