The company was obsessively tracking WhatsApp and saw not just a rising competitor but a potential Facebook killer.

Charlie Warzel • 5 days ago

“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.”

Charlie Warzel • 5 days ago

Facebook’s recent opposition research scandal against billionaire George Soros is revealing, but not for the reasons you might think.

Charlie Warzel • 7 days ago

Definers’ research for Facebook on billionaire George Soros has never been published before. You can read one of those documents here.

Ryan Mac • 8 days ago

“I’ve lost the will and the desire to advocate on behalf of Facebook,” the former employee wrote.

Charlie Warzel • 13 days ago

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.

Ryan Mac • 13 days ago

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.

Charlie Warzel • 18 days ago

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 • 26 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 • One month ago

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

Charlie Warzel • One month ago
Charlie Warzel • One month ago

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

Charlie Warzel • One month ago

Why toxic online behavior is spilling into the streets.

Charlie Warzel • One month ago

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

Charlie Warzel • One month 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 • One month 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 • 2 months ago

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

John Paczkowski • 2 months 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 • 2 months ago