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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.
Sarah Emerson
6.12.18
POOP SPEECH
POOP SPEECH

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.
Joseph Cox
6.7.18
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Facebook

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.
Karl Bode
6.6.18
american nazis
american nazis

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.
Joseph Cox
5.29.18
Radio Motherboard
Radio Motherboard

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.
Wajeeh Maaz
5.29.18
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Facebook

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.”
Daniel Oberhaus
5.29.18
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gdpr

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.
Karl Bode
5.25.18
Facebook
Facebook

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.
Joseph Cox
5.25.18
american nazis
american nazis

Leaked Documents Show Facebook’s Post-Charlottesville Reckoning with American Nazis

After a white supremacist killed a protester in Charlottesville in 2017, Facebook pushed to re-educate its moderators about hate speech groups in the US, and spell out the distinction from nationalism and separatism, documents obtained by Motherboard show
Joseph Cox
5.25.18
Teflon
Teflon

Mark Zuckerberg Escapes Unscathed From European Parliamentary Questioning

Yet again, Facebook’s CEO avoided publicly answering tough questions from lawmakers.
Sophie Kleeman
5.22.18
Total Information Awareness
Total Information Awareness

15 Years Ago, the Military Tried to Record Whole Human Lives. It Ended Badly

Before Facebook, the military tried to make an all knowing 'cyberdiary' called LifeLog.
David Axe
5.21.18
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Facebook

Facebook Reminds Teens It Still Exists With New 'Youth Portal'

Zuckerberg's latest effort says it wants to keep teens safe online.
Sophie Kleeman
5.15.18