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Facebook Knifes Its Own Analytics Tool to Hide Its Ben Shapiro Problem

Facebook gutted its data analytics tool, CrowdTangle, by reassigning dozens of its staff and sidelining its CEO after its data showed that incendiary screeds and misleading content from right-wing pages regularly outperform traditional news outlets on the News Feed, according to the New York Times.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Social Media, Software, News Feed, Nick Clegg, Computing, Fox News, Donald Trump, Breitbart News, World Wide Web, Breitbart, Sean Hannity, New York Times Read, Ben Shapiro


Facebook's Subsea Cables Are The Last Thing Africa Needs

On Monday, Facebook announced it was partnering with Africa’s largest fiber company, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, to build an “extensive” fiber network that’s over 2,000 kilometers (or 1,243 miles) long. Per Liquid, this network is one of the most “extensive,” and “difficult” builds that the company’s undertaken,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Internet, Africa, Articles, Social Media, Human Behavior, Misinformation, Deception, Fake News, Ousmane Sonko, Social Information Processing, Pseudohistory, Technology Internet, Covid 19 Misinformation, Submarine Communications Cable


Cops Want More of Our Social Media Data Than Ever Before

Law enforcement doesn’t have much trouble getting access to data from social media companies. In fact, over the first half of last year, authorities in the US made close to 118,000 requests for user information from tech companies—a number that’s more than twice the number of requests thrown at these companies since…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Media, Instagram, Microsoft, US, Social Media, Software, Computing, Apple Id, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Transparency Report, Internet Privacy, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet


It's Time to Treat Social Media Like the Climate Crisis, Researchers Argue

Mark Zuckerberg needs to hand over the keys, a team of researchers argues. In a new paper published in the peer-reviewed journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), a diverse group makes the case that the social media problem rises to the level of urgency that…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Misinformation, Deception, United States of America, Steve Bannon, Social Information Processing, Its Time


Google Is Exploring Post-Pandemic Remote Work Options For Employees

Google unveiled a new tool on Tuesday that will allow its employees to make specific requests about where they go to work — specifically, which of the company’s regional offices they work from, or whether they’re fully remote.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Technology, Labor, Companies, Computing, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet Inc, Telecommuting, Social Information Processing, Blog Hosting Services, Technology Internet


Facebook and Instagram Are Rolling Out (More) Financial Incentives for Influencers

If you thought the deal couldn’t possibly get sweeter for the influencers that flock to Facebook and Instagram to simultaneously bolster their social media followings and line their pockets, think again: On Tuesday, both platforms announced that they’ll be stepping up their respective games in the coming weeks by…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Social Networks, Social Media, Software, Computing, News Media, Operating Systems, Internet Celebrity, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet


Does Tim Cook Know About Mark Zuckerberg’s Skills With a Spear?

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page is having an extremely normal one, read: Mark’s latest gladiatorial displays to the mighty riff of Audioslave. As you can see, he is capable of firing bow and arrow and throwing a javelin—or a spear of some sort. Also, yesterday he dropped whatever still-intact public pretense might…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Tim Cook, Computing, App Store, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Mark


Trump Suspended From Facebook for at Least 2 Years

Facebook announced on Friday that Donald Trump’s accounts on the company’s platforms—which includes the former president’s Instagram account—are going to be suspended for a full two years. At the end of that two-year gap, the company will “look to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded,”…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Articles, Social Media, Software, Nick Clegg, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Oversight Board, QAnon, Social Information Processing, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Social Media Use By Donald Trump, Trump Suspended From Facebook


Facebook Wants Your Thoughts and Prayers

Facebook’s found a new way to capitalize on the thoughts, prayers (and data) from the religious side of its user base. On Thursday, the company confirmed that it’s begun expanding a new feature called “prayer posts” that will let members of particular Facebook groups literally ask for (and offer up) prayers for other…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Prayer, Operating Systems, Facebook Group, Robert Jones, Thoughts And Prayers, Nona Jones, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet, Religion Belief, Privacy Concerns With Facebook


Facebook Moderator Says That 'Wellness Coaches' Advise Karaoke and Painting for Traumatized Workers

