Facebook will begin actively enforcing its age policy

Facebook is tweaking its policies towards underage users, TechCrunch reports, and it will begin requiring those suspected of being younger than 13 years old to provide proof of their age. The move comes after a report from the UK’s Channel 4, in which an undercover journalist began working as a Facebook content reviewer. Though Facebook […]

Why is InfoWars allowed on Facebook? Zuckerberg: Because it doesn’t cause “harm”

Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., holds his phone after the morning session at the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Friday, July 13, 2018. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Last week, Facebook invited some media outlets to an event to […]

Facebook will prioritize removing fake news that incites violence

During a recent congressional hearing, Facebook showed that its policies could use a bit of work when it comes to addressing posts threatening violence. Now, the tech giant has finally taken steps to combat that particular issue, announcing a policy change that will allow it to take down fake news posts that incite violence and […]

Early Facebook investor Marc Andreessen says one of the biggest mistakes that startups make is hiring an HR leader too late (FB, TWTR)

Stuart Isett/Fortune Global Forum Marc Andreessen says most companies put off hiring a HR leader too long. The delay makes the company more at risk of “catastrophic failure through self-inflicted wounds,” according to Andreessen. In an interview with longtime tech industry veteran Elad Gil for his new book “High Growth Handbook,” Andreessen says companies should hire […]

Facebook hires top Google engineer to head its chip development

Google snapped up a few Apple chip design talents over the past year to create its own processors, but now it has lost one of its own to another rival. According to Bloomberg, Facebook has hired Shahriar Rabii to head its silicon development efforts. Based on his LinkedIn profile, Rabii led the group that designs […]

UK's privacy watchdog wants to fine Facebook £500,000 over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The UK’s Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has announced that she intends to fine Facebook up to £500,000 (US$ 664,000) over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, in which the social media giant failed to safeguard user’s information. “New technologies that use data analytics to micro-target people give campaign groups the ability to connect with individual voters. But […]

A former Facebook moderator says she had to review 8,000 posts a day, and it made her numb to child porn

Sarah Katz Former Facebook moderator Sarah Katz has described the pressure she was under to review thousands of posts a day from the darkest corners of the platform. Katz told Business Insider that she eventually became desensitized to child porn and bestiality because she saw so much of it. Her experience raised questions about Facebook’s […]