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neo-nazis

Neo-Nazi Arrested After Threatening to Kidnap Woman on Facebook and Saying He Wanted to Kill All Hispanics

“I will stop at nothing until you, your family, your friends, your entire WORTHLESS LATIN RACE IS RACIALLY EXTERMINATED,” he allegedly wrote on Facebook.
Tess Owen
an hour ago
Instagram

Clueless Celebrities Are Making an Instagram Hoax Go Viral

Countless users are sharing a version of an Instagram post that falsely claims the platform will “disclose" after an unspecified time “tomorrow.”
Caroline Haskins
4 hours ago
Hong Kong

How China Used Facebook and Twitter to Bombard Hong Kong With Propaganda

The platforms suspended hundreds of accounts they say were used in a state-run campaign to discredit pro-democracy protests.
Tim Hume
a day ago
Hacking

Instagram Launches Bug Bounty for Apps that Steal User Data

On Wednesday, Facebook expanded beyond its bounties for third party apps stealing user data to also apply to Instagram.
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
In Moderation

Facebook and YouTube Are Failing to Detect Terrorist Content in Arabic

"Jihadists are aware that Arabic, in addition to considering it a sacred language, provides a linguistic firewall which their adversaries find difficult to penetrate."
Moustafa Ayad
8.9.19
Facebook

This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

Facebook has failed to be fully transparent with data concerning political advertising, so two researchers collected the data themselves.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.1.19
News

Instagram Apologizes For Blocking Caribbean Carnival Content

The popular platform says a “mistake” was made by hiding posts made by festival goers.
Sharine Taylor
7.30.19
NYPD

Internal Documents Show Why the NYPD Tries to Be 'Funny' Online

Documents obtained by Motherboard show that NYPD social media officers are explicitly instructed to “be funny” in order to “build trust” on official social media channels.
Caroline Haskins
7.22.19
ALIENS

The ‘Storm Area 51’ Event Has Turned Into a Marketing Stunt

The Facebook meme event has become a really good way of selling alien-themed merch.
MJ Banias
7.19.19
politics

Trump Invites Fringe Social Media Company Popular With Nazis to the White House

Minds.com was invited to a social media summit (featuring several far-right figures), but not Facebook and Twitter.
7.10.19
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
7.9.19
High Wire

Facebook Is Censoring Posts That Could Save Opioid Users' Lives

Facebook appears to be blocking people who warn users about poisonous batches of drugs or who supply materials used to test for fentanyl.
Maia Szalavitz
7.2.19
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