Elizabeth Warren proposes breaking up Amazon, Google, and Facebook

Enlarge / Elizabeth Warren speaking to a crowd on February 18, 2019 in Glendale, California. (credit: Getty Images | Mario Tama) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today proposed breaking up Amazon, Google, and Facebook as part of a plan to regulate tech platforms as utilities. In a blog post, Warren said she’ll pursue the plan if […]

Facebook will make anti-vaccine content less visible

Facebook announced today a new plan of action for combatting misinformation surrounding vaccinations. The social networking giant will start by reducing the ranking of groups and Pages that spread false information about vaccines so they appear less often in the Facebook News Feed. On Instagram, it will prevent anti-vaccination content from appearing on Instagram Explore […]

Facebook reportedly took three years to tackle fake news in one country

Facebook is quick to tout its efforts to thwart misinformation campaigns in major European countries and the US, but its approach in other countries might not be quite so enthusiastic. Developers in Moldova told BuzzFeed News that they’d been asking Facebook to address fake news and misinformation in the country for three years before it […]

Facebook is going to start awarding bonuses to employees who help the firm achieve ‘social good’

Facebook Facebook will start handing out employee bonuses if they help the firm achieve “social good.” Previously, employees’ contribution to company performance was scored on more measurable criteria, such as user growth. In Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg laid more of an emphasis on fixing pressing social issues than in previous years. Facebook is […]

Facebook bans 22 more pages linked to Alex Jones

Facebook on Tuesday began enforcing the new rules of its recently updated recidivism policy, which is why 22 pages linked to right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his website InfoWars are no longer there. “We use a broad set of signals to determine if a Page violates our recidivism policy and determined these Pages violated […]