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Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Russian trolls posed as black activists on Tumblr and generated hundreds of thousands of interactions with anti-Hillary Clinton, pro-Bernie Sanders content   —  Tumblrs run by Russian trolls generated hundreds of thousands of interactions with anti-Hillary Clinton, pro-Bernie Sanders content.
Feb 7, 2018, 1:10 AMIn context
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
Users in India shed light on the dynamics of family WhatsApp groups, which have become an integral extension of the families themselves   —  A still from Hum Aapke Hain Koun, a high-grossing 1994 Bollywood film that tells the story of large Indian joint families grappling with their values.
Feb 3, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter now says 1.4M+ US users interacted with tweets from Russia-linked accounts during 2016 election, up from 670K previously announced, has notified them   —  Twitter on Wednesday said it notified 1.4 million people in the US that they engaged with Kremlin-linked troll accounts during the 2016 US election.
Jan 31, 2018, 4:12 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Study: Twitter cuts into Facebook's lead on traffic sent to publishers; this month FB sent 2.5 visitors for each one Twitter sent; in Oct '17, ratio was 4.7:1   —  Publishers are freaking out about Facebook's plan to show 20% less news in the News Feed.  But over the past four months …
Jan 30, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says leaks were painful for Uber but “started a real cultural change” that was ultimately “incredibly positive”   —  Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been converted to a pretty radical theory of management and transparency …
Jan 25, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
CNN is closing Beme, will continue to develop some of its products; Casey Neistat is leaving following 2016 buyout, which sources say valued Beme at $20M+   —  CNN acquired Beme in late 2016 with hopes that it would become a major piece of its digital business.  Now Neistat's leaving the company.
Jan 25, 2018, 10:25 AMIn context
BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed identified 1,700+ accounts Twitter censored in specific countries at the request of governments and “trusted flaggers” like NGOs   —  BuzzFeed News has identified more than 1,700 Twitter accounts that have been blocked in at least one country.
Jan 25, 2018, 6:10 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook's survey to rank trust of publications asks two questions: “Do you recognize the following websites” and “How much do you trust each of these domains?”   —  Last week, Facebook said its News Feed would prioritize links from publications its users deemed “trustworthy” in an upcoming survey.
Jan 23, 2018, 5:50 PMIn context
Ilya Zhegulev / BuzzFeed:
Investigation into the internal power struggle at Kaspersky Lab, which former staff say was won by managers with ties to Russian intelligence   —  Kaspersky Lab is under fire in the US over concerns that it could provide its clients' private — and at times secret — information to the Russian government.
Jan 23, 2018, 10:45 AMIn context
BuzzFeed:
How scammers are getting rich using social media, phony news sites, and private pump and dump group chats to spread false information about cryptocurrencies   —  In the largely unregulated world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency, fraudsters are getting rich by deliberately spreading false information …
Jan 22, 2018, 9:25 AMIn context

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