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Report: Elon Musk Dragged the Sierra Club Into Helping Him on Twitter and It Didn't End Well Report: Elon Musk Dragged the Sierra Club Into Helping Him on Twitter and It Didn't End Well

Elon Musk probably hopes the matter of him baselessly smearing one of the divers who helped rescue a Thai soccer team from a flooded cave complex as a “pedo guy” is resolved with his issuance of a half-assed apology on Wednesday. However, the question of whether he will face a lawsuit lingers on—as does the mess…

Facebook Now Says It Will Remove Misinformation That Inspires Real-World Violence Facebook Now Says It Will Remove Misinformation That Inspires Real-World Violence

After a rough week of criticism over Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s shoddy explanation for why he won’t ban conspiracy site Infowars—including a very awkward tangent into apparently believing Holocaust deniers are not “intentionally getting it wrong”—the social media giant has announced it will begin removing…

Report: Our Garbage President Is Facebook's Biggest Political Ad Buyer Report: Our Garbage President Is Facebook's Biggest Political Ad Buyer

Donald Trump may be Twitter’s most infamous shitposter, but he’s also leading the charge flooding Facebook with political ads. According to a new analysis, he’s the number one spender on the site, flanked by Planned Parenthood and Texas Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

Should Your Family Be Able to Inherit Your Facebook Messages? Should Your Family Be Able to Inherit Your Facebook Messages?

This week, a German federal court ruled that Facebook must give the mother of a dead 15-year-old access to her entire account. They’re not just talking about access to a memorial page, either. The mother gets access to everything, including private messages. In Germany, the judges decided, heirs should be able to…

Facebook's 'Maximum Penalty' in UK for Cambridge Analytica Is Chump Change Facebook's 'Maximum Penalty' in UK for Cambridge Analytica Is Chump Change

Facebook, the social media giant that recently clocked in at a total valuation of nearly $600 billion, may soon face the maximum penalties UK authorities have available to punish the company for its role in the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal. And—drumroll, please—it’s $664,000.

Girl Arrested in Iran for Posting Videos of Herself Dancing on Instagram Girl Arrested in Iran for Posting Videos of Herself Dancing on Instagram

Authorities in Iran arrested four girls and women last week for posting videos of themselves dancing on Instagram. Only one of the girls, 17-year-old gymnast Maedeh Hojabri, has been identified. State TV in Iran aired her “confession” on Friday.

Facebook Stock Hits All-Time Record High Despite Ongoing Screw-Ups Facebook Stock Hits All-Time Record High Despite Ongoing Screw-Ups

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the social media giant gave access to the data of up to 87 million users to an app partnered with an ultra-sketchy election data firm, still isn’t totally resolved, with news breaking this week investigators from four agencies are looking into Facebook’s conduct. But…

Twitter is Suspending More Than One Million Accounts Per Day in Latest Purge Twitter is Suspending More Than One Million Accounts Per Day in Latest Purge

Apparently sick of being criticized by everyone from US Congress to Seth Rogan for not doing enough to purge its platform of bots, trolls, and malicious foreign actors, Twitter has started liberally dropping the ban hammer on suspicious accounts, suspending more than 70 million users over the course of May and June.

Facebook Called Itself a 'Publisher' in Court After Repeatedly Rejecting the Label in Public Facebook Called Itself a 'Publisher' in Court After Repeatedly Rejecting the Label in Public

For years, Facebook has insisted that it isn’t a publisher or media company but rather is just a platform. That position appears to have changed in a recent court appearance. The Guardian pointed out the social media giant’s legal defense referred to it as a publisher to bolster its case in a lawsuit.

Walmart Caves to Fake Outrage, Pulls 'Impeach 45' Shirts From Online Marketplace Walmart Caves to Fake Outrage, Pulls 'Impeach 45' Shirts From Online Marketplace

Retail giant Walmart yanked shirts saying “Impeach 45,” which just so happens to be the number President Donald Trump has embroidered on his shirt sleeves, from its online store on Tuesday after getting rolled by spurious threats of a boycott on Twitter.

