Category: Business / Social Media

May 23, 2019

More Data on Content Moderation Won’t Silence Facebook’s Critics

Facebook’s latest report lays out the sheer scale of its battle against fake accounts, spam, and other abuses.


by Issie Lapowsky in Business
May 22, 2019

Far-Right Propaganda Floods Facebook Ahead of EU Elections

Fake accounts spread white-nationalist messages and amassed larger followings than actual far-right parties before being taken down, according to a new report.


by Issie Lapowsky in Business
May 8, 2019

‘Fake News Victims’ Meet With Twitter and Facebook

They’ve experienced firsthand how dangerous online disinformation and harassment can be. And they say tech executives aren’t doing enough to stop it.


by Issie Lapowsky in Business
May 8, 2019

Instagram Can Find Misleading Posts—but Won’t Take Them Down

Instagram is subjecting some posts to the same fact-checking review as parent Facebook. But its response to misinformation is very different.


by Paris Martineau in Business
May 6, 2019

Facebook Can Ban Whomever It Wants. Just Ask Trump’s Lawyers

The President says social media bans violate Americans’ rights to free speech. In court, his own lawyers have argued the opposite.


by Issie Lapowsky in Business
May 2, 2019

Facebook Bans Extremists, Jakarta Is Drowning, and More News

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by Alex Baker-Whitcomb in Business
May 2, 2019

Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Other Extremists—but Not as Planned

Alex Jones, Infowars, Laura Loomer and Milo Yiannopoulos are expelled from Facebook and Instagram, but the ban’s rollout went awry.


by Paris Martineau in Business
May 2, 2019

The Existential Crisis Plaguing Online Extremism Researchers

Chronicling the internet’s worst impulses can be depressing, and every remedy only seems to make things worse.


by Paris Martineau in Business
April 30, 2019

Facebook Wants to Know Who You Want to Sleep With, and More News

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by Alex Baker-Whitcomb in Business
April 30, 2019

At F8, Zuckerberg Explains Facebook’s Shift Toward Privacy

To mark this supposedly new era, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a subtle redesign for Facebook that places more emphasis on Groups and new products like Secret Crush.


by Issie Lapowsky in Business