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Facebook
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
Facebook
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
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
Whopper Sacrifice 2.0
Whopper Sacrifice 2.0

How Burger King Can Fight InfoWars on Facebook

In 2009 the Whopper Sacrifice app encouraged people to unfriend people on Facebook in exchange for delicious burgers. It's time to bring it back.
Ashwin Rodrigues
7.16.18
Content Wars
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
Twitter
Twitter

Study of 800 Million Tweets Shows We Get Really Emo Late at Night

University of Bristol researchers found patterns around what we say online.
Samantha Cole
6.21.18
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
public forum
public forum

Trump Complies With Court Order to Unblock People on Twitter

Tuesday, the Knight Institute announced that the seven individuals it represented in court were unblocked by the @realDonaldTrump account.
Samantha Cole
6.5.18
Censorship
Censorship

How Censoring Strippers Affects All Women

New York-based stripper and writer Reese Piper on how social media hashtags can be a vital lifeline for women.
Reese Piper
5.31.18
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