Did you like a post made by Kremlin operatives?
Dozens of companies are using Facebook to exclude older workers from job ads. "It’s blatantly unlawful," said one employment law expert.
A new Facebook tool deploys facial-recognition to identify users in photos, even when they're not tagged.
To build a business on Facebook is to accept volatility. The company has played host to many startups tuned specifically for what its algorithm rewards, only to crush them later.
Generational separation online might not be so bad.
The company recently unveiled a range of tools meant to further "social good." What happens when a single company tries to build a global infrastructure?
Just as Facebook's algorithm rewarded shocking, useless news in the past year, it's doing the same to Wish, an app now known for selling what its CEO calls "plastic tongue things."
So far, Google and Twitter have not detailed their plans.
After the election, Facebook announced a fact-checking initiative to combat its fake-news problem. A year later, one said, “I don’t feel like it’s working at all.”
One man, who years ago secretly donated sperm to a couple so they could have a child, had Facebook recommend the child as a person he should know. He still knows the couple but is not friends with them on Facebook.
The public got its first official glimpse this week of around 30 of the some 3,000 ads that a Russian troll farm bought on Instagram and Facebook during the 2016 election season.
Over 11 months, Shahak Shapira and co-conspirators infiltrated Germany's far-right Facebook groups. Then he mercilessly ridiculed them.
One of Mark Zuckerberg's great low points was saying no to a $1 billion offer from Yahoo when it wasn't obvious Facebook would succeed all on its own.
The evidence for and against a stubborn online conspiracy theory.
It’s understandable that many newsrooms are grappling with the dividing line between reporting and opinion. But social-media rules requiring journalists to express no opinion at all aren’t going to solve that problem.
That’s what happens when you build your company on a motto like “move fast and break things,” after all: every failure gets treated like an isolated incident, rather than part of a systemic pattern that needs systemic action.
The company's rules help to show how it distinguishes between free speech and hate speech. Judge for yourself.
The potential for Facebook to have an impact on an election was clear for at least half a decade.
Facebook made nearly $27 billion last year, but the tech giant can't seem to figure out how to fix its fake news problem on its own.
About 44 percent of the ads were seen before election, while 56 percent were seen afterward. The figures were among the data Facebook shared with Congress over concerns the ads may have influenced the 2016 presidential election.
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