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The incredibly famous 30,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf is one of the oldest pieces of art in existence and a cultural treasure almost beyond imagining. And you know what else? She is too hot for Facebook.
In 2009, Ashley Jordan went to a party at her friend Thomas Oliver’s house in Portland, Oregon. The two had met a few months earlier at a bar. They had a few friends in common; both were part of a small scene that centered around the local music community. It was towards the end of the evening and most everyone was…
As special prosecutor Robert Mueller continues to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia and alleged interference with the US election, Facebook officials reportedly revealed to investigators that the company sold political ads to a pro-Putin Russian company.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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…
About 15 Boulder, Colorado high schoolers participated in a Facebook group calling for the “execution” of Jews and African Americans, leading to the expulsion of five students from Boulder Prep high school, The Guardian reported on Friday.
There was a time when we all took Facebook very, very seriously. When you would write “Where are you?!? Lunch @ 1??” on a friend’s wall. When you would post a status update just to remind everyone about some Radiohead lyrics. Maybe some of you are still living in that time, and listen, I don’t judge you. But back in…
Last week, the city of East Liverpool, Ohio, uploaded a pair of photographs to Facebook, taken of an adult couple nodding off on heroin with a 4-year-old child in the back of their car, along with the police report from the incident. The city presented it as a morality tale: “We feel it necessary to show the other…