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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
A look at the complications Facebook faces as it increases its content moderation efforts to fight misinformation, much of which happens opaquely   —  Earlier this year, a simple Facebook search for Mark Zuckerberg's name returned an unexpected result: an image of the Facebook founder …
Dec 20, 2017, 6:00 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Prompted by the “de-badging” of Milo Yiannopoulos, internal emails show confusion among Twitter execs over user verification policies and meaning of the badge   —  Emails suggest that verification was never quite what Twitter said it was and that the company was aware it served …
Dec 19, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Jacobs' letter alleges corporate espionage, unlawful surveillance, wiretapping, bribery, and illicit hacking by Uber; Jacobs walked back some claims under oath   —  The judge in the $1.9 billion civil suit between Waymo and Uber released the letter of a disgruntled former employee on Friday …
Dec 15, 2017, 9:50 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook confirms that it's testing letting users switch between accounts on the same computer   —  Facebook is testing a feature that would give its users the ability to easily switch between accounts on the same computer.  —  The test, which prompts users to add an account and tells them, “You'll be logged out first.
Dec 14, 2017, 4:40 PMIn context
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
How ad networks and publishers are using page redirects and “pop-unders” to create tons of legitimate-looking traffic, a technique commonly found on porn sites   —  Unscrupulous ad networks and publishers have come up with a way to generate massive amounts of fake traffic and ad impressions.
Dec 13, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Leaked documents show how Steve Bannon and Breitbart sought to sabotage Twitter via negative coverage, potential litigation, and stock manipulation   —  Steve Bannon and his associates at Breitbart News planned a broad financial, legal, and editorial campaign to damage Twitter, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Dec 12, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
YouTubers posting disturbing videos about kids earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from ads, say they chased a trend that YouTube's algorithm drove   —  According to estimates, accounts shut down for potential child endangerment content could've been netting over $500,000 a month.
Dec 11, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Data from publishing tool SocialFlow says Twitter users are retweeting and liking tweets with over 140 characters almost twice as much as shorter ones   —  Given the deluge of complaints about Twitter's 280-character limit when it debuted this fall, you'd think people would be ignoring the new, lengthier tweets.
Dec 8, 2017, 11:25 AMIn context
Doree Shafrir / BuzzFeed:
500+ people in an online survey for tech workers say they've been harassed or discriminated against; 85% say they were harassed by superior, 30% by subordinate   —  More than 500 people told BuzzFeed News that they'd been targeted with harassment and discrimination while working in tech …
Dec 7, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Political opposition firm files to dismiss Shervin Pishevar suit, says court will “see through his strategy of filing suits to intimidate women coming forward”   —  Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, who has been accused by multiple unnamed women of sexual misconduct in a recent news report …
Dec 6, 2017, 7:50 PMIn context

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