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Campbell leads legal challenge to Meta’s Facebook, Instagram

ATTORNEY GENERAL Andrea Campbell filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Meta Platforms, alleging that the company’s Facebook and Instagram platforms violated Massachusetts consumer protection laws by knowingly utilizing methods to hook and consequently harm young people.  This lawsuit is part of an effort by attorneys general in 42 states who are filing similar lawsuits in their […]

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Dumcius joining CommonWealth staff

GINTAUTAS DUMCIUS, who has spent nearly 20 years reporting on Boston and state politics, as well as neighborhood development and the courts, is joining the staff of CommonWealth. His hiring is part of a planned expansion and makeover of the nonprofit news organization.Dumcius most recently served as the Dorchester Reporter’s managing editor, and before that, […]

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A nonprofit news launch in Worcester

WHEN IT COMES to the state of the news industry, the news has not been good. Over a span of less than two decades, a quarter of the country’s newspapers have folded. That translates to tens of thousands of reporters laid off – and it means far less coverage of communities across the country. Less […]

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Maybe the Globe should take a look at itself

“IT’S BEEN YEARS since legislative democracy truly flourished at the State House,” the Boston Globe editorial board sighed in exasperation a few weeks ago. For more than a decade, Globe editorials have been denouncing the Legislature’s m.o., which was fashioned by Democratic supermajorities in both House and Senate: consolidate power within a small group of […]