The Irish Parliament today held a hearing on Facebook’s treatment of subcontracted content moderators—the thousands of people up to their eyeballs in toxic waste in the company basement. Moderators have repeatedly reported over the years that their contract companies hurl them into traumatizing work with little…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Computing, Accenture, Reputation Management, Irish Parliament, Cori Crider, Cognizant, Moderator, Gamemaster, Social Information Processing, Moderation System


Use 'Admin Assist' to Automatically Mute Trolls in Your Facebook Groups

If you’ve ever run a large Facebook group, you know the toll that spam, trolls, off-topic posts, or other conversation-killing problems can take on maintaining a sense of community. Now, Facebook is attempting to make the monumental task of keeping the peace in these online spaces a little easier with the launch of new…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Social Media, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, World Wide Web, Social Software, Like Button, Internet Troll, Social Information Processing, Blog Hosting Services, Moderation System, Technology Internet


Oversight Board Finds Facebook Took the Coward's Way Out With Trump Ban, Also Takes Coward's Way Out

America may have to wait another six months to find out whether Facebook has the capacity to make a good decision.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, America, Social Media, Joe Biden, Software, Computing, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Zuck, Coward, Cori Crider, Oversight Board


How to Block Facebook Posts That Show Where You Live

Even if your social media threats are more a whimper or an annoyance than a full-scale war from internet strangers, you can still keep images of your house (and ideally, your address) from sitting around on Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Articles, Social Media, Software, Computing, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Smith, Lifehacks, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Alex Rodriguez, QAnon, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet


How to Remove Facebook Posts That Show Where You Live

Even if your social media threats are more a whimper or an annoyance than a full-scale war from internet strangers, you can still keep images of your house (and ideally, your address) from sitting around on Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Articles, Social Media, Software, Computing, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Smith, Lifehacks, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Alex Rodriguez, QAnon, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet


How to Export Your Facebook Posts to Google Drive

If you want to export your Facebook posts for any reason (I’ll leave it to you to decide why), you can now dump these and your notes to a Google Doc, Blogger, or WordPress.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Articles, Social Media, Google Search, Software, Websites, Lifehacks, Human Interest, QAnon, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet


Facebook Is Officially Beta Testing Hotline, a Clubhouse-Inspired Audio Q&A Feature

Facebook on Wednesday ran its first public beta test of Hotline — a web-based Q&A platform that seems like it was dreamed up as the platform’s answer to the current voice chat app craze. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Software, Digital Media, Computing, Freeware, Livestreaming, Clubhouse, Hotline, Mobile Applications, Nick Huber, Social Information Processing, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, Eric Hazzard


How to Check if Your Phone Number Is in the Huge Facebook Data Leak

Hacked data on over 553 million Facebook users was leaked online over the weekend, including names, birthdates, a Facebook user’s relationship status, the city where they live, their workplace, and sometimes even email addresses. But the most sensitive data included in the leak is arguably the phone numbers, which are…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Social Media, Data Breach, Software, Computing, Leak, Operating Systems, Zuck, Microsoft Kin, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet, Huge Facebook Data Leak


This Vintage Bread Slicer Wouldn't Meet Today's Safety Standards But It's Fun to Watch Being Restored

Bread slicers weren’t exactly the safest things around in the middle of the 20th century. That open blade is just begging for someone’s hand to slip. But OSHA issues aside, it’s fascinating to watch a simple, beautiful machine like this get restored.Read more...
Tags: Science, World Wide Web, Digg, Social Software, OSHA, Social Information Processing, Human Activities, Sliced Bread


This Vintage Bread Slicer Woudn't Meet Today's Safety Standards But It's Fun to Watch Being Restored

Bread slicers weren’t exactly the safest things around in the middle of the 20th century. That open blade is just begging for someone’s hand to slip. But OSHA issues aside, it’s fascinating to watch a simple, beautiful machine like this get restored.Read more...
Tags: Science, World Wide Web, Digg, Social Software, OSHA, Social Information Processing, Human Activities, Sliced Bread


Health Official in Papua New Guinea Explains How Facebook Spreads Misinformation

Papua New Guinea’s health minister, Jelta Wong, spoke with an Australian think tank over videochat on Thursday about challenges PNG faces in combatting the covid-19 pandemic. PNG is seeing a resurgence of the disease along with a growing wave of misinformation being spread online about vaccines, and the talk is an…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Software, Bill Gates, Computing, Papua New Guinea, Conspiracy Theory, Operating Systems, Misinformation, Deception, Wong, PNG, Lowy Institute, Jelta Wong, Social Information Processing


