Along with a multiple-billion dollar fine, Facebook is required to have an "outside assessor"–a sort of privacy cop–to monitor violations of users' privacy, the targeted spread of harmful content, and instances of collecting far more data than is warranted.
The expansion of the social media company's hateful content policy doesn't go as far as initially promised.
Demonstrators gather in the council chamber to protest at Philadelphia City Hall on June 20th, 2019, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
There's no one-size-fits-all for researchers to determine whether using publicly available data is appropriate, but there is certainly room for more discussion.
Many scientists have flocked to Instagram and other social media platforms to share science more accessibly.
The solution is not to turn off our phones; it's to develop social, economic, and political structures that address deeper issues of social disconnection and overwork.
With access to seemingly unlimited social archives, young people still understand nostalgia. It might just be a bit different from their parents' version.
Many are no longer passing on the old sacred teachings, but they are imparting a new one: that everyone has not just a right but a duty to choose their own worldview.
An extremism scholar discusses the ways in which journalism has been hijacked by bad faith actors in the wake of the Poway and Christchurch shootings.
The tech giant announced the $3-5 billion fine alongside an 8 percent annual usership increase.
At some level, we are all experiencing the Web's toxic possibilities. But as with other toxins, young developing bodies and brains are more susceptible.
The right kind of A.I. can respond to any threat of violence, thereby encouraging bystanders to take action to maintain responsible online communities.
There are upsides and downsides to social media—and I'm proud to be part of a generation tackling these issues to create a healthier future.
Take some time to talk with the young adults in your life about recent technological changes—their responses may surprise you.
The #trashtag challenge inspired people to clean up beaches, parks, rivers, or just random trash strewn on the street.
The company announced Tuesday that it would stop allowing advertisers of housing, jobs, and credit to target people based on characteristics such as race, gender, age, national origin, family status, and disability.
In recent months, YouTube has emerged as something of a flourishing option for white supremacist and neo-Nazi videos—spreading ideas cited by the alleged New Zealand mosque gunman.
A Facebook event planned seven years in advance became observational comedy about the weird geography of a world built by Palo Alto coders.
The Federal Trade Commission has fined the video-sharing social media app TikTok $5.7 million for illegally collecting data of children under 13, a record-setting amount for a child privacy violation.
This new hire will oversee our social media outreach and help build a deeper relationship with our audience.