New Facebook Whistleblower Says Executives Shrugged as Algorithm Stoked Hate, MisinformationA new whistleblower is taking on Menlo Park-based Facebook just a couple weeks after Frances Haugen testified to members of Congress the tech giant chooses profit over safety.
Facebook Announces New Controls for Parents, Kids Using Its PlatformsFacebook, in the aftermath of damning testimony that its platforms harm children, will be introducing several features, including prompting teens to take a break using its app Instagram and “nudging” teens if they are repeatedly looking at content that’s not conducive to their well-being.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Fires Back: Coverage 'Misrepresents Our Work And Our Motives'Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took to his social media platform Tuesday night, in an attempt to quell a firestorm of criticism ignited by whistleblower Frances Haugen's '60 Minutes' interview and hours of compelling testimony before a Senate subcommittee.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Plans To WFH For At Least Half Of The Next YearFacebook is giving its employees more flexibility to work outside the office — and Mark Zuckerberg is leading by example.
Bonta Among 44 Attorneys General Telling Facebook To Drop Instagram For Kids ProposalA bipartisan group of 44 attorneys general, including California Attorney General Rob Bonta, has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to drop company plans for a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13.
Facebook Reports Soaring Quarterly Ad Revenue In 1st Quarter, Stock JumpsFacebook's stock jumped Wednesday after the social media giant reported stronger-than-expected results for the first quarter thanks to soaring ad revenue.
Facebook Sued By Muslim Civil Rights Group Over Hate SpeechA civil rights group filed a lawsuit against Facebook Thursday, saying CEO Mark Zuckerberg made "false and deceptive" statements to Congress when he said the social media site he founded removes hate speech and other rule-breaking materials.
Google Makes Publisher Deals With Australia But Facebook BalksGoogle struck a deal with the government of Australia to pay for journalism this week while Facebook began restricting news sharing on its site as Australian lawmakers moved forward to make digital giants pay for their use of news stories.
Zuckerberg, 24 Others Help Start $100M 'California Black Freedom Fund'More than two dozen philanthropic organizations and corporations on Thursday launched the California Black Freedom Fund, a $100 million, five-year initiative that they say will provide resources to Black-led organizations in the state that are seeking to eradicate systemic racism.
UPDATE: Twitter Unlocks Trump Account; Facebook, Instagram Account Lockouts ExtendedWhile President Donald Trump regained access to his Twitter account Thursday, Facebook said it was extending a block of his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely.
San Francisco Supes Vote 10-1 To Condemn SF General Name ChangeSan Francisco's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 10-1 to pass a resolution condemning the naming of San Francisco General Hospital after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
California Joins Lawsuit Against Facebook For Predatory, Monopolistic BehaviorCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday announced that the state has joined a lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly violating federal antitrust laws by purchasing emerging competitors to maintain a monopoly.
Trump Administration Accuses Facebook Of Discriminating Against US Workers, Favoring Those With H-1B VisasThe Trump administration is accusing Facebook in a lawsuit of discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill more than 2,600 high-paying jobs.
Twitter, Facebook CEOs Defend Actions On Election Disinformation Before Senate Judiciary CommitteeThe CEOs of Facebook and Twitter are being summoned before Congress to defend their handling of disinformation in the 2020 presidential election, even as lawmakers questioning them are deeply divided over the election’s integrity and results.
Mark Zuckerberg: Steve Bannon's Beheading Comments Aren't Enough To Ban Him From FacebookFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told staff at a company meeting on Thursday that Steve Bannon suggesting that Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded was not enough of a violation of Facebook's rules to permanently suspend him.