Facebook’s parent company declined to answer our questions about how it moderates content in VR, so we created a test Horizon World filled with content banned from Facebook and Instagram. Content moderators said the world was fine — until we told Meta’s PR team about it.
Newly unredacted claims from a 2020 antitrust lawsuit say that Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai personally approved an allegedly illegal 2018 advertising deal.
Ten cerca a tus amigos y aún más cerca a tus enemigos de la pantalla.
A Stephen Hawking le gustó tanto La teoría del todo que le dio a los creadores un regalo extraordinario.
Can You Guess The Shared Zodiac Sign Of These Famous Pairs That Have Almost Nothing To Do With Each Other?
It's strange, but these actually make a lot of sense.
Meanwhile, I'm over here sifting through my junk mail looking for good Wendy's coupons.
The real Guccis didn't exactly react with a standing ovation to House of Gucci.
Facebook just made a big deal of shutting down its original facial recognition system. But the company’s pivot to the metaverse means collecting more personal information than ever before.
Billionaires don't even know how much they're worth, and we're definitely underestimating their wealth.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is now metaverse first, not Facebook first.
“The things that made Facebook what it is have been compounded into ‘Facebook is this place for toxic boomers and therefore younger people don't want anything to do with it.’”
Put some ice on those burns...
“I mean, it is defamation.”
According to Margaret Cho, Joan Rivers was "everybody’s mom."
The photo-sharing app mistakenly removed content about the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the site of clashes between Israeli police forces and Palestinian worshippers, after associating the site with terrorism.
“That also means that a company like Apple isn’t going to profit as much from an upgrade cycle, which is part of the reason that they fight against this stuff.”
“Starbucks is in the process of evaluating their organic presence on FB, and whether they should continue to have a presence on the platform at all.”
“If someone wants to post a sunscreen meme, it’s cool. I’m happy to give the internet some laughs,” he said.
Facebook Stopped Employees From Reading An Internal Report About Its Role In The Insurrection. You Can Read It Here.
After BuzzFeed News reported on an internal document that examined the social network’s failings leading up to the Capitol riot, many of Facebook's employees were prevented from accessing it.
An internal task force found that Facebook failed to take appropriate action against the Stop the Steal movement ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, and hoped the company could “do better next time.”
Months after banning militias from its platform, Facebook continued to categorize people as being interested in them.
A new report identified more than 200 militia pages and groups on Facebook as of March 18, more than two months after the insurrection at the Capitol.
Facebook’s rules to combat misinformation and hate speech are subject to the whims and political considerations of its CEO and his policy team leader.
“How are the emoji’s being recommended in this and can we remove this so this doesn’t perpetuate Asian racial stereotypes?”
In an internal post, the company outlined how it will try to protect people opposing Myanmar’s military coup.
Following An Insurrection, Lawmakers And State Attorneys General Are Asking Facebook To Halt Ads Of Military Gear
“Whether through negligence or with full knowledge, Facebook is placing profit ahead of our Nation’s democracy.”
“I think that’s what the internet has given us—the ability to laugh-cry through the pain. We’re allowed to laugh at the Axe body spray”
Facebook Says It’s Standing Up Against Apple For Small Businesses. Some Of Its Employees Don’t Believe It.
“It feels like we are trying to justify doing a bad thing by hiding behind people with a sympathetic message."
"We all get the privilege of seeing the future because we are making it.”
A departing Facebook employee said the social network's failure to act on hate speech “makes it embarrassing to work here.”
“Is anyone else seeing their childhood flash before their eyes right now?”
Internal data shows that labels on President Trump’s posts decrease reshares by about 8%. They still account for some of the most engaging posts on the platform.
Facebook Has A Rule To Stop Calls To Arms. Moderators Didn't Enforce It Ahead Of The Kenosha Shootings.
“What we learned after Kenosha is that Facebook’s call to arms policy didn’t just fail. It was never designed to function properly in the first place.”
Facebook’s CEO also said Steve Bannon’s comments about beheading government officials did not warrant his complete removal from the platform.
The metric, which assesses the potential for danger based on keywords, rose to 580 from 400 this week — a 45% increase.
On the same day Facebook announced only 51% of its employees believed the social network was having a positive impact on the world, a vice president commended their efforts to prepare for the 2020 presidential election.
“This is a measure we put in place in the lead-up to Election Day. We will assess when to lift them afterwards, but they are temporary."
Despite the request, Facebook said it registered an estimated 4.4 million people to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
In a companywide meeting, Facebook’s CEO said recent content rules banning hate and conspiracy content were implemented because of the US presidential election and that a wide margin of victory for either candidate could prevent violence following the vote.
A new report finds “Facebook is routinely behind the curve in cracking down on domestic extremists on its platform.”
Facebook Took Down A Trump Post That Compared COVID-19 To The Flu And Said That We Should Just Learn To Live With It
Twitter placed a misinformation label on the same message but did not remove it.
A 6,600-word internal memo from a fired Facebook data scientist details how the social network knew about specific examples of global political manipulation — and failed to act.
“I don’t know what the damn problem is at Facebook with anti-Muslim hate, but I would just say at this point that they don’t seem to care.”
A Kenosha Militia Facebook Event Asking Attendees To Bring Weapons Was Reported 455 Times. Moderators Said It Didn’t Violate Any Rules.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the reason the militia page and an associated event remained online after a shooting that killed two people was due to “an operational mistake.”
At a companywide meeting, Facebook's CEO also said President Donald Trump brought up China during an October dinner at the White House.
Facebook Employees Are Outraged At Mark Zuckerberg's Explanations Of How It Handled The Kenosha Violence
Following days of violence and civil unrest, Facebook employees wonder if their company is doing enough to stifle militia and QAnon groups stoking violence on the social network.
