Category: Business / Social Media

June 4, 2021

Admit It: The Facebook Oversight Board Is Kind of Working

Facebook has agreed to follow some of the board’s non-binding recommendations regarding the Donald Trump suspension. That’s progress.

by Gilad Edelman in Business
May 24, 2021

Florida’s New Social Media Law Will Be Laughed Out of Court

The Stop Social Media Censorship Act almost certainly violates both the US Constitution and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

by Gilad Edelman in Business
May 14, 2021

Live Audio Apps Lure Creators With Money and Promises

Talk is cheap, unless you’re an in-demand content creator for platforms like Clubhouse and its many clones.

by Arielle Pardes in Business
May 6, 2021

Twitter Group's Offer India a Covid-19 Lifeline

Hashtags have provided a kind of emergency hotline—but the need for mutual aid on social media is also a rebuke to the government.

by Yashraj Sharma in Business
May 5, 2021

Oversight Board to Facebook: We’re Not Doing Your Dirty Work

The decision on Trump is the clearest indication yet that the board does not want to be Facebook’s flunky.

by Steven Levy in Business
May 5, 2021

Trump’s Facebook Ban Is Upheld—For Now

The Facebook Oversight Board is referring its most controversial case back to the company.

by Gilad Edelman in Business
May 4, 2021

Activists Say Facebook Allows Drug Ads to Target Teens

The social network has rules about what can be shown to minors. The Tech Transparency Project found that they aren’t being enforced.

by Sidney Fussell in Business
April 27, 2021

On Social Media, American-Style Free Speech Is Dead

Major platforms’ policies aren’t actually inspired by the First Amendment. This legal scholar says that’s a good thing.

by Gilad Edelman in Business
April 19, 2021

Facebook Announces Live Audio Rooms, Its Clubhouse Clone

Clubhouse is the latest startup to get cloned by Facebook, as the social media giant announces a suite of new audio features. Who will use them?

by Arielle Pardes in Business
April 11, 2021

New Vaccine Conspiracy Theories Are Going Viral in Arabic

Facebook has been criticized for failing to curb misinformation in English. But little attention has been paid to the scale of the problem in Arabic.

by Matt Burgess WIRED UK in Business