A Facebook Watchdog Group Appeared To Cheer A Law That Could Hurt Journalists
The Real Facebook Oversight Board wants content moderation, and it wants it now. What happens when journalists are targeted?
Facebook Is Making Camera Glasses, Ha Ha Oh No
Ray-Ban Stories can take photos and videos with a touch of a button and send them to your phone.
Facebook Unveiled VR Work Meetings, Which, No Thanks
The problem is, work sucks.
Facebook Will Ban Trump For The Next Two Years
“Two years for a coup, not bad,” one Facebook employee wrote sarcastically in an internal post.
Facebook Is Resuming Political Contributions — But Not To Lawmakers Who Voted Against Certifying The US Election
"As a result of our review, the FBPAC Board has decided to resume contributions, but not to any members of Congress who voted against certifying the 2020 election following the events at the Capitol on January 6."
Amid Israeli–Palestinian Violence, Facebook Employees Are Accusing Their Company Of Bias Against Arabs And Muslims
As Facebook contends with internal allegations of censorship, unequal enforcement, and pro-Israel bias, employees are worried it is once again bungling a politically charged issue with potential for violence.
Facebook Is Worried Starbucks Will Delete Its Page Over Hateful Comments
“Starbucks is in the process of evaluating their organic presence on FB, and whether they should continue to have a presence on the platform at all.”
Donald Trump Is Still Banned From Facebook, But That’s Not The Final Decision
The oversight board upheld Facebook’s decision to ban the former president but said the company must review the suspension in six months.
As Indians Face A COVID-19 Crisis, Facebook Temporarily Hid Posts With #ResignModi
On Wednesday, the world’s largest social network hid posts with the text #ResignModi for a few hours, before restoring them.
Mark Zuckerberg Explains His Really Weird Sunscreen Face
“If someone wants to post a sunscreen meme, it’s cool. I’m happy to give the internet some laughs,” he said.
Facebook Stopped Employees From Reading An Internal Report About Its Role In The Insurrection. You Can Read It Here.
After BuzzFeed News reported on an internal document that examined the social network’s failings leading up to the Capitol riot, many of Facebook's employees were prevented from accessing it.
Facebook Knows It Was Used To Help Incite The Capitol Insurrection
An internal task force found that Facebook failed to take appropriate action against the Stop the Steal movement ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, and hoped the company could “do better next time.”
Despite A Ban, Facebook Continued To Label People As Interested In Militias For Advertisers
Months after banning militias from its platform, Facebook continued to categorize people as being interested in them.
Hundreds Of Far-Right Militias Are Still Organizing, Recruiting, And Promoting Violence On Facebook
A new report identified more than 200 militia pages and groups on Facebook as of March 18, more than two months after the insurrection at the Capitol.
Facebook Is Building An Instagram For Kids Under The Age Of 13
“We have identified youth work as a priority for Instagram and have added it to our H1 priority list,” reads an internal Instagram post obtained by BuzzFeed News.
The New York Times Is Giving Up Its Cooking Community Facebook Group With Over 77,000 Members
The group has often devolved into drama, debate, and politics, and now the New York Times is looking for volunteer moderators to take over.
Facebook Is Reading Your Brain Waves (Sort Of)
“I cannot emphasize this enough: This cannot read your brain,” Facebook exec Andrew Bosworth told BuzzFeed News.
Facebook Created An Employee “Playbook” To Respond To Accusations Of Polarization
In a Thursday presentation, Facebook executives told employees the company isn’t to blame for social division in the country. One researcher said some polarization can be a good thing, citing the civil rights movement.
Facebook Helped Fund David Brooks’s Second Job. Nobody Told The Readers Of The New York Times.
The New York Times columnist has been using his perch to promote the Weave Project — without disclosing his potential conflicts of interest to his readers.
New York Times Columnist David Brooks Blogged For Facebook's Corporate Site
Brooks also appeared in a Facebook-produced video panel used to promote an NYU study of Facebook Groups funded by the social media giant.
Facebook Is Considering Facial Recognition For Its Upcoming Smart Glasses
Facebook Vice President Andrew Bosworth told employees that the company is evaluating the legal and privacy issues around facial recognition for its upcoming wearable gadget.
"Mark Changed The Rules": How Facebook Went Easy On Alex Jones And Other Right-Wing Figures
Facebook’s rules to combat misinformation and hate speech are subject to the whims and political considerations of its CEO and his policy team leader.
After Fueling A Genocide, Facebook Is Taking A Stand Against A Myanmar Coup
In an internal post, the company outlined how it will try to protect people opposing Myanmar’s military coup.
“If They Won’t Hear Us, They Will Fear Us”: How The Capitol Assault Was Planned On Facebook
Right-wing extremists used Facebook to call for the overthrow of the government and storm the US Capitol in the period leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to a new report.
Facebook Said It Would Pause US Ads For Gun Accessories And Military Gear After Complaints
But on Sunday, BuzzFeed News continued to find ads for firearm accessories on the social network, more than 22 hours after Facebook announced its temporary suspension.
Following An Insurrection, Lawmakers And State Attorneys General Are Asking Facebook To Halt Ads Of Military Gear
“Whether through negligence or with full knowledge, Facebook is placing profit ahead of our Nation’s democracy.”
Facebook Has Been Showing Military Gear Ads Next To Insurrection Posts
Earlier this week, Facebook employees warned that military product ads were being advertised against news about DC riots. The company did not act.
People Are Really Mad About Facebook's Changes To WhatsApp's Privacy Policies
And they are moving to Signal and Telegram as a result.
"Stop The Steal" Groups Are Still Flourishing On Facebook
Social media companies banned Trump, but not the groups he inspired.
Facebook Has Banned Donald Trump For At Least Two Weeks
“We are extending the block indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks,” wrote CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the announcement.