Category Archives: Facebook

Why Facebook Can’t Fix Itself

Andrew Marantz of the New Yorker – The platform is overrun with hate speech and disinformation. Does it actually want to solve the problem? When Facebook was founded, in 2004, the company had few codified rules about what was allowed on the platform and what was … Continue reading

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Facebook spends big on lobbying as key hearing nears

By Ian Karbal of Open Secrets from the Center for Responsive Politics –  Plagued by criticisms of its moderating practices, a congressional antitrust probe and a recent executive order from President Donald Trump explicitly naming the company as a potential threat to free speech, Facebook spent $4.8 … Continue reading

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America in Crisis

Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter of CNN – What do you write on a day like this? How can the day be neatly summed up in a string of sentences and paragraphs? How can the pain, agony, frustration and fear … Continue reading

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What Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Means: 6 Predictions

Caitlin Long in Forbes – What does Facebook’s new cryptocurrency mean? According to news reports, Facebook will shortly launch Libra, a global cryptocurrency available to users of its suite of platforms (including Messenger and WhatsApp). Presumably any merchant with an account on … Continue reading

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Overthrow the Prince of Facebook

Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal – I’ll start with a personal experience and then try to expand into Republicans and big tech. In the spring of 2016, Facebook came under pressure, stemming from leaks by its workers, over … Continue reading

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