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Politics | Politics

Biden backtracks, says 'Facebook isn't killing people'

The US president is still pressing the social network to do more to combat vaccine misinformation.

News | News

Biden White House Crosses the Line into Full-Blown Facebook Fascism

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki exposed disturbing news that the Biden administration is actively working with the social media...

News | News

Emails Reveal Biden Campaign Pressured Facebook to Censor Trump

In a very rare nod to Facebook, new emails reveal the social media giant refused to bow to incredible pressure from the Biden campaign to...

News | In The News

In Huge Blow To Antitrust Efforts Against Big Tech, Federal Judge Dismisses Suits Against Facebook

In a massive blow to Congress’ effort to rein in Big Tech, a federal judge threw out antitrust lawsuits leveled against Facebook by the Federal Trade

News | News

VIDEO: Pink Floyd’s Waters Pushes Back Against Social Media Censorship

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame, had strong words in his rejection of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s request to use one of his...

News | News

Why Facebook’s Fascist Ban of Trump Is an Attack on the American Political System

In an action that begs the question of whether Facebook has any fidelity to the spirit of the First Amendment at all, the social media...

Science & Technology | Technology

Report says Facebook’s creepy data collection lets Big Pharma target your illness

Facebook is at the center of two different privacy issues that have the same thing in common: Facebook appears to want unchecked access to your information.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Facebook Permanently Bans Major Pro-Life News Site

Facebook has permanently banned LifeSiteNews, a popular pro-life news outlet, for publishing “false information about COVID-19.” | Tech

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Completely delete your Facebook account, loose ends and all - CNET

Deleting your Facebook account isn't as simple as clicking a button. Here's everything you need to know.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Leaked Facebook memo reveals how advertisers will be impacted following iOS 14.5 release

Apple finally introduced iOS 14.5 this week, which comes with the long-awaited App Tracking Transparency feature to prevent third-party apps from tracking users across the web. Since the announcement of this feature, Facebook has been complaining about th

Science & Technology | Social Media

The Best Sites to Buy Real Facebook Likes and Followers

Want to grow your influence on Facebook? This article shares a list of the best sites to buy real Facebook followers and likes.

News | News

Instagram for Kids? A Horrible Idea That Invites Further Indoctrination

A coalition of child safety advocates is opposing Facebook’s plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under 13 years of age...

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Facebook Isn't Allowing Sharing of NY Post Story About BLM Co-Founder's 'Real Estate Binge'

That's not good...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Personal data of 533 million Facebook users leaks online

Personal data from 533 million Facebook accounts has reportedly leaked online for free. Records included phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and email addresses.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook denies its algorithms are a problem, but launches a tool to more easily view a non-algorithmic News Feed

Following years of backlash over its algorithms and their ability to push people to more extreme content, which Facebook continues to deny, the company today announced it would give its users new tools to more easily switch over to non-algorithmic views o

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook caught Chinese hackers using fake personas to target Uyghurs abroad

Facebook on Wednesday announced new actions to disrupt a network of China-based hackers leveraging the platform to compromise targets in the Uyghur community. The group, known to security researchers as “Earth Empusa,” “Evil Eye” or “Poison Carp” targeted

News | News

Supreme Court Rules Lawsuit Against Facebook’s for Violating Federal Wiretap Laws Can Proceed

The US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Facebook to intervene in a $15 billion class-action lawsuit that charges the BigTech...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook services restored after global outage

Facebook Inc has fixed a technical issue that caused a global outage of its services after more than a million people reported problems with its photo-sharing app Instagram.

News | News

Facebook Official: ‘Company Has Too Much Power’; ‘Should Be Broken Up’

A top Facebook official was captured in an undercover Project Veritas video saying the social media giant has grown too powerful and...

News | Censorship

Wall Street Journal Endorses Section 230 Reforms After Facebook’s 'Phony Fact-Check'

After a second instance where social media publisher Facebook has used partisan fact-checkers to challenge analysis, the Wall Street...

News | News

EEOC Opens Investigation into Charges Facebook Engages in 'Systemic' Racial Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has opened an investigation into reports that Facebook employs racially discriminatory hiring...