The DOJ, FBI, SEC, and FTC Are All Now Investigating Facebook's Role in Cambridge Analytica Scandal The DOJ, FBI, SEC, and FTC Are All Now Investigating Facebook's Role in Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The federal investigation into Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal—in which prior versions of Facebook’s advertising API allowed the shady election data firm to partner with an app to harvest data on at least 87 million users without their consent—has expanded to include a multi-agency inquiry into the…

Uganda Goes Through With Social Media Tax and People Are Pissed Uganda Goes Through With Social Media Tax and People Are Pissed

The Ugandan government has implemented a law forcing mobile users to pay taxes to use mobile money and social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Skype.

Majority of Americans Think Social Media Sites Censor Political Viewpoints Majority of Americans Think Social Media Sites Censor Political Viewpoints

It’s a real challenge to find just about anything that Republicans and Democrats can agree upon in the current political climate, but Pew Research Center managed to do just that. As it turns out, in both parties believe their views are being suppressed by social media.

Capital Gazette Shooting Suspect Sued Paper for Reporting His Online Threats Against a Former Classmate Capital Gazette Shooting Suspect Sued Paper for Reporting His Online Threats Against a Former Classmate

The suspect believed to have carried out the shooting at the offices of Annapolis, Maryland newspaper company Capital Gazette that left at least five dead and two injured sued the publication for defamation in 2012. The charges were thrown out by the judge.

Report: Jack Dorsey on Futile Quest to Make Angry Republicans Less Angry, At Least At Him Report: Jack Dorsey on Futile Quest to Make Angry Republicans Less Angry, At Least At Him

Right-wingers have long been obsessed with the notion Silicon Valley liberals are conspiring to censor them on social media. But it’s reached a fever pitch recently, with Republicans decrying Google’s fact-checking modules and its firing of workplace sexist James Damore, pretty much anything Facebook does to slow down…

Facebook Scraps Plans to Build Its Own Massive Internet Drones for Its Aquila Project Facebook Scraps Plans to Build Its Own Massive Internet Drones for Its Aquila Project

Facebook has abandoned a key portion of its Aquila project, an effort to build solar-powered, passenger jet-sized drones that would wirelessly connect parts of the developing world to the internet, Business Insider reported on Tuesday.

Hezbollah Reportedly Claims Facebook, Twitter Have Disabled Their Main Accounts Hezbollah Reportedly Claims Facebook, Twitter Have Disabled Their Main Accounts

Lebanese militia and State Department-designated terrorist group Hezbollah said on Saturday that Facebook and Twitter had terminated its main accounts, according to the Times of Israel.

Snapchat: Still Fucked Snapchat: Still Fucked

Earlier this year, Snapchat owner Snap Inc. saw its stock plummet after a brutal first-quarter report that saw it come in over $13 million short of $244 million earnings expectations. Spoiler alert: The pain is not stopping.

Facebook Is Testing If You'll Pay Actual Money for Your Favorite Groups' Premium Content Facebook Is Testing If You'll Pay Actual Money for Your Favorite Groups' Premium Content

As Facebook continues to look for ways to wring every last dollar out of its platform, the company announced today that it is rolling out a pilot program that allows Facebook group administrators the ability to offer paid monthly subscriptions.

Guy Who Gave Cambridge Analytica All That Facebook Data: Actually, My Data Sucked Guy Who Gave Cambridge Analytica All That Facebook Data: Actually, My Data Sucked

Cambridge University psychologist Aleksandr Kogan, the scientist whose app “thisisyourdigitallife” harvested tens of millions of Facebook profiles for disgraced and now-shuttered election data firm Cambridge Analytica, wants everyone to know that his data set is not responsible for the way the 2016 federal elections…

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