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Facebook’s own audit scorches the company for ‘significant setbacks for civil rights’

07.08.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

It’s probably not a good thing to hear that your company made decisions that “represent significant setbacks for civil rights.” But, that’s exactly what the civil rights audit commissioned by Facebook itself said about the com... ...

Facebook criticized for toothless ‘PR exercise’ following ad boycott

07.07.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

In the face of mounting advertiser pressure over its handling of hate speech, Mark Zuckerberg today met with the leaders of the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League, the Free Press, and the Color Of Change. It did not go well.  With an ever-increas... ...

Twitter and Facebook tell Hong Kong authorities to get bent (for now)

07.06.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Oh hey would you look at that: Twitter and Facebook just did something good.  The two tech giants took a stand, albeit a temporary one, for their Hong Kong users following the passage of a new restrictive national security law last week. Both co... ...

Facebook admits to improperly giving user data to third-party developers, again

07.02.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Facebook gave user data to third-party developers, even after specifically telling users it wouldn't.  In a Wednesday blog post, Facebook announced that (oops!) thousands of developers continued to receiv... ...

Facebook is shutting down Hobbi, the Pinterest competitor almost nobody used

07.01.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Facebook has quietly taken its Pinterest competitor Hobbi out behind the barn and shot it. Launched this February, iOS app Hobbi was promoted as a platform for collecting, organising, and sharing photos of projects you're working on, "whether it's co... ...

Facebook says they removed 220 ‘Boogaloo’ groups and 95 Instagram accounts

Weeks after feds said 'Boogaloo' group members used Facebook to plan the ****** of a federal agent, Facebook says they have removed 220 Facebook Groups and 95 Instagram accounts associated with the extremist movement.

Facebook says 400 additional 'Boogaloo' related groups advocating armed violence that were tangentially associated with the movement would be taken down, too.

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In a panic over fleeing advertisers, Facebook launches PR blitz to announce it is “a mirror to society”

In the last couple of weeks over 200 major advertisers, including Starbucks, Ford, GM, Clorox, Reebok, Adidas, Best Buy, Clif Bar, and Chobani have left Facebook, citing concerns over the social media platform's lack of meaningful action against voter suppression campaigns and hate speech that takes place there.

In a statement, Denny's said: "As America's diner, ...