A seemingly endless parade of privacy scandals has dredged up an existential question for the company.
It’s hard to imagine how these hearings will result in anything more substantial than a few less-than-viral soundbites.
The company was obsessively tracking WhatsApp and saw not just a rising competitor but a potential Facebook killer.
“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.
“I’ve lost the will and the desire to advocate on behalf of Facebook,” the former employee wrote.
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.
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.
Pressed for specifics, Twitter declined to provide any examples of what "increased transparency" might look like, noting vaguely that "we have ongoing conversations about these themes broadly."
Welcome To The Dystopia: People Are Arguing About Whether This Trump Press Conference Video Is Doctored
An editor from the conspiracy site Infowars has provided us with a dizzying example of video manipulation that's created a "choose your own reality" crisis.
Years of algorithmically powered information warfare have ALREADY rewired our political discourse.
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One tweet that surfaced on the page suggested that Kid Rock was about to become one of Michigan’s senators.
Why toxic online behavior is spilling into the streets.
What feels like chaos is the product of a well-oiled machine, where all participants seem to know their specific roles.
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.
“We have a responsibility to protect your information," Mark Zuckerberg said in March. "If we can’t, we don’t deserve it."
Trump and the MAGA lifestyle seem to offer a safe haven to people — like Kanye — who pride themselves on being outsiders and are distrustful of establishment politics.
Facebook knows us well enough to know the truth: We don’t care enough about our privacy to stop using it.