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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
4 days ago
tech-social-media

Facebook Quietly Changes Search Tool Used by Investigators, Abused By Companies

Facebook’s Graph Search allowed anyone to search a wealth of public data on Facebook in very specific ways, such as searching content for keywords in a particular point in time.
Joseph Cox
6.10.19
tech-social-media

Security Contractor at Facebook Content Moderation Facility Arrested for Allegedly Threatening People With a Gun

The individual worked at a facility belonging to Cognizant, a Facebook contractor. Police arrested him while at work, but the alleged assault didn't happen on site.
Joseph Cox
6.7.19
Facebook

There’s No ‘Correct’ Way to Moderate the Nancy Pelosi Video

When Facebook announced it wouldn’t take down an altered viral video of Nancy Pelosi, experts disagreed as to whether or not the platform made the right call. But there may not be a right call.
Caroline Haskins
5.29.19
tech-internet

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

Minds banned accounts linked to self-styled neo-Nazi paramilitary groups Atomwaffen Division and Feuerkrieg Division after a Motherboard investigation.
Ben Makuch
Jordan Pearson
5.28.19
tech-power

Mark Zuckerberg Will Be Served a Summons If He Sets Foot In Canada

The Facebook founder and CEO Sheryl Sandberg snubbed international lawmakers, again, at a committee hearing in Canada on Tuesday.
Jordan Pearson
5.28.19
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Says the Supreme Court of Facebook Is Coming Soon

The independent content council will make binding, final decisions about what's allowed on Facebook: "Even if I disagree with its decisions, we won’t be able to overturn them," Zuckerberg said.
Jason Koebler
5.23.19
Facebook

Republican Senator Says Facebook and Instagram Need to ‘Disappear’

Josh Hawley, who works on antitrust, says social media companies don't need to be broken up, they need to be eradicated altogether.
Jason Koebler
5.22.19
Facebook

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
5.17.19
tech-power

Justin Trudeau Announces Plans to Fine Social Media Companies for Fake News

The prime minister said that if social media platforms don't address disinformation there “will be meaningful financial consequences.”
Mack Lamoureux
5.16.19
News

YouTube Pulls Canadian Anti-Islam Vlogger Following Record Defamation Lawsuit Loss

Kevin J. Johnston conducted a vile campaign against Toronto restaurateur Mohamad Fakih on Facebook and YouTube.
Mack Lamoureux
5.14.19
Games News

YouTube Has Demonetized One of GamerGate's Biggest Voices

Carl "Sargon of Akkad" Benjamin formally entered European politics recently, and it's already dealing out consequences.
Patrick Klepek
5.10.19
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