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  1. pride
    Talking to the Drag Queen Who Accidentally Caused a Right-Wing ‘War’A conversation with Christian Aguirre, the drag queen whose “Drag Queen Story Time” at a library inadvertently set off a national debate.
  2. profile
    Jada Pinkett Smith Might Be the Best Reason to Keep Your Facebook AccountThe movie star is carving her own lane with Red Table Talk.
  3. profile
    Jada Pinkett Smith Might Be the Best Reason to Keep Your Facebook AccountThe movie star is carving her own lane with Red Table Talk.
  4. surveillance
    Your iPhone Is Listening to You (If You’re a Spanish Soccer Fan)Facebook isn’t spying on you. Spain’s top professional soccer league is, though.
  5. ssomgwtfbbq
    Is Apple’s New Privacy Feature Anti-Competitive or Hyper-Competitive?Apple is requiring its own login system to appear in apps that offer logging in through Facebook and Google.
  6. life in pixels
    Does Facebook Have a Leaks Problem?Facebook employees are increasingly talkative and increasingly polarized — and a lot of them have access to private user data.
  7. psy ops
    Pelosi: ‘Drunk’ Facebook Video Somehow Russia’s FaultThe House Speaker called out Facebook for allowing the video to remain up.
  8. instagram
    IGTV Is Just YouTube NowInstagram’s hub for long-form video never really took off despite Facebook’s best efforts.
  9. life in pixels
    The White House’s ‘Tech Bias’ Reporting Form Is a Masterpiece of TrumpismThe White House’s call for stories of bias on social media is the apotheosis of the administration’s belief system.
  10. twitter
    How My Aversion to Twitter Became CoolI kept resolving to keep up more with Twitter, until suddenly I found myself ahead of the curve.
  11. the zucc
    Facebook May Actually Launch a Functional Privacy ToolThe company is moving ahead with a “Clear History” tool, and Zuckerberg warned advertisers that ad targeting may suffer as a result.
  12. life in pixels
    Group Chats Are Making the Internet Fun AgainThe triumphant return of aimless digital chatter.
  13. facebook
    Facebook’s Co-Founder Thinks the Company Should Be Broken UpChris Hughes, who helped Mark Zuckerberg found Facebook in a college dorm room, thinks the company’s power (and Zuckerberg’s) is out of control.
  14. hate speech
    Facebook Announced Ban on Far-Right Extremists Before Actually Banning ThemFacebook and Instagram banned Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos, among a list of other extremists.
  15. hate speech
    Facebook Announced Ban on Far-Right Extremists Before Actually Banning ThemFacebook and Instagram banned Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos, among a list of other extremists.
  16. facebook
    Does Facebook’s Privacy Pivot Really Mean Anything?Intelligencer writers discuss whether the company’s new strategy is as much of a sea change as it appears.
  17. life in pixels
    On the Internet, You Can Run But You Can’t HideSomebody blocking you on Instagram doesn’t mean you can’t still see their posts.
  18. facebook
    Mark Zuckerberg Tried to Make a Joke About Facebook’s Reputation. Tried.The smirking CEO laughed while understating the company’s dismal reputation when it comes to user privacy. It really has to be seen to be appreciated.
  19. no thank you
    Do Not Tell Facebook Your CrushFacebook’s new Secret Crush dating feature seems like a terrible idea if you care at all about your privacy.
  20. life in pixels
    Joe Biden’s Bad Announcement Tweet Was a Good Boomer PostThe oddly punctuated tweet in which Joe Biden announced his presidency was the most authentic possible format for a 76-year-old man.
  21. the zucc
    Facebook Sets Aside $3 Billion for FTC FineDespite news that the FTC is preparing to levy the largest fine ever against a tech company, Facebook’s stock price rose this morning.
  22. facebook
    Facebook Anticipates FTC Fine of Up to $5 Billion for Privacy ViolationsIt will be a historic fine for the Federal Trade Commission and a slap on the wrist for the social media giant.
  23. mark zuckerberg
    Mark Zuckerberg Has Started a Podcast, Because What Else Do You Do in Your 30s?In an astonishing repudiation of Zuckerberg’s purported focus on “time well spent” as a metric, the first episode is an hour and 45 minutes.
  24. the zucc
    Facebook Is Not Good at Protecting Your PrivacyThe site revealed this week that it stored millions of passwords insecurely and scraped users’ email contacts to use for ad targeting.
