Social media will remain blocked while security forces investigate the bombings.
The Mueller report clearly describes how Russian trolls reached millions of people on Facebook, were quoted in major newspapers as real Americans, and even organized rallies.
Fake accounts, false headlines, and joke screenshots are already spreading.
It'll see organisations including the British National Party, Britain First and the English Defence League banned from Facebook.
If you haven't seen them yet, you're in for a treat.
This is how disinformation spread from fringe message boards and social media to far-right websites and cable news.
US Measles Outbreaks Are The “New Normal” Thanks To Europe’s Epidemic And Anti-Vaccine Campaigns, Experts Say
“Under-vaccinated areas in the US are the kindling and the huge numbers of infections overseas are the spark that ignites outbreaks here.”
Private Facebook groups have been a respite from online toxicity, even as the social media giant continues to suck at combating misinformation and abuse.
Never Again Canada’s creator says the page has "spiralled out of [his] hands.”
The source of our hatred isn’t just Facebook walls or Twitter threads — it’s a real-life movement of racial incitement that thrives in traditional media.
A transparency tool on Facebook inadvertently provides a window into the confusing maze of companies you’ve never heard of who appear to have your data.
“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place our services,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
Self-regulation is not “yielding the results” Canadians expect, said the Liberal democratic institutions minister, adding that Canada is “actively” talking with other countries around regulation.
“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place on Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
The Whistle has just five staffers, and is the only internationally accredited fact-checking group in Israel.
Australia Says Facebook Took Too Long To Take Down The Christchurch Video. Now The Government Has Made It A Crime
The new "Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material" law could mean jail time or massive fines if social media companies don't take down violent videos quickly.
Before Facebook took action, the page Solar Energy Today spent $2.4 million on thousands of ads promoting solar energy tax credits that didn’t exist.
A misinformation tip line WhatsApp announced on Tuesday turns out to be primarily for research, not to help users who come across suspicious information, BuzzFeed News has learned.
The hoaxes about the rapper are getting tens of thousands of shares online, once again filling an information vacuum after an act of violence.
Britain's Future and We Are the 52% have spent heavily on Facebook ads. Now senior MP Damian Collins has told BuzzFeed News that a new subcommittee investigating disinformation will look into their activity.
“For him to invest so much, to be of the community, and then to be gunned down in that same area is just heartbreaking.”
Facebook Removed Hundreds Of Indian And Pakistani Political Pages For Spreading Bad Information Before India's Elections
“We don’t want our services to be used to manipulate people,” Facebook wrote in a blog post.
A “Why am I seeing this post” feature will let you understand and control why a post is showing up in your Facebook News Feed.
Hard Brexit, Dark Money: Links Between These Secretive Campaigns Raise New Questions For Facebook About Political Ads
We Are The 52% has spent more on Facebook ads recently than the Labour Party, while saying almost nothing about its origins or donors. MPs say it’s another example of why the social media giant's transparency measures don't work.
Facebook said the pages and accounts were “linked to a network organized by Nic Gabunada,” social media director for President Duterte’s 2016 campaign.
The charges target Facebook’s long-criticized ad-targeting tools.
A Facebook spokesperson said that Wednesday's new policies do not cover Holocaust denial, which will still be allowed on the platform to some extent.
Apple wants to be the only tech company we can trust.
Evaldas Rimasauskas pleaded guilty to the scheme last week.
We should all use Facebook more like our grandparents, tbh.
In a blog post titled “Keeping Passwords Secure," Facebook explained that it had not.
Companies often re-brand themselves as a refresher, but is it always for the best?
Christchurch could be the moment Silicon Valley decides to finally treat white nationalism the way it's been treating ISIS for years.
Anti-Muslim Hate Speech Is Absolutely Relentless On Social Media Even As Platforms Crack Down On Other Extremist Groups
“Islamophobia happens to be something that made these companies lots and lots of money,” said one researcher, who added that it keeps people on the platform and available to see ads.
After The Proliferation Of The New Zealand Shooting Video, Reddit Has Banned Two Channels Showing Human Death
The subreddits /r/watchpeopledie and /r/gore have been scrubbed from the popular social networking site after users continued to share video of the tragedy in violation of Reddit’s terms of service.
How can Facebook's machine learning and artificial intelligence systems tell whether a nude photo or video was uploaded consensually?
The departure of both men named Chris represents a dramatic change at the social network, which just reorganized its leadership structure last March.
It was a total mad house!
According to a New York Times report, federal prosecutors have subpoenaed the records of at least two smartphone companies.
“That’s the bad part. We buy their products. We sign up for these websites. Delete Facebook, right?”
On Thursday morning, Facebook said the outage was the result of a "server configuration change" and the issues were resolved.
A Person Has Been Corrected After Claiming Women Only Use 7 Tampons A Period Cycle And They Should Stop "Whining" About The Costs
"This isn't a first world problem."
“In the interest of allowing robust debate, we are restoring the ads.”
A Man Says A Series Of Events Caused Him To Miss The Ethiopian Airlines Flight That Crashed By Mere Minutes
Antonis Mavropoulos said that boarding had closed when he tried to make his tight connection, and he saw the last passengers in the tunnel preparing to board the flight. All 157 people on board the plane died.
“Don’t ask the fox how to take care of the chickens,” one privacy advocate said about Facebook’s cooperation with the French government.
Britain's Future Stopped, Then Restarted Its Massive Facebook Ad Campaign Just Before A Key Brexit Vote
UPDATE: Following a BuzzFeed News investigation into Britain's biggest political advertising campaign on Facebook, Britain's Future recommenced targeted ads on Monday afternoon.