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Facebook and Twitter Aren’t Even Pretending to Take the FEC Seriously Anymore

Representatives for both companies all but ghosted an FEC-hosted discussion about what the platforms are doing to fight misinformation and foreign interference in 2020.
David Uberti
4 days ago
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Europe's Far-Right Is Flooding Facebook with Racist, Anti-Migrant Disinformation

”The size and sophistication of these networks make them weapons of mass destruction for democracy, and right now they are pointed squarely at Europe.”
David Gilbert
5.23.19
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
4.12.19
Social Media

The UK is prepared to go after Silicon Valley bosses if they don't clean up their platforms

“I warned you and you did not do enough,” U.K. Home Secretary Sajid Javid told the tech companies at a press conference Monday.
David Gilbert
4.8.19
Facebook

Facebook is about to be hit with a massive fine. It probably won't change anything.

“A fine almost certainly would not be enough to change Facebook’s behavior — we’re past that.”
David Gilbert
2.15.19
VICE News

Facebook pays teenagers $20 a month to monitor what they do online

In exchange for a $20 gift card, volunteers between 13 and 35 gave Facebook root access to their phone.
David Gilbert
1.30.19
fake news

You can blame your baby boomer parents for spreading fake news

“Aside from the overall rarity of the practice, our most robust and consistent finding is that older Americans were more likely to share articles from fake news domains.”
David Gilbert
1.9.19
Facebook

This year was terrible for Facebook. 2019 will be even worse.

Facebook’s next crisis is never too far away.
David Gilbert
12.21.18
VICE News

Facebook’s own Year in Review missed a few things. We’ve fixed that for them.

It’s been a hell of a year for Mark Zuckerberg and company.
David Gilbert
12.6.18
Facebook

A teenage girl in South Sudan was auctioned off on Facebook

“This barbaric use of technology is reminiscent of latter-day slave markets.”
David Gilbert
11.20.18
Facebook

The Facebook hack is way worse than previously thought

David Gilbert
10.12.18
Facebook

Vietnam keeps throwing people in jail for their Facebook posts

“Hanoi is giving the world a preview of what's to come, as their Orwellian control further extends onto social media.”
David Gilbert
9.28.18
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