These Confidential Charts Show Why Facebook Bought WhatsApp
The company was obsessively tracking WhatsApp and saw not just a rising competitor but a potential Facebook killer.
Mark Zuckerberg's Biggest Problem: Internal Tensions At Facebook Are Boiling Over
“It’s the bunker mentality. These people have been under siege for 600 days now. They’re getting tired, getting cranky — the only survival strategy is to quit or fully buy in.”
The George Soros Scandal Is Entirely Of Facebook’s Own Making
Facebook’s recent opposition research scandal against billionaire George Soros is revealing, but not for the reasons you might think.
This Document Is Some Of The Research Facebook Commissioned On George Soros
Definers’ research for Facebook on billionaire George Soros has never been published before. You can read one of those documents here.
A Former Facebook Employee Said The Company Has A “Black People Problem”
“I’ve lost the will and the desire to advocate on behalf of Facebook,” the former employee wrote.
Plaintiff In Facebook Lawsuit Hints A Reporter May Have Tipped Off Parliament To Seize Documents
The seizure could mean that the documents, which journalists have previously sued to release from a California court’s protective order, may now become public.
Why Facebook Will Never Fix Facebook
The last two years have shown that what the platform needs is something closer to an overhaul — stripping out some of the guts of a system that ruthlessly prioritizes engagement.
Trump Is Spreading Bogus Voter Fraud Claims On Twitter. Twitter Says It'll Talk About It In 2019.
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."
Welcome To The Dystopia: People Are Arguing About Whether This Trump Press Conference Video Is Doctored
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.
There Was No Midterm Misinformation Crisis Because We've Democratized Propaganda
Years of algorithmically powered information warfare have ALREADY rewired our political discourse.
How Silicon Valley’s Scooter Craze Made Me Realize That I Don’t Know Anything
Are scooters a dangerous nuisance or an environmentally friendly form of transportation? Or both? Watch Follow This on Netflix.
Twitter Just Launched A Midterm Elections Page And It’s Already Full Of Garbage
One tweet that surfaced on the page suggested that Kid Rock was about to become one of Michigan’s senators.
The Conspiratorial Hate We See Online Is Increasingly Appearing In Real Life
Why toxic online behavior is spilling into the streets.
Our Political News Cycle Isn’t Broken, It’s Working As Planned
What feels like chaos is the product of a well-oiled machine, where all participants seem to know their specific roles.
Facebook Just Removed 82 Iranian-Tied Pages And Accounts Posting Divisive Trump And Kaepernick Memes
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.
Facebook Doesn't Deserve Your Information
“We have a responsibility to protect your information," Mark Zuckerberg said in March. "If we can’t, we don’t deserve it."
Kanye's Love For Trump Actually Makes Perfect Sense
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.
Facebook Isn’t Sorry — It Just Wants Your Data
Facebook knows us well enough to know the truth: We don’t care enough about our privacy to stop using it.
Apple Insiders Say Nobody Internally Knows What’s Going On With Bloomberg’s China Hack Story
“I don’t know if something like this even exists.”
Inside How A 12-Step Recovery Program For Social Media Addiction Works
“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.