Mark Zuckerberg

U.S. Lawmakers Warn Google, Facebook About Vietnam Cyber Law

U.S. lawmakers urged Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. not to comply with a Vietnam cybersecurity law that requires storing domestic users’ …

Privacy

Facebook can never stop fake news, and still be Facebook

The company told reporters last week it would let users vote on the credibility of news stories, but would not delete even the most obviously false ones.<p>In a meeting with a group of journalists in New York City last week, Facebook laid out its strategy for controlling fake news on its platform. The …

Social Media

The Kylie Jenner GoFundMe is a terrible joke everyone has fallen for

On July 11, <i>Forbes</i> announced that their cover star, Kylie Jenner, is on track to become a self-made billionaire, likely to surpass even Mark Zuckerberg as the youngest to ever exist. As if that wasn’t controversial enough in itself – the ‘self-made’ tag might be considered questionable in the case …

Kylie Jenner

'Big Head, Little Body' Is the Perfect Meme for Humiliating Smug People

Everybody has a friend like this guy.<p>The art world has provided us with a beautiful new meme for a world wide web afflicted with a constant state of bigheadedness.<p>Belgian artist Thomas Lerooy’s surreal bronze monument <i>Not enough brains to survive</i> (2009) is popping off on Reddit as a …

Memes

A Breakdown of Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos’ $151 Billion Net Worth

Just as its biggest-ever Prime Day shopping event was getting underway, Amazon had also hit another milestone moment in the form of its CEO’s …

Fashion Industry

Inside Facebook: Secrets of the Social Network revealed the disturbing posts that Facebook allows on its site – review

Facebook was scary enough already, with its smug holiday snaps, endless child-based boasting, Candy Crush invitations and clichéd motivational quotes super-imposed on sunsets. It seems an even less hospitable place after <b>Inside Facebook: Secrets of the Social Network</b> (Channel 4)<i>.</i><p>This investigative …

Social Media

Protesters Held Up Signs During Hearing Depicting Zuckerberg, Sandberg As Octopuses

4:29 PM 07/17/2018<p>Several protesters held up signs depicting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg — both Jews — as octopuses Tuesday …

Conservative View

Céline Dion is richer than Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, you: Forbes

Quebec singer Céline Dion has placed 46th on Forbes Magazine’s 2018 list of the richest women in the United States.Dion’s fortune is estimated at …

Jeff Bezos

Facebook's testimony before Congress started with a surprise as three protestors held up posters showing Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg as a two-headed octopus wrapped around the world

Shortly after Facebook's head of global policy Monika Bickert's testimony began at the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on social media content filtering, three protestors held up images behind her.<p>The small posters appeared to depict Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, and Sheryl Sandberg, …

Social Media

Twitter flags 9.9 million posts a week in run-up to fall elections

Twitter, the president's favorite form of electronic communication, is flagging 9.9 million accounts a week for suspicious activity as social media …

Social Media

Congress Live-Streamed Its Hearing on Social-Media Moderation, and the Comments Were Flooded With Racist Trolls

The House Judiciary Committee used YouTube on Tuesday to live-stream its hearing concerning “the content filtering practices of social media giants” …

Social Media

Facebook, boosting artificial-intelligence research, says it’s ‘not going fast enough’

Facebook will dramatically accelerate its research into artificial intelligence, its chief AI scientist said Tuesday, in hopes of ensuring the social network doesn’t fall behind with the technology it will need to contend with Internet rivals and police its gargantuan audience.<p>The world’s biggest …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Violent Videos Have Value, Moderator Trainees Told

Facebook lets violent videos remain on the site to enhance the user’s experience and, as one moderator said, because that ultimately leads to more …

Social Media

Breakingviews - Investors bet fake-news swamp is left undrained | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Investors are betting the fake-news swamp is left undrained. U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday grilled executives from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter about how they filter an ocean of content. Both the politicians’ questions and the company’s answers made any plausible …