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook will pay $650 million to settle class action suit centered on Illinois privacy law | TechCrunch

Facebook was ordered to pay $650 million Friday for running afoul of an Illinois law designed to protect the state’s residents from invasive privacy practices. That law, the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), is a powerful state measure that’s trip

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Now the Israel Haters Turn on Facebook

Linda Sarsour. Photo: Festival of Faiths via Wikimedia Commons. You can say you don’t like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, …

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook to pay news industry $1 billion over 3 years - Axios

The pledge comes as Australia passes a new media law designed to make tech giants pay for news.

News | News

Canada to Follow Australia; Takes on Facebook on Payment for Content Issue

Canada is joining Australia in taking on Facebook, following Australia's move to craft legislation demanding payment for content not created by the company. Facebook as "unfriended" the entire country of Australia, denying Australians access to the Facebo

News | News

Biden Administration Teaming Up with BigTech to Censor Vaccine Skeptics

The Biden White House is teaming up with BigTech social media companies to make sure such material deemed "disinformation" regarding the COVID vaccines “does not start trending on such platforms and become a broader movement." The White House’s direct

News | News

Fox News’ Parent Company Strikes Lucrative Deal With China-Adjacent Google To Profit Off Australia’s Big Tech Ban

NewsCorp, the parent company of Fox News, has struck a wide-ranging three-year deal with internet giant Google to provide news

Politics | Big tech

Facebook Shows Australia Who's Boss: Cuts off News Down Under and Blocks Access to Health Departments, Charities, Emergency Services in the Process

The tech giants are openly flaunting their dominance over the planet and independent thought. It will no longer be allowed. In January the far left tech giants colluded together and then silenced the President of the United States. Then these tech thugs t

News | News

Instagram Now Reads Your Private Messages To Detect And Ban ‘Hate Speech’

Instagram, a subsidiary of the wide reaching Facebook empire, has announced that they will be eavesdropping on private direct messages

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will now take down posts claiming vaccines cause autism - The Verge

Facebook is expanding what kinds of COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation get removed from its platforms, including posts that claim vaccines cause autism. The company is also adding information about COVID-19 vaccines to its Information Center.

Business & Finance | Business

Apple versus Facebook on ad-tracking: Harvard sides with Apple

We've seen an increasingly heated Apple versus Facebook battle over the upcoming App Tracking Transparency feature, which will require app ...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook plans to reduce political content in the News Feed

Facebook's business continues to fire on all cylinders even as the company faces growing scrutiny from regulators over its acquisitions and from critics for the role its platform may have played in spreading lies about the US presidential election.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook, Reddit get low marks for handling of Holocaust denial content

The two companies, along with Discord and Steam, get a "D" in a report card prepared by the Anti-Defamation League. Facebook disagrees with the grade.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook spent more on lobbying than any other Big Tech company in 2020

Tech companies disclosed their lobbying spending for the fourth quarter late Thursday night, revealing big swings in spending from 2019 to 2020.

Miscellaneous | Opinion

Parler’s Rise Was Also Its Downfall

The app that stoked the insurrection is gone, but something else is destined to replace it.

News | News

FTC and State AGs v. Facebook: Monopolization Law Faces Biggest Challenge in Decades

The FTC and attorneys general of 48 states recently filed antitrust lawsuits against Facebook for allegedly monopolizing the “personal social network services” market. Jonathan Rubin and Jennifer M. Oliver, partners at MoginRubin LLP, say the agencies wil

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Facebook to remove 'stop the steal' content ahead of inauguration

The social network is taking tougher action against voter fraud misinformation after last week's deadly riot at the US Capitol.

News | News

THE PURGE? ABC’s News Director Calls for ‘Cleansing’ Trump’s Supporters

Rick Klein, news director for ABC News wants to “cleanse” the nation of everyone and anyone who supports the President’s

News | News

‘Campaign Monitor’ Email Service Dumps Trump Campaign from Platform

On Friday, Facebook and Twitter launched an unprecedented attack on free speech and the right to freely assemble in today’s

News | News

ELECTION INTERFERENCE: Facebook Bans Campaign Ad Account Used By Loeffler, Perdue

Just days before the pivotal twin US Senate run-off elections in Georgia, Facebook has once again inserted itself into the

Politics | Politics

Rep. Debbie Dingell Demands Facebook Remove Criticism of Islam

The political climate is so rancid today that Dingell will pay no political price for her association with CAIR or her open opposition to the freedom of speech.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Facebook Attacks Apple Software Changes in Newspaper Ads

Facebook Inc. lashed out at Apple Inc. in a series of full-page newspaper ads, claiming the iPhone maker’s coming mobile software changes around data gathering and targeted advertising are bad for small businesses.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Does Big Tech Face Regrets For Killing Their Reputations To Rig 2020?

