Creating more ways for Facebook's more than 2 billion users to keep things private could undermine the company's business model, which depends on the ability to learn about the things people like and then sell ads tied to those interests.
By Michael Liedtke, Associated Press
As Facebook turns 15, the company faces a critical set of challenges. Regulating Facebook itself will not be easy, and will generate endless debate.
By Bhaskar Chakravorti, The Conversation
In the early 20th century, Standard Oil was broken up because of its vast power. Today, many think Facebook, Google or Amazon present similar threats, but they proceed unchallenged. In "The Curse of Bigness," law professor Tim Wu argues that…
By Paul Solman
A statement from Facebook says the company "recently removed five accounts run by multiple individuals for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook around the Alabama special election." Facebook says the investigation is ongoing.
By Associated Press
In our Wednesday news wrap, outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan made his farewell speech in Washington, articulating concerns about what he called America’s “broken politics.” The Wisconsin Republican is retiring after 20 years on the Hill. Plus, Facebook…
In April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress that his platform doesn’t “sell any data to anyone.” But now, documents released by a British Parliament committee suggest the social media giant was trading access to user data in exchange for…
By Luca Belli, The Conversation
Brazil’s WhatsApp election scandal should be a wake-up call particularly for other developing world democracies.
By Danica Kirka, Associated Press
The U.K. Parliament committee says Facebook "whitelisted" or gave preferential access to certain companies, such as Airbnb and Netflix, even after the tech giant announced changes in 2015 to end access to a user's "friends." The allegations are based on…
Facebook has been on the defensive since a New York Times investigation found it had hired a consulting firm--founded by Republican operatives--to push negative stories about its critics. Among them: liberal billionaire George Soros, a favorite target of far-right conspiracy…
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