Social media companies have taken steps to restrict Russian state media accounts. But posts from those accounts still spread in Spanish, Arabic and other languages and in places outside the West.
A TV documentary upended a murder case and captivated the nation. But its sensational theories might also be distorting justice.
They were once Democrats and Republicans. But fears for their children in the pandemic transformed their thinking, turning them into single-issue voters for November’s midterms.
Many companies are navigating tough times better than investors had feared.
Did tech win the pandemic or not? We likely won’t be able to tell for a while.
Tech companies are slowing their frenetic hiring, but a combination of dominance and diversity is turning out to be — yet again — an overwhelming asset.
Lina Khan may set off a shift in how Washington regulates competition by filing cases in tech areas before they mature. She faces an uphill climb.
It was the first time the social media giant’s revenue had fallen since it went public a decade ago, as it confronts increased regulatory scrutiny and a turbulent economy.
The move is a potential blow to Meta’s metaverse efforts and signals a shift in how the Federal Trade Commission is approaching tech deals.
Facebook’s founder is setting a relentless pace as he pushes his company through a tech transformation during a global economic slowdown.
An update will highlight a new Home tab that will serve content from people outside a user’s Facebook connections as well as from friends and family.
In an internal meeting this week, Mr. Zuckerberg said the tech giant was facing one of the “worst downturns that we’ve seen in recent history.”
Veronica Risinger made a little online spot for neighbors to share information on abortion. Then 30,000 people joined.
Moderators’ work on Reddit and Facebook is crucial but not paid. We should be creative in how we compensate them.
Mark Zuckerberg, who once said securing elections was “the most important thing,” has shifted Meta’s focus to the metaverse. That may have real-world implications.
Silicon Valley is losing one of its most visible, outspoken and powerful women. Any gains have been incremental at best.
The Meta C.O.O. leaves a legacy of stunning financial success — and a company still in denial about its toxic impact.
Mr. Zuckerberg, Meta’s chief executive, has restructured his company so that he no longer has a top deputy.
The high-profile executive’s decision to leave Meta is also a moment to reflect on the impact of her best-selling book and philosophy about success in the workplace.
Sandberg transformed digital advertising and was a voice on big issues, but she also denied problems and deflected blame.
The longtime chief operating officer of Facebook’s parent company, Ms. Sandberg said it was “time for her to write the next chapter of my life.”
Despite some efforts by the largest tech companies to limit the spread of hateful content, it often remains only a click or two away.
The law, prompted by conservative complaints about censorship, prohibits big technology companies like Facebook and Twitter from removing posts based on the views they express.
Several states are putting more money and effort into combating false and misleading information about elections.
In the absence of federal privacy legislation, the state’s law is considered among the nation’s strongest.
Online hoax allegations are an insult to family members and should be taken down.
Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency.
Flush with cash, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google are positioned to emerge from a downturn stronger and more powerful. As usual.
Dozens of recordings of a 2019 massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, remain online, in a sobering reminder of the internet’s permanence.
Kara Swisher, Ben Smith and Matt Belloni discuss the tumult at Netflix, CNN+ and more.
Supporters of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. are using live video to spread misinformation on social media. Voters have become inured to the situation, researchers fear.
To make social media less toxic, the United States needs to commit to making digital platforms more transparent.
There’s currently a limit to how many people in the world can use digital services like Facebook and Netflix.
What happens when the incarnation of a problem buys the right to decide what the problem is and how to fix it?
Mr. Musk has not been a responsible caretaker for the companies he already oversees.
Federal privacy bills, security legislation and antitrust laws to address the power of the tech giants have all failed to advance in Congress, despite hand wringing and shows of bipartisan support.
The Digital Services Act would force Meta, Google and others to combat misinformation and restrict certain online ads. How European officials will wield it remains to be seen.
The former president has embarked on a campaign to warn that the scourge of online falsehoods has eroded the foundations of democracy.
Readers discuss the free speech and media ownership issues raised by the offer. Also: Strategy in Ukraine; Bernie Sanders; preying on people of color.
OpenAI’s GPT-3 and other neural nets can now write original prose with mind-boggling fluency — a development that could have profound implications for the future.
Section 230 gives companies wide latitude to host as much objectionable content as they wish.
A spokesman for the Facebook founder said the money sent to election offices in 2020 was a “one-time donation.” The grants prompted Republicans to push for bans on private donations for elections.
Tech companies really want their employees to be happy — or at least less annoyed — about returning. So they’re providing concerts, food trucks and other perks.
The president has brought innovation, jobs and growth. Still, resentments fester on the eve of the presidential election.
Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage.
The bill aims to compensate struggling news organizations, and follows similar moves by Europe and Australia.
Experts say the hackers’ intentions might not be to actually trick anyone, but to erode confidence in Ukrainian media outlets and institutions.
The company reports millions of photos and videos of suspected child sexual abuse each year. But when ages are unclear, young people are treated as adults and the images are not reported to the authorities.
The rules over what war content is permitted on Facebook and Instagram keep changing, causing internal confusion.