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Teens Love TikTok. Silicon Valley Is Trying to Stage an Intervention.

SAN FRANCISCO — Teenagers are gaga for TikTok. That’s why Silicon Valley is so worried about it. TikTok, which is run by a seven-year-old company in Beijing called ByteDance, allows people to create short, snappy videos and share them around the world. That simple concept has fueled its rise to quickly become one of the […]

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Aaron Sorkin: An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg

Mark, In 2011, I wrote “The Social Network” and I know you wish I hadn’t. You protested that the film was inaccurate and that Hollywood didn’t understand that some people build things just for the sake of building them. (We do understand that — we do it every day.) I didn’t push back on your […]

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Should Facebook Be Fact-Checked?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Should Facebook be more strict when it comes to fact-checking political ads? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists debate growing concern over the social media giant’s role in American politics. Michelle Goldberg notes […]

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Your Move, Facebook

That’s one small step by @jack, one giant leap for tweetkind. It’s not as significant as man conquering space, but Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, moonwalked into the digital future on Wednesday with a move that was both unexpected and inevitable. In a Twitter thread (of course), he declared that the company would no longer […]

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Twitter Will Ban All Political Ads, C.E.O. Dorsey Says

SAN FRANCISCO — Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, said on Wednesday that the social media service would ban political ads on its platform, in a stark contrast to rival Facebook, which has faced blowback for taking a hands-off approach to political advertising. Mr. Dorsey announced the decision on Twitter, saying he believed that the reach […]

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Trump, Zuckerberg & Pals Are Breaking America

If America’s worst enemies had spent years designing a plan to erode our greatest strengths, they could not have done better than what some of our fellow citizens are doing to the country every day for short-term financial or political gain. Prominent figures in government, politics and commerce are behaving in ways that are so […]

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Dissent Erupts at Facebook Over Hands-Off Stance on Political Ads

SAN FRANCISCO — The letter was aimed at Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, and his top lieutenants. It decried the social network’s recent decision to let politicians post any claims they wanted — even false ones — in ads on the site. It asked Facebook’s leaders to rethink the stance. Facebook’s position on political advertising […]

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What Does Mark Zuckerberg Actually Believe?

With a presidential election looming, it seems everyone is trying to get inside Mark Zuckerberg’s head. Earlier this month, The Verge released leaked audio of the Facebook co-founder and chief executive calling Senator Elizabeth Warren’s plans to break up Facebook an “existential” threat to the company. His comments kicked off a monthlong debate over Facebook’s […]

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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Can Help the News Business

When reporters at The Minnesota Star Tribune discovered that infant deaths had significantly increased in the state’s child care facilities, they published a series of articles that ended up driving changes in the law. They won a Pulitzer Prize — and within months the infant mortality rate had dropped. As someone married to a pediatrician […]

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Why Doesn’t Mark Zuckerberg Get It?

If Facebook were a religion, it would be the world’s largest faith, with just under a third of the planet, 2.4 billion people, tied into a network controlled largely by one man. It’s a business, of course, with a business model that makes much of its money by channeling tidings of sludge around, often to […]

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Facebook Calls Truce With Publishers as It Unveils Facebook News

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook and the publishing industry have long been frenemies: Occasionally they teamed up, but mostly they competed. Now the two sides have formed an uneasy truce. Facebook on Friday unveiled Facebook News, its latest foray into digital publishing. The product is a new section of the social network’s mobile app that is […]

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Can We Trust Facebook to Run a Bank?

ImageCredit…Illustration by Nicholas Konrad; photographs by Pete Marovich for The New York Times, Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times, and Eric Thayer for The New York Times This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. Facebook could hardly help drawing the world’s jaundiced eye when […]

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Mark Zuckerberg, Have You Considered Retirement?

If I were Mark Zuckerberg — newfound defender-to-the-death of liberal free expression even if it includes outright lying except if there’s female nipples, a would-be curer of all the world’s disease, side-gig education reformer, immigration crusader, quirky dad, fifth wealthiest person in the world, hobnobber to pundits and politicians and all-around do-gooder digital hegemon who […]

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Zuckerberg Defends Facebook Cryptocurrency Project to House Committee

WASHINGTON — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, returned to the hot seat on Wednesday to defend a cryptocurrency project that has become the latest target of criticism from lawmakers frustrated with the social media giant. In a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee, Mr. Zuckerberg presented a rosy view of how the cryptocurrency would […]

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Facebook Lays On the Charm for Its Libra Cryptocurrency Plan

WASHINGTON — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a cryptocurrency that would replace traditional money all over the world appears to be on life support. Regulators and lawmakers have mocked it. Key partners like Visa and Mastercard have stepped away from it. But the company isn’t backing down. Facebook executives fanned out in the capital last […]

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China’s Cryptocurrency Plan Has a Powerful Partner: Big Brother

BEIJING — When Facebook announced plans this year for a cryptocurrency called Libra, it said its goal was to reinvent money for the internet age. What the company probably didn’t imagine was that its efforts might spur China to get there first. China wants to start replacing the cash that people carry with a digital […]

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Zuckerberg, Inflaming Debate, Asserts Facebook Stands for Free Expression

WASHINGTON — Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday gave a full-throated defense of Facebook as a champion of free expression, aiming to put the social network above politics as impeachment proceedings over President Trump and the 2020 presidential election have increasingly made his company a target. In a winding, 35-minute speech at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall — […]

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Warren Dares Facebook With Intentionally False Political Ad

WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren is playing a game of dare with Facebook. The Democratic presidential candidate bought a political ad on the social network this past week that purposefully includes false claims about Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, and President Trump to goad the social network to remove misinformation in political ads ahead of the […]

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