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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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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Here’s what Facebook’s Australian users talked about the most in 2017

Women were number one on Facebook.Image: Wayne Taylor/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2017-12-06 01:58:41 UTC It’s no secret that the conversations we have on Facebook are often different to ones we have on other social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. That’s evident in Facebook’s data about the most-talked about topics in Australia for 2017, with […]

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