Category: Business / Social Media

March 5, 2021

Who Are the Biggest Influencers on Clubhouse?

It’s harder to figure out than you might expect.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
March 4, 2021

Adoption Moved to Facebook and a War Began

As the adoption industry migrates to social media, regretful adoptees and birth mothers are confronting prospective parents with their personal pain—and anger.


by Samantha M. Shapiro in Backchannel
March 3, 2021

Fake News Gets More Engagement on Facebook—If It’s Right-Wing

Far-right pages that publish misinformation get the most interactions by far compared to other news sources, new research shows.


by Gilad Edelman in Business
March 1, 2021

Instagram Live Now Hosts More People With ‘Rooms’

Instagram is finally giving creators their most requested feature—which the company hopes will make it a more dynamic destination for viewers.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
February 10, 2021

Beijing’s Ban on Clubhouse Won't Deter Some Listeners

The audio app hosted discussions on sensitive topics such as Taiwan and Uighurs before it was removed from the App Store. Some users have found workarounds.


by Will Knight in Business
January 29, 2021

Facebook and Apple Feud Over the Future of the Internet

It turns out Tim Cook blames Mark Zuckerberg for undermining democracy, too.


by Gilad Edelman in Business
January 28, 2021

Facebook’s Oversight Board Has Spoken. It Hasn’t Solved Much

The board’s first content moderation decisions show how impossible its task—and Facebook’s—really is.


by Scott Thurm in Business
January 26, 2021

They Claimed the Covid Vaccine Made Them Sick—and Went Viral

On Facebook, videos of people reporting disturbing side-effects from the shots have been viewed by millions. Fact-checking efforts can’t keep up.


by Gian Volpicelli Wired UK in Business
January 21, 2021

Facebook's Oversight Board to Decide on Trump Ban

Facebook has to decide whether to give the ex-president his bullhorn back. It won’t make that call itself.


by Steven Levy in Business
January 14, 2021

The Local Politics of Airbnb’s Ban on DC Rentals

Residents and city officials traumatized by last week’s unrest fear a repeat for Biden’s inauguration.


by Aarian Marshall in Business