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Facebook’s Secret List of “Dangerous Individuals And Organizations” Leaked

Beginning in 2012, Facebook introduced a policy banning “organizations with a record of terrorist or violent criminal activity.” However, since then, the policy has grown massively to include more than 4,000 individuals and groups that the company considers dangerous. And this week, the full list was leaked for the first time to The Intercept. The…

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Another Facebook Whistleblower Has Offered To Testify Against The Company

This week, a familiar Facebook critic re-emerged to offer her help in revealing the inner workings of Facebook to interested lawmakers. Former Facebook data engineer Sophie Zhang revealed that not only has she turned over documentation to federal authorities over “potential criminal violations” that the company may have committed, but she also said she’s willing…

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Facebook Says It Will Try To “Nudge” Young Users Away From Harmful Content

Over the past month, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has leaked a series of internal company memos that revealed its apparent callousness toward young users. According to some of the documents first reported in The Wall Street Journal, Facebook has known for years that its platform can be harmful for young users, but has done nothing…

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Facebook Permanently Bans User Who Created A Tool To Help People Quit The Platform

Facebook’s entire business model rests on its users (and their data), so it stands to reason that the company would do everything it could to prevent them from quitting. Tech entrepreneur Louis Barclay learned that the hard way when he built a tool called Unfollow Everything that allowed users to get rid of their News…

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Mark Zuckerberg Responds To Whistleblower, Says Facebook Isn’t Putting Profits Over Safety

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen appeared before a senate hearing this week to spell out all the ways she thinks the social media giant is harming society. According to her (and the internal company documents she has provided to reporters and lawmakers), Facebook has consistently prioritized profit over user safety at every chance it gets. Now,…

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Facebook Whistleblower Set To Testify Before Congress, Ask Government To Regulate Facebook

This week, the whistleblower who has caused so much trouble for Facebook is set to testify before congress and ask lawmakers to regulate the social media giant. According to former Facebook engineer Frances Haugen’s prepared remarks, she plans to compare Facebook’s impact to that of the tobacco industry while “imploring” the government to rein it…

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Facebook Whistleblower Slams Company For Prioritizing Profits Over Safety

In recent weeks, Facebook has been rocked by a series of reports from The Wall Street Journal revealing that the company has known for years that its platform can be harmful to users. However, the source of these leaked documents has remained mysterious — until now. On Sunday, the previously anonymous Facebook whistleblower revealed herself…

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Facebook Exec Grilled By Lawmakers Over Instagram’s Harmful Effects On Children

This week, Facebook’s global head of safety Antigone Davis appeared before the U.S. senate to answer for a recent series of bombshell reports in The Wall Street Journal. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are demanding answers about some of Facebook’s practices revealed in the leaks — especially if the company has known that…

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Report: Facebook Viewed Children As “Untapped Audience,” Considered Targeting Playdates

Facebook has been under intense fire in recent weeks over a series of Wall Street Journal reports that revealed the company has known for some time that its services can be harmful to young users. This caused Facebook to pause its long-rumored plan to roll out an “Instagram for Kids” feature. However, according to another…

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Facebook Pauses Controversial “Instagram For Kids” Project Amid Privacy Concerns

For years, Facebook has been developing a so-called “Instagram for Kids” platform aimed at children under 13. This has drawn fierce criticism from parents, privacy advocates and lawmakers, though Facebook always insisted it would plow ahead on creating the platform anyway. However, all that changed this week in the wake of several bombshell Wall Street…

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Facebook Shareholders Are Suing Facebook For Protecting Zuckerberg In Data Probe

When Facebook finally settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal, its $5 billion fine went down as the largest in history. However, two groups of Facebook shareholders are now claiming that the social media giant dramatically overpaid in order to protect CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg from being…

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Facebook Oversight Board Wants To Investigate The Company Over Controversial Report

Over the past several weeks, The Wall Street Journal has been releasing a series of bombshell reports detailing the inner workings of Facebook and some of its most controversial policies. One of the most widely discussed reports revealed that Facebook has long allowed prominent users like politicians and celebrities to skirt the content moderation rules…

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