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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Social media platforms and the fate of truth

While Facebook surely deserves the scorn it has received, one wonders whether Twitter’s absolute ban is not overkill.

Ramesh Ponnuru: What liberals don’t get about Facebook, facts and freedom

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s instinct is to err on the side of allowing people and groups to post what they want. It’s the right instinct.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Facebook launches a news section – and will pay publishers

Over the course of its 15 year history, Facebook has variously ignored news organizations while eating their advertising revenue, courted them for video projects it subsequently abandoned, and then largely …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Senate tech critic tells Facebook CEO: Sell message services

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers in Washington to discuss regulation of the tech industry, including the companies’ collection of users’ personal data on their platforms.

New French rules for Facebook? Zuckerberg likes the idea

France welcomed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Paris on Friday with the threat of sweeping new regulations against his social media behemoth – and Zuckerberg himself called that proposal a …

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes: Time to break up company

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says it’s time to break up the social media behemoth.

Zuckerberg to explain how Facebook gets ‘privacy focused’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company’s annual F8 developer conference Tuesday with more details about his new “privacy-focused” vision for the social network – including end-to-end encryption for …

UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

AP Explains: What Facebook’s ‘privacy vision’ really means

Mark Zuckerberg’s abrupt Wednesday declaration of a new “privacy vision” for social networking was for many people a sort of Rorschach test.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Facebook opens up on vote meddling, but is the shift real?

For a company bent on making the world more open, Facebook has long been secretive about the details of how it runs its social network – particularly how things go …

Zuckerberg’s Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media.

UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018

Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his ‘digital monster’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg’s “digital monster,” and he apologized for the way the social network …

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018

Facebook shares bounce back to pre-scandal level

While Facebook’s practices leading up to the 2017 election are still under scrutiny, Wall Street appears to have moved on for now.

UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg didn’t have all the answers for Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company …

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

Zuckerberg says regulation inevitable. Is Congress up to it?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged Wednesday that regulation of social media companies is “inevitable” and disclosed that his own personal information has been compromised by malicious outsiders. But after two …

UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? You’ll know soon

Anyone who’s been wondering if their private Facebook data might have been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal will soon get their first clues.

Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge Analytica

Facebook’s No. 2 executive says the company should have conducted an audit after learning that a political consultancy improperly accessed user data nearly three years ago.

Froma Harrop: The fashion of Silicon knavery

How did it come to this? How was Mark Zuckerberg able to prance the globe vacuuming up the ad revenues that rightly belonged to the news organizations providing his content? …

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018

Facebook signals that Zuckerberg will testify to Congress in data privacy scandal

Facebook is in talks with lawmakers about having its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, testify to Congress about the social network’s handling of user data.

UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

Breaking up with Facebook? It’s harder than it looks

Facebook’s latest privacy scandal, involving Trump campaign consultants who allegedly stole data on tens of millions of users in order to influence elections, has some people reconsidering their relationship status …

Facebook’s ‘fixes’– meaningful or just skin deep?

To Mark Zuckerberg, fixing Facebook means many things – protecting users from abuse, preventing elections meddling from malicious actors, weeding out fake news and “making sure time spent on Facebook …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

Facebook edits feeds to bring less news, more sharing

Facebook is changing what its users will see to highlight posts they are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.”

Facing critics, Facebook wants feeds to be more ‘meaningful’

Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more “meaningful” in a move that could hurt publishers and news organizations that rely on it to spread …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017

Senators push for more online transparency in elections

Senators are moving to boost transparency for online political ads, unveiling Thursday what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or …

Facebook CEO, wife celebrate 5th anniversary with Maine hike

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have spent a day hiking around Mount Katahdin in Maine and talking with local residents on their anniversary weekend.

Facebook to hire 3,000 to review videos of crime and suicide

Facebook plans to hire 3,000 more people to review videos and other posts after getting criticized for not responding quickly enough to murders shown on its service.

Facebook shouldn’t be platform for evil

Facebook needs to do more to ensure that users aren’t accosted by violent videos auto-playing in their feeds.

Zuckerberg’s goal: Remake a world Facebook helped create

Mark Zuckerberg helped create the modern world by connecting nearly a quarter of its citizens to Facebook and giving them a platform to share, well, everything – baby pictures and …

Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans

The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with …

Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook’s ideas to battle fake news

A week after trying to reassure the public that it was “extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg outlined several ways the company might …

Facebook’s Zuckerberg, wife Chan pledge $3 billion to end disease

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a goal that’s even more ambitious than connecting the entire world to the internet: He and his wife want to help eradicate all disease by …