Only three years ago, Silicon Valley was riding so high that Hillary Clinton seemed truly stumped when asked on “The Ellen Show” whether she›d rather have George Clooney as a running mate or Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Conservatives remain convinced that the tech industry is biased against them. They point to evidence that Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube are staffed disproportionately by liberals, a fact that nobody seriously denies. In a fascinating essay for the New Atlantis, Adam White argues that there is a deep alignment between their corporate culture and the assumptions of modern liberalism.
During World War II, young couples in love, separated due to military service, had very few options to communicate with one another. There was no internet or Facebook, and no cell phones, Skype or FaceTime.
Every citizen of a multicultural background breathed a sigh of relief when Facebook announced that it would – finally – extend their ban on hate speech to include white nationalists. This decision is overdue and welcome.
Not to express sympathy for Mark Zuckerberg, but Facebook has reached the point where it just cannot win. Ever. Period. On Thursday, the company announced that it was permanently banning a handful of people who had used Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram to push reprehensible notions into the world.
Facebook, Twitter and Google have been under fire all over the world for not doing enough to police their platforms for misinformation. The Singaporean government thinks it has a solution: a law that imposes jail time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential fines for posting or failing to correct what it calls “online falsehoods” that harm the public interest.
In the modern world of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many other apps that I also don’t use there seems to be an increasing number of people insulting each other, often anonymously. An insult, even just one word can cause so much damage. Most insults are intentional although perhaps perversely
Nowadays, Facebook is used to make important announcements. But what happens when, despite being on Facebook, you haven’t checked your newsfeed in a while?
If Facebook continues to expand at current rates, the number of deceased users could reach as high as 4.9 billion before the end of the century, making it the world's biggest graveyard, predict researchers from the University of Oxford.
The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) said on Monday it was suing internet giants Facebook and YouTube for allowing the public broadcast of a live video by the man who carried out the New Zealand mosque massacre this month.