Facebook recently announced it will ban white nationalism and separatism related content after speaking with experts. The ban will specifically target posts that praise, support, or represent white nationalism or separatism. Read more…More about Fa…View More Facebook to ban white nationalism and separatism content on platform
Taylor Lorenz was in high demand this week. As a prolific journalist at The Atlantic and about-to-be member of Harvard’s prestigious Nieman Fellowship for journalism, that’s perhaps not surprising. Nor was this the first time she’s had a bit of a moment: Lorenz has already served as an in-house expert on social media and the […]View More The ethics of internet culture: a conversation with Taylor Lorenz
Further details have emerged about when and how much Facebook knew about data-scraping by the disgraced and now defunct Cambridge Analytica political data firm. Last year a major privacy scandal hit Facebook after it emerged CA had paid GSR, a developer with access to Facebook’s platform, to extract personal data on as many as 87M […]View More Facebook staff raised concerns about Cambridge Analytica in September 2015, per court filing
Facebook is all about making the world more open and connected, except perhaps when it comes to sharing its own colossal privacy screw-ups with its more than 2 billion users.
After KrebsOnSecurity first reported that the company had been storing hund…
Facebook technicians are facing difficulties with their “Today In” service because of an inability to find reporting on a local level. The service was launched in 2018 and is available in 400 cities in the United States. Read more…More about Faceboo…View More Facebook can’t find local news to share
Chief Product Officer Chris Cox who has been with the company since 2005 and is a top aide to CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his departure from Facebook. Recently, Cox was in charge of managing services like Instagram and Messenger. The other executiv…View More Two key executives quit Facebook
Keith Wright Contributor Share on Twitter Keith Wright is a Villanova School of Business instructor of Accounting and Information Systems, founder of Simplicity On-Demand LLC and former Senior Vice President for Global Sales Operations for SAP. There is no question that the arrival of a fragmented and divided internet is now upon us. The “splinternet,” […]View More The “splinternet” is already here
A new study by Edison Research claims that Facebook is seriously bleeding American users. The social media giant is especially losing users in the key 12- to 34-year-old demographic. Read more…More about Facebook, Mashable Video, Mark Zuckerb…View More Facebook lost 15 million users in the U.S. since 2017
In a post on Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page, the social network CEO laid out his vision to rebrand Facebook as “a privacy-focused messaging and social networking platform.” Facebook’s new core targets will be private interactions, encryption, permane…View More Facebook reveals its ‘privacy-focused vision for social networking’
The latest policy recommendations for regulating powerful Internet platforms comes from a U.K. House of Lord committee that’s calling for an overarching digital regulator to be set up to plug gaps in domestic legislation and work through any overlaps of rules. “The digital world does not merely require more regulation but a different approach to […]View More Online platforms need a super regulator and public interest tests for mergers, says UK parliament report
Breaking up tech giants should be a measure of last resort, the European Union’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has suggested. “To break up a company, to break up private property would be very far reaching and you would need to have a very strong case that it would produce better results for consumers in the […]View More Don’t break up big tech — regulate data access, says EU antitrust chief
One of Mark Zuckerberg’s earliest allies in Silicon Valley says the Facebook CEO’s recent privacy manifesto is little more than a PR stunt that won’t solve the company’s most serious problems.
Speaking at SXSW, Roger McNamee, an early Facebook invest…