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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
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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
BuzzFeed News:
Twitter apologizes after “Kill all Jews” appeared as a trending topic in many New Yorkers' local trending sections following the vandalism of Brooklyn synagogue   —  On Friday morning, Twitter featured the trending topic “Kill all Jews” in its New York local trend feed.
Nov 2, 2018, 1:25 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
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Sources: 200+ Google engineers organizing company-wide “women's walk” walkout, expected Nov. 1, following reports of Google protecting alleged sexual harassers   —  A group of more than two hundred engineers at Google are organizing a company-wide “women's walk” …
Oct 29, 2018, 4:30 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Ethereum cofounder Gavin Wood wrote a blog post in 2013 in which he described having sex with an 11- or 12-year-old girl dying of AIDS; Wood says it was fiction   —  Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Gavin Wood wrote — and then deleted — a post about having sex with a preteen girl who was dying of AIDS.
Sep 19, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
How WhatsApp's popularity in India has fundamentally changed communication norms, exacerbating misinformation sharing, as many only get news through the app   —  In July, residents of a rural Indian town saw rumors of child kidnappers on WhatsApp.  Then they beat five strangers to death.
Sep 9, 2018, 11:20 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Twitter permanently suspends Infowars and Alex Jones' accounts, saying they violate “abusive behavior” rules, will suspend other accounts he registers or uses   —  After weeks of equivocation, Twitter permanently suspended the accounts of Infowars and its founder Alex Jones on Thursday …
Sep 6, 2018, 4:57 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Twitter has put the Infowars Twitter account in read-only mode for seven days shortly after doing the same for Alex Jones' Twitter account   —  Twitter on Wednesday moved to limit the Infowars account after finding that a video it had posted violated its terms of service.
Aug 15, 2018, 5:05 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Twitter suspends several accounts associated with the right-wing group Proud Boys and founder Gavin McInnes for violating policy on violent extremist groups   —  Twitter suspended several accounts associated with the Proud Boys, a right-wing group present at last year's Unite the Right rally …
Aug 10, 2018, 7:30 PMIn context

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