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Zornio: Has Big Tech caught Colorado Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper by the tongue?
These days it’s hard to find bipartisan support for almost anything — it seems even the color of the sky might be up for debate. That’s why it’s all the more impressive that Congress has reached broad bipartisan support for two antitrust reform bills targeting Big Tech. There’s just one small surprise: Among support from […]
What’d I Miss?: When the rich control communication platforms, what could go wrong?
Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has found a new friendship with her young neighbor, Ossie. Together, they both are searching for their place in this world. < Previous | Start from the beginning | Next >
Zornio: Is the Russian invasion of Ukraine the start of World War III?
By the time American forces formally entered World War II in 1941, it had been more than two years since Nazi Germany invaded Poland. In the interim, President Franklin D. Roosevelt deployed an “arsenal of democracy” to allies such as France and Britain — despite remaining neutral in the war on paper. This included the […]
Weld County’s health department is no longer allowed to post about COVID on social media
Updated Dec. 16, 2021: Following publication, Weld County reversed its decision and will allow the health department to post about COVID on social media. Weld County’s commissioners will no longer publish information about COVID-19 on social media following pushback on posts made to encourage residents to get vaccinated against the disease. Three members of the […]
Zornio: Could regulating Facebook help bring Americans back together?
For years, many have argued the dangers of Facebook. Little happened. Then came whistleblower Frances Haugen. Haugen was incredibly clear in her testimony to Congress: “I’m here today because I believe Facebook’s products harm children, stoke division, and weaken our democracy.” She then proceeded to outline how, based on her experience and the documents she […]
Colorado Sun receives Facebook grant to extend statewide outreach
The Colorado Sun this week was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Facebook Journalism Project to help support its initiatives to reach readers statewide. The funds are part of $700,000 in grants Facebook is giving to 32 alumni of its global Accelerator program to bolster continuing digital transformation nationwide. Last year, The Sun was awarded […]
A former DU student launched an app to change charitable giving. Now he hopes to turn it into the next big social media platform.
Nearly three years ago, Reyn Aubrey abandoned his business studies at the University of Denver to launch a digital application called PocketChange, which reimagined charitable giving by offering individuals the power to turn online inspiration into small, instant donations. He thought he was thinking big. But on second thought, he wasn’t thinking big enough. The […]
What’s Working: Colorado’s job board has 82,000 openings. But are they real?
On the same day a group of frustrated and unemployed Coloradans organized a message-writing campaign to the media and politicians about unpaid jobless benefits, a group of business leaders voiced their frustrations about a related topic: jobs. “Quality of life actually starts with having a job,” Diane Schwenke, president and CEO of the Grand Junction […]
Opinion: For Colorado’s small businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic is the wrong time to rein in Big Tech
State Rep. Mark Baisley’s Feb. 7 Colorado Sun op-ed, “It’s time to rein in Big Tech,” misses a fundamental fact — that large digital companies are extraordinarily important to small businesses. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, YouTube and many other digital platforms offer free and low-cost small business tools that are critically important, particularly during […]