21 Facebook Statuses From Old People You'll Feel Like 1% Bad For Laughing At
Once again, the 😂 emoji does NOT imply sadness.
Some Amazon Sellers Are Paying $10,000 A Month To Trick Their Way To The Top
An emerging black market offers Amazon sellers pricey ways to cheat the marketplace and mislead customers, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Twitter Will Let Users Report Tweets That Mislead Voters
The tool will be rolled out in India, where general elections are already underway, and in the European Union, which holds elections in May.
Samsung Just Delayed The Launch Of Its $2,000 Folding Phone After Its Screen Kept Breaking
After the screens on several Galaxy Fold review units started failing, Samsung said it is taking "measures to strengthen the display protection."
A Post About China's "996" Workweek Went Viral On GitHub. Now Microsoft Employees Want To Protect It From Censorship.
A viral GitHub project that discusses the grueling demands on Chinese tech workers could be a target for state censorship.
Social Media Has Been Blocked For Over 24 Hours In Sri Lanka After The Deadly Explosions
Social media will remain blocked while security forces investigate the bombings.
A ZipRecruiter Executive Has Resigned After Details Of Alleged Sexual Misconduct Surfaced
Eyal Gutentag, CMO of ZipRecruiter, has left the company following a BuzzFeed News story containing new details of alleged sexual misconduct.
Inside The World Of Stay-At-Home Moms Who Blog For Profit
There is a digital shadow-realm of intriguingly bland blogs about motherhood, written by women who aspire to make big money from home. But are their hopes in vain?
Some Google Employees Are Worried For Their Families Following A Measles Case On Campus
“A bit upsetting that I had to find out about this through this Group, via a BuzzFeed News article, rather than from some official Google internal comms,” one employee wrote.
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.
Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Mueller Report Are Already Spreading
Fake accounts, false headlines, and joke screenshots are already spreading.
WhatsApp Has Become A Hotbed For Spreading Nazi Propaganda In Germany
BuzzFeed News has documented hundreds of uses of anti-Semitic or otherwise pro-Nazi stickers used in WhatsApp groups, despite those images being illegal in Germany.
Popular Apps In Google's Play Store Are Abusing Permissions And Committing Ad Fraud
Following a BuzzFeed News investigation, Google removed six apps from the Play store that belonged to a major Chinese developer.
A Measles Case Has Hit Google's Silicon Valley Headquarters
In the midst of a historic US measles outbreak, at least one Google employee walking around the tech giant’s main Silicon Valley campus has been diagnosed.
Samsung's $2,000 Galaxy Fold Phones Are Breaking After A Few Days, Reviewers Say
Screen failure affected several Samsung Galaxy Fold devices sent to reporters for review.
People Wearing AirPods Are Making Things Awkward For Everyone Else
Apple’s popular earbuds can make things awkward when someone refuses to ever take them out — or forgets they’re there.
TikTok Just Got Banned In India Over Fears It Is Exposing Children To Porn And Sexual Predators
More than 120 million of the app’s 500 million users are from India.
A Timeline Of How The Notre Dame Fire Was Turned Into An Anti-Muslim Narrative
This is how disinformation spread from fringe message boards and social media to far-right websites and cable news.
These Women Are Only On Facebook For The Groups
Private Facebook groups have been a respite from online toxicity, even as the social media giant continues to suck at combating misinformation and abuse.
These Tech Execs Faced #MeToo Allegations. They All Have New Jobs.
Silicon Valley says it’s committed to improving diversity, but high-profile male executives accused of sexual misconduct are getting second chances. Some advocates are wondering why.
Twitter Left Up Ilhan Omar Death Threats So Law Enforcement Could Investigate
Questions have emerged on Capitol Hill about how Twitter handles death threats on its platform.
Here Are The Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Notre Dame Fire
Online conspiracists are baselessly trying to blame the fire on their political opponents.
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.
A YouTuber Standing As A UKIP Candidate Invited Supporters To A Gaming Community That Has Chatrooms Filled With White Supremacist And Anti-Semitic Content
Sargon of Akkad – one of UKIP’s candidates for the European elections – invited supporters to join a Discord server from a video on his YouTube channel last week.
Morehouse College Will Admit Transgender Male Students In 2020 — But The Policy Excludes Trans Women
"Morehouse is missing a crucial opportunity to become more inclusive by purposefully excluding trans female students," Tatiana Rafael, a current student who is a trans woman, told BuzzFeed News.
Amazon Echo Owners Say They Can't Listen To Some Audio Snippets Accidentally Recorded By Alexa
An Amazon spokesperson said the issue is "a bug" and it's rolling out a fix early next week.
A Team At Amazon Is Listening To Recordings Captured By Alexa
An Amazon spokesperson said that "an extremely small sample of Alexa voice recordings" is annotated.
Opinion: Facebook Needs To Crack Down On Hate Speech. So Does Mainstream Media.
The source of our hatred isn’t just Facebook walls or Twitter threads — it’s a real-life movement of racial incitement that thrives in traditional media.
Facebook Showed Me My Data Is Everywhere And I Have Absolutely No Control Over It
A transparency tool on Facebook inadvertently provides a window into the confusing maze of companies you’ve never heard of who appear to have your data.
A Day After Facebook Banned Canadian White Nationalists, Some Found Their Way Back
“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place our services,” a Facebook spokesperson said.