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[Popular.info, 2020-10-06] Facebook gives Breitbart a pass for COVID misinformation.
[2020-08-19] Health misinformation pages got half a billion views on Facebook in April 2020. Health misinformation has received almost four times as many Facebook views as information from reliable sources.
[2020-08-19] Report: Facebook's Algorithm: A Major Threat to Public Health. Avaaz uncovers health misinformation spreading networks with an estimated 3.8 billion views in the last year -- and shows how to quarantine this infodemic.
[2020-06-26] Facebook to change advertising policy as European giant pulls ads. Platform will prohibit hate speech in its ads, Zuckerberg says.
[2020-06-23] [erosion of privacy] Facebook accused of trying to bypass GDPR, slurp domain owners' personal WHOIS info via an obscure process. Antisocial network floods registrars with unjustified data requests.
[2020-05-30] Facebook declines to take action against Trump statements. Twitter responded to the president's post, which suggested violence against protesters, by hiding it behind a warning label.
[2020-05-27] Exxon, Amazon and Facebook Should Heed Shareholders' Calls for Political Activity Disclosure, Removal of Political Misinformation. Misinformation, undisclosed political spending continue to undermine our democracy.
[2020-05-26] Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make the Site Less Divisive. The social-media giant internally studied how it polarizes users, then largely shelved the research.
[2020-05-26] Facebook Ignored Internal Warnings Its Algorithms Were Intensifying Divisiveness. "Facebook knows what it's doing, intentionally continues to cause harm to increase engagement and profit, and will never fix these problems themselves."
[2020-04-29] WhatsApp: Israeli firm "deeply involved" in hacking our users. The WhatsApp Messenger ("WhatsApp") is an American freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) service owned by Facebook, Inc.
[2020-04-25] Probing Facebook's Misinformation Machine.
[2020-01-29; includes video] Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's goal is no longer to be "Liked". Zuckerberg struggles to explain that Facebook does not fact check any ads.
[2020-02-04] Instagram Brings In More Than a Quarter of Facebook Sales. [$20 billion in 2019]
[2020-08-16] Facebook algorithm found to "actively promote" Holocaust denial. Similar content is also readily accessible across Twitter, YouTube and Reddit, says UK-based counter-extremist group.
[2020-08-17] Report: Hosting the "Holohoax:" A Snapshot of Holocaust Denial Across Social Media.
[2020-07-08] Facebook audit finds biased algorithms, civil rights setbacks. As hundreds of companies boycott Facebook, an audit highlighted recent civil rights setbacks -- including the company's decision to exempt politicians from fact-checking, even when statements violated existing policies.
[2020-06-29] Facebook's Ad Problem Just Turned Into a Full-Blown Crisis. Mark Zuckerberg is scrambling to appease Facebook's critics as big and small brands pull their ad money, but it doesn't seem to be working this time.
[captured 2020-06-29] Stop Hate For Profit. What would you do with $70 billion? We know what Facebook did.
They allowed incitement to violence against protesters fighting for racial justice in America in the wake of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and so many others.
They named Breitbart News a "trusted news source" and made The Daily Caller a "fact checker" -- despite both publications having records of working with known white nationalists.
They turned a blind eye to blatant voter suppression on their platform.
Could they protect and support Black users? Could they call out Holocaust denial as hate? Could they help get out the vote? They absolutely could. But they are actively choosing not to do so.
99% of Facebook's $70 billion is made through advertising.
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