social network

Facebook

After decimating the print business, Facebook launches a magazine that's not a magazine

It's a “thought leadership platform.”
David Gilbert
6.25.18
Facebook

Facebook is connecting people all over the world — especially ISIS supporters

"Facebook, in their desire to connect as many people as possible, have inadvertently created a system which helps connect extremists and terrorists.”
David Gilbert
5.8.18
Facebook

Facebook is building its own computer chips — to show you better ads

The chips would help AI inside the network serve its two billion users with relevant and targeted advertising.
David Gilbert
4.19.18
weibo

China's Weibo should have known better than to ban gay content

The network reversed a decision to remove content ”with pornographic implications, promoting bloody violence, or related to homosexuality.”
David Gilbert
4.16.18
Facebook

Indonesia is threatening to block Facebook over fake news

"If I have to shut them down, then I will do it."
David Gilbert
4.3.18
#deletefacebook

Facebook Has Been Preparing for #DeleteFacebook for More Than a Decade

To many, the social network is irreplaceable because there's nothing to replace it with.
Sarah Emerson
4.2.18
Facebook

Facebook Is Being Sued for Discriminatory Ad Targeting

Housing groups say they were able to create ads that discriminated against mothers, the disabled, and minorities.
Jordan Pearson
3.27.18
Facebook

Facebook asks: Should we allow pedophiles to prey on underage girls for sex pics?

"How would you handle the following: a private message in which an adult man asks a 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures.”
David Gilbert
3.5.18
Bitcoin

Facebook Is Investigating Bitcoin Ads Bypassing Its New Ban

It appears some ads have already found simple workarounds.
Joseph Cox
2.5.18
Facebook

Facebook Just Banned All Cryptocurrency Advertising

Facebook banned ads for "financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices."
Jordan Pearson
1.30.18
Essays

Last.fm Was the Only Music Social Network That Made Sense

Inside the rise and fall of Last.fm, the social network that understood how online music worked and that resembled bits of Facebook, Songkick, Blogspot, and Spotify.
Elia Alovisi
12.4.17
Facebook

Facebook is going to tell you how many Russian trolls you follow

The social network revealed Thursday it is creating “a portal to enable people on Facebook to learn which of the Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts they may have liked or followed between January 2015 and August 2017.”
David Gilbert
11.23.17
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