How to Get a Chronological News Feed in Facebook

All I ever want is to set my Facebook News Feed to chronological. I don’t care what Facebook thinks I should look at, or what it thinks are the most popular posts around my friend network. I just want to view everyone’s posts based on the time they post them. That’s it.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Social Media, Software, News Feed, Computing, Lifehacks, Social Software, Feed, Facebook News, Human Interest, Like Button, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet


Zuck Slowly Shrinks and Transforms Into a Corncob Ahead of Apple's Looming Privacy Updates

Facebook has pushed back against Apple’s planned rollout of anti-tracking tools at every possible opportunity, but now the social media giant seems to be changing its tune in a last-ditch effort to save face. On Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook may actually be in a “stronger position” after the privacy…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Social Media, Software, Computing, Gizmodo, Apple Inc, Terms Of Service, Zuck, Internet Privacy, David Wehner, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet


Social Media Execs Fuel Extremist Violence Globally, Report Finds

Under the pretext of “newsworthiness,” U.S. tech leaders have, for years, aided political leaders in spreading extremist views underpinned by racial animus and all other forms of prejudice, in turn giving rise to an explosion of violence and persecution targeting vulnerable communities worldwide.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Narendra Modi, Articles, Social Media, Software, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Sheryl Sandberg, Rodrigo Duterte, QAnon, Social Information Processing, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Internet Manipulation And Propaganda


Facebook Launches Tool to Help Users Get Covid-19 Vaccine

Facebook has launched a tool in partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital to help people find covid-19 vaccine appointments, according to a press release from the social media company early Monday. The tool only works in the U.S. right now, but Facebook says it hopes to roll out the vaccine finder in more regions as…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Social Media, Software, Medical Research, Computing, Vaccine, Operating Systems, Zuck, Boston Children 's Hospital, the Facebook, Social Information Processing, Covid 19 Vaccine, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma


Facebook and News Corp Have Reached a Three Year News Distribution Deal

After temporarily disabling Australian news organizations’ ability to share news links in February, Facebook announced on Monday that it had reached a licensing agreement with the news giant News Corp. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Companies, Nick Clegg, News Corporation, News Corp, News Media, News Corp Australia, The Daily Telegraph, Facebook News, Business Finance, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet, News Media Bargaining Code, Newscomau


No, Mark Zuckerberg, Virtual Reality Goggles Won't Solve the Climate Crisis

The billionaires are once again claiming that tech will save us. In an interview published Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that by the end of this decade, he expects we’ll all have access to virtual reality goggles that will allow us to feel like we’re teleporting into other people’s houses and hanging out.…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Environment, Articles, Social Media, Software, Virtual Reality, Climate Change Policy, Operating Systems, Jonathan Koomey, Climate Change Denial, Social Information Processing


How Do I Restore Access to a Hacked Facebook Account?

No need to say “quit Facebook” in the comments on this one. For those sticking around on the social service—and there are many of you, it seems, considering the company’s total number of active users ain’t exactly trending down—there’s a lot you can and should do to secure your account. However, if someone breaks…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, Software, Password, Computing, Oculus, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Social Information Processing, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, S Tech, Password Notification Email, Privacy Concerns Of Facebook


'Hey Facebook,' How About Not?

Chances are you’re probably familiar with using a command like, “OK Google,” “Hey Siri,” or “Alexa” to summon a voice assistant. But now, the company that brought you pokes and likes—and who could forget fake news?— is trying to add, “Hey Facebook” to your rotation.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Social Media, Siri, Software, Computing, Oculus, Alexa, Human Interest, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet


Facebook's New Ad Campaign Tries To Remind You That Targeted Ads Are Good, Actually

Just two months after running a full-page ad decrying Apple’s impending updates, Facebook is rolling out another campaign meant to defend the targeted ads that make up about 98% of its multi-billion dollar revenue stream.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Ipads, Software, Grace Jones, Operating Systems, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Internet Privacy, Dipayan Ghosh, Social Information Processing