A 6,600-word internal memo from a fired Facebook data scientist details how the social network knew about specific examples of global political manipulation — and failed to act.
“I don’t know what the damn problem is at Facebook with anti-Muslim hate, but I would just say at this point that they don’t seem to care.”
Facebook said it removed a militia event associated with the shooting of three protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It didn't. Here's what really happened, and why it could happen again.
A Kenosha Militia Facebook Event Asking Attendees To Bring Weapons Was Reported 455 Times. Moderators Said It Didn’t Violate Any Rules.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the reason the militia page and an associated event remained online after a shooting that killed two people was due to “an operational mistake.”
At a companywide meeting, Facebook's CEO also said President Donald Trump brought up China during an October dinner at the White House.
Facebook Employees Are Outraged At Mark Zuckerberg's Explanations Of How It Handled The Kenosha Violence
Following days of violence and civil unrest, Facebook employees wonder if their company is doing enough to stifle militia and QAnon groups stoking violence on the social network.
Ankhi Das expressed regret in an internal Facebook post — but some Muslim employees think the company needs to go further.
Facebook’s employees and fact-checking partners say they are left in the dark about how the company decides what content stays up and what comes down.
“I certainly think that there are valid national security questions about having an app that has a lot of people’s data that follows the rules of another country, a government that is increasingly is kind of seen as a competitor.”
Facebook Fired An Employee Who Collected Evidence Of Right-Wing Pages Getting Preferential Treatment
Facebook employees collected evidence showing the company is giving right-wing pages preferential treatment when it comes to misinformation. And they’re worried about how the company will handle the president’s falsehoods in an election year.
“Facebook Is Hurting People At Scale”: Mark Zuckerberg’s Employees Reckon With The Social Network They’ve Built
As the US heads toward a crucial and contentious presidential election, the world's largest social network is facing an unprecedented cultural crisis.
“It’s encouraging to see Zuck post this, but I’ll maintain my skepticism until some sort of action is taken by the company," one Facebook employee told BuzzFeed News.
For four days in July, Facebook ran an ad from a page called “White Wellbeing Australia.”
The social network also said it will start blocking some ads in the US starting later this summer.
“Facebook's inaction in taking down Trump's post inciting violence makes me ashamed to work here.”
Mark Zuckerberg Explains Why Facebook Didn’t Remove A Trump Post Suggesting Violence In Minneapolis Despite Calling It “Divisive"
"Although the post had a troubling historical reference, we decided to leave it up because the National Guard references meant we read it as a warning about state action, and we think people need to know if the government is planning to deploy force."
“Twitter slapped Trump on the wrist,” law professor Eric Goldman told BuzzFeed News. “Trump responds with an attempt to blow up the entire internet.”
Despite a spike in readership during the coronavirus outbreak, news organizations haven't been successful in converting the surge in traffic to revenue.
Three years ago, Mark Zuckerberg considered buying the Chinese company that became the basis of TikTok. Now he's demonizing it to make the case against regulating Facebook.
The new “by Facebook” label won’t make it harder to break up Facebook. But it will let people know what products they’re using.
Digital political advertising is a lawless Wild West. Until rules can be enforced, there's no responsible way for tech giants to participate.
BuzzFeed News found no evidence that TikTok blocks pro–Hong Kong democracy videos — or that many American teens were interested in the protests.
As leaked audio shows Mark Zuckerberg worrying about Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the site’s “I Voted” button could help tip the election for the president or another candidate.
A shockingly simple work-around allows your followers to share private photos and videos posted to both Facebook and Instagram.
Internal documents show Facebook’s own marketing strategy was influenced by what it learned from its valued customer, the Trump campaign.
Last May, Facebook promised to create a “Clear History” function it said would give users more control over their data. Nine months later it's nowhere to be found and sources say it's a key example of the company's “reactionary” way of dealing with privacy concerns.
The departure of both men named Chris represents a dramatic change at the social network, which just reorganized its leadership structure last March.
According to a New York Times report, federal prosecutors have subpoenaed the records of at least two smartphone companies.
“Frankly we don't currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services.”
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is probably just wearing an eye patch as some sort of twee affect.