By now the credibility of The New York Post's blockbuster reporting on Hunter Biden during the election has been cemented.

Politics | Big tech

Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship | The White House

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  P

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook’s latest ad tool fail puts another dent in its reputation | TechCrunch

Reset yer counters: Facebook has had to ‘fess up to yet another major ad reporting fail. This one looks like it could be costly for the tech giant to put right — not least because it’s another dent in its reputation for self reporting. (For past Facebook

News | News

Facebook Engaged ‘Emergency’ Conservative Censorship Post-Election

Facebook, Twitter, and Google did a tremendous amount of damage to the nation in the run-up to the 2020 General

News | News

Anti-Conservative Censorship Spreads To Mailchimp, WordPress.com Hosting

At first it was just Facebook and Twitter exercising what just about everyone considered censorship. Some who protested too loudly

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Hawley Claims to Have 'Clear Evidence' That Facebook, Google, Twitter Plot Censorship Together

On Tuesday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) claimed that a former Facebook employee approached him with documents presenting “clear evidence” that Facebook, Google, and Twitter coordinate on censorship and that Facebook tracks its users’ behavior even when they leave the platform.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Crime ring stole thousands of Facebook passwords, then forgot to use a password - CNET

Exclusive: Researchers came across stolen user data in logs stored on a cloud server. It's offline now.

Politics | Politics

Facebook Censors Grassroots 'Stop the Steal' Group with 300,000+ Members

Facebook has censored Stop the Steal, a rapidly growing Facebook page set up by Trump voters organizing in-person rallies at voting locations to demand integrity in the ballot counting process.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Trump: 'They Say You Cannot Win Without Big Tech, We're Going to Find Out'

During his rally last night in Grand Rapids, Michigan, President Trump discussed Big Tech and its efforts to influence the presidential election. Trump pointed out:  "Well they say you can't win without Big Tech, well we're going to find out tomorrow, wou

Politics | Politics

Facebook censorship board is comprised mostly of foreign nationals with ties to George Soros – The Buffalo Chronicle

The recently appointed Facebook oversight board tasked with deciding which posts get blocked from the world’s most popular social networking website is stacked with leftists and foreign n…

Politics | Politics

Facebook halts recommendations on political groups

With the 2020 presidential election now just three days away, Facebook Inc. has temporarily halted a feature that recommends political groups to its users.

Politics | Politics

‘Enforcement Error’: Facebook Reinstates ‘New Jersey Women For Trump’ Page After Trump Complains | The Daily Wire

Facebook reinstated a pro-Trump Facebook page with more than 29,000 members after President Donald Trump slammed them for taking it down days before the

Politics | Politics

Democrats in Congress Demand More Big Tech Censorship, Not Less

The hearings on social media censorship earlier this week saw Republican Senators, and some Democrat Senators, taking issue with Jack

News | News

BIAS: Politifact, Facebook’s Fact Check Partner, Claims Pro-Police ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag Is ‘Anti-BLM’

The scrutiny of Facebook and Twitter “fact-checking” organization has been front and center throughout the Trump administration, but Politifact has

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls on Congress to reform Section 230

Mark Zuckerberg will ask Congress to reform Section 230, the law that shields tech companies like his from liability for what users post on platforms.

Gaming | Gaming

Facebook tries to reposition itself as a gaming platform with its big bet on cloud gaming

Facebook VP of Play Jason Rubin discusses the company's battles with Apple, the technical challenges of delivering cloud games, Microsoft's deal to distribute its own xCloud games, and the importance of the new Player Name policy.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Facebook Adds Label Defending Mail-In Voting to Breitbart News' Post of Trump Rally Livestream

Facebook added a label to a post on Breitbart News' page trying to persuade voters that mail-in voting has a "long history of trustworthiness," citing a "bipartisan" think-tank from the D.C. swamp. The social network added the note underneath a post from

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Poised to Face Antitrust Suit With FTC Decision Near - Bloomberg

U.S. antitrust officials are nearing a final decision on bringing a lawsuit against Facebook Inc. that accuses the social-media giant of using its dominance to harm competition, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Politics | POLITICS

Biden's Former Ukraine Adviser Now Works on 'Content Regulation,' 'Election Integrity' for Facebook

How could someone who worked for the Democratic nominee fairly judge content to maintain 'election integrity'?

