The State Department wants to require all US visa applicants, both immigrant and non, disclose their social media handles to the US government, CNN reports. In documents that the department will file to the Federal Register tomorrow, it proposes that nearly every individual applying for a US visa be required to hand … Continue reading US visa applications may soon require five years of social media info
Oh they totally regret it. Totally. They totally regret threatening to sue the journalist breaking the story. Yep. Source: Facebook regrets lawsuit threat against Cambridge Analytica reporters Continue reading Facebook regrets lawsuit threat against Cambridge Analytica reporters
IN SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli Government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constitute … Continue reading Facebook Says it is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
How should Facebook decide what’s allowed on its social network, and how to balance safety and truth with diverse opinions and cultural norms? Facebook wants your feedback on the toughest issues… This … Continue reading Facebook requests input on hard questions about fake news and censorship
Report published on Thursday reveals how countries and governments exploited Facebook platform to spread falsehoods for political gain This article talks about foreign governments exploiting Facebook to influence people in other countries … Continue reading Facebook admits: governments exploited it to spread propaganda
Agreeing with everyone on your feed is boring and creates political apathy. Shake things up and become a social media freedom fighter, working behind enemy lines Makes sense. Facebook is all about … Continue reading Defriend everyone on Facebook if you really want to see the world as it is
Search company removes antisemitic and sexist autocomplete phrases after Observer article highlights offensive results On the surface this looks like a good thing, but autocomplete does give you an indictator of what … Continue reading Google alters search autocomplete to remove ‘are Jews evil’ suggestion
It’s one way the social network could make up for the damage it’s done to journalism. Makes sense. Local news has been decimated and the idea that Facebook should start determining what … Continue reading Facebook should consider subsidizing local news.
Even superheroes have problems with social media Whoops! I knew facial recognition on Facebook was going to be a problem! Source: Even superheroes have problems with social media / Boing Boing Continue reading Even superheroes have problems with social media
The tracking siphons data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other sites and has taken place largely out of the public eye. This is why people need to download the shit outta Underground’s … Continue reading Police are spending millions of dollars to monitor the social media of protesters and suspects
Facebook has been getting a bad rep lately for a lot of different things, but there’s one you can fix yourself today by installing one simple app. When Trump got elected, Democrats … Continue reading If you get your news from Facebook, you live in an unrealistic bubble. This app might help.
Mark Zuckerberg vows to tackle hoaxes on Facebook. Can someone P.L.E.A.S.E explain to me why major news sources (FOX/CNN,etc) can’t be held accountable?! It’s FAR more dangerous to undreport, not report, show … Continue reading Facebook is starting to take responsibility for fake news. It could do more.