Social media giant Facebook has apologized for an “error” that incorrectly translated Chinese dictator Xi Jinping’s name to mean “Mr. Shithole.”
A group of companies behind now-defunct apps is suing Facebook, alleging that the company took part in an “anticompetitive scheme” that destroyed their business prospects.
Left-wing actor John Leguizamo is the latest Hollywood figure to turn on Mark Zuckerberg by calling the Facebook CEO a “tech gangster” and claiming that the social media company represents a direct threat to the electoral process.
At the end of the year, I wrote that Silicon Valley had become petty over the last decade, tying itself in knots over minutiae like Nancy Pelosi parody videos. They no longer seemed interested in the big, utopian visions they initially promised. It is a great example of the old saying: you should be careful what you wish for.
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has deleted his Facebook account over the social media site’s refusal to fact check political ads on its platform. According to Hamill, Mark Zuckerberg “values profit more than truthfulness” as demonstrated by his decision not to censor political ads. Facebook says its policy is based on the “principle that people should be able to hear from those who wish to lead them, warts and all, and that what they say should be scrutinized and debated in public.”
The New York Times reports that Facebook is continuing to refuse to fact check political advertisements on its platform despite intense pressure to do so.
Teen Vogue published and then deleted a longform feature on Facebook’s “election integrity team,” an article on the company’s “fake news” defenses that was allegedly sponsored content from Facebook itself.
Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, a Facebook executive close to Mark Zuckerberg, urged his company not to tilt the scales against Donald Trump in 2020, according to a memo obtained by the New York Times. Boz also commented on Breitbart News, saying “every time I read something from Breitbart I get 10% more liberal.”
Social media giant Facebook is reportedly setting up a new engineering team in Singapore to focus on the extremely profitable mainland China advertising market.
British actor Sacha Baron Cohen ripped Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during the Golden Globes on Sunday, referring to him as a “naive, misguided child who spreads Nazi propaganda.”
While introducing “Jojo Rabbit” at the Golden Globes, Sacha Baron Cohen made fun of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, comparing him to the Nazi parody film. “The hero of this next movie is a naive misguided child who spreads Nazi propaganda and only has imaginary friends. His name is Mark Zuckerberg. Sorry this is an old […]
Facebook has a high opinion of itself. Its leadership appears to believe that its point of view on what is and is not a major news item is more important than that of the President of the United States.
Facebook announced this week that they win ban any advertisements and user content that misleads users about the 2020 United States Census. Mark Zuckerberg’s Silicon Valley giant has labeled the plan its “census interference policy.”
U.S. Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard strongly criticized Facebook’s digital currency, Libra, on Wednesday. Brainard argued that Facebook’s digital currency project will face numerous regulatory challenges before it could be considered viable for public use.
A massive data leak from Facebook has exposed the names, personal IDs, and phone numbers of 267 million users — most of them American — on the dark web, according to reports.
Four vape companies were banned from posting on Instagram by an advertising organization, which told the corporations that posts featuring nicotine-containing e-cigarettes “should not be made from Instagram in future” unless the models promoting the e-cigarettes appear to be at least 25 or older.
Facebook will hire its own team of part-time contracted fact-checkers, in a departure from the company’s previous reliance on third party fact-checking, according to a report from Axios.
Facebook has admitted that it still tracks its users’ location even when “location services” on a device is turned off.
A Facebook contractor has reportedly been fired for taking thousands of dollars in bribes to reactivate banned advertising accounts on the platform.
Ad-based social media platforms like Facebook and Google have long pretended that their services are “free” for users. In reality, users pay for those services with their personal data, which allows the tech giants to sell ads that a micro-targeted to your preferences.