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Michelle Broder Van Dyke / BuzzFeed:
YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam had denounced the platform for age-restricting and demonetizing her videos; her father warned police she might visit YouTube HQ   —  The woman posted frequently on the video sharing platform about animal cruelty, vegan recipes, and said she believed YouTube was discriminating against her.
Apr 4, 2018, 1:18 AMIn context
Azeen Ghorayshi / BuzzFeed:
Grindr shared users' HIV status, “last tested” date, other personal info with 3rd parties, according to an outside research firm's analysis verified by BuzzFeed   —  (Update: Late on Monday Grindr said it would stop sharing HIV status information with other companies.)
Apr 2, 2018, 12:03 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Leaked 2016 memo from Facebook VP Andrew Bosworth says “all the work we do in growth is justified”, even if Facebook enables terrorism; Zuck says he disagreed   —  Facebook Vice President Andrew “Boz” Bosworth said that “questionable contact importing practices,” …
Mar 29, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Cambridge Analytica co-founder and whistleblower Wylie started a new firm, Eunoia, in 2014 that had the same dataset of 50M+ Facebook users, according to emails   —  “We have developed a series of algorithms that can predict the personality traits of individual voters by analyzing their voterfile, social, online and consumer data."
Mar 28, 2018, 2:50 PMIn context
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
How Facebook Groups are being exploited to spread misinformation, plan harassment, and radicalize people as group recommendations often surface trolling efforts   —  Mark Zuckerberg wants to get a billion people in “meaningful” Facebook groups.  But to get there he'll have to battle the spammers …
Mar 25, 2018, 12:40 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
A week after Cambridge Analytica and despite #deletefacebook, Facebook app installs did not drop, no big advertisers quit, and analysts recommend buying the dip   —  As Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal spiraled into chaos this week, a frantic hail of notes from Wall Street analysts …
Mar 23, 2018, 4:40 PMIn context
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Mar 21, 2018, 8:10 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook quietly removed option to target ads by sexual orientation last month, leaving support organizations unable to directly target the LGBT community   —  Last month, Facebook removed the option to target ads by sexual orientation on its ad platform but never publicly announced it.
Mar 21, 2018, 6:45 PMIn context
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
A look at Cambridge Analytica's targeted Facebook ads attacking Hillary Clinton for Mercer-backed Make America Number One PAC, reaping millions of impressions   —  A pro-Trump super PAC funded by the billionaire Mercer family used Cambridge Analytica to help it generate millions of views …
Mar 21, 2018, 12:50 AMIn context
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
How Facebook Groups are being exploited to spread misinformation, plan harassment, and radicalize people as group recommendations often surface trolling efforts   —  One week after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, those searching on Facebook for information about the upcoming March …
Mar 19, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context

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