What can and should be done in light in response to the Facebook Files? The issues are undoubtedly complex, but solutions need to centre on children’s rights and prioritize what young people need.
Targeted online ads allow shady advertisers to fly under radar. History shows a need for public accountability.
Many people are feeling the urge to quit Facebook. It’s not hard to do, technically speaking. It’s a good idea, however, to pause first and look back on your digital memories.
If you don’t understand how your data is being used, and how to manage this, you’re not alone.
It’s tempting to think limits would cause teens to riot in the streets. But Facebook’s own research reveals that young people are well aware of social media’s downsides.
You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media, your cognitive biases can lead you astray, something organized disinformation campaigns count on.
We explored experiences of cyberbullying among young people in the UK. This is what we found.
Facebook users no longer see the site as a confidant. They’re struggling with how to deal with a messy codependence – and whether to just break up and move on with healthier friends.
It took Facebook nearly six hours to get its services back online. In the meantime, Twitter had a field day.
In one past example, Facebook allowed an ad targeting ‘Jew haters’. A new Australian initiative will collect data on its dubious targeted advertising practices closer to home.
Recent reporting suggests Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg presented different versions of the company’s policies in private and public. That could draw the scrutiny of regulators.
New information Instagram makes teens feel worse about their bodies is an opportunity for parents to start a conversation with their children about their online lives, and encourage positive habits.
A study of Facebook’s Ad Library over the past three months, shows what federal MPs, state premiers and political parties are spending on the social media platform.
You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media your cognitive biases can lead you astray, something organized disinformation campaigns count on.
There is ample research about how harmful Instagram is for teen girls, especially around body image. It turns out Facebook’s own research confirms it.
Facebook is adamant its new “smart glasses” won’t be a privacy nightmare. But it is clearly bidding to normalise the use of wearable tech. And if video Ray-Bans go mainstream, what comes next?
You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media your cognitive biases can lead you astray.
Facebook is providing information on political ad purchases during the federal election. This data provides a glimpse into how voters are targeted by political parties using social media platforms.
Facebook’s public attempts to combat misinformation in advance of the upcoming election are ineffective and serve to improve the company’s image.
The changes do not stop Facebook itself from collecting young users’ data and keeping it.