Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube have moved to hide or obscure measures of popularity, in the name of less toxic dialog. Users give a thumbs-down.
YouTube said a new policy and better technology helped it remove five times as many videos for violating its hate speech rules. But extremists can beat the system.
YouTube faces dueling lawsuits from a conservative group and an LGBTQ+ group, both of which argue that the video site discriminates against them.
Members of Twitter’s safety council say the company is keeping them in the dark and want to talk to CEO Jack Dorsey, in a letter obtained by WIRED.
Instagram users like Usher, Martha Stewart, and Rick Perry posted a meme warning about a new rule that doesn’t actually exist.
Facebook will now allow ads depicting “medical tubes connected to the human body,” in response to complaints from anti-abortion groups.
Users quietly buy and sell human skulls, decorated and sold by macabre enthusiasts. Is the underground marketplace just a microcosm of our colonial past?
Facebook said it will expand its fact-checking program to Instagram. But the system is already overwhelmed, and may not be able to handle more information.
A former infosec director at Linden Lab alleges the company mishandled user data and turned a blind eye to simulated sex acts involving children.