  25. not mueller time
    All the News That Was Buried by the Mueller ReportToday was a good day to hide bad news, if you had it. But we excavated it.
  26. old people
    The 2020 Election Will Take Place on Two Different InternetsTrump spending a lot of money to activate Facebook boomers while young people have been abandoning the platform almost entirely.
  27. what the zuck?
    Anecdotes Reveal Things Are Still Really Messed Up Inside FacebookWired has new details, from staff following reporters into the bathroom to fallout from the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.
  28. antitrust
    Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Stopped Using FacebookThe congresswoman said she thinks social media can be bad for your health, and agreed with Warren about antitrust action against large tech firms.
  29. privacy
    Can Snapchat Avoid Facebook’s Privacy Mistakes?Snapchat is letting third parties access its user data. That didn’t work out so well when Facebook did something similar.
  30. facebook
    Facebook’s Ad Algorithm Discriminates Even When It’s Not Told To, Study FindsResearchers found ad delivery was skewed by gender and race, though advertisers didn’t list demographic targets.
  31. what the zuck?
    Happy April Fools’ Day. Facebook Says It’s Going to Be More Transparent.Despite the timing, Facebook is serious: a new feature allows users to get more information about why specific posts appear in their feeds.
  32. discrimination
    Facebook Charged With Discrimination, Despite Ben Carson’s Fair Housing RollbackCarson stepped back the enforcement of fair housing laws, but Facebook allowing restrictions on housing ads still managed to catch HUD’s attention.
  33. facebook
    Facebook Finally Bans White Nationalism From Its PlatformThe policy change notes that there isn’t really a distinction between white supremacy, white nationalism, and white separatism.
  34. scams
    Scammers Phished More Than $100 Million From Facebook, GoogleAll you need is a misleading corporate name, some overseas bank accounts, and some legit-looking invoices.
  35. security
    Facebook Stored Passwords Insecurely for YearsFacebook employees could have easily accessed the login info for hundreds of millions of users.
  36. poke
    Mark Zuckerberg’s Presumed Successor Is Leaving FacebookChris Cox, the head of product at Facebook, is leaving the company. The head of WhatsApp is also out.
  37. facebook
    Facebook and Instagram Face Historic OutagesUsers in major cities reported multiple disruptions on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
  38. stand-up
    Dave Chappelle Helps a Promising New Stand-up Named Will SmithThis kid just might make it.
  39. elizabeth postin'
    That Facebook Accidentally Removed Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-FB Ads Is the PointEven when operating in good faith and striving for equal enforcement, Facebook’s scale makes doing so impossible, with significant consequences.
  40. technology
    Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Break Up Big Tech Is Extremely Aggressive. Good.Intelligencer tech writers Max Read and Brian Feldman react to Elizabeth Warren’s aggressive proposal to break up Silicon Valley megaplatforms
  41. facebook
    Facebook’s Anti-Vax Crackdown Is a Big Anti-Conspiracy MoveCutting anti-vaccination results from searches on Facebook and Instagram guts conspiracist info from the feeds of 2.32 billion monthly active users.
  42. the zucc
    Mark Zuckerberg Discovers the Problem With Facebook Is FacebookMark Zuckerberg’s solution for Facebook’s privacy issues doesn’t address the features that caused them in the first place.
  43. not a gouda idea
    Ranked: Best Cheeses to Throw at Your BabyA guide to this week’s viral challenge.
  44. good grief
    Facebook Still Wants Your Friends to Engage When You’re DeadThe platform is rolling out a new “memorial tributes” feature.
  45. life in pixels
    Who Pays for Silicon Valley’s Hidden Costs?Magically convenient services and devices are often subsidized by exploitative labor arrangements.
  46. moderation
    Facebook Can’t Solve Its Problems by Throwing Bodies at ThemThe social network’s fix for pervasive moderation issues is to bring on more and more people, rather than address structural issues.
  47. data
    Even When It Doesn’t Ask For It, Facebook Gets Tons of DataThe company’s many different collection methods reveal a tangled web of collection schemes.
  48. facebook
    Zuckerberg Will Finally Meet With UK OfficialAll it took was a blistering government report that called Facebook a corrupt company run by “digital gangsters.”
  49. dog in big fire: this is fines
    Facebook May Have Earned Itself a Billion-Dollar FineThe social network is reportedly in negotiations with the FTC.
  50. life in pixels
    With Social Media Disinformation, What — and Who — Should We Be Afraid Of?We may have more to fear from wealthy donors than from geopolitical adversaries like Russia.
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