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Oct 25, 2021, Mon ...
Facebook Papers: Revelations From Leaked Documents – Rolling Stone
Thousands of internal documents leaked by Frances Haugen have inspired a bonanza of reporting on the beleaguered social media giant. Here’s what you may have missed
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Facebook Papers: ‘History Will Not Judge Us Kindly’ - The Atlantic
Thousands of pages of internal documents offer the clearest picture yet of how Facebook endangers American democracy—and show that the company’s own employees know it.
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theatlantic.com
Oct 22, 2021, Fri ...
Haugen claims backed by new Facebook whistleblower filing with SEC - The Washington Post
The latest complaint to the SEC blames top leadership for failing to warn investors about serious problems at the company.
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washingtonpost.com
‘Carol’s Journey’: What Facebook knew about how it radicalized users
Internal documents suggest Facebook has long known its algorithms and recommendation systems push some users to extremes.
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nbcnews.com
Oct 08, 2021, Fri ...
Israel/Palestine: Facebook Censors Discussion of Rights Issues | Human Rights Watch
Facebook has wrongfully removed and suppressed content by Palestinians and their supporters, including about human rights abuses carried out in Israel and Palestine during the May 2021 hostilities. The company’s acknowledgment of errors a...
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hrw.org
Oct 06, 2021, Wed ...
How Facebook is Misleading the Public About Its Role in January 6
Comparison of Facebook executives’ public statements with what we now know (and what FB truly knows) about its role in run up to January 6.
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justsecurity.org
Oct 04, 2021, Mon ...
Ex-Facebook manager alleges social network fed Capitol riot
NEW YORK (AP) — A data scientist who was revealed Sunday as the Facebook whistleblower says that whenever there was a conflict between the public good and what benefited the company, the social media giant would choose its own interests.
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apnews.com
Oct 03, 2021, Sun ...
Whistleblower: Facebook is misleading the public on progress against hate speech, violence, misinformation - 60 Minutes - CBS News
Frances Haugen says in her time with Facebook she saw, "conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook." Scott Pelley reports.
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cbsnews.com
Ex-Facebook manager alleges social network fed Capitol riot | The Independent
Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble rousing after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in last year’s elections in a moneymaking move that a company whistleblower alleges contributed to the d...
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independent.co.uk
Sep 27, 2021, Mon ...
Facebook Is an Authoritarian State - The Atlantic
Facebook is acting like a hostile foreign power; it’s time we treated it that way.
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Sep 25, 2021, Sat ...
Neo-Nazis are still on Facebook. And they’re making money
BRUSSELS (AP) — It’s the premier martial arts group in Europe for right-wing extremists. German authorities have twice banned their signature tournament. But Kampf der Nibelungen, or Battle of the Nibelungs, still thrives on Facebook, w...
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Sep 20, 2021, Mon ...
“Climate Change Disinformation Is Spreading Rapidly” on Facebook – Mother Jones
Company's plan to address the issue falls far short, climate advocates say.
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Peter Thiel Claimed Zuckerberg Agreed to Push ‘State-Sanctioned Conservatism’ Under Trump Deal, Book Says
The Facebook founder allegedly vowed to “avoid fact-checking political speech” if the Trump admin would “lay off on any heavy-handed regulations.”
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Sep 16, 2021, Thu ...
Facebook keeps researching its own harms — and burying the findings - The Washington Post
A series of leaked internal reports shows Facebook knows far more than it lets on. That’s by design.
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Sep 15, 2021, Wed ...
Facebook Tried to Make Its Platform a Healthier Place. It Got Angrier Instead. - WSJ
A big 2018 algorithm change was designed to encourage positive interaction with friends and family. Company documents show how it had the opposite effect, rewarding outrage and sensationalism. CEO Mark Zuckerberg resisted proposed fixes if ...
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Sep 13, 2021, Mon ...
Facebook Says Its Rules Apply to All. Company Documents Reveal a Secret Elite That’s Exempt. - WSJ
An extensive array of research reports, online employee debates and drafts of presentations to senior management, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, offer an unparalleled look inside the social-media giant’s failings—and its unwilling...
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Aug 30, 2021, Mon ...
How to Fix Covid Vaccine Misinformation on Facebook (FB), Social Media - Bloomberg
Social networks’ addictive algorithms continue to provide safe harbor for anti-vaxxers. They need to change.
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Why Facebook Won’t Stop Pushing Propaganda – Mother Jones
Vaccine disinformation. The Big Lie. The hate poisoning your community. It all goes back to Mark Zuckerberg's business model.
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Aug 27, 2021, Fri ...
TikTok, Reddit, and Facebook are struggling with ivermectin misinformation - The Verge
Platforms face the latest wave of COVID-19 misinformation.
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Aug 16, 2021, Mon ...
Facebook isn’t sharing enough data about Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on its platform, experts say - Vox
Some researchers say that Facebook isn’t being transparent enough about Covid-19 content on its platform.
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Aug 10, 2021, Tue ...
Inside the White House-Facebook Rift Over Vaccine Misinformation - The New York Times
Frustrations grew behind the scenes among top leaders on both sides, potentially hurting the government’s efforts to overcome the pandemic.
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Aug 08, 2021, Sun ...
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Aug 04, 2021, Wed ...