News | News

Facebook Bans Ads Discouraging Vaccines, In Latest Misinformation Crackdown

The move is a reversal of Facebook's longstanding reluctance to block problematic content. Critics say public health misinformation has flourished on the social network.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook rebuts 'The Social Dilemma,' popular Netflix documentary

Facebook argues that the documentary-drama that quickly gained popularity for its critical look of tech platforms "buries the substance in sensationalism." 

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Groups to gain suite of new tools for managing discussions, surfacing public content

Facebook is introducing a suite of new features for Facebook Groups, the private social networking product now used by over 1.8 billion people every month. At the company’s digitally hosted Facebook Communities Summit today, Facebook detailed a set of upc

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple is (temporarily) waiving its App Store fee for Facebook’s online events

Last month, Facebook introduced support for paid online events — and because many of the businesses offering those events have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic, the company also said it would not collect fees for the next year. At the same time,

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook and Instagram testing new feature to cross-post stories to both apps

Instagram and Facebook are testing a new feature that would further deepen the integration between the two platforms. As reported by The Verge, Facebook is testing the ability to bring Instagram stories directly to Facebook stories. The report explains th

Science & Technology | Technology

iOS 14: Facebook’s Apple Nightmare Keeps Getting Worse

Soon-to-launch iOS 14 is a momentous leap for iPhone privacy, but this week Facebook confirmed its Apple nightmare was even worse than previously thought.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook tests linking your FB account to your news subscriptions | TechCrunch

Facebook is testing a new feature that could help news publishers create a better experience for paying subscribers on the social network. The idea is that when Facebook identifies a subscriber from one of its publisher partners, that subscriber will be i

Politics | Media Watch

Liberal 'Fake News' Site Spends Millions on Deceptive Facebook Campaign 

Courier Newsroom, a "news" site bankrolled by a major Democratic fundraising network, has undertaken a seven-figure ad campaign to push flattering pieces about vulnerable House Democrats, garnering an estimated million-plus impressions on social media.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook's 'classic' look dies in September

Starting next month, the new Facebook.com will be the only version available as its "classic" website is going away for good.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Report: Facebook Doesn’t ‘Recognize Holocaust Denial’ as Anti-Jewish Hate Speech

Facebook logo. Photo: www.shopcatalog.com via Flickr. JNS.org – Facebook, according to an Aug. 10 report, “actively promotes further Holocaust-denial content …

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook reportedly removed strikes from conservative pages after executive intervened - The Verge

Facebook reportedly cleared misinformation "strikes" against posts by conservative sites including Breitbart after independent fact-checkers discovered misinformation.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How To Create More Engaging Facebook Ads

Facebook ads are exceedingly common, which can make it hard to create ones that actually get users’ attention.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Tech antitrust hearing: Zuckerberg, Bezos, Cook, and Pichai testify before Congress - The Verge

The House Judiciary Committee questioned Jeff Bezos about Amazon’s third-party seller relationships, Facebook’s acquisition strategies, Google’s Search practices, and Apple’s app store policies in an antitrust hearing.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Why no one knows which stories are the most popular on Facebook - The Verge

Facebook’s CrowdTangle is only telling part of the story — and viral tweets about it are driving the company crazy

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook to launch officially licensed music videos in the U.S. next month | TechCrunch

Facebook is preparing to launch officially licensed music videos on its social network in the U.S. next month, in a direct challenge to YouTube. In materials reviewed by TechCrunch, Facebook informed Page owners linked to artists they’ll need to toggle on

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook’s AI separates speech in recordings of up to 5 people

Facebook researchers describe an AI system that can isolate speech from recordings of multiple speakers on a single microphone.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Considers Banning Political Ads Before US 2020 Election

Facebook Inc. is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its social network in the days leading up to the U.S. election in November, according to people familiar with the company’s thinking.

