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While Facebook vows to stop recommending anti-vaccination content to users, YouTube is still promoting videos like “You’ll Be Glad You Watched This Before Vaccinating Your Child!”

"Buddy, it's Saturday night and you're talking to a marshmallow sandwich on the internet."

There currently do not seem to be any policies or regulations against promoting anti-vaccination content via Facebook ads.

A 21-year-old is facing murder charges for allegedly strangling his childhood friend. Now, the case might end in a mistrial due to a juror's Facebook comment.

Quiz

Contra or Tetris?

Trying to stem the tsunami of fake news was like battling the Hydra — every time we cut off a virtual head, two more would grow in its place.

Bring bumper stickers back, please.

A government watchdog ruled the social network has abused its market dominance. Facebook will appeal the decision.

The social network is under pressure to act after hate speech and misinformation in Myanmar fueled ethnic violence against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.

Apple has revoked Google's developer certificate, which disables internal apps used by the company's employees.

The Facebook Research app paid people as young as 13 $20 per month in order to access data, including web searches and emails.

Sometimes we need a little help.

Literally where all the wild things roam.

Boo died in his sleep, his owner announced Friday. He was 12.

PSA: This is a security and privacy nightmare that will get your Facebook account banned.

Grandparents are so pure, especially when using technology.

The social media shutdown comes amid huge civil unrest in Zimbabwe, with reports of indiscriminate arrests and violence by police and soldiers against protesters.

"In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy — yours, mine, all of ours."

"The people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used fake accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action."

“We know we’re not going to be perfect, but our goal is continuing, ongoing improvement,” said a Facebook official.

"As a regular person, you know that vast sums of money are being spent but you have no idea who those organisations are."

Wealthy interests can spend unlimited dollars influencing our elections, and with the FEC asleep at the wheel, there's almost no mechanism to stop bad actors.

We know our data has been left vulnerable, or sold, or misused. But do we really understand what that means for our safety and security online — and when it actually matters?

You're gonna want to take a seat for this journey.

Women are prohibited from using Facebook in some of India’s most patriarchal corners. Some are taking the risk anyway, going online under false identities against the wishes of their community and Facebook itself.

I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.

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Die etwas andere Vorschau aufs neue Jahr. In Folge 11 unseres Podcasts „Unterm Radar“ – mit Stefan Niggemeier.

A BuzzFeed News analysis found that 50 of the biggest fake stories of 2018 generated roughly 22 million total shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook.

You might think Facebook had a bad year in 2018. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a year-end post that at least progress was made.

The databases at Marriott, Facebook, and more were breached this year. Here’s how to secure your account and protect yourself from identity theft.

Silicon Valley at last conceded this year that things in India and other developing markets were far from rosy.

If you missed 'em the first time, you're in for a treat.

It is not clear whether India will now choose to be a leader in privacy or mass surveillance, sources told BuzzFeed News.

Investigators depend on photos and videos posted online from war zones. But takedowns by Facebook and YouTube are putting the war crimes prosecutions of the future at risk.

Mark Zuckerberg began the year promising that he would fix Facebook. He didn’t, and 2018 has only presented more problems.

Telling a company you want out doesn’t necessarily mean it stops collecting, or even sharing, your data.

Marijke Rancie, a prominent advocate for the "no" side in Australia's same-sex marriage survey, is facing defamation action over a post on her "Political Posting Mumma" Facebook page.

Investigators also say she faked a pregnancy and accepted baby shower gifts from the public.

Facebook provided developers with tools to build Facebook-compatible apps like Tinder, Grindr, and Pregnancy+. Those apps have been quietly sending sensitive user data to Facebook.

The social network also allowed Microsoft’s search engine Bing to see the names of nearly all users’ friends without their consent, according to a report.

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 digital protest follows recent reports noting foreign misinformation campaigns were disproportionately directed at black users.

As Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg grapples with an ongoing parade of company scandals, the women’s movement she started is stagnant.

Outside researchers provide the deepest look yet at Russian efforts to influence American politics in reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday.

What are we even doing here, on planet Earth, anymore?

A seemingly endless parade of privacy scandals has dredged up an existential question for the company.

Es war ein erfolgreiches Jahr für Lügen, Hetze und Fakes.

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

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.

Massively viral Facebook groups that were already extremely polarized and paranoid went into full-on meltdown on Tuesday night.

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