Facebook hits back at The New York Times, pointing out the ‘inaccuracies’ in its blockbuster report on leadership missteps

Reuters / Stephen Lam An explosive New York Times report delved into how Facebook’s leadership dealt with scandals over the past few years. Facebook published a blog post refuting elements of the report, such as Russian interference, political point-scoring, and Zuckerberg banning his executives from using iPhones. Business Insider has broken down Facebook’s objections alongside […]

You’ll soon be able to delete a Facebook message up to 10 minutes after it’s already been sent (FB)

Shutterstock Facebook Messenger will soon introduce a feature that lets you delete a message up to 10 minutes after it’s already been sent. The new feature was spotted in the release notes for the newest Messenger update, but for now it’s still listed as “coming soon.”  Facebook said in April it planned to add such […]

Facebook confirms accounts banned ahead of election had Russian ties

Facebook has confirmed that the 115 accounts it blocked yesterday due to “inauthentic behavior” are likely linked to Russia. In a new statement, the company says that a site claiming association with the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) posted a list of fake Instagram accounts it had made ahead of the midterm elections, many of […]

Facebook reorganizes Oculus to further its long-term VR goals

Facebook isn’t done shaking up its strategy for Oculus. TechCrunch has learned that Facebook reorganized its augmented and virtual reality teams this week to focus on areas of technical expertise, rather than specific products. The company acknowledged the change in a statement, saying that they were “internal changes” that shouldn’t affect end users or developers. […]

Facebook is banning far-right militia Proud Boys after a violent attack in New York

Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Facebook is banning accounts and groups associated with the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group linked to political violence in the US. Earlier in October, Proud Boys members were involved in a violent attack on protesters in New York, and  five members have since been arrested. Groups with tens of thousands of […]