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Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Instead of focusing only on moderation, the debate around New Zealand massacre should look at how platforms incentivize and provide infrastructure for extremism   —  It's time for a real conversation about the infrastructure and incentives that Big Tech provides far-right extremists.
Mar 19, 2019, 12:40 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
YouTube's “Up Next” still suggests conspiracy videos, hate group videos, and pirated videos after news searches; YouTube says it's still working to improve   —  How many clicks through YouTube's “Up Next” recommendations does it take to go from an anodyne PBS clip …
Jan 24, 2019, 5:15 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Report: some apps using Facebook's SDK, like Grindr and Bible+, send user info to Facebook, including location, where users click, and how long the app is used   —  Facebook provided developers with tools to build Facebook-compatible apps like Tinder, Grindr and Pregnancy+.
Dec 19, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sundar Pichai's appearance before Congress was another in a long line of pointless hearings, where lawmakers display limited knowledge and execs are evasive   —  It's hard to imagine how these hearings will result in anything more substantial than a few less-than-viral soundbites.
Dec 12, 2018, 11:20 AMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Internal Facebook emails show how the company used VPN app Onavo, which it later acquired, to closely track WhatsApp's rise before its $19B acquisition   —  In February 2014, Facebook purchased the messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion.  The acquisition price was staggering for an app …
Dec 5, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Sources and chat logs show Facebook's internal tensions are reaching a boiling point, as one ex-employee says staff are “hoping for a Sundar or Dara moment”   —  “It's the bunker mentality.  These people have been under siege for 600 days now.  They're getting tired, getting cranky …
Dec 5, 2018, 10:09 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Ex-Facebook staffer Mark Luckie posts 2,500-word memo detailing Facebook's “black people problem”, originally shared internally before his last day in November   —  In a 2,500 word internal memo released publicly this morning, former Facebook employee Mark S. Luckie delivered …
Nov 27, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook's in-app activity dashboard shows us that Facebook is just adding window dressing, not the overhaul it desperately needs   —  On Tuesday afternoon, Facebook rolled out a new feature: an in-app dashboard that allows Facebook and Instagram users to calculate (and ideally manage) …
Nov 23, 2018, 6:55 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Twitter's new dedicated page for the US midterms, meant to provide commentary and analysis, quickly surfaced tweets from conspiracy theorists and bots   —  Twitter launched an events page for the upcoming US midterm elections on Tuesday.  And already it is surfacing tweets from popular online figures …
Oct 30, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Online hatred, trolling, harassment, and conspiracy theories are spilling into the physical world with ever greater and more alarming frequency   —  This week, reporters dredged up the online pasts of two monsters: a Florida man who was arrested for sending pipe bombs to at least a dozen …
Oct 28, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context

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