Miscellaneous | News bias/fake news/media bias

The New York Times Dropped Millions On Facebook To Advertise The 1619 Project…While Trying To Bully Facebook Into Censorship

The New York Times’ massive campaign to pressure social media giants into restricting freedom of information — particularly dissemination from sources other than mainstream outlets — has now kicked into high gear. Tech columnist Kevin Roose warned the Tim

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook executive acknowledges 'trust deficit' to advertisers

A top Facebook executive acknowledged the platform has a "trust deficit" in a call with advertisers obtained by the Financial Times as brands join a growing bo

Science & Technology | Technology

Jason Calacanis Urges Users to Quit Facebook and Instagram, Says He'll Fund Alternative

"I'm gonna fund folks to replace both platforms," tech investor tweeted Sunday evening

Politics | Liberal Hypocrisy

Pelosi Pours $180,000 Into Facebook Ads While Calling for Advertisers to Boycott Site

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on advertisers to boycott social media networks unless the outlets agree to restrict “dangerous” political speech.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will allow users to turn off political ads

Facebook has come under criticism for allowing political ads to contain false statements. Now, Mark Zuckerberg says that users will be able to turn them off.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will verify identities for suspiciously popular accounts | Engadget

Facebook is now verifying IDs for profiles that have both suspicious behavior and posts that quickly go viral.

News | News

Valley retail worker creates Facebook support group for workers attacked during pandemic

Retail rage. It's happening all over the country. A woman attacked a Walmart cashier with Lysol disinfectant spray to the face in Massachusetts. A 7-eleven clerk in Indiana gets coffee in the face and kicked and punched. And two men refusing to wear a mas

News | News

Facebook content oversight member reportedly linked to Muslim Brotherhood

Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman has been picked as one of 20 members of the new board, but has in the past proclaimed support for the Islamist organization.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook's redesigned website finally starts rolling out to everyone | Engadget

After months of limited availability, Facebook's redesigned desktop website is now rolling out to all of the social media platform's users.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook Will Remove Content Organizing Protests Against Stay-at-Home Orders, Zuckerberg Says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday said the tech giant is removing posts that look to promote or organize protests against stay-at-home orders

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook to flag fake coronavirus news to users who 'like' or react to hoaxes, sending them to WHO page

Facebook announced the latest effort to clamp down on the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, saying it will warn users if they have "liked, reacted or commented" on content that have been deemed "harmful" and removed by the tech gian

Science & Technology | Tech

Zoom's iOS app is sending your data to Facebook, because privacy is a myth

Zoom’s video conferencing app has grown more popular than ever lately, while people are staying home to flatten the curve. But you should know that there’s a major privacy concern with the service. Last night, Vice reported that Zoom‘s iOS app is nonconse

Psychology | Personality

Are You as in Control of Your Emotions as You Think? | Psychology Today

During times of uncertainty, it’s natural for your mood to be influenced by outside factors. A new study on emotion contagion shows how this process works in a digital world.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook’s less cluttered desktop redesign is more widely available starting today - The Verge

Facebook is rolling out the overhauled version of its desktop site. The new design places a heavier emphasis on two of Facebook’s most critical features — events and groups — and users can try it now before it rolls out officially later this year.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Facebook announces $100 million program for small businesses impacted by coronavirus

Facebook said the grants will be available for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries. That would be an average of $3,333 per business.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Early Facebook employees: Where are the first 20 now?

Facebook launched 16 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. Here's where the company's first 20 employees ended up.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook has a new tool to spot spammers, and it's already taken down billions of accounts

Even equipped with a brand-new, high-performance algorithm, Facebook is unsure that it will ever win the war against fake accounts.

Politics | Politics

Facebook Fact Checker Debunks New Smear Against Trump From Media, Democrats: ‘Factually Inaccurate’

A Facebook fact checker intervened this weekend to stop the latest smear against President Donald Trump from the media and members of the Democratic Party after they falsely claimed that the president called the coronavirus a “hoax.” Facebook

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook brings its 3D photos feature to users with single-camera phones

Facebook first showed off its 3D photos back in 2018, and shared the technical details behind it a month later. But unless you had one of a handful of phones with dual cameras back then (when they weren't so common), you couldn't make your own. Today an u

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Messenger is getting a much simpler new design

Facebook Messenger is removing its Discover tab starting next week, TechCrunch reports, after pledging to do so in August of last year. The removal means chatbots and Instant Games are gone, making Messenger more streamlined and simple in the process.

