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Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges to improve 2030

Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges to improve 2030 Mark Zuckerberg won’t be spending 2020 focused on wearing ties, learning Mandarin, or just fixing Facebook. “Rather than having year-to-year challenges, I’ve tried to think about what I hope the world and my life will look in 2030” he wrote today on Facebook. As you […]

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Facebook won’t ban political ads, prefers to keep screwing democracy

Facebook won’t ban political ads, prefers to keep screwing democracy It’s 2020 — a key election year in the US — and Facebook is doubling down on its policy of letting people pay it to fuck around with democracy. Despite trenchant criticism — including from US lawmakers accusing Facebook’s CEO to his […]

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Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media

Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media Facebook wants to be the arbiter of truth after all. At least when it comes to intentionally misleading deepfakes and heavily manipulated and/or synthesized media content, such as AI-generated photorealistic human faces that look like real people but aren’t. In a policy update […]

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Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg’s “twisted logic” on hate speech and fakes

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg’s “twisted logic” on hate speech and fakes Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has waded into the debate about social media regulation. In an award-acceptance speech to the Anti Defamation League yesterday the creator of Ali G and Borat delivered a precision takedown of what he called Facebook […]

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I ran digital ads for a presidential campaign, and Twitter is right to ban them

I ran digital ads for a presidential campaign, and Twitter is right to ban them Aaron Bartnick Contributor Share on Twitter Aaron Bartnick (@AaronBartnick) served as Digital Director for Congressman Seth Moulton’s presidential campaign. He is currently completing graduate studies at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. As the digital director for […]

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Banning digital political ads gives extremists a distinct advantage

Banning digital political ads gives extremists a distinct advantage Jessica Alter Contributor Share on Twitter Jessica Alter is co-founder and chairman of Tech for Campaigns, an organization building the lasting tech and digital arm for Democrats and has helped over 200 campaigns on this front since 2017. Jack Dorsey’s announcement that Twitter […]

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Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees

Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees Nik Milanovic Contributor Share on Twitter Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance. More posts by this contributor Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees What […]

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Zuckerberg defends political ads that will be 0.5% of 2020 revenue

Zuckerberg defends political ads that will be 0.5% of 2020 revenue As Jack Dorsey announced his company Twitter would drop all political ads, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg doubled-down on his policy of refusing to fact check politicians’ ads. “At times of social tension there has often been an urge to pull back on […]

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Facebook is failing to prevent another human rights tragedy playing out on its platform, report warns

Facebook is failing to prevent another human rights tragedy playing out on its platform, report warns A report by campaign group Avaaz examining how Facebook’s platform is being used to spread hate speech in the Assam region of North East India suggests the company is once again failing to prevent its platform […]

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Facebook staff demand Zuckerberg limit lies in politcal ads

Facebook staff demand Zuckerberg limit lies in politcal ads Submit campaign ads to fact checking, limit microtargeting, cap spending, observe silence periods, or at least warn users. These are the solutions Facebook employees put forward in an open letter pleading with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and company leadership to address misinformation in political […]

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