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    Try This: Just Log Out of FacebookIt’s really easy.
  2. life in pixels
    Fake News Isn’t Just a Problem for Facebook. It’s Also a Solution!Having learned about the dangerous effects of “fake news” influence campaigns, Facebook has finally landed on a solution: Create its own.
  3. just asking questions
    Tim Wu on How Enforcing Competition Law Could Have Stopped Big TechHis new book argues that it’s time to revive the trustbusting tradition.
  4. privacy
    Facebook Wasn’t Keeping a Close Eye on How Its Data Was Being UsedNew info emerges about privacy audits and the company’s agreement with the FTC.
  5. palmer luckey
    It Turns Out Palmer Luckey Was FiredThe VR prodigy was mothballed after supporting a right-wing PAC.
  6. life in pixels
    Facebook Stopped Russia. Is That Enough?Facebook’s “misinformation problem” is a lot bigger than Facebook.
  7. mail bombings
    Mail Bombing Suspect Cesar Sayoc Dispensed Memes and Threats on Social MediaThe suspect loves MAGA memes and hates the fake-news media. Very surprising. Wow.
  8. cloning
    Facebook’s Latest Innovation Is Cloning TikTokThe gargantuan social network is working on a competitor for the popular lip-sync app.
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    Tech’s Biggest Enforcer Talks Facebook, Google, and What She’s LearnedMargrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, talks about fighting back against tech’s largest and most powerful companies.
  10. social media
    The Thing I Most Crave on Social Media Is an EndingOnline, these days, the feeling of coming to the end of a feed is so rare, so elusive, that encountering it anywhere is immensely satisfying.
  11. life in pixels
    Nick Clegg Isn’t Leaving the World of Politics, He’s Reentering ItOnce you’ve formed a coalition with David Cameron, how bad can one with Mark Zuckerberg really be?
  12. facebook
    Oculus’s Brendan Iribe Is the Latest Founder to Flee FacebookThere must be something in the water at Menlo Park — founders of companies that get acquired by Facebook don’t seem to like sticking around.
  13. global tech
    WhatsApp Says It’s Too Late to Stop Far-Right Fake News in BrazilFake news stories spread like wildfire on messaging service WhatsApp — and there’s no easy way to stop it.
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    Why Can’t Instagram Get Anybody to Care About IGTV?It’s been months since Instagram launched its longform video hub, with help from popular creators. So why isn’t the YouTube competitor luring users?
  15. facebook
    Facebook Risks Losing the Trust of Its Only Real CustomersFacebook can stand to piss off every group except one: the advertisers who actually spend money on the social network.
  16. hacking
    Good News! The Enormous Facebook Data Breach Only Has 30 Million Victims!The company is working with the FBI to investigate.
  17. come out come out wherever you are
    Facebook, Please Leave National Coming Out Day AloneUsers can now add “Came Out” as a life event. It’s an unnecessary addition that shows a misunderstanding of how most LGBTQ people actually come out.
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    Facebook Removes More ‘Inauthentic’ Accounts, This Time From Within the U.S.The problem was behavior, not content.
  19. private eyes
    The Facebook Portal Could Be Good If Anyone But Facebook Released ItHas there ever been a more ill-timed product launch than Facebook selling a video-chat camera for your home?
  20. life in pixels
    Does Facebook Need a Constitution?Facebook’s gestures toward “free speech” make it sound like a liberal democracy. But where are its checks and balances?
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    Hey, Just a Reminder That Facebook Revealed a Huge Data Breach Last WeekThe company is doing the bare minimum to notify affected users.
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    Facebook Has Everything GE Once Had, Except JobsWhile GE has lost the equivalent of Facebook’s market valuation since 2018, it also employs ten times as many people as Facebook.
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    Facebook Says Hack Hit 50 Million AccountsFacebook forced 90 million users to log out of their accounts on Friday as a precaution.