Internet

JPMorgan Chase invests in artificial intelligence startup Volley

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) has made a strategic investment in Volley.com, a San Francisco-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to help large enterprises automatically generate training content for employees, the companies said on Tuesday.<p>The companies declined to …

Artificial Intelligence

Report: Facebook considering G Suite switch over employee frustration w/ Microsoft services

Google Cloud is making headway in the enterprise market on a variety of fronts from AI-powered developer services to Chromebooks. The company is also trying to increase paid G Suite adoption with Facebook apparently contemplating a switch to Drive, Docs, and other Google productivity …

Google

'Washington Post' Launches Twitch TV Channel

As news publishers find new revenue streams, they’re also expanding to new, and in some cases, unexpected platforms. Take the Amazon-owned …

Media Industry

Facebook accused of protecting far-right activists that broke site rules

Facebook allegedly protected the pages of far-right activists from deletion despite their owners engaging in behavior that warranted moderation, a documentary says.<p>Pages are normally deleted if they contain five or more items violating Facebook's code of conduct, but Channel 4's Dispatches series …

Internet

In Reversal, Facebook Mulls Switch to Google Apps

Facebook, which stopped using Google email and productivity applications inside the company a few years ago, is now mulling a switch back to the …

Apps

Lawmakers Press Facebook and Google on Censoring U.S. Citizens for Vietnamese Government

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers wants the social media giants to account for their actions here on behalf of a foreign government.<p>Facebook is …

Privacy

Undercover Reporter Shows Facebook Moderators Keeping ‘Child Abuse’ Online. Company Responds

2:32 PM 07/17/2018<p>An undercover reporter disguised as an employee for a contractor recently discovered that Facebook doesn’t always filter content …

Conservative View

Facebook Launches TV News Feed; Fox News Prominently Featured

<i>The Cult of the High Tech Billionaire</i><p>The very rich aren't like the rest of us, but they're a whole lot like each other. That puts people like Rupert …

Liberal View

Internet Censorship, Part 2: Facebook, And Social Responsibility

<i>This is the second part of a two-part series focusing on internet freedom and internet censorship on a global scale. Click here to read part …

Internet

Warren Buffett donates $3.4B to charity

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Monday gifted Berkshire Hathaway stock worth $3.4 billion to five charities as part of a 2006 pledge to donate the bulk of his fortune.<p>Buffett converted more than 11,000 of his Class A shares in Berkshire Hathaway into more than 17 million Class B shares. The …

Investing

What fake news really is

Romy Jaster (Berlin) and David Lanius (KIT): What is Fake News? Axel Gelfert (TU Berlin): Fake News: A Definition. Lili Levi (Miami): Real “Fake …

Fake News

Why Have Facebook, Inc. Shares Gained 10% in 2018?

The company showed continued growth despite its scandals.<p>What happened<p>Controversy can't keep <b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) down. Even as the company dealt with …

Social Media

Nick Cannon to Host the 2018 Teen Choice Awards

Artist, comedian, actor and five-time TEEN CHOICE nominee Nick Cannon will host TEEN CHOICE TM 2018. Additionally, content creator, actress and …

Teen Choice Awards

Bezos 'will be trillionaire by 2030'

The world's wealthiest people collectively hold a $63.5trn fortune and are on track to exceed $100trn by 2025, according to a new analysis.<p>Meanwhile, …

Business (South Africa)

Watch tomorrow's social media congressional hearing right here

Hey, if you were wondering when we were going to get another congressional hearing about social media, you're in luck. On Tuesday, executives for Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will testify before a House Judiciary Committee panel titled "Examining the Content Filtering Practices of Social Media …

Social Media

CZI Goes to Bat for Affordable Housing

Share2<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Share<p>2 Shares<p>Photo Credit: Nicki Dugan Pogue<p>July 13, 2018; Next City and Mercury News<p>With a $250,000 donation, the Chan Zuckerberg …

Housing