Politics | Media Watch

Column: The Old Media Pushes Facebook to the Left

The “news” media routinely exhibit a badly disguised loathing for the social media. Journalists calling themselves the “mainstream” expect the social media to bend their platforms to their liberal talking points. Any rogue information that doesn’t match t

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will pay users for submitting their voice recordings - TechSpot

It seems pretty much every big company, including Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft, has been listening to and transcribing users’ voice recordings without their consent. It’s a way to improve speech recognition systems, but many customers were ang

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook is testing tabs to organize your News Feed

Facebook caused a lot of hullabaloo when it changed the News Feed from chronological order to an algorithmic ranking, and some people will never get over it. While you can still sort your feed by ‘Most Recent,’ the option is currently buried in the sideba

Science & Technology | Social Media

3 Strategies to Revive And Grow Your Facebook Business Page

Business pages are still valuable, but the way to leverage them has changed.

Science & Technology | Social Media

All users can now access Facebook’s tool for controlling which apps and sites can share data for ad-targeting

Facebook is making available to all users worldwide its “Off-Facebook Activity” tool, which allows users to manage and delete the data that third-party websites and apps share with Facebook. The feature was first introduced in 2018 at Facebook’s annual de

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook backs off plan to plaster ads all over WhatsApp - The Verge

Facebook is "backing away" from earlier plans to sell ads for placement inside its enormously popular WhatsApp messaging service. According to The Wall Street Journal, the team that had been working on building ads into WhatsApp was disbanded in

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook tracks you offline: How to make it stop

You may not agree with Facebook’s practices, but it’s hard to argue against its effectiveness. Advertisers are willing to pay big bucks to access your data collected through the social media platform.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android | TechCrunch

Facebook doesn’t want its hardware like Oculus or its augmented reality glasses to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android operating system. That’s why Facebook has tasked Mark Lucovsky, a co-author of Microsoft’s Windows NT, with

Science & Technology | Social Media

How Facebook learns what you buy at physical stores to show you ads

Facebook learns about what users are buying in order to serve them ads that reflect what they're likely to spend money on.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook Gives Workers a Chatbot to Appease That Prying Uncle - The New York Times

The “Liam Bot” teaches employees what to say if friends or family ask difficult questions about the company over the holidays.

Science & Technology | Technology

Millions of Twitter and Facebook users may have had their personal information compromised

Twitter and Facebook have confirmed millions of users' personal information may have been compromised by malicious software in third-party apps.

Science & Technology | TECH

Facebook launches new market research app after shutting down its controversial VPN service - The Verge

Facebook has launched Facebook Viewpoints, a new market research mobile app that will give you rewards for filling out surveys, testing new products, and more.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook lets you get rid of those annoying notification dots

On iOS you can customize Facebook's shortcut bar to remove sections you don't use.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook gave Tinder and other dating apps special access to user data

New documents reveal that Facebook gave Tinder and other popular dating apps special "whitelist" privileges to access user data.

Politics | Politics

Twitter bans political ads after Facebook refused to do so

Facebook, by contrast, said it would not fact-check or remove ads placed by politicians, sparking backlash from lawmakers and employees.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook trained AI to fool facial recognition systems, and it works on live video

According to VentureBeat, Facebook AI Research (FAIR) has developed a state-of-the-art "de-identification" system that works on video, including even live video. It works by altering key facial features of a video subject in real time using machine learni

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will begin hiding likes on Friday - CNET

The social media giant will test hiding the number of likes, reactions and views that posts get.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will shut down Group Stories on September 26th

If you didn't find yourself using Facebook's Group Stories, you're not the only one. The social network has confirmed a report from commentator Matt Navarra th...

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook will use journalists to curate news, opening itself to more bias allegations - Los Angeles Times

Facebook's news curation move will fire up critics who believe it suppresses conservative viewpoints. But it may reduce complaints of viral garbage.

Politics | From CNN

Twitter and Facebook take down covert Chinese accounts that tried to undermine Hong Kong demonstrators - CNN

A covert state-backed social media campaign run from China has sought to undermine ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong, according to information released by Twitter and Facebook on Monday.

