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People Who Base Their Self-Worth on Others Are More Likely to Be Facebook Addicts

A study published in “Computers in Human Behavior” found that this trait was a better predictor than self-esteem alone.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.22.18
Digital Politics

How Facebook and Google Win By Embedding in Political Campaigns

A new report from the Campaign for Accountability details the questionable role of internet platforms in election races.
Sarah Emerson
8.15.18
Infowars

Deplatforming Works

Alex Jones says getting banned by YouTube and Facebook will only make him stronger. The research says that's not true.
Jason Koebler
8.10.18
Facebook

Facebook Added Balloons and Confetti to Posts About the Earthquake in Indonesia

A spokesperson told Motherboard the company “regrets that it appeared in this unfortunate context.”
Kaleigh Rogers
8.7.18
Infowars Banned

YouTube Is the Latest Platform to Delete Alex Jones’ Channels For Violating Its Guidelines

The Alex Jones Channel, followed by millions of people, has been deleted from YouTube.
Sarah Emerson
8.6.18
Facebook Disinformation

How Real Activists Learned Facebook Was Deleting Their Protest Page for ‘Inauthentic Behavior’

Facebook’s definition of "authentic" is complicated because disinformation campaigns are complicated.
Sarah Emerson
8.3.18
Facebook

Why Election Interference Campaigns on Facebook Are Still Working

“If they’re not caught, it leads to action in the real world. If they’re exposed, they’ve already undermined trust in the conversation."
Matthew Gault
8.1.18
facebook elections

These Are the Pages Facebook Says Are Part of a ‘Coordinated’ Effort to Influence the Midterm Elections

Facebook has removed 32 accounts and pages for “inauthentic behavior” tied to the “Unite the Right 2" rally next month in Washington, DC.
Sarah Emerson
7.31.18
Facebook

John Oliver Calls Facebook 'History's Most Profitable Data-Harvesting Machine'

Last Week Tonight remakes Facebook's recent string of apology ads.
Jason Koebler
7.30.18
Facebook

Facebook Suspends Alex Jones’ Profile

After facing a firestorm over misinformation on its platform, Facebook removed several videos from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and suspended his profile, meaning he cannot post any content himself for 30 days.
Joseph Cox
7.27.18
sex education

Facebook and Patreon Are Making It Harder to Find Sex Educators

By listing them as "adult" and suspending their accounts, platforms bury sex educators and health advocacy organizations.
Samantha Cole
7.24.18
Facebook

Jewish Organizations to Mark Zuckerberg: 'Denying the Holocaust Causes Harm'

The Facebook CEO said of Holocaust deniers: 'I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong… It’s hard to impugn intent and to understand the intent.'
Sarah Emerson
7.19.18
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