Facebook’s new transparency report ignores its biggest problems

Facebook’s transparency report could sue some work.Image: AFP/Getty Images By Karissa Bell2018-05-15 23:29:42 UTC Another day, another stop on Facebook’s never-ending apology tour.  On Tuesday, that takes the form of the social network’s latest transparency report, which, for the first time, includes stats on the vast amounts of content the company removes for violating its […]

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Facebook get serious about blockchain, shakes up its executive team

A Facebook leadership shake-up might be part of Zuckerberg’s goal to fix the social network.Image: Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-05-08 22:43:34 UTC Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is still on top, but other parts of the Facebook universe have gotten shuffled around. Zuckerberg will now oversee three core groups within […]

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Mark Zuckerberg to Congress: Someone, not me, will be in touch

Having fun.Image: SAUL LOEB/Getty By Jack Morse2018-04-11 01:52:29 UTC Mark Zuckerberg promises someone will be in touch.  The Facebook CEO answered questions Tuesday from members of both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and in the process made it clear to elected officials that someone — but not […]

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You can watch ‘The Social Network’ for free right now, and it’s more relevant than ever

Sometimes, fiction is less unsettling than factImage: sony pictures By Jess Joho2018-04-10 23:47:48 UTC Is Mark Zuckerberg’s waxy, emotionless face still haunting your every waking moment after watching his exhausting congressional testimony? Yeah, us too.  And in these dire moments, our best suggestion for a little relief is: turn to art. So after reading all […]

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Can you build a better successor for Facebook? This competition wants you

What comes after Facebook?Image: Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2018-03-21 02:26:17 UTC For millions of people, Facebook replaced MySpace years ago. But what comes next? While people ponder over whether they should delete Facebook in light of the Cambridge Analytica debacle, a competition called the OpenBook Challenge wants entrants to create a successor for the beleaguered […]

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Even the founder of WhatsApp thinks you should delete Facebook

It looks like WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton has joined the delete Facebook movement.Image: LatinContent/Getty Images By Karissa Bell2018-03-20 23:54:13 UTC It turns out even $19 billion isn’t enough to convince people of the merits of Facebook. In what will surely be another blow to Facebook, WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton appears to have joined the growing […]

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Are you arguing with a bot? Here’s how to know.

Bleep boop.Image: Westend61/getty By Jack Morse2018-02-21 02:04:21 UTC So, you live and breathe online and couldn’t be happier about it. But maybe, just maybe, your daily digital interactions across the social web aren’t quite as authentic as you thought.  No, this time around it’s not the algorithm’s fault, but rather the result of a different […]

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