How to Tell If That Online Fundraiser Will Actually Help Immigrant Children at the Border
You want to help, so make sure you’re actually helping.
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Our Brains Are Being Overloaded With Push Notifications About Nothing
As social media vies for our attention, networks have begun sending us notifications that have nothing to do with our activity on the site.
Facebook Wants to Use AI to Replace Your Eyeballs in Photos Where You Blinked
Researchers at the company are experimenting with AI to retouch your most undignified pictures.
Europe's New Link Tax Will Enshrine Big Tech's Stranglehold Over the Internet
Article 11 is a terrible copyright reform proposal that will fundamentally change how the internet works.
Facebook Says its Competitors Are the Whole Internet, Because Facebook Is the Internet
Facebook told Congress that its competitors come from all over the internet—that's true, because Facebook has largely replaced the internet for many of its users.
Internal Documents Show How Facebook Decides When a Poop Emoji Is Hate Speech
Facebook trains its moderators to recognize when emojis violate the social network site’s policies as well, including for sexual solicitation, hate speech, and bullying.
Report: Facebook Gave Chinese Device Manufacturers Special Access to User Data
One one of the firms, Huawei, is on the Pentagon's no-buy list because of alleged connections to the Chinese government.
These Are Facebook’s Policies for Moderating White Supremacy and Hate
As hate speech continues to be a top issue for social media platforms, we are publishing an extended selection of training material showing how Facebook sees the issue of white supremacy and hate more generally.
Listen to Radio Motherboard on Facebook’s Reckoning with American Nazis
What Facebook's internal guidelines around hate speech say about how the company operates.
This Guy Is Selling All His Facebook Data on eBay
“I realized that I’d been selling my data for free for ages, and decided it was time to cash in.”
What Is GDPR and What Can America Learn From it?
After four years of debate, the General Data Protection Regulation is finally going into effect later this month. Personal privacy is of particular concern, but GDPR effect on consumers and Silicon Valley is still shaking out.
Here’s Facebook’s Internal Policy on Pepe the Frog
The far-right adopted Pepe the Frog as its own symbol of intolerance. Breaking with its policy of allowing fictional characters to push hateful messages, Facebook banned certain images of Pepe, according to internal documents.
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