Category: Business / Social Media

November 24, 2020

Facebook Can Be a Boon to Nonprofits—If They Get Verified

Organizations say they struggle with the social media giant’s registration system and inability to reach a live person.

by Sara Harrison in Business
October 30, 2020

It’s Hard to Escape Facebook’s Vortex of Polarization

Suggesting other news sources only reinforces users’ political beliefs. Another study finds that quitting the social media giant leaves people less informed.

by Sidney Fussell in Business
September 28, 2020

Get WIRED: Nextdoor’s CEO on Curtailing Racial Profiling

On this week’s podcast, Sarah Friar talks to us about how the hyperlocal social network is getting people to slow down and think about what they’re posting.

by Lauren Goode in Business
September 23, 2020

Maria Ressa Says Disinformation Is More Insidious Than We Think

At our virtual conference, the journalist and CEO of Rappler explained how the goal isn’t just to spread lies, but to blur our sense of true and false.

by Gregory Barber in Business
September 23, 2020

CEO Sarah Friar Describes How Nextdoor Is Curbing Racism

The social network focused around neighborhoods leans on local human moderators as well as AI, she explained during WIRED’s virtual conference.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
September 22, 2020

To Clean Up Comments, Let AI Tell Users Their Words Are Trash

It won’t solve everything, but a new study suggests real-time automated feedback could help make the internet a less toxic place.

by Arielle Pardes in Business
September 21, 2020

Trump’s TikTok Deal Is Still an Unresolved Mess

The president’s ban on WeChat has also hit a roadblock.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
September 10, 2020

TikTok Is Paying Creators. Not All of Them Are Happy

Users say the platform’s new Creator Fund is opaque and riddled with problems. The company says it’s listening.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
September 6, 2020

Doctors and Nurses Take to TikTok to Fight Covid Myths

“We can treat only one patient at a time, but if we can get a message out there that can hit thousands or hundreds of thousands, then we can change their thoughts.”

by Helen Santoro in Business