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Between July & September 2019, one piece of harmful content was viewed online every second. We partnered with The Global Alliance for Responsible Media to ensure everybody's safety: https://wef.ch/2QTOXKM @ProcterGamble @Facebook @Google @Unilever @wfamarketers #wefimpact #wef20
I was being a little tongue-in-cheek when I wrote about the "@Facebook Election Commission" in 2017: https://sunlightfoundation.com/2017/09/21/why-congress-must-hold-the-facebook-election-commission-accountable-to-its-transparency-commitments/ …but I don't think it's hyperbole in 2020 to say that they have more power over political ads online than the @FEC. https://www.fecmia.com/ https://twitter.com/emilybell/status/1220470998832689153
If Congress debated & marked up a version of the Honest Ads Act – and the @FEC once again had a full quorum – then "We the People" could define how transparency & accountability apply to public discourse online, not tech companies. https://e-pluribusunum.org/2019/09/18/snapchats-political-ad-disclosure-once-again-shows-the-limits-of-self-regulation/amp/
@YaelEisenstat served at @CIA + @Facebook ~ live discussion with ⁦@PaulRieckhoff⁩ at ⁦@betaworkstudios this week!!!! Great discussion! now available 👇👇👂 https://www.breaker.audio/angry-americans-with-paul-rieckhoff/e/56937346
Step inside a historic landmark with 'Rebuilding Notre Dame,' a new VR documentary by @targostories and @oculus
RT @davidenrich: @kashhill @Twitter Big question is what if anything @Facebook does. Clearview openly boasts about improperly scraping Face…
Proud to be named a @HRC Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the 6th year in a row -- our score reflects the hard work that our LGBTQ community and our allies across the company do to make LGBTQ inclusion a priority. #CEI2020 http://hrc.org/cei
Great news. We're expanding our @mediawise program to first-time voters. Introducing the MediaWise Voter Project (#MVP) - helping young people with media and voting literacy as they prepare to participate in the 2020 Election. Thanks @Facebook for supporting this important work. https://twitter.com/mediawise/status/1220090636965236736
At #davosdirect, here is @kaifulee Explaining how @Facebook should treat #FakeNews as pollution. @DavidKirkpatric noted the contrast with @Microsoft’s announcement of becoming carbon negative spearheaded by fellow panelist Brad Smith. @techonomy @Wipro
RT @wagatwe: .@Facebook does not care about abuse or violence. It cares about its bottom line.
RT @slpng_giants: Once again, @Facebook proves that they don’t care about extremism, violent threats or even, it seems, their own Terms of…
Calling you out on your failure to self-regulate! @Facebook @fbnewsroom @FacebookGaming @Facebookdesign @fbplatform @fb_engineering @Facebookai @FacebookWatch @Facebookedu @fbOpenSource https://twitter.com/johnleguizamo/status/1219243194128445440
What bad behaviors have @Google & @Facebook's ad algorithms created? How is @cjgbest (Co-Founder of @substackinc) working to fix them? Full discussion 👇 Watch the full episode 🎥: http://bit.ly/2sN5XJg
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RT @noUpside: @Facebook This should not be the experience that public health advocates have when they try to do their jobs. https://t.co/v2…
RT @noUpside: @Facebook Instead, ad hoc groups of *volunteers* - in this case, other pediatricians! - took shifts moderating Dr. Baldwin’s…
RT @noUpside: Then, as almost always happens, antivax groups on @Facebook got mad and decided that they had to “educate” the doctor...and a…
Then, as almost always happens, antivax groups on @Facebook got mad and decided that they had to “educate” the doctor...and also attempt to destroy her reputation with fake Yelp & Google reviews, barrage her contacts in DMs, etc, make creepy lying memes, call with threats, etc.
Flying monkeys engaging in coordinated brigading to harass and silence people is a problem that Facebook has downplayed and avoided handling for years and years. They pay lip service to “better moderation tools” in bad press cycles, but have delivered nothing remotely adequate.
People who have diagrammed this kind of abuse for them have suggested shared block lists, an ability to turn off comments, an option to temporarily (or permanently) block people who are members of the group or likes the Page that put out the call to brigade....there are options.
Instead, ad hoc groups of *volunteers* - in this case, other pediatricians! - took shifts moderating Dr. Baldwin’s social profiles, reporting fake reviews. They deleted and banned ~5000 people (and kept a spreadsheet of the ones on FB).
