Social media is working as designed. That’s the problem.
This latest doctored video proves that Facebook as we knew it is over.
CrossFit, the branded workout regimen, accused Facebook of being “utopian socialists” and left the platform after the social network deleted a group dedicated to a diet.
(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Mark Zuckerberg is countering calls to break up Facebook, saying that doing so would only diminish his company's billion-dollar attempts to fix the social network.
Facebook is routinely taking down posts for suspected spam, hate speech, and bullying.
The social media company, facing criticism from governments around the world, also offered evidence that its automated systems are improving.
Facebook took down more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, according to a report released on Thursday.
Looking at data from an annual telephone poll conducted by Pew Research Center and quantified in tables here by our partners at Statista, it's easy to see that YouTube and Facebook far outpace the rest of the competition when it comes to daily use on both PCs and phones. Seventy-three percent of US adults claim they're checking YouTube daily; 69 percent have a daily date with Facebook.
To rein in monopolies, maybe we need to rethink what a monopoly is.
Last week was an online security nightmare and few people noticed. Here’s what you need to know.
As the 2020 U.S. presidential election campaign draws nearer, an independent study has uncovered a coordinated troll campaign using Instagram in an attempt to damage President Donald Trump.
The former chairman and chief executive of Google said that calls for breaking up the tech giant have "no basis in law" and would harm consumers by pushing up prices and decreasing transparency.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduating students at Tulane University that it was their job to remake the world and leave it better for humanity -- while also throwing some shade at Facebook.
When it comes to disinformation, all signs suggest the 2020 presidential campaign will make 2016 look like a mere test run, our columnist writes.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said recent calls for the tech giant to be broken up won't address the issues that have prompted a backlash against Big Tech.
Facebook has heralded artificial intelligence as a solution to its toxic content problems. Mike Schroepfer, its chief technology officer, says it won’t solve everything.
New Zealand and France gathered states and social media organisations around the same table on Wednesday (15 May) to take joint action against terror online. The EU has been negotiating a regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online for months, but critics find it too restrictive and fear censorship. EURACTIV Germany reports
European election campaigns are well underway and online votes are also being sought. In such situations, the temptation to misuse data is great, as the Cambridge Analytica scandal in the US elections demonstrated. In the EU, parties have also long relied on advanced data analysis, but is this still legal? EURACTIV Germany talked to a communication expert.
A new fake account problem has recently bedeviled Facebook.
San Francisco demonstrated that technologies believed to be damaging to citizens’ well-being can be curtailed.