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Facebook will expose its News tab

Facebook will expose its News tab

Facebook is getting its own dedicated news tab later this week, apparently. The platform’s tricky relationship with news is now crystallizing into a partnership, in which Facebook will pay big publishers to post to the news tab. CEO Mark Zuckerberg teased this new announcement during his tete-a-tete with Congress this week: “Later in this week…
Facebook should deal with $35 B facial-recognition suit following court judgment

Facebook should deal with $35 B facial-recognition suit following court judgment

Enlarge / The Facebook app displayed on the screen of an iPhone. Facebook's most recent attempt to extricate itself from a potentially landmark lawsuit has come to a dead end, as a federal court declined to hear another appeal to stop the $35 billion class action. In San Francisco last week, the US Court of…
Facebook will plainly identify phony news to avoid 2020 ‘election disturbance’

Facebook will plainly identify phony news to avoid 2020 ‘election disturbance’

Social media, a tool created to guard freedom of speech and democracy, has increasingly been used in more sinister ways. From its role in lowering the levels of trust in media, to inciting online violence, and amplifying political disinformation in elections— Facebook isn’t just a space to share “what’s on your mind,” and you’d be…
Zuckerberg doubles down on totally free speech– the Facebook method

Zuckerberg doubles down on totally free speech– the Facebook method

Enlarge / “I’m here today because I believe we must continue to stand for free expression,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told an audience at Georgetown University Thursday. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Mark Zuckerberg came to Washington, DC, on Thursday to claim the mantle of Martin Luther King and the Founding Fathers as a champion of free speech.…
Mark Zuckerberg speaks up on political advertisements, complimentary speech, and China

Mark Zuckerberg speaks up on political advertisements, complimentary speech, and China

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a talk today at Georgetown University, covering his views on free expression. During the speech, he repeated that Facebook stood for free expression, made vague noises towards its improvement, and pointed out that — as far as values go — it’s at least standing against the likes of China. There…
Facebook is imitating a broadcast station when it concerns running advertisements from politicans. What if the FCC controlled it like one? (FB)

Facebook is imitating a broadcast station when it concerns running advertisements...

Facebook said it agreed with the Federal Communications Commission's rules for broadcast stations — which are required to run all ads from political candidates — in a public spat with Elizabeth Warren over its decision to allow ads containing false information from Donald Trump.  The FCC regulates broadcast stations in the public interest, and these…
Facebook simply broadened its blood-donation tool to the whole United States

Facebook simply broadened its blood-donation tool to the whole United States

Facebook expanded its blood donation tool to the entire US on Tuesday. The company had previously been testing it in five cities. The tool is also active in four other countries, Business Insider previously reported. Local experts in India previously told Business Insider that, in their view, the tool was contributing to a black market because…
Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay all stopped Facebook’s Libra in one day

Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay all stopped Facebook’s Libra in one...

Getty / Aurich Lawson Facebook's embattled Libra project suffered a major blow on Friday as four payment processors—Stripe, Visa, Mastercard, and Mercado Pago—withdrew from participation in the Libra Association, the Geneva-based group Facebook created to develop the virtual currency. eBay also announced its resignation Friday. eBay's former subsidiary, PayPal, quit the group last week. The…
RIP: How to stop Facebook from taking your information after you pass away

RIP: How to stop Facebook from taking your information after you...

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Inevitably, one day you’re going to die. While you may think your online identity will go to the grave with you, that’s not always how it works out. Without setting…
Here’s how to conceal and report discuss Facebook

Here’s how to conceal and report discuss Facebook

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Ahhh… Facebook, a place to share “what’s on your mind” and stay up to date with your racist Grandma’s statuses. The social networking platform has approximately 2.1 billion daily active…
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