Tag: transparency

Facebook: We Show People Completely Random Garbage, Not Nazi Stuff

In an apparent attempt to brutally own New York Times columnist Kevin Roose—with whom I previously worked—for having set up a Twitter account that shows the most-engaged with content on Facebook is, per its own metrics, brain-rotting right-wing garbage, Facebook released a report on Wednesday showing instead that the most widely-viewed content on the platform […]

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The New WikiLeaks

At its best, the work of DDoSecrets reveals the limits of official transparency, of authorized government leaks and incrementalist beat reporting and FOIA requests that yield pages of useless redactions. Nowhere is this more visible than with BlueLeaks. “Reading the unredacted, hacked documents gives a very different picture than the selections you get from an […]

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Senators Demand Answers From Zuckerberg Over Suspended Researchers

Mark Zuckerberg speaks virtually during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees hearing, in March this year. Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Mark Zuckerberg’s pigeonhole at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters in Silicon Valley must be getting […]

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