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.
“I don’t know if something like this even exists.”
“Computers and smartphones and the internet are everywhere, so you can’t run from it for very long,” John, a technology addict in recovery, told me. For more on this story, watch the new BuzzFeed News series Follow This on Netflix.
Facebook Just Met With Reps From Myanmar, The Philippines, And Sri Lanka To Discuss Its Global Misinformation Problem
The embattled social network discussed enforcing individualized, region-specific policies after learning about cultural differences that make certain countries particularly vulnerable.
The Siri Suggested recommendation feature inside Safari promoted Pizzagate videos, Holocaust denier articles, and debunked race science posts.
The Creator Of One Of YouTube’s Top Tween Channels Was Arrested For Molesting A Minor. YouTube Is Keeping The Channel Up.
The arrest raises questions about whether YouTube is taking appropriate precautions to ensure its most vulnerable talent isn’t exploited or abused.
It’s a gorgeous piece of technology, but it’s still a total luxury.
Apple's App Store guidelines for developers forbid apps with "content that is offensive, insensitive, upsetting, intended to disgust, or in exceptionally poor taste."
"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."
Google says it's securing its ad platform against foreign meddlers, but for just $35 researchers posing as Russian trolls were able to run political ads without any hurdles.
The president accused Google of rigging search results against him.
You can watch our journey into the terrifying future of fake news on BuzzFeed News' Follow This series on Netflix.
“There is more than one Twitter...but our product today doesn’t allow you to see that.”
Microsoft gave the free speech social network 48 hours to "remove posts that advocate for ‘ritual death by torture’ and the ‘complete eradication’ of all Jews."