Apologists For Trump’s Mob Have Tried To Falsely Blame The Coup Attempt On Antifa
Right-wing figures have spread baseless claims that antifa was behind Wednesday’s violent insurrection at the Capitol.
After This Student Died Of COVID-19, He Became The First Person In His Family To Graduate From College
Cody Lyster was one of the youngest people in Colorado to die of the novel coronavirus.
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."
Fake GOP Leaders Are Selling CBD Oil On Parler
Roughly 50 fake accounts exploited the conservative social network to shill Trump coins, Trump hats, and CBD oil.
After The US Election, Key People Are Leaving Facebook And Torching The Company In Departure Notes
A departing Facebook employee said the social network's failure to act on hate speech “makes it embarrassing to work here.”
Facebook Gets Rich Off Of Ads That Rip Off Its Users
Facebook is on track for record ad revenue this year. That’s partly due to its lax approach to stopping scammers, hackers, and disinformation peddlers who buy ads that rip off and manipulate people, say former and current workers.
The US Government Says Facebook Needs To Sell Instagram And WhatsApp
Forty-eight attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against the company Wednesday.
Ads Inc. Shut Down, But The Tools It Used To Trick People On Facebook Have Lived On
“The quantity of these scams is so huge that it's not possible to check them by human labor.”
Facebook Knows That Adding Labels To Trump’s False Claims Does Little To Stop Their Spread
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.”
As Election Misinformation Spreads On Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg Told Employees That Biden Won
Facebook’s CEO also said Steve Bannon’s comments about beheading government officials did not warrant his complete removal from the platform.
Here’s A Running List Of Debunked Postelection Rumors
Watch out for baseless claims of voter fraud.
Facebook Has A Metric For “Violence And Incitement Trends.” It’s Rising.
The metric, which assesses the potential for danger based on keywords, rose to 580 from 400 this week — a 45% increase.
Eric Trump Is An Election Disinformation Superspreader
The president’s son has prematurely claimed victory in Pennsylvania, spread rumors and lies, and, so far, gotten away with it.
Facebook Live Spread Election Conspiracies And Russian State-Controlled Content Despite Employee Fears
The social network’s live video tool has recommended videos featuring misinformation and the hyperpartisan views of Trump allies leading up to and following election day in the US.
The President And His Supporters Are Spreading False Claims About How The Votes Are Being Counted
There's no evidence for falsehoods designed to call into doubt the legitimacy of the election.
False Information About Voting In Pennsylvania Is Flooding The Internet
“The online misinformation has been relentless. Have never seen anything like this,” said one local official.
Facebook Cut Traffic To Leading Liberal Pages Just Before The Election
“It's incredibly demoralizing, especially given the cataclysmic state of America, to know that the memes our team is making are being unfairly spiked in the Facebook algorithm.”
Here's A Running List Of False And Misleading Information About The Election
Watch out for images and videos being taken out of context.
Plunging Morale And Self-Congratulations: Inside Facebook The Day Before The Presidential Election
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.