Facebook

zucced

Thousands of Facebook Groups Go Secret in Fear of the Great 'Zuccing'

Mass panic is the reason all of your Facebook groups just went secret.
Jason Koebler
Caroline Haskins
6 hours ago
Social Media

Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp Banned Again in Sri Lanka After Violence Against Muslims

It’s part of a worrisome trend of governments blocking citizens' internet access
Tim Marcin
5.13.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Can Singapore’s New Law Against Fake News Affect Free Speech?

Activists say the law grants the government sweeping powers and could lead to censorship.
Shamani Joshi
5.13.19
Facebook

Facebook and Instagram Just Banned Alex Jones and a Bunch of Other Far-right People

Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Laura Loomer are all out.
David Uberti
5.2.19
Facebook

Researchers Say Facebook’s Dead Users Could Outnumber the Living Within 50 Years

This study suggests we start thinking seriously about how we handle digital remains.
Samantha Cole
4.30.19
Canadian Far Right Extremism

This ‘Uncensored’ Right-Wing Facebook Clone Allows Racism but Not Nudity

It's the brainchild of a Canadian man who wants to provide a safe space for racists who've been kicked off Facebook.
Mack Lamoureux
4.27.19
Facebook

Facebook 'Accidentally' Inscribed 'Big Brother Is Watching' Inside Some Video-Game Controllers

“While I appreciate Easter eggs, these were inappropriate and should have been removed.”
Rex Santus
4.14.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Tech Companies Can Now Be Fined $1 Million for Spreading Fake News in Singapore

Human rights activists are criticising the new laws, claiming they could be used to crack down on freedom of speech.
Edoardo Liotta
4.4.19
misinformation

WhatsApp Launches a Tip Line for Misinformation in India Ahead of Elections

WhatsApp has been struggling to address misinformation and rumors on its app without compromising security. “Checkpoint Tipline” gives users in India an opt-in option to submit rumors for fact-checking.
Caroline Haskins
4.2.19
In Moderation

Facebook Bans White Nationalism and White Separatism

After a civil rights backlash, Facebook will now treat white nationalism and separatism the same as white supremacy, and will direct users who try to post that content to a nonprofit that helps people leave hate groups.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
3.27.19
New Zealand terror

No One Reported the Christchurch Massacre While It Was Live-Streamed, Facebook Says

The video was viewed about 4,000 times in total before it was taken down
David Gilbert
3.19.19
mosque attacks

New Zealand Prime Minister Vows to Keep the Mosque Shooter "Nameless"

"He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing—not even his name.”
Emma Ockerman
3.19.19
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