The Secret Of Miles City: How A Friend Request Shattered A Small Town’s Innocence
A high school athletic trainer claimed his unorthodox treatments would change players’ lives. Dozens of victims say school officials, including one who’s now a state lawmaker, kept “Doc’s” secrets.
The NAACP Wants Users To Log Out Of Facebook In Protest
The digital protest follows recent reports noting foreign misinformation campaigns were disproportionately directed at black users.
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Was Supposed To Change The World With "Lean In." So What Went Wrong?
As Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg grapples with an ongoing parade of company scandals, the women’s movement she started is stagnant.
Russia’s “Propaganda War” On US Social Media Is Ongoing, New Reports Say
Outside researchers provide the deepest look yet at Russian efforts to influence American politics in reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday.
Facebook’s Privacy Pop-Up In NYC Was Weird And Useless
What are we even doing here, on planet Earth, anymore?
Why, After 2018’s Privacy Scandals, Does Facebook Deserve Our Data?
A seemingly endless parade of privacy scandals has dredged up an existential question for the company.
Das sind 8 der erfolgreichsten Falschmeldungen auf Facebook 2018
Es war ein erfolgreiches Jahr für Lügen, Hetze und Fakes.
Facebook Says A Bug May Have Exposed The Unposted Photos Of Millions Of Users
“We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it."
The Rise, Lean, And Fall Of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
The reality of Silicon Valley is that it’s commerce by any means necessary. And the reality of Sandberg is that she’s excellent at it.
"Yellow Vests" Are Sharing So Many Conspiracy Theories About The Strasbourg Shooting That Facebook Groups Are Locking Their Comments
Massively viral Facebook groups that were already extremely polarized and paranoid went into full-on meltdown on Tuesday night.
Theresa May's Communications Chief Can't Seem To Convince Even His Own Facebook Friends About The Brexit Deal
Everyone's arguing with each other about Brexit on Facebook and nobody is changing their minds. Why should the prime minister's top advisers be any different?
Hey Google, What’s The Point Of Silicon Valley’s Tech Hearings?
It’s hard to imagine how these hearings will result in anything more substantial than a few less-than-viral soundbites.
Facebook Filed A Patent To Calculate Your Future Location
The methods described in three Facebook patent applications use your historical location data — and others’ — to figure out where you’ll go next.
This Is How Big Google And Facebook Are In Australia And Why It's A Problem For News Media
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has argued that there should be independent oversight of the impact the tech companies are having on Australian media and journalism.
The Internet Is Getting Small And Boring. Long Live Tumblr.
Tumblr has been a safe harbor of delightful, weird, and deeply human stuff, free of the algorithms that have made social media dull and conformist.
A Mysterious Imposter Account Was Used On Facebook To Drum Up Support For The Migrant Caravan
Days before the migrant caravan left Honduras, a fake Facebook account was used to try to bolster its numbers. The social media giant has since deactivated the account but has refused to provide information about who created it.
Dieser Berliner wurde verprügelt, weil er mit seinem Freund Händchen hielt
"Er nannte uns 'Schwuchteln' und sagte, wir sind 'das Problem der Gesellschaft'."
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.
The "Yellow Vest" Riots In France Are What Happens When Facebook Gets Involved With Local News
The Yellow Vests movement is what happens when you point Facebook's traffic hose at France's small towns. The question now is: How do you turn it off?
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.
Sheryl Sandberg Emailed Staff To Conduct Research On Billionaire George Soros
While Facebook maintains that Sandberg was not directly involved in a public relations firm's opposition research on Soros, it now acknowledges that she did in fact request research on the billionaire.
If Your Friend Likes Putting Terrible Inspo Quotes On Instagram, There Could Be A Scientific Reason
It's known as PPBS: pseudo-profound bullshit.
Top Civil Rights Groups Call For “Immediate Steps” From Facebook To Rebuild Faith Among Its Black Employees And Users
Color of Change and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights wrote a scathing joint letter to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg.
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.
The Fake News Inquiry Chair Says He's Seen Evidence A Facebook Engineer Flagged Russian "Entities" Pulling Data In 2014
Facebook claimed engineers later "found no evidence of specific Russian activity".
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.
15 Things On The Internet I'm Thankful For In A Year Of Absolute Garbage
To the internet: Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives.
Facebook Admits George Soros Was An Intended Target Of Its Opposition Campaign
Mark Zuckerberg had denied knowing that a Republican PR agency was hired and used to attack the liberal philanthropist and Facebook critic.
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.
WhatsApp Has Finally Hired A Head For India, The Company’s Largest Market
The instant messaging app has been under fire in India for its role in spreading misinformation that killed at least 29 people this year.
People Are Complaining That Their Instagram Explore Page Is Suddenly Showing Too Much Nature And Not Enough Memes
“Why is my explore page fucked up?? now it’s full of a bunch of pictures of nature and shit.”
How To Set A Reminder To Take A Break From Facebook
Set a reminder to take a break from Facebook or Instagram, and see how many minutes you're spending on the apps.
When Cities Sign Secret Contracts With Big Tech Companies, Citizens Suffer
Tech companies shopping for real estate are asking local officials to sign NDAs — and cutting taxpayers out of the loop.
How Many Of These Social Media Sins Have You Committed?
Be honest, we've all stalked our own profiles from time to time.
Facebook Is Testing Auto-Responses For Live Video And Some Of The Suggestions Are Offending People
"So I’m just noticing that Facebook has a thoughts and prayers autoresponder on our Chicago Hospital shooting livestream and I have thoughts."
Der 24-jährige Immobilienkaufmann Henryk Stöckl ist einer der auffälligsten rechten Meinungsmacher in Deutschland. Auf Facebook und YouTube verbreitet er falsche Behauptungen und manipuliert Hunderttausende Menschen.
The Media Wants Congress To Let It Gang Up On Facebook And Google
Media executives want to capitalize on the new Democrat-controlled House — and Washington’s deep resentment of Big Tech.
Facebook Filed A Patent To Predict Your Household's Demographics Based On Family Photos
Facebook’s proposed technology would analyze your #wifey tags, shared IP addresses, and photos to predict whom you live with.
10 Wild Moments From Season 2 Of "Relationshipped" That Will Make You Say, "OMG, This Show!"
The Hardest Game Of Would You Rather For Any Internet User
Brace yourself, it's gonna be a tough one.
There Was No Midterm Misinformation Crisis Because We've Democratized Propaganda
Years of algorithmically powered information warfare have ALREADY rewired our political discourse.
People Are Loving This Person's Edit Of The Last "Harry Potter" Book
And now let's just agree that it's canon.
Current And Former Chicago Police Officers Are Spewing Racist Hate On A Facebook Page
Posts on the page, which features scores of current and former Chicago police officers, have gone far beyond boosterism. Some posts encourage police to abuse suspects.
Russia Is Meddling In The Midterms. The White House Just Isn't Talking About It.
Russia hasn't tried to hack voting machines in 2018, the government says, but its propaganda efforts are as active as ever.
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Alles, was du wissen musst, wenn es sich die ganze Zeit so anfühlt, als brenne dir das Hirn.
This Is How We Radicalized The World
On Sunday, far-right evangelical Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil. The era of being surprised at this kind of politics is over. Now we have to live with what we've done.