Facebook exec helped Cuomo smear sex-harassment accuser: AG
A top communications manager at Facebook helped Gov. Andrew Cuomo fight sexual misconduct allegations — including by helping leak confidential files about accuser Lindsey Boylan, according to the N…
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Jul 29, 2021, Thu ...
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Jul 27, 2021, Tue ...
Facebook’s Broken Vows | The New Yorker
How the company’s pledge to bring the world together wound up pulling us apart.
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Jul 21, 2021, Wed ...
How Trump and Conservative Media Are Cashing in on Disinformation – Mother Jones
The former president and the "Federalist" are partners in Big Lie grifting.
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Jul 19, 2021, Mon ...
'Facebook isn't killing people,' Biden says as he walks back attack over vaccine lies
Biden said he hopes Facebook will do more to fight misinformation about coronavirus vaccines being spread on its platform "instead of taking it personally."
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Jul 14, 2021, Wed ...
Here's a Look Inside Facebook's Data Wars - The New York Times
Executives at the social network have clashed over CrowdTangle, a Facebook-owned data tool that revealed users’ high engagement levels with right-wing media sources.
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Jul 08, 2021, Thu ...
Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg’s Partnership Did Not Survive Trump - The New York Times
The company they built is wildly successful. But her Washington wisdom didn’t hold up, and neither did their close working relationship.
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Jun 23, 2021, Wed ...
On Facebook, anti-vaxxers urged a mom not to give her son Tamiflu. He later died.
Online groups that routinely traffic in anti-vaccination propaganda have become a resource for people seeking out a wide variety of medical information.
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May 10, 2021, Mon ...
Researchers Say They’ve Uncovered a Massive Facebook Bot Farm From the 2020 Election – Mother Jones
The 14,000-account "political manipulation" network sent posts on Trump, Biden, and COVID.
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Apr 21, 2021, Wed ...
Pro-Russia vaccine misinfo finds home in US Facebook groups
CHICAGO (AP) — A false report claiming five Ukrainians had died after taking an American-made coronavirus vaccine spread in just a matter of days from a small Kremlin-friendly website to an audience of thousands in U.S.-based Facebook gro...
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Apr 09, 2021, Fri ...
Facebook’s Algorithm Practices Gender Discrimination
A University of Southern California study provides still more evidence that the company’s ad targeting illegally discriminates.
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Mar 24, 2021, Wed ...
Far-Right Militias Are Recruiting On Facebook, Report Finds
A new report identified more than 200 militia pages and groups on Facebook as of March 18, more than two months after the insurrection at the Capitol.
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Mar 09, 2021, Tue ...
Vaccine misinformation has been spreading on Facebook and Instagram for years - Vox
Facebook critics say the anti-vaccination communities that have flourished on the platform are fueling Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy.
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Feb 23, 2021, Tue ...
Disinformation (with Tristan Harris and Maria Ressa)
Over the last several years, we’ve learned the hard way that disinformation, when combined with the power and reach of social media, can radicalize, divide, and destabilize communities -- and even entire countries. In this episode, Hillar...
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iheart.com
Feb 12, 2021, Fri ...
Facebook Failed To Respond to Dire Emails Ahead of Capitol Riot | Snopes.com
An email exchange between Snopes and Facebook spokespersons documented a failure to respond to a specific and dire warning.
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snopes.com
Jan 30, 2021, Sat ...
Facebook ‘still making money from anti-vax sites’ | Facebook | The Guardian
Social network allowing dangerous Covid theories to be shared, says Bureau of Investigative Journalism
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Jan 15, 2021, Fri ...
Facebook Can’t Fix What It Won’t Admit To | WIRED
Plus: Zuckerberg’s community manifesto, how to hold platforms accountable, and an accidental admission in Congress.
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Jan 07, 2021, Thu ...
Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection | WIRED
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have spent years fomenting and enabling yesterday’s violence at the Capitol. Policymakers need to do something about it.
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Nov 24, 2020, Tue ...
Facebook Researchers Found Its ‘Political Whitelist’ Influenced Misinformation Spread — The Information
During a September 2019 speech in Washington, D.C., Facebook’s global policy and communications chief Nick Clegg gave an ardent defense of the company’s policy to not fact-check politicians, saying that it wasn’t the social network’...
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Oct 31, 2020, Sat ...
Oct 28, 2020, Wed ...
The Instagram aesthetic that made QAnon mainstream - Vox
Conspiracy theory researchers explain how QAnon spread through Instagram.
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Oct 21, 2020, Wed ...
Facebook Manipulated the News You See to Appease Republicans, Insiders Say – Mother Jones
Sources tell us the platform tweaked its code to help right-wing publishers and throttle sites like Mother Jones
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motherjones.com
Oct 17, 2020, Sat ...
Facebook reportedly choked traffic for left-leaning news sites including Mother Jones - The Verge
Mother Jones editors said their traffic from Facebook had plummeted
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Oct 08, 2020, Thu ...
Militia tied to plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer was removed from Facebook in boogaloo purge | TechCrunch
According to details from a shocking new affidavit, the FBI uncovered a group planning “violent action against multiple state governments,” including a detailed plot to capture or kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Individuals inv...
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Sep 29, 2020, Tue ...
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