The Bottom Line

Is there any way to combat fake news and misinformation online?

Can the free flow of opinion and information be guaranteed on the Internet while clamping down on 'influence campaigns'?

AJ Impact

Twitter bans political advertisements from its platform

Platform's CEO says 'reach' of social media raises 'significant risks' to politics, raising pressure on Facebook to act.

Twitter bans political advertisements from its platform

AJ Impact

Zuckerberg grilled by US lawmakers over Libra

Zuckerberg tells US lawmakers Facebook won't back any move by Libra until it has satisfied all US regulatory concerns.

Zuckerberg grilled by US lawmakers over Libra

AJ Impact

Ahead of 2020 vote, Facebook boosts election security efforts

Social media giant has also suspended networks of accounts from Russia and Iran that spread divisive political messages.

Ahead of 2020 vote, Facebook boosts election security efforts

AJ Impact

Zuckerberg: 'Fifth estate' should not decide what is credible

Facebook CEO says social media companies ought not be responsible for judging the merits of political expression.

Zuckerberg: 'Fifth estate' should not decide what is credible

Facebook

Facebook removes accounts from UAE, Nigeria, Egypt and Indonesia

Hundreds of pages accused of 'coordinated inauthentic behaviour' and misleading millions of users worldwide.

Facebook removes accounts from UAE, Nigeria, Egypt and Indonesia

AJ Impact

US lawmakers ask big tech firms for documents in expanding probe

Bipartisan congressional investigation widens, as legislators request internal communications and data on competitors.

US lawmakers ask big tech firms for documents in expanding probe

AJ Impact

Friends and/or lovers? Facebook launches dating service in US

The social network offers users potential romantic relationships, but privacy advocates fear company could mine data.

Friends and/or lovers? Facebook launches dating service in US

AJ Impact

Short Answer

Facebook to pay $5bn fine, but will privacy prevail?

FTC imposed new rules on the social media giant as part of settlement. However, pressure is on for more drastic reform.

Facebook to pay $5bn fine, but will privacy prevail?

AJ Impact

US legislator blasts Facebook's Libra plan as digital 'bin Laden'

Social media giant's ambitious cryptocurrency proposal receives bipartisan wrath from members of Congress.

US legislator blasts Facebook's Libra plan as digital 'bin Laden'

Facebook

Facebook cofounder says it's time to break up company

In an opinion piece, Chris Hughes writes that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has sacrificed 'security and civility for clicks'.

Facebook cofounder says it's time to break up company

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook spends more than $22m on CEO Zuckerberg's safety

About $20m went towards security for Mark Zuckerberg and his family, up from about $9m the prior year.

Facebook spends more than $22m on CEO Zuckerberg's safety

The Listening Post

What happened to Zuckerberg's 2018 resolution to 'fix Facebook'?

Multiple scandals have exposed the business calculations the company has made, which contradict its feel-good image.

The Listening Post

Resolutions vs reality: Facebook's disastrous 2018

Facebook's end-of-year wrap glossed over most of its own bad news. Plus, US immigration raids caught on camera.

UpFront

Is Facebook ruining the world?

We challenge visionary Jaron Lanier on why he thinks we all need to delete our social media accounts immediately.