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.
A Mysterious Hard Brexit Group Run By A Young Tory Writer Is Now Britain’s Biggest Spending Political Campaign On Facebook
Tim Dawson is the only person publicly associated with Britain's Future. The group has spent almost £350,000 on Facebook since November, raising questions over the influence of "dark money" at a crucial point in the Brexit process.
Bryan also lauded Reba McEntire on using her platform to speak out about inclusivity for women in the country music industry and awards circuit.
Warren would classify tech companies with global revenue of $25 billion or more as "platform utilities" and attempt to break them up via antitrust laws.
Exclusive: The audio clip was supposed to expose hate speech, but Facebook had other ideas. "No one wants to make a stand," the whistleblower told BuzzFeed News.
The platform said the crackdown will also apply to Instagram's hashtag pages and Explore section.
A Woman Began Requesting Money From A Man To Respond To His DMs And His Reaction Was Priceless (Badum-Ch)
The man took us on a journey that began with him bragging about being "a real gangster and pimp," to a reminder that he belonged to a family of attorneys, to then entertaining a monetary deal where they could continue to converse and potentially have sexual intercourse.
The feature, currently available to some users in India, will eventually be available globally, although YouTube declined to provide a timeline.
“As we build our infrastructure around the world, we've chosen not to build data centers in countries that have a track record of violating human rights like privacy or freedom of expression,” Zuckerberg wrote on Wednesday.
“Frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services.”
Amber Tamblyn Isn’t Voting For Bernie Sanders In The Primary Because She’s Excited About The Women Candidates
“Now I feel like we can have a real debate about policies, we can have a real debate about substance, because there’s actually choice.”
Online platforms continue to absorb more and more of our society, while the companies in charge neglect the human beings tasked with cleaning up the mess that’s left behind.
These Developers Say It Took Three Years And A Chance Meeting To Get Facebook To Deal With Their Country's Fake News
"It shouldn't be that hard."
While Two Nuclear Powers Were On The Brink Of War, A Full-Blown Online Misinformation Battle Was Underway
“There’s politics, religion, enemy nations, and a surge of nationalism in this situation. It’s the perfect storm.”
“We don’t have bots, we have real black people,” one activist said. “The danger of these accusations is that Facebook and YouTube latches on to this and tries to undermine our ability to have a black political dialogue."