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Casey Newton / The Verge:
By recognizing that it hurts democracy, an admission with little precedent among tech firms, Facebook bolsters the case against itself for users and regulators   —  Sometimes, it's bad for democracy  —  In October, I started writing a daily newsletter about Facebook and democracy.
Jan 22, 2018, 9:15 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook begins testing Watch Party, a new feature for groups that lets members watch videos simultaneously while continuing to comment and interact   —  A new feature for groups  —  Facebook today began testing Watch Party, a new feature available to groups that lets members watch videos …
Jan 17, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
The Verge:
Sources on how Snap's hub-and-spoke org structure, with Evan Spiegel at the center of all decision-making, has employees on edge amid major overhaul of Snapchat   —  This fall, employees on Snap's product team received a surprising message from CEO Evan Spiegel: stop what you're working on, they were told.
Jan 5, 2018, 5:05 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snap launches Lens Studio, a Mac and Windows app that lets users build their own AR lenses   —  Let a thousand hot dogs bloom  —  Snap's second official app is a tool that lets you design and build augmented reality lenses for Snapchat.  The company today announced Lens Studio, a design app for Mac and Windows desktop computers.
Dec 14, 2017, 11:11 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter makes it easier to tweetstorm by adding a threads feature, letting you easily add linked tweets from the compose screen, rolling out in coming weeks   —  Time for some game theory  —  A few months after being spotted in tests, Twitter's tool for creating tweestorms is now an official part of the app.
Dec 12, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Instagram tests standalone private messaging app Direct in Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay to replace inbox; no timeline for global launch   —  Messenger 2.0  —  Instagram is testing a standalone app for private messages called Direct, a first step toward possibly toward …
Dec 7, 2017, 7:30 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
With Messenger Kids' launch, Facebook doesn't share how it will monetize the service or if parents will have access to all data collected about their families   —  It's all about the data  —  In 1998, as the internet began to spread across the country, Congress passed the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA.
Dec 5, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter says it will monitor verified users' offline behavior and remove verification badges if behavior is inconsistent with its rules   —  What losing a badge really means  —  Twitter's announcement yesterday that it would begin removing verification badges from some accounts had an immediate impact …
Nov 16, 2017, 7:50 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter says users can now have verified status revoked, unveils new guidelines for verified accounts as it works on authentication and verification program   —  A risky new step in the fight to reduce harassment  —  Twitter will begin removing verification badges from users who violate its rules, the company said today.
Nov 15, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter to roll out 280-character tweets around the world, in all languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean   —  Double trouble  —  In most of the world, the iconic 140-character tweet is now officially a thing of the past.  Twitter said today that after a global test …
Nov 7, 2017, 3:58 PMIn context

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