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Democrats unveil bill to ban online ‘surveillance advertising’

It could reshape the entire tech industry

Buy Nothing exploded on Facebook — now it wants a platform of its own

A new app hopes to be an independent platform for the wildly popular Buy Nothing groups


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, subscribe here.

Meta’s real antitrust problems are only beginning

Judge says the FTC’s Meta monopoly lawsuit can go forward

Facebook contractors threaten to stop work over missing paychecks

Facebook is giving you homework to learn about its privacy settings

France fines Google and Facebook for pushing tracking cookies on users with dark patterns

Google and Facebook make it harder to reject cookies

Turning Point is quietly building the next generation of conservative influencers

Influencer first, conservative second

Meta releases newsletter platform numbers, and it’s good news for Substack

Meta cracks down on phishing scams that use its trademarks

Meta alerts 50,000 users to targeting by ‘surveillance-for-hire’ companies

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

In Arizona, Facebook’s content moderators get through the day with sex, drugs, and guns

Ray-Ban Stories get software update adding Facebook Messenger support

Oversight Board raises alarm over Facebook’s role in Ethiopian conflict

Meta adds Quest 2, Portal, and Ray-Ban Stories updates to its bug bounty program