Pressed for specifics, Twitter declined to provide any examples of what "increased transparency" might look like, noting vaguely that "we have ongoing conversations about these themes broadly."

Charlie Warzel • 2 days ago

An editor from the conspiracy site Infowars has provided us with a dizzying example of video manipulation that's created a "choose your own reality" crisis.

Charlie Warzel • 7 days ago

Years of algorithmically powered information warfare have ALREADY rewired our political discourse.

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One tweet that surfaced on the page suggested that Kid Rock was about to become one of Michigan’s senators.

Charlie Warzel • 16 days ago

Why toxic online behavior is spilling into the streets.

Charlie Warzel • 19 days ago

What feels like chaos is the product of a well-oiled machine, where all participants seem to know their specific roles.

Charlie Warzel • 19 days ago

The move comes after the company suspended 652 fake pages, groups, and accounts in August for “coordinated, inauthentic behavior” associated with Iranian and Russian political influence operations.

Ryan Mac • 20 days ago

“We have a responsibility to protect your information," Mark Zuckerberg said in March. "If we can’t, we don’t deserve it."

Charlie Warzel • One month ago

Trump and the MAGA lifestyle seem to offer a safe haven to people — like Kanye — who pride themselves on being outsiders and are distrustful of establishment politics.

Charlie Warzel • One month ago

Facebook knows us well enough to know the truth: We don’t care enough about our privacy to stop using it.

Charlie Warzel • One month ago

“I don’t know if something like this even exists.”

John Paczkowski • One month ago

“Computers and smartphones and the internet are everywhere, so you can’t run from it for very long,” John, a technology addict in recovery, told me. For more on this story, watch the new BuzzFeed News series Follow This on Netflix.

Charlie Warzel • One month ago

The embattled social network discussed enforcing individualized, region-specific policies after learning about cultural differences that make certain countries particularly vulnerable.

Davey Alba • One month ago

The Siri Suggested recommendation feature inside Safari promoted Pizzagate videos, Holocaust denier articles, and debunked race science posts.

Charlie Warzel • One month ago

The arrest raises questions about whether YouTube is taking appropriate precautions to ensure its most vulnerable talent isn’t exploited or abused.

Charlie Warzel • One month ago

It’s a gorgeous piece of technology, but it’s still a total luxury.

Charlie Warzel • One month ago

Apple's App Store guidelines for developers forbid apps with "content that is offensive, insensitive, upsetting, intended to disgust, or in exceptionally poor taste."

John Paczkowski • 2 months ago

"We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ previous violations."

Charlie Warzel • 2 months ago

Google says it's securing its ad platform against foreign meddlers, but for just $35 researchers posing as Russian trolls were able to run political ads without any hurdles.

Charlie Warzel • 2 months ago