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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.

Tyler Kingkade • 2 hours ago

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.

Karsten Schmehl • 58 minutes ago

“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.

Anne Helen Petersen • 9 hours ago

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

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?

It’s hard to imagine how these hearings will result in anything more substantial than a few less-than-viral soundbites.

Charlie Warzel • 59 minutes ago

The methods described in three Facebook patent applications use your historical location data — and others’ — to figure out where you’ll go next.

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.

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.

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.

"Er nannte uns 'Schwuchteln' und sagte, wir sind 'das Problem der Gesellschaft'."

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

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?

“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.”

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

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

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.

It's known as PPBS: pseudo-profound bullshit.

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.

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

Facebook claimed engineers later "found no evidence of specific Russian activity".

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.

Go ahead and light me up.

To the internet: Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives.

Mark Zuckerberg had denied knowing that a Republican PR agency was hired and used to attack the liberal philanthropist and Facebook critic.

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.

The instant messaging app has been under fire in India for its role in spreading misinformation that killed at least 29 people this year.

“Why is my explore page fucked up?? now it’s full of a bunch of pictures of nature and shit.”

Set a reminder to take a break from Facebook or Instagram, and see how many minutes you're spending on the apps.

Tech companies shopping for real estate are asking local officials to sign NDAs — and cutting taxpayers out of the loop.

Quiz

Be honest, we've all stalked our own profiles from time to time.

"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.

Media executives want to capitalize on the new Democrat-controlled House — and Washington’s deep resentment of Big Tech.

Facebook’s proposed technology would analyze your #wifey tags, shared IP addresses, and photos to predict whom you live with.

::gasp emoji::

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Brace yourself, it's gonna be a tough one.

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

And now let's just agree that it's canon.

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 hasn't tried to hack voting machines in 2018, the government says, but its propaganda efforts are as active as ever.

Alles, was du wissen musst, wenn es sich die ganze Zeit so anfühlt, als brenne dir das Hirn.

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.

The actor and singer also told BuzzFeed News’ Profile that the road to her coming out as pansexual wasn’t easy.

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