• co-founder Sep 30, 2019

    WeWork Shelves Plan for IPO, Tries to Rebuild Battered Image

    WeWork’s new leaders shelved plans to enter the stock market Monday as they sought to repair the battered image of a company that appeared to revolutionize the office-rental industry and was poised just weeks ago to go public with a valuation of nearly $50 billion. The decision came less than a week after co-founder Adam Neumman stepped aside as chief...

  • United States Apr 14, 2019

    Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Back Up After Massive Outage

    Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were affected by the outage. Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook had been down since 6:30 a.m. EST in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in the northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines.

  • Facebook Jan 8, 2019

    Facebook Removes Page Attacking R. Kelly Accusers

    A Facebook page that sought to discredit women who accused R. Kelly of abuse has been pulled for violating the social media network’s terms of service.

  • Facebook Aug 6, 2018

    Facebook Joins Apple, Spotify in Banning Infowars' Alex Jones

    Facebook has removed four pages that belong to conspiracy theorist and far-right radio host Alex Jones, explaining in a blog post Monday that content posted on the pages over the last several days violates the social media network’s community standards for “glorifying violence” and “using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants.” Facebook unpublished the Infowars...

  • texas Jul 6, 2018

    Facebook Sorry for Flagging Declaration of Independence Excerpt as Hate Speech

    In anticipation of Fourth of July, a Texas-based publisher posted various passages from the Declaration of Independence on its Facebook page in an attempt to make it “a little easier to digest,” according to NBC News. But Facebook’s algorithm detected the phrase “merciless Indian savages” and flagged the passage that features those words as hate speech. The passage was flagged...

  • Facebook Apr 9, 2018

    Top Facebook Official to Exit Over Spread of Disinformation: Report

    Facebook Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos is reportedly leaving after disagreements over how the social media network should handle the spread of disinformation, the New York Times reported. In a tweet, Stamos said he was still employed, but that his role had changed to “exploring emerging security risks and working on election security.” Stamos has been a strong advocate...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Aug 29, 2017

    Nextdoor.com: Social Media Goes Local

    Another social media network has skyrocketed in popularity with a nationwide audience that numbers into the tens of millions, but Nextdoor.com’s posts focus only on what’s happening in your neighborhood.

  • Facebook May 4, 2017

    Ringling Bros. Final Show Coming to Facebook Live

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus first wowed audiences in the 19th century. For the iconic American spectacle’s final act, it will broadcast the final performance on a 21st century medium: Facebook Live.

  • United States Jul 26, 2016

    Twitter to Live Stream 1 MLB, 1 NHL Game Per Week

    Twitter will live stream for free one Major League Baseball game and one National Hockey League game per week under a new deal.

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