Ankhi Das expressed regret in an internal Facebook post — but some Muslim employees think the company needs to go further.
Facebook’s employees and fact-checking partners say they are left in the dark about how the company decides what content stays up and what comes down.
“I certainly think that there are valid national security questions about having an app that has a lot of people’s data that follows the rules of another country, a government that is increasingly is kind of seen as a competitor.”
Facebook Fired An Employee Who Collected Evidence Of Right-Wing Pages Getting Preferential Treatment
Facebook employees collected evidence showing the company is giving right-wing pages preferential treatment when it comes to misinformation. And they’re worried about how the company will handle the president’s falsehoods in an election year.
“They’re not happy with what he’s saying, and they’re starting to vote with their feet. Some are leaving.”
“Facebook Is Hurting People At Scale”: Mark Zuckerberg’s Employees Reckon With The Social Network They’ve Built
As the US heads toward a crucial and contentious presidential election, the world's largest social network is facing an unprecedented cultural crisis.
Taron Egerton is Elton John's twin.
For four days in July, Facebook ran an ad from a page called “White Wellbeing Australia.”
“It’s encouraging to see Zuck post this, but I’ll maintain my skepticism until some sort of action is taken by the company," one Facebook employee told BuzzFeed News.
The social network also said it will start blocking some ads in the US starting later this summer.
“Facebook's inaction in taking down Trump's post inciting violence makes me ashamed to work here.”
Mark Zuckerberg Explains Why Facebook Didn’t Remove A Trump Post Suggesting Violence In Minneapolis Despite Calling It “Divisive"
"Although the post had a troubling historical reference, we decided to leave it up because the National Guard references meant we read it as a warning about state action, and we think people need to know if the government is planning to deploy force."
“Twitter slapped Trump on the wrist,” law professor Eric Goldman told BuzzFeed News. “Trump responds with an attempt to blow up the entire internet.”
Despite a spike in readership during the coronavirus outbreak, news organizations haven't been successful in converting the surge in traffic to revenue.
100,000 People Attended DJ D-Nice's #ClubQuarantine Party Last Night, Including Rihanna, Ellen DeGeneres, And Michelle Obama
"This may be the best party I've ever been to!" —Will Smith
Three years ago, Mark Zuckerberg considered buying the Chinese company that became the basis of TikTok. Now he's demonizing it to make the case against regulating Facebook.
The new “by Facebook” label won’t make it harder to break up Facebook. But it will let people know what products they’re using.
Digital political advertising is a lawless Wild West. Until rules can be enforced, there's no responsible way for tech giants to participate.
BuzzFeed News found no evidence that TikTok blocks pro–Hong Kong democracy videos — or that many American teens were interested in the protests.
As leaked audio shows Mark Zuckerberg worrying about Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the site’s “I Voted” button could help tip the election for the president or another candidate.
A shockingly simple work-around allows your followers to share private photos and videos posted to both Facebook and Instagram.
The departure of both men named Chris represents a dramatic change at the social network, which just reorganized its leadership structure last March.
According to a New York Times report, federal prosecutors have subpoenaed the records of at least two smartphone companies.
“Frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services.”
Last May, Facebook promised to create a “Clear History” function it said would give users more control over their data. Nine months later it's nowhere to be found and sources say it's a key example of the company's “reactionary” way of dealing with privacy concerns.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is probably just wearing an eye patch as some sort of twee affect.
Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Has “Altered Its DNA” As He Reflects On His 2018 Goal To Fix The Company
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.
Silicon Valley at last conceded this year that things in India and other developing markets were far from rosy.
Mark Zuckerberg began the year promising that he would fix Facebook. He didn’t, and 2018 has only presented more problems.
A seemingly endless parade of privacy scandals has dredged up an existential question for the company.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
Facebook’s proposed technology would analyze your #wifey tags, shared IP addresses, and photos to predict whom you live with.
Facebook Just Removed 82 Iranian-Tied Pages And Accounts Posting Divisive Trump And Kaepernick Memes
The move comes after the company suspended 652 fake pages, groups, and accounts in August for “coordinated, inauthentic behavior” associated with Iranian and Russian political influence operations.
“A company of its size and expertise should have known better and it should have done better.”
Nick Clegg will replace Elliot Schrage, who stepped down in June following a series of privacy scandals that rocked the company.
Facebook knows us well enough to know the truth: We don’t care enough about our privacy to stop using it.
You’ll be able to specify a time limit for Instagram and Facebook usage and see how much time you’ve spent on each app.
No other US company has ever lost more than $100 billion in a single day of trading.
Are the scandals, mishaps, and growing mistrust catching up to Facebook?
In a brutally honest note about his departure, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos calls on his colleagues “to intentionally not collect data where possible” and listen to people when they say a feature is “creepy.”
Internal documents show Facebook’s own marketing strategy was influenced by what it learned from its valued customer, the Trump campaign.
The Facebook CEO later clarified, "I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive. ... Our goal with fake news is not to prevent anyone from saying something untrue — but to stop fake news and misinformation spreading across our services."
It's time to revolt.
Federal agencies are asking whether Facebook’s disclosures about the breach were accurate and timely.
Elliot Schrage is out as VP after a series of scandals that plagued him and the social network.
Including: information about your online and offline actions and other devices on your Wi-Fi network.
Facebook Has Been Sharing User Data With Chinese Phone Manufacturers, And One US Lawmaker Is Worried
"The question is: How can Facebook be so confident?”
“How do you want to be remembered? As one of the three internet giants together with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs?”
"Perhaps you’re horrified of this creation of yours and what it’s led to."
It'll be Zuckerberg's second appearance before legislators since controversy engulfed Facebook earlier this year.