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The Air Force Is Not Amused by the Plan to Storm Area 51

More than a million people have responded to a Facebook event for a raid on the mysterious base in southern Nevada
Kelly Vinett
14 hours ago
DIY

Facebook and Twitter Suck, So Here's How to Make Your Own Social Media Network

Artist and programmer Darius Kazemi has created a guide to running small social network sites.
Nicole Carpenter
7.10.19
tech-social-media

When Myspace Was King, Employees Abused a Tool Called ‘Overlord’ to Spy on Users

Several employees were caught abusing the tool, which let them read users’ messages and passwords.
Joseph Cox
6.25.19
Culture

'Subtle Asian Traits' Holds Up a Mirror to Asian Australians Like Me

A Facebook page doesn't get 1.4 million followers in 10 months for nothing.
Naeun Kim
6.20.19
Facebook

Your Future Doctor Could Monitor Your Facebook Posts for Disease

Medical providers could soon use your social media to predict diseases from depression to diabetes, sparking questions of data privacy.
Madeleine Gregory
6.19.19
Social Media

After Wave of Complaints, Instagram Tests New Methods to Recover Hacked Accounts

Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts to ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat hackers for help.
Joseph Cox
6.17.19
Social Media

The Mark Zuckerberg Deepfakes Are Forcing Facebook to Fact Check Art

The artist who made this week's first Zuckerberg deepfake made another, in protest of the platform supressing his work.
Samantha Cole
6.15.19
programming

This Deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg Tests Facebook’s Fake Video Policies

A fake video of Mark Zuckerberg giving a sinister speech about the power of Facebook has been posted to Instagram. The company previously said it would not remove this type of video.
Samantha Cole
6.14.19
Facebook

Facebook in India Is Drowning in Anti-Muslim Hate Speech

In the social media platform's biggest market, Islamophobia is widespread.
David Gilbert
6.12.19
tech-internet

Minds, the ‘Anti-Facebook,’ Has No Idea What to Do About All the Neo-Nazis

Minds is home to neo-Nazis, and wants its users to help decide what content stays on the site.
Ben Makuch
Jordan Pearson
5.30.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

An Adivasi Professor Has Been Arrested for His 2-Year-Old Facebook Post About Eating Beef

His lawyer thinks that the BJP waited until after the election to arrest him so they wouldn’t lose the Adivasi votebank.
Shamani Joshi
5.27.19
Facebook

Facebook Says It Already Deleted More Than 2 Billion Fake Accounts This Year

Facebook announced Thursday that the company killed more than 2 billion fake accounts in the first quarter.
David Uberti
5.26.19
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