Other public health figures are considering preemptively using that spreadsheet to block. Doctors are organizing harassment management support groups and counter-actions. It's insane that this is where we are. https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-vaccine-attacks-20190317-story.html
Users who have better things to do, important work to do, wasting hours of their time to manage what platforms won’t...to handle predictable, well-documented, repetitive harassment behavior. It’s embarrassing for FB at this point how bad their user-controlled moderation tools are
As Zuck prattles on in revisionist blog posts about how he intended FB to “Give people a voice”, he consistently misses this point: harassment of this sort *silences* voices. It deters counterspeech to terrible ideas by making the reputational, time, and sanity cost too high...
and that’s why the flying monkeys do it. When it's clear that the cost of producing a cute public health PSA is abuse, death threats, and attempts to tank your livelihood, what 👩‍⚕️ or 👨‍🔬 really wants to bother?
Twitter is rolling out new tools to give users more power to manage their experience by limiting who can reply to tweets. It’s a great step, and while there will probably be some unexpected changes in conversation dynamics, it's a tangible effort to give users more control.
And in Dr. Baldwin’s case, interestingly, the platform with the least amount of harassment has apparently been...TikTok. They have a chance to build user protection features correctly from the getgo. I hope they take it.
This should not be the experience that public health advocates have when they try to do their jobs. https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/01/17/vaccines-tiktok-video-of-cincinnati-doctor-nicole-baldwin-goes-viral/4505330002/
So a few days ago a pediatrician made a TikTok video about how vaccines don’t cause autism. It was cute and fun, and it went viral. https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1216521010419101696
How to create 3D photos that pop with a dual-camera smartphone and the @Facebookapp: https://fb.me/fb3dphotos
Get to know the person behind @instagram's design – and where he gets his inspiration from https://www.facebook.com/careers/life/inside-the-creative-mind-of-instagrams-ian-spalter
An inside look at the women working to stop the spread of misinformation, fight voter suppression, and make ads more transparent at Facebook https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-facebook-is-helping-ensure-the-integrity-of-the-2020-election
💙 https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1206754409063108609
How our AR/VR teams are changing the way people work, play, and connect across distances
There's still time to contribute this #GivingTuesday! @TheRock is fundraising for @makeawish - what causes are you supporting today? https://www.facebook.com/donate/996677783999412/ https://twitter.com/TheRock/status/1202024572494725120
It’s #GivingTuesday and we're matching up to $7 million in donations made through Facebook fundraisers – like the one Tara M. created for @Oceana, a nonprofit that aims to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Learn more: http://Facebook.com/fundraisers
How to get your holiday shopping on with Facebook and Instagram 🛍 https://www.today.com/video/how-social-media-could-help-you-get-the-best-holiday-deals-74159173927
@patrickc, CEO of Stripe, and @tylercowen, economist at George Mason University, sit down with our CEO, Mark Zuckerberg to discuss how to accelerate progress. https://about.fb.com/news/2019/11/a-conversation-with-mark-zuckerberg-patrick-collison-and-tyler-cowen/
@patrickc, CEO of Square, and @tylercowen, economist at George Mason University, sat down with our CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to discuss what drives progress and how to accelerate it. Listen to the full conversation 👇 https://about.fb.com/news/2019/11/a-conversation-with-mark-zuckerberg-patrick-collison-and-tyler-cowen/
Meet Jessica, a manager at Facebook who's Nez Perce and Lakota. She's done so much to make us better - from improving the way people register their names on Facebook to making sure we work with companies from diverse backgrounds. https://www.facebook.com/careers/life/advocating-for-the-native-community-at-facebook
👏👏 https://twitter.com/oculus/status/1197551918114979840
People will only feel comfortable on our platforms if they feel safe. Today we’re the sharing the latest Community Standards Enforcement Report, which measures how we’re doing at finding and removing harmful content on Facebook and Instagram. http://transparency.facebook.com
We’ve made progress in important areas such as hate speech, child exploitation imagery, and posts about illegal drugs and firearm sales but we still have more to do. We’ll continue to invest in people and systems to combat harmful content on our platforms.
Learn more about our policies and how they apply to different types of content here 👇 https://about.fb.com/enforcement/
Allow us to re-introduce ourselves - today, we're updating our logo to be clearer this is the company account. For more updates, follow: @messenger @instagram @whatsapp @oculus @portalfacebook and @workplacebyfb
Allow us to re-introduce ourselves - today, we're updating our logo to be clearer that this is the company account. For more updates, follow: @messenger @instagram @whatsapp @oculus @portalfacebook and @workplace.