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    If Zuck Acquires You, You’ll Feel Gross. The Only Question Is HowTwo separate products, three separate founders, two separate reasons for leaving — all with regrets about being bought (& made rich) by Zuck.
  25. tv review
    Sorry for Your Loss Is a Wonderfully Sensitive Show About GriefThe Facebook Watch drama is meticulously observed and often cathartic.
  26. sex symbols
    Facebook Apologizes For Taking Down Your Burt Reynolds NudesThey were wrong to pull your pics of his 1972 Cosmopolitan centerfold, and they’re sorry.
  27. crime
    Las Vegas Man Extorted Sexually Explicit Images From 500 Girls, Prosecutors SayThis crime is a classic example of “sextortion.”
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    Vague Questions and Vaguer Answers from Twitter and Facebook on Capitol HillThe first step is articulating the problem.
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    44 Percent of Young Americans Deleted Facebook From Their PhoneBetween the ages of 18 and 29? There are decent odds that you deleted the Facebook app in the past 12 months, per new numbers from Pew.
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    Facebook Used the Philippines to Test Free Internet. Then a Dictator Was ElectedFacebook used 100 million people as a test bed for cheap internet provided by Facebook, and unwittingly helped fuel a brutal crackdown.
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    Facebook Removes Its VPN App Designed to Track UsersApple told Facebook the app violated its policy.
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    Should Companies Be Allowed to Revenge Hack?The idea of companies retaliating against hackers is gaining traction — but it could lead to an escalation of conflict or even global war.
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    New Study: High Facebook Usage Linked to ViolenceAttacks against refugees correlated with areas of higher-than-average Facebook usage.
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    SEO Is Back. Thank God.Facebook says the traffic is gone and it’s not coming back.
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    Facebook Will Ask Larger Pages for AuthorizationNow you can know a little bit more about where Page admins come from.
  36. The Only Pressure Facebook Understands Is From Its Megaplatform RivalsNobody can force Facebook to do anything, unless they’re the competition.
  37. Facebook, Apple, and Spotify Remove Infowars ContentAll three platforms cited “hate speech” as the reason.
  38. The Internet Is Lying to YouThe modern practice of redirecting links runs counter to the original vision of the internet.
  39. Facebook Says ‘Bad Actors’ Are Running an Influence Campaign on the PlatformThe social network won’t say who it thinks is behind the account though.
  40. Facebook Is Running Out of HumansFacebook stock fell 24 percent overnight not because of political scandal but because there just aren’t enough people for it to grow.
  41. Parents of Sandy Hook Victim Pen Open Letter to FacebookLeonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa’s son Noah was the youngest victim of the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012.
  42. Facebook Banned From Providing Free Lunch to EmployeesThe ban impacts the company’s new office in Mountain View.
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    Egyptian ‘Fake News’ Law Could Censor Social-Media UsersWhile Facebook remains muted on how to handle fake news, Egypt has issued its own legislation, which critics fear will censor social media.
  44. WhatsApp Limits Message Forwarding in Hopes of Preventing KillingsViral videos and misinformation have led to multiple instances of mob violence.
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    Does Facebook Need a Constitution?Facebook’s gestures toward “free speech” make it sound like a liberal democracy. But where are its checks and balances?
  46. Facebook Can’t Fix Itself Because It Doesn’t Want to Understand the ProblemFacebook won’t get better until it stops genuflecting for the right wing and starts thinking about politics in context.
  47. Facebook Won’t Ban Infowars Because … Honestly It Doesn’t Have a Good ReasonFacebook called Infowars “really problematic,” but said it hasn’t done anything to warrant being banned.
  48. Facebook Announces a Bunch of Fox News ProgrammingAs part of Facebook Watch, the company is paying Fox News for hours of content.
  49. Facebook Apologizes After Flagging Declaration of Independence As Hate SpeechThe phrase “Indian Savages” triggered Facebook’s monitoring system.
  50. Facebook Shuts Down TBH, Which You’re Only Just Now RememberingFacebook snuffs out another competitor.
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