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Content Wars

Facebook Is Using Bad Free Speech Arguments to Defend InfoWars

In a series of tweets, Facebook told reporters that conspiracy theories are a matter of free speech.
Sarah Emerson
7.13.18
WHO'S THAT
WHO'S THAT

Facebook Is Testing a Feature to Tell You If That DM Came from Russia

Facebook has faced a wave of misinformation and scam campaigns. Users may soon have more information about that unsolicited direct message, judging by a new feature Facebook is currently trying out.
Joseph Cox
7.10.18
INEOS
INEOS

How Fracking Companies Use Facebook Surveillance to Ban Protest

Oil and gas companies are discrediting activists using social media to justify banning their protests.
Nafeez Ahmed
7.9.18
AB-375
AB-375

California Rushes Through a New Privacy Law After Heavy Lobbyist Input

California lawmakers approve landmark new privacy restrictions, but lobbying influence could weaken many key provisions
Karl Bode
6.29.18
AERIS DIES
AERIS DIES

Facebook’s New Snooze Feature Saves Us From Spoilers and Spoiler Culture

Facebook introduced a new feature that allows you to snooze keywords so users can avoid triggering phrases and sweet, sweet movie spoilers.
Matthew Gault
6.28.18
Facebook
Facebook

Facebook Quietly Ended Its Rural Internet Laser Drone Program

The Aquila technology was part of a plan to provide high speed internet to remote, rural areas around the globe.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.27.18
Choose Your Own Algorithm
Choose Your Own Algorithm

How to Fix the Internet After the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The fiasco over third party apps and the Facebook user data that got Trump elected is almost beside the point for researcher Hossein Derakhshan.
Motherboard Italia
6.26.18
fundraising
fundraising

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.20.18
Facebook
Facebook

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.
Ashwin Rodrigues
6.19.18
Facebook
Facebook

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.
Sarah Emerson
6.18.18
Opinion
Opinion

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.
Cory Doctorow
6.18.18
Facebook
Facebook

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