Another week, another set of reminders that, while Facebook likes to paint itself as an “optimistic” company that’s simply out to help users and connect the world, the reality is very different. This week, those reminders include a collection of newuly released documents suggesting that the...
70 of the world's leading human rights groups ask Mark Zuckerberg to create due process for censored content
By Alex Warofka, Product Policy Manager We want Facebook to be a place where people can express themselves freely and safely around the world. As part of that commitment, we commissioned an independent human rights impact assessment on the role of our services in Myanmar and today we are publishing the findings. The assessment was […]
Alex Stamos on the risks of giving his former employer and other giant platforms the power to determine what people can—and can’t—say online.
Virtual reality has always been destined to be less important than augmented reality, and Facebook taking a stake has never made much sense.
When you take the Zuckerberg shilling, you’re leaving your principles behind you
The surprising resignation of Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger should not, in fact, be surprising: this became inevitable the moment they sold Instagram to Facebook.
Contractors ‘irreparably traumatized’ by having to witness child abuse, rape, torture, suicide and murder, says former employee
A meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and trolls were decisive.
Facebook has a problem: an infestation of undercover cops. Despite the social platform’s explicit rules that the use of fake profiles by anyone—police included—is a violation of terms of service, the issue proliferates. While the scope is difficult to measure, EFF has identified scores of agencies...
De Amerikaanse burgerrechtenorganisatie ACLU heeft een klacht tegen Facebook ingediend voor het faciliteren van genderdiscriminatie. Aanleiding is de mogelijkheid voor werkgevers om met Facebook-advertenties vacatures alleen zichtbaar te maken voor mannen of vrouwen.
The most famous entrepreneur of his generation is facing a public reckoning with the power of Big Tech.
At Facebook, where men outnumber women almost two to one, the future of news is female.
Facebook offered a jumble of explanations for why Telesur's English-language page was suddenly taken down and then reinstated two days later.
We want the time people spend on Facebook and Instagram to be intentional, positive and inspiring.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday pushed back against Facebook for banning conspiracy theorist and InfoWars founder Alex Jones, suggesting the platform was infringing on the First Amendment.
Content review at this size has never been done before. We recognize the enormity of this challenge and the responsibility we have to get it right.
Investors desert Facebook after it missed revenue targets as the cost of the Cambridge Analytica scandal bites
Zuckerberg talks about everything from China to Infowars to whether he should be fired over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
This week a TV report on Channel 4 in the UK has raised important questions about our policies and processes.
C4 Dispatches documentary finds moderators left Britain First’s pages alone as ‘they generate a lot of revenue’
We're publishing our fifth annual diversity report and sharing what we believe is working and where we can do better.
For 20 years, privacy advocates
How much would I have to pay you to quit Facebook?
At annual meeting, investors condemn CEO’s level of sway at the company, telling him: ‘Emulate Washington, not Putin’
The social media company suggests that sending it naked pictures is the best way to protect yourself from revenge porn. But can it be trusted?
The format didn’t let MEPs question the Facebook boss too deeply – but there were worries over its monopoly
It's laughably simple to buy thousands of cheap, plausible Facebook identities
On Thursday, EFF released a new version of Privacy Badger featuring a new, experimental way to protect your privacy on--and crucially, off--Facebook. It specifically targets link tracking, Facebook’s practice of following you whenever you click on a link to leave facebook.com.Download Privacy...
Niet alleen voor tech-bedrijven, ook voor onderzoekers en beleidsmakers zijn big data een goudmijn. Maar we moeten niet denken dat die bergen gegevens voor zich spreken, stelt data-hoogleraar Evelyn Ruppert. ‘Data geven ons geen antwoorden zodat we niet meer na hoeven denken.’
"Facebook is first a monopoly; next, a mass manipulator capable of swinging elections and other social decisions in an order-of-magnitude-greater way than simple common advertising, no matter how targeted; third, a source of enormous wealth to a powerful few; and finally, it performs an almost utility-like, ubiquitous social function in today’s Internet age."
De Kamer van Koophandel verkocht gegevens van zzp’ers aan Facebook. Het echte probleem hier: dat het parlement niet goed nadacht over de implicaties van een bezuiniging op het handelsregister.
At Facebook, we recognize the importance of keeping people safe, and we use technology and our counterterrorism team to do it.
Advertisers are seemingly able to access accounts with no input from the user
Riots and lynchings around the world have been inked to misinformation and hate speech on Facebook.
Facebook vs regulation: we exist nowhere and everywhere, all at once
Wie zich inschrijft bij de KvK, moet zich niet alleen opmaken voor brieven op de mat en telefoontjes, maar ook voor advertenties op Facebook.
The Facebook CEO's constant apologies aren't a promise to do better. They're a symptom of a profound crisis of accountability.
‘De discussie is losgebarsten, en daar gaat het om”, liet Arjen Lubach deze krant weten, toen bleek dat zo’n 12.000 mensen gehoor hadden gegeven aan zijn oproep van Facebook af te gaan. Naar Lubach kijken zo’n miljoen mensen, dus ik zou er zelf niet blij mee zijn geweest. De hele week ging het over Mark Zuckerberg en zijn verhoor in de Amerikaanse Senaat. Lubachs oproep, las ik, had zelfs in Amer...
While senators displayed a reluctance to govern on Tuesday, the disquiet over Zuckerberg’s comments suggested that the hearing represented a beginning and not an end.
The Senate hearing about Facebook was a bigger deal than it might have seemed, both because it happened and because of what was said.
Facebook's CEO claimed he didn't know information about his own company 13 times in one day of Senate testimony.
Facebook’s first reactions to the Cambridge Analytical headlines looked very different from the now contrite promises Mark Zuckerberg made to the U.S. Congress this week. Look closer, though, and you'll see a theme running through it all. The message coming from Facebook’s leadership is not...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will feel the glare of the national spotlight on Tuesday as he testifies to Congress for the first time.
Mark Zuckerberg will testify Senate and House committees over data misuse, a major test for his communication skills
It’s true that the Cambridge Analytica incident wasn’t a security breach. It was something far worse.
As Sheryl Sandberg mounts apology tour, company is under fire again over special privacy privileges not granted to regular users
For years, Facebook has been secretly deleting Zuck's messages from his correspondents' inboxes
De commotie over het Cambridge Analytica-schandaal bij Facebook staat voor méér dan een privacyprobleem. De democratie staat op het spel, waarschuwt hoogleraar José van Dijck.
‘Public values first’, in plaats van ‘America’s corporate values first’.
Founder says he takes full responsibility for data breaches and will not ‘throw anyone else under the bus’
For some time now, it’s been clear that one essential response to the flood of misinformation and other deceptive Internet tactics must be…
The company publicly announced last week that it was shutting down its Partner Categories program to “help improve people’s privacy on Facebook.” What it didn’t mention was that the move is actually part of the company’s efforts to comply with the GDPR, the new EU data protection law going into...
Twitter and Facebook have vast control over our online lives. Here are six ways to take it back.
We've heard loud and clear that privacy settings and other important tools are too hard to find and that we must do more to keep people informed. We're taking steps in the coming weeks to put people more in control of their privacy.