Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Gavin Wood wrote — and then deleted — a post about having sex with a preteen girl who was dying of AIDS. He says it was fiction.
“I fucking hope he sues me." —Elon Musk, Aug. 30, 2018.
In July, residents of a rural Indian town saw rumors of child kidnappers on WhatsApp. Then they beat five strangers to death.
"We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ previous violations."
In A New Email, Elon Musk Accused A Cave Rescuer Of Being A “Child Rapist” And Said He “Hopes” There's A Lawsuit
In an email to BuzzFeed News, Tesla CEO Elon Musk accused a Thai cave rescuer of moving to Thailand to take a child bride. The rescuer denied all the claims.
“You published through three different tweets to your twenty-two million followers that Mr. Unsworth engages in the sexual exploitation of Thai children, and you did so at a time when he was working to save the lives of twelve Thai children.”
“You don’t think it’s strange he hasn’t sued me?"
"Part of what we’re trying to communicate overall … is all of the steps that we’re taking to secure the integrity of elections on Facebook," Mark Zuckerberg said.
The move comes less than a day after the company took the same action against Infowars proprietor Alex Jones.
Twitter Suspended Proud Boys’ And Founder Gavin McInnes’ Accounts Ahead Of The "Unite The Right" Rally
The company shut down several accounts associated with the far-right group Friday for violating its terms of service on inciting violence.
Apple tried to explain why it removed Infowars' podcasts, but not its app, which features the same content.
Facebook bought TBH last October and eventually shut it down, but an internal note shows that the company learned a way to target high schoolers through the viral polling app.
“We have found evidence of connections between these accounts and previously identified [Russia Internet Research Agency] accounts.”
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?
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg And Twitter's Jack Dorsey Plan To Testify To Senators About Russian Interference
The Senate Intelligence Committee is planning on holding two hearings on social media as part of its Russia investigation.
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.
Facebook Just Got Hit With The Biggest Possible Fine In The UK For Improperly Protecting People's Data
The UK’s Information Commissioner's Office also said the data firm Cambridge Analytica, which famously worked on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, should face prosecution.
“I know nothing about that game, nothing about who created it or who plays it.”