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with Tonya Riley Facebook employees have alleged for some time that the social network has “a black people problem.” It could get worse.  Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement at a company-wide meeting that he’s keeping company’s hands-off approach to President Trump’s controversial posts isn’t just stoking dissension among current employees: The decision also threatens to …

Updated on April 18 at 2:00 p.m. Look at a thousand of the millions of Facebook ads Donald Trump has run, and it’s hard to believe that they represent a winning strategy. They recycle the same imagery and themes, over and over: Trump, photoshopped in front of a flag, points a finger. Trump claps before …

Facebook is releasing a new tool today that will allow its users to transfer photos directly to Google Photos. The tool is being released initially in Ireland, and will be available worldwide in the first half of 2020. “For almost a decade, we’ve enabled people to download their information from Facebook,” explains Steve Satterfield, director …

Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress this week. Move fast and break things” was the infamous motto of Facebook since the early days of the social networking company. Who knew that one of the “things” that Mark Zuckerberg would go on to break would be our collective sense of objective truth? Or worse, that …

Zuckerberg’s approach to political speech has come under fire in recent weeks. Democrats have taken particular issue with Facebook’s decision to allow an ad from President Trump’s 2020 campaign that included falsehoods about former vice president Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) responded to Facebook’s decision by running her own campaign …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook had said it hoped to launch Libra in 2020 Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency must not go ahead until the company proves it is safe and secure, according to a report by the world biggest economies. In a blow to the social media giant, the report by the G7 group …

Nearly every payment firm that initially agreed to join Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra has backed out, in a potentially fatal blow to the social network’s plan for a worldwide digital currency. Visa and Mastercard said on Friday they would no longer participate in the Libra Association and Latin American payment system Mercado Pago announced it would …

Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress in April, 2018. Facebook is only 15 years old, yet in that time it has become the world’s dominant social media platform, boasting more than 2.4 billion users. It has also become the world’s second-largest digital advertising platform, effectively the runner-up in a worldwide duopoly dominated by Google. …

Facebook is now offering facial-recognition features to all of its users, but says it will keep the capabilities turned off by default. In a blog post Tuesday, Facebook said facial recognition will be off for all new users -— unless they opt to turn it on — as well as for existing users who do nothing in response to a forthcoming …

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has built an extensive network of tracking technology outside of its core social network to bolster its targeted advertising business. That has allowed the company to collect information about its users’ browsing habits, even when they were not using the social network. On Tuesday, Facebook said it was changing its practices …