As false claims about vaccine safety threatened to undermine COVID-19 response, documents reveal that Facebook took a full month to implement changes.
The Facebook Papers project represents a unique collaboration among 17 American news organizations, including The Associated Press.
Facebook the company is losing control of Facebook the product — and of the carefully crafted image it’s spent over a decade selling despite problems like misinformation, human trafficking, and pervasive extremist groups on its platform.
Ex-Facebook data scientist turned whistleblower Frances Haugen told U.K. lawmakers Monday that the company is making online hate and extremism worse.
Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store two years ago over concerns about the platform being used as a tool to trade and sell maids in the Mideast.
Internal Facebook files reveal that in some of the world’s most volatile regions, terrorist content and hate speech proliferate because of the company’s language gaps.
“On some occasions, Facebook failed to provide relevant information to the Board, while in other instances, the information it did provide was incomplete,” the Facebook Oversight Board said in its quarterly transparency report.
In his probe of Instagram and its impact on young people, Sen. Richard Blumenthal is asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before a Senate committee.
Facebook also agreed in the settlement announced Tuesday to train its employees in anti-discrimination rules and to conduct more widespread advertising and recruitment for job opportunities in its permanent labor certification program.
Facebook will hire 10,000 European workers to build “the metaverse,” a futuristic platform for connecting online using augmented and virtual reality.
A group gathered outside of the home of Mark Zuckerberg demanding he resign as CEO of the social media company.
“On National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Day in the US, we’re announcing updates to our global bullying and harassment policies to better protect members of our community, particularly those who may be vulnerable to online abuse,” Facebook said in a news release.
Facebook’s oversight board will be meeting with whistleblower Frances Haugen in the coming weeks in an effort to push for greater transparency and accountability from the social media giant, the panel said.
These initiatives come after Facebook announced late last month that it was pausing work on its Instagram for Kids project.
Facebook and Instagram appear to be experiencing issues on Friday, just days after a global outage occurred.
Frances Haugen, a Facebook whistleblower, will speak with members of the January 6 Select Committee to discuss the social media platform’s role in the events of the Capitol riot.
The global outage knocked Facebook and its other platforms offline for hours.
Millions of small businesses that rely on Facebook and Instagram to generate leads and make sales took a hit on Monday when the platforms were down.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified that the company’s platforms harm children and fuel division and that the company chooses “profits before people.”
Facebook shares also dropped more than 5% as the hours-long outage continued Monday.