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Social media sucks for news

In these divided times, it's easy to blame the internet for so much of the partisanship, misinformation, and general noise in our political discourse. The Pew Research Center surveyed over 12,000 adul

Facebook will remove some coronavirus conspiracy theories

Facebook is cracking down on coronavirus rumors and conspiracy theories. The company said that its fact checkers will debunk false claims about the coronavirus, and that it will remove some posts push

Democrats think Facebook favors Trump too much

Democrats are tired of Facebook playing footsie with the right, and they’re increasingly willing to say it out loud. Republicans have spent years complaining about what they perceive to be anti-cons

Facebook privacy issue settled for $550 million

Facebook has agreed to pay a $550 million settlement over its use of facial recognition technology nearly a decade ago. This comes just days after a relatively unknown startup selling facial recogniti

Gawker’s nemesis is working on a social network offering access to the rich

A proposed new social network is hoping to entice millions of people to pay to get close to superstars of technology, business, and academia, according to a pitch deck (pdf) sent to MIT Technology Rev

Sorry, but Those Kids Are Terrible

My husband has four nieces and nephews between the ages of 2 and 10. They are unruly, unintelligent and uninteresting compared to other children we know. [...] Recently, one of the grandparents called

People still don’t know what Facebook Watch is. Facebook doesn’t seem sure either.

If you don’t know what Facebook Watch is by now ... don’t worry, you’re not alone. Facebook is changing strategies for its video service, Facebook Watch, by pulling back on original scripted con

Facebook’s profits disappoint – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. Faceb

Facebook agrees to $550M slap on the wrist following facial recognition suit

Facebook's privacy violations are adding up. The Mark Zuckerberg-helmed behemoth has agreed to a $550 million settlement following a class-action lawsuit alleging the company violated an Illinois priv

Facebook will pay $550 million to settle class action lawsuit over privacy violations – TechCrunch

Facebook will pay over half a billion dollars to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged systematic violation of an Illinois consumer privacy law. The settlement amount is large indeed, but a small