Facebook Is Removing More Than 5,000 Ad Targeting Options To Prevent Discrimination

Advertisers will no longer be able to hide their ads from people interested in things like “Passover,” “Evangelicalism,” “Native American culture,” “Islamic culture,” and “Buddhism.”

Alex Kantrowitz • 7 months ago

Facebook Built A New Team To Spot Problems Before They Arise

Silicon Valley’s giants are looking for future crises before they happen.

Alex Kantrowitz • 9 months ago
Alex Kantrowitz • 9 months ago

Tech Companies Push Back On Trump's Family Separations

“It’s heartbreaking to see the images and hear the sounds of the kids,” Tim Cook said.

Alex Kantrowitz • 9 months ago

Twitter Wants To Create More Shared Experiences By Integrating Everything

A new feature from Twitter brings Trending, Moments, search, and live video together.

Alex Kantrowitz • 9 months ago

It's Not Me, It's You: App Store Reviews Show Tinder Users Can't Believe Nobody Likes Them

Perhaps we’ve reached the limit of things we can blame on technology?

Alex Kantrowitz • 9 months ago
Katie Notopoulos • 10 months ago

Twitter Is Going To Limit The Visibility Of Tweets From People Behaving Badly

Act like a jerk, and Twitter will start limiting how often your tweets show up.

Alex Kantrowitz • 10 months ago

Facebook Removes 10 Instagram Algorithm-Gaming Groups With Hundreds Of Thousands Of Members

The groups, including one with more than 200,000 members, vanished after BuzzFeed News contacted Instagram.

Alex Kantrowitz • 10 months ago

Sign Up For Tech Giant Update — A Newsletter On Amazon, Google, Facebook, And Apple

BuzzFeed News senior technology reporter Alex Kantrowitz digs into the latest news, strategy, and inner workings of the Gang of Four.

Alex Kantrowitz • 10 months ago

Here Are A Dozen Things We Learned At Google's Big Event

John Legend is living his best life inside a smart speaker, and other technological advances.

Alex Kantrowitz • 10 months ago

Facebook Reaches Its Natural Conclusion As A Dating App

Don't worry, you won't be matched with your friends.

Alex Kantrowitz • 10 months ago
Alex Kantrowitz • 10 months ago

Twitter Is Pushing More News Links In The Home Timeline

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the new Twitter feature to BuzzFeed News. Twitter's aggressive move into news continues.

Alex Kantrowitz • 10 months ago

Real People Are Turning Their Accounts Into Bots On Instagram — And Cashing In

Verified accounts turning themselves into bots, millions of fake likes and comments, a dirty world of engagement trading inside Telegram groups. Welcome to the secret underbelly of Instagram.

Alex Kantrowitz • 11 months ago

Now You Can Read Facebook's Community Standards Playbook

The company is releasing its internal content moderation guidelines and creating an appeals process for individual posts that get taken down.

Alex Kantrowitz • 11 months ago

How Much Would You Pay For Ad-Free Facebook?

Would you pay $10.99 per month for Facebook? How about $50?

Alex Kantrowitz • 11 months ago

Here's How Quiz Makers Are Still Targeting You On Facebook

“It was funny to me to see all this big deal being made out of what Cambridge Analytica did — what I’m able to do with the options Facebook gives me is better.”

Alex Kantrowitz • 11 months ago

Here's How Facebook Tracks You When You're Not On Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg seemed uncomfortable answering questions about how Facebook tracks you when you're not on Facebook. We went to Facebook's website to find out exactly what's happening.

Alex Kantrowitz • 11 months ago

Mark Zuckerberg Hints Facebook Is Considering An Ad-Free Version

"There always will be a version of Facebook that will be free," Zuckerberg says, indicating that the company has considered a version that is not.

Alex Kantrowitz • 11 months ago