Trump Accuses Social Media Sites of Discriminating Against The Conservative Voice

Within the past few days, President Donald Trump has sided with the argument that social media silences conservatives. Sources say that Trump’s recent tweets about the issued social media bans sparked from Alex Jones’ 7-day suspension from Twitter. Jones is a conservative podcast host and has been banned from Facebook, Google, and now Twitter, for […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • August 21, 2018
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Conservative Podcaster Alex Jones Banned From Social Media Sites

Conservative podcaster Alex Jones has been banned from several social media sites including Facebook, YouTube, Apple, Google, and Spotify. The sites are claiming that Jones infringed on their hate speech policy. The sites have not commented on what posts led to the banning. After being banned, Jones Tweeted: “We’ve been banned completely on Facebook, Apple, […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • August 9, 2018
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Facebook and Instagram will tell you usage time

Users can now see if they’re addicted to social media Starting Wednesday, Facebook and Instagram users will be able to track how much time they spend on the applications. This includes data about the time spent daily and weekly, an option to stop push notifications for specific timeframes, and a self-implemented cutoff time for social […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 2, 2018
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Facebook removes Russian-linked accounts

When it rains, it pours Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has removed multiple accounts that they believe are attached to Russians targeting US political elections. Facebook told lawmakers that over 30 accounts were likely linked to Russia, who used the pages to push political agendas. For example, the pages and events featured an anti-“Unite […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 1, 2018
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Facebook stock plummets

Facebook face-palm Before Facebook’s announcement late Wednesday, their stock was doing well. It rose just under one percent to give the company a new record high stock value of $216.30. But then, Facebook shocked investors, warning that sales will slow in the coming quarters as they continue to tackle privacy issues. Because of this, their […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 26, 2018
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Facebook being charged in UK for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook’s back is against the wall yet again On Tuesday, UK authorities announced that Facebook will be charged £500,000 for the Cambridge Analytica scandal. According to the authorities, Facebook failed to keep data of its users safe, and simultaneously, it did not inform users of how Cambridge Analytica used their data for political gain. In March, […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 12, 2018
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Facebook Apologizes For Flagging The Declaration of Independence as Hate Speech

Facebook has apologized for flagging pieces of the Declaration of Independence as hate speech. The post was published by The Vindicator, a newspaper located in Texas, and included several sections of the document. After only minutes, Facebook’s algorithm for deleting hate speech flagged the post and took it down. The term “Indian Savages” set off […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • July 10, 2018
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Facebook will discontinue drone project

Facebook steps back from drone project Facebook announced on Tuesday that it will no longer pursue the Aquila program, the internet-drone project it launched in 2014. The object of the drones was to send Internet down from the sky to anywhere in the globe. Facebook built and tested a droned successfully in 2015, but the […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 28, 2018
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RAICES Fundraiser Soars to New Heights

The separation of immigrant families is touching the hearts of people around the world. Hundreds of thousands of donations have rolled in, totaling more than $19.4 million in less than a week. The Facebook fundraiser is called “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child”. The fundraiser launched on Sunday, June 17th and the target is […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • June 23, 2018
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