Facebook is exquisitely designed to feed our addiction to hyper-partisan content. In this world, fringe players who are apt to be more strident end up at the top of our news feeds, burying the middle ground. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien…
By Fedor Kossakovski
Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and series producer Cameron Hickey have been researching junk news on the internet since the election, uncovering important storylines close to home.
By Associated Press
Wednesday's shutdown comes as the firm, which has been linked to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, is losing clients and facing legal fees from the Facebook case.
By Miles O'Brien
Facebook’s news feed algorithm learns in great detail what we like, and then strives to give us more of the same -- and it's that technology that can be taken advantage of to spread junk news like a virus. Science…
By Cameron Hickey
As the country was reacting to the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election, concerns soared about the problems of misinformation or so-called “Fake News” spreading across social media. To understand the scale and shape of a problem that was incredibly…
Facebook remains the center of attention over concerns about data privacy and sharing. How are schools reckoning with how they use the social media platform and what data is shared? John Yang talks with Benjamin Herold of Education Week on…
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
The updated community standards will mirror the rules its 7,600 moderators use to review questionable posts, then decide if they should be pulled off Facebook. And sometimes whether to call in the authorities.
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Sunday, April 15, President Trump has another complicated weekend following missile strikes in Syria and as Washington readies for former FBI director James Comey’s new book. Also, while the art of photography has undergone a radical…
By PBS NewsHour
As its co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about a data, Facebook gave users access to the data it had shared with data brokers and advertisers, including login information, deleted friends and even offline activity. Brian Chen of…
By Frank LoMonte, The Conversation
The Communications Decency Act was passed in 1996, seven years before the debut of MySpace. It helped online publishing grow – and to escape consequences for the way users might be harmed.
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