Here’s Everything The Mueller Report Says About How Russian Trolls Used Social Media
The Mueller report clearly describes how Russian trolls reached millions of people on Facebook, were quoted in major newspapers as real Americans, and even organized rallies.
YouTube's New Fact-Check Tool Flagged Notre Dame Fire Coverage And Attached An Article About 9/11
The widget showing information about the Sept. 11 terror attacks appears to have been triggered by a new feature YouTube is testing to provide "topical context" around videos that might contain misinformation.
YouTube Disabled Comments On Livestreams Of A Congressional Hearing On White Nationalism Because They Were Too Hateful
Tuesday's hearing was meant to examine the rise of white nationalism and white supremacy and the role social media plays in its spread. Then the comments got hijacked.
I Just Found Out That People Put Their Socks On Before They Put Their Pants On?
Please, help me settle this argument once and for all. In the morning, when you’re getting dressed, which comes first...pants or socks?
Facebook Didn’t Notice A Page That Ran Almost 5,000 Ads For A Fake Rebate Scam
Before Facebook took action, the page Solar Energy Today spent $2.4 million on thousands of ads promoting solar energy tax credits that didn’t exist.
Facebook Will Ban White Nationalist And White Supremacist Content
A Facebook spokesperson said that Wednesday's new policies do not cover Holocaust denial, which will still be allowed on the platform to some extent.
Apple Has A New Credit Card. Here’s What You Need To Know.
The Apple Card will be built into the Apple Pay wallet app and also come as a physical titanium card. Customers will earn 2% cash back on card purchases made via Apple Pay and 1% on those made on the physical card.
Apple Debuted New TV, Gaming, Credit Card, And News Services At Today’s Big Event
Hollywood stars Oprah, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, and JJ Abrams showed up at Apple’s event to help announce the tech giant’s new video streaming service.
Tech Platforms Obliterated ISIS Online. They Could Use The Same Tools On White Nationalism.
Christchurch could be the moment Silicon Valley decides to finally treat white nationalism the way it's been treating ISIS for years.
Christchurch: This Will Keep Happening
The carnage that happened in Christchurch on Friday will continue to happen.
Andrew Yang Wants The Support Of The Pro-Trump Internet. Now It Is Threatening To Devour Him.
After Andrew Yang caught the attention of Reddit and 4chan, his campaign leaned into it. Now those same communities are leading a harassment campaign against his deputy chief of staff.
Here's Elizabeth Warren's Plan To Break Up Huge Tech Platforms Like Facebook, Google, And Amazon
Warren would classify tech companies with global revenue of $25 billion or more as "platform utilities" and attempt to break them up via antitrust laws.
Facebook Has Announced A Multistep Plan To Crack Down On Anti-Vax Misinformation
The platform said the crackdown will also apply to Instagram's hashtag pages and Explore section.
The Comment Moderator Is The Most Important Job In The World Right Now
Online platforms continue to absorb more and more of our society, while the companies in charge neglect the human beings tasked with cleaning up the mess that’s left behind.
These Developers Say It Took Three Years And A Chance Meeting To Get Facebook To Deal With Their Country's Fake News
"It shouldn't be that hard."
YouTube's Latest Child Exploitation Controversy Has Kick-Started A War Over How To Fix The Platform
The company said this week that YouTubers could lose monetization for not just the content of their videos, but what's posted in their comment sections as well.
Here's How One Of Facebook's Biggest Anti-Vax Communities Built Its Massive Network
There currently do not seem to be any policies or regulations against promoting anti-vaccination content via Facebook ads.
A Secret Facebook Group Of Twitter Personalities Has Been Coordinating Harassment Against Women
The "LOL League" was a shitposting group for some of French media's most popular Twitter users, where they would coordinate abuse against women, people of color, and the LGBT community.
45 Important Things From Around The World Americans Might Have Missed In 2018
So. Much. Happened. This. Year.
"Yellow Vests" Are Sharing So Many Conspiracy Theories About The Strasbourg Shooting That Facebook Groups Are Locking Their Comments
Massively viral Facebook groups that were already extremely polarized and paranoid went into full-on meltdown on Tuesday night.