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook has been collecting, listening, transcribing Messenger chats - Business Insider

The company reportedly didn't disclose to users that it was sharing any collected audio from Messenger voice chats with third parties.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Make Facebook useful by turning off all its annoying features | Popular Science

Between data privacy scandals and the psychological toll social media can take on your brain, quitting Facebook can be an alluring prospect. But it’s not always practical to delete your account.

Science & Technology | Social Media

You Mean You're Still on Facebook? | Inc.

Zombies are populating my FB account. This can't be good for Zuckerberg and Co.

Science & Technology | TECH

Facebook Knows More About You Than the CIA

Facebook hired Yael Eisenstat, a CIA veteran, to help it address election meddling. Now she's deeply worried about the company's sway over our lives.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook vs the feds: The tech giant will have to pay a record fine for violating users’ privacy. But the FTC wanted more.

The settlement the FTC brokered marks the most significant privacy punishment ever levied against a tech giant. But the story behind it -- described by 10 people familiar with the matter -- illustrates the challenges facing a 105-year-old agency tasked wi

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook prototypes haptic feedback wristbands for AR/VR | VentureBeat

If you've dreamed of interacting with VR or AR content without needing to hold controllers in your hands, Facebook's wristbands could make that a reality.

Politics | Politics

Big tech behemoths face grilling from US lawmakers as hearings kick off

A Senate banking committee will question Facebook on its Libra project, while the House takes aim at Google, Apple and Amazon

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Facebook Suddenly Deletes Policy Permitting Death Threats Against People They Don't Like

For all of Facebook’s talk of wanting to provide a safe environment, the truth of the matter came to light yesterday as the guidance for how Facebook enforces its policy on death threats was posted.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Mark Zuckerberg Brags: We Didn't Allow Pro-Life Groups to Advertise Before Ireland's Abortion Vote

During this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained that Facebook is increasingly trying to work with governments to determine what political speech it does and does not allow. Oh sorry, I mean: what kind of political ads it is

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will start taking a cut of fan subscriptions in 2020 | TechCrunch

Facebook will take a cut of up to 30% on fan subscriptions, beginning on January 1, 2020. The social network is revealing its plans as part of a broader slate of monetization-related announcements this week at VidCon. The news confirms a TechCrunch report

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook’s content oversight board plan is raising more questions than it answers – TechCrunch

Facebook has produced a report summarizing feedback it’s taken in on its idea of establishing a content oversight board to help arbitrate on moderation decisions. Aka the ‘supreme court of Facebook’ concept first discussed by founder Mar

Science & Technology | Social Media

Big Tech’s problem is its lack of competition - The Verge

Kara Swisher talks antitrust, regulation, and breaking up big tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.

Music | Music News

Facebook reverses ban on Led Zeppelin album cover - CNN

Facebook has reversed a ban it placed on a classic Led Zeppelin album cover that features images of naked children.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Don't Minimize Conservative Concerns About Big Tech Censorship

To assert with such confidence that 'most red Americans either don’t know or don’t care about social-media censorship' seems very unwise indeed. 

Politics | From CNN

Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon face House Judiciary Committee antitrust probe - CNN

The House Judiciary committee said Monday it is launching a "top-to-bottom" antitrust investigation of the tech industry, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook and Twitter disable new disinformation campaign with ties to Iran - The Washington Post

The disabled accounts include two on Twitter mimicked Republican congressional candidates in order to push pro-Iranian political messages

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in three months - CNN

Facebook took down 2.2 billion fake accounts between January and March, a record high for the company.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Trump White House Asks Public To Report Social Media Sites If 'Suspended, Banned' For Being Conservative | Daily Wire

President Trump's White House is asking people to report social media sites, including Twitter, Google, and Facebook, if they suspect the site's "political bias" has caused them to be banned.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Facebook’s Ridiculous Double Standard In Plain View | Israellycool

But please tell me how there isn't a bias against conservative and pro-Israel accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

Politics | POLITICS

Undermining Our Principles Is a Facebook Feature, Not a Bug

Earlier this month Facebook announced that independent journalists and media personalities Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulos would be permanently banished from its global community of 2.3 billion people.While leftists in