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The world’s largest social network has more than 2 billion daily users, and is expanding rapidly around the world. Led by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook undergirds much of the world’s communication online, both through its flagship app and its subsidiaries Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus. Despite huge financial success, Facebook is also confronted with questions about data privacy, hate speech on the platform, and concerns that frequent social media use can lead to unhappiness. The Verge publishes a nightly newsletter about Facebook and democracy,

What just happened this week?

Ah, what a year this week has been! Our entire perception of time has already been skewed by the pandemic, but even by that standard the last few days have felt like a bizarre time...

Facebook ads made News Feeds in Georgia more partisan and less informative

When Facebook lifted its ban on political ads in Georgia, local News Feeds became dramatically more partisan and less informative, according to research published on Tuesday by The...

How Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube are handling live streams of the Capitol mob attack

A mob of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building this afternoon, and the event was live-streamed. On YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and more, you could get a ...

Twitter pulls Trump video that it said posed a ‘risk of violence’

In the wake of an unprecedented mob attack on the Capitol building, Twitter restricted and then removed a tweet from President Donald Trump, including its attached video. Users ini...

Facebook declares ‘emergency situation’ and removes Trump video

As rioters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, Facebook removed a video from President Donald Trump responding to the violence. The decision came around an hour after the video wa...

Facebook’s UK users will lose EU privacy protections next year

Facebook is moving its UK users out from under the strict privacy protections of the European Union, according to a report from Reuters. Users of the social media site, and of Inst...

Facebook will combat COVID-19 misinformation more directly with notifications to users

Facebook will send notifications directly to users who like, share, or comment on COVID-19 posts that violate the company’s terms of service, according to a report from Fast Comp...

Facebook criticizes Apple’s iOS privacy changes with full-page newspaper ads

Facebook is publicly criticizing Apple’s upcoming iOS privacy changes in full-page newspaper ads today. “We’re standing up to Apple for small businesses everywhere,” reads ...

The year Instagram became Facebook

Instagram spent much of the past eight years fighting to maintain its independence from Facebook. In 2020, the fight was over. Instagram has rolled out a series of features that ar...

Apple defends upcoming privacy changes as ‘standing up for our users’

Apple has responded to Facebook’s critiques of its upcoming privacy changes by saying that is “standing up for our users,” in a statement shared with The Verge. Facebook has ...
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eBay Motors’ AI-powered tools will let you list a car in...

eBay Motors is a new app from the auction site aimed at streamlining the process of buying and selling used cars, and it includes a couple of AI-powered features that eBay claims w...