In the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack on London Bridge—one that left at least seven people dead—Facebook has announced its intent to render its platform “hostile” to terrorists.
The first thing you’ll notice after directing your browser to Jennifer Garner’s Facebook page is that its cover photo is an image of her and several children—many of whom are definitely not hers—in a field of beets. Or at least I think they’re beets. They may be radishes. (I don’t know, the photo is blurry.)
When I idly tabbed over to Facebook for a little late-afternoon unproductivity, this is what greeted me from the Weather Channel: a video casually captioned, “This bizarre video of a clam digging in sand has gone viral.”
Facebook probably knows more about you than your own family, and the company often uses these type of insights to help sell you products. The best—or worst!—new example of this comes from the newspaper The Australian, which says it got its hands on some leaked internal Facebook documents.
In March, investigations revealed that enlisted and veteran Marines had been circulating thousands of photographs of nude and partially-clothed women—many of which were fellow marines. The scandal left many disappointed with the tepid response from military officials. The Navy and Marine Corps have now taken at least…
Steve Stephens, the Cleveland murder suspect who uploaded footage of himself shooting 74-year-old Robert Goodwin on Easter Sunday, reportedly died in Pennsylvania on Tuesday after police gave chase to his vehicle.
Facebook is finally attempting to automate a system for taking down and guarding against the sharing of nude images or videos without users’ consent, a crime that’s disturbing in its regularity.
Chicago police are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a 15 year old girl that was recorded on Facebook Live and watched by “dozens” of viewers.
Active duty and retired members of the United States Marine Corps are being investigated for sharing nude photos of women—many of them fellow Marines—on a secret Facebook page. Some of these photographs were purportedly taken without the knowledge and consent of the subject.
Common decency is rare in these vile times. Facebook is overrun by lying profiteers. Twitter remains the best place to be threatened by complete strangers. Worst of all, people on Instagram continue to shit up the timelines of their followers by posting a dozen photos from the same dull brunch that, if we’re being…
Today is Valentine’s Day—a great excuse to spend a romantic evening with your significant other(s), and a pretty cool time to work on commission at a jewelry store. But for every couple or polyamorous gaggle sharing swigs of cheap wine, there are plenty of single people just trying to forget about the sickening level…
On December 30, a girl named Katelyn Nicole Davis from Cedartown, GA, live streamed her own death on social media, explaining that she had been sexually abused by a family member before hanging herself in front of her home.
Dov Katz, a senior Oculus employee who was arrested in December after allegedly trying to solicit sex from an undercover law enforcement officer posing as a 15-year-old girl, pleaded not guilty today at his arraignment in the King County Superior Court. Katz is formally charged with “attempted commercial sexual abuse…
Housing in and around Silicon Valley has been an issue for anyone not making tech figure salaries for some time, with more and more people outside the industry being displaced by the needs of Facebook and Google workers.
For the hordes of people who get their news from Facebook, today brought a particularly hairy situation with it. And by that we mean pubic hair.
There is a well-documented problem with diversity in the male-dominated tech world. Who’s to blame? A new survey of some of the most powerful future Silicon Valley millionaires reveals that men, shockingly, want to blame everyone and everything but the tech industry itself.
If like a huge number of Americans you get your news from social media, you’re likely to have seen a story this week claiming that pop star Taylor Swift is a proud Trump supporter. The report is completely fabricated—as is the image of Swift wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
It’s no secret that Facebook has a fake news problem. Critics have accused the social network of allowing false and hoax news stories to run rampant, with some suggesting that Facebook contributed to Donald Trump’s election by letting hyper-partisan websites spread false and misleading information. Mark Zuckerberg has…
Facebook knows everything about you. What if they could diagnose your state of mind and suggest articles, or heck, medical treatment based on the facial expressions in your profile photos?
If you’re the sort of masochist who’s keen to spend the two and a half weeks prior to the election gorging on Trump-related content, then a.) I’m so sorry and b.) you’re in luck. As of tonight, his campaign is producing a nightly news show on Facebook Live: an all access pass to one putrescent orange marshmallow and…