Category: Internet

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adminOctober 12, 20214min630
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Facebook’s chief spokesman said the company is willing to subject itself to greater oversight to ensure its algorithms are performing as intended and aren’t harming users. Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president for global affairs, defended the company’s business practices against accusations from a whistleblower that it had put profits ahead of […]

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adminOctober 11, 202115min290
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen speaks during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon Less than two years after Facebook hired Frances Haugen to help correct dangerous distortions spilling across its […]

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adminOctober 10, 20216min410
Facebook reported trouble again Friday with its services, days after a major outage. Facebook on Friday said users around the world again had problems accessing its services for hours due to a tweak of its system, just days after a massive outage caused in a similar fashion. “Sincere apologies to anyone who wasn’t able to […]

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adminOctober 9, 20213min290
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Facebook on Friday said it will stop allowing the sale of land in Amazon rainforest conservation areas at marketplaces on the social network or its Instagram and WhatsApp services. The announcement came as Facebook defends itself against accusations that it has long put profit over societal good, and caused some online […]

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adminOctober 7, 20218min420
Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen arrives to testify before lawmakers. Facebook’s previous major scandals barely dented its global dominance, but experts said Wednesday the tech giant may have hit a red line this time: evidence that it knew children using its apps were at risk of being harmed. A day after damning testimony […]

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adminOctober 5, 202110min840
In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File A former Facebook data scientist has stunned lawmakers and the public with revelations of the company’s awareness of apparent harm to some teens from Instagram and her accusations of dishonesty in its fight […]

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adminOctober 4, 20218min430
Facebook, the world’s largest social media platform, faces accusations it is harming teen girls’ self image and fueling America’s deepening political polarization. The whistleblower who shared a trove of Facebook documents alleging the social media giant knew its products were fueling hate and harming children’s mental health revealed her identity Sunday in a televised interview, […]

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adminOctober 3, 202111min690
by Mark Andrejevic, Abdul Karim Obeid, Daniel Angus, Jean Burgess, The Conversation Investigative reports at ProPublica purchased an ad in Facebook’s housing categories via the company’s advertising portal. The ad purchased was targeted to Facebook users who were house hunting, but excluded anyone with an ‘ethnic affinity’ for being African-American, Asian-American or Hispanic. Credit: Julia […]