Team Rubicon mobilizes veterans to continue their service through disaster response. In Houston, a team of veteran volunteers are rebuilding homes destroyed by Hurricane Harvey with Team Rubicon: Houston Rebuild. #VeteransDay #MoreTogether
Excited to partner with @SCOREMentors to provide vets and military members with entrepreneurship resources. #VeteransDay More details at https://www.facebook.com/boost/milvethub https://twitter.com/engadget/status/1192786563509477376
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without some great friends to freak-out with. Share this card with the people you’re frightfully fond of. ⚡️👻 #MoreTogether
Earlier today, a networking issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Facebook's family of apps -- we investigated and have nearly fixed the issue. We're sorry for the inconvenience. #facebookdown
The story of how fundraising on Facebook started -- with a bucket of ice https://www.today.com/video/how-ice-bucket-challenge-creator-used-social-media-to-create-a-movement-72031301785
📰 Introducing Facebook News - a dedicated news tab starting to roll out today in the US
We now have over 35,000 employees working on safety and security See a full list of updates here: https://fb.me/2020
We’ll also more prominently label content across Facebook and Instagram that has been rated false by third-party fact checkers
We’ll begin labeling state-controlled media on their Page and in the Ad Library
We’re updating the Ad Library. A new U.S. presidential candidate spend tracker will share ad details across national, state and regional levels. We’ll also make it clear if an ad ran on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, or the Audience Network
We’re adding more information on who is behind a Page. You’ll begin to see Pages’ “Confirmed Page Owner,” including an organization’s legal name and a verified city, phone number or website
Today, we’re sharing an update on how we’re preparing for the 2020 US elections: https://fb.me/2020
Live from @Georgetown: our CEO, Mark Zuckerberg – Standing For Voice and Free Expression
Happy #HispanicHeritageMonth to our Latinx community! #JuntosSomosMás #MoreTogether 🇦🇷🇧🇿🇧🇴🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇳🇮🇵🇦🇵🇪🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇾🇵🇾🇻🇪
@alvasil started @wheeltheworld on @instagram to help empower people with disabilities to explore the world – he’s now arranged trips for over 900 people to climb volcanoes, explore underwater caves, swim with whale sharks and more
Joe DeRisi and Steve Quake, @czbiohub co-presidents, sat down with our CEO, Mark Zuckerberg to chat about how technology is accelerating health research. Listen to the full conversation: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7712MPJkFGylT4LgVRx3c7
In honor of #WorldMentalHealthDay we've worked with @WHO to release a #LetsTalk sticker pack on @Messenger. Every time a sticker is used, we'll donate $1 to mental health organizations around the world, up to $1 million. http://bit.ly/LetsTalkStickers
Could an AI be your next personal stylist? 🤖💃👜👒 https://www.voguebusiness.com/technology/facebook-ai-fashion-styling
All the updates from Oculus Connect Day 1 #OC6
🙌 @Oculus Quest introduces hand-tracking! Starting in early 2020, you can use your hands in VR as you do in real-life – with no controllers. http://ocul.us/HandTracking
💙💙 https://twitter.com/keselowski/status/1176545704904396802
Learn more: 👉 @alsassociation 👉 @GirlForward 👉 @BronxWorks 👉 @afspnational 👉 @takemethereuk 👉 @DeafPlanetSoul 👉 Deaf Defy https://www.facebook.com/deafdefy/ 👉 I Be Black Girl https://www.facebook.com/ibeblackgirlomaha/
🎉 45 million members of the Facebook community have raised over $2 Billion in support of the people and causes they care about. To celebrate this milestone, we invited a few fundraising leaders to talk about the nonprofits they love
¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Send love to the people in your life who have helped make you who you are. Art by community member and Dominican American artist, Edward Ubiera. #MoreTogether #JuntosSomosMás
Today we are sharing the charter and selection process for the Oversight Board, an independent group that will make final content decisions for Facebook https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/09/oversight-board-membership/
From our CEO: "The board will be an advocate for our community -- supporting people's right to free expression, and making sure we fulfill our responsibility to keep people safe." https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10109281036175901
“I had lost my mother about 10 years ago and kind of kept to myself. Then came this hound, and now I have 45,000 new friends. So it really kind of brings you out to an awesome world.” -Danielle, admin of her Facebook Group, Nothing Better Than A Basset 🐾 https://people.com/pets/facebooks-basset-hound-group-video
🌱 Calling all plant lovers: How Clara Leung turned selling plants on Marketplace into a serious side-hustle, selling 2,000+ to date https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/a29001325/claras-green-house-facebook-marketplace/
🛳 Cruises are fun but more fun: decorating your cabin doors. That’s why two tropical cruise fans started the Facebook Group “Decorate Your Doors” - to set their creativity sailing
Today, Suicide Prevention Rocks and its founder, Bill York, are hosting Rock the World, a Facebook event to inspire people to paint and write positive messages of hope and healing 👉 Join the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/712453789191962/
Suicide Prevention Rocks is a Facebook group where people come together to paint rocks with uplifting messages. Over 15k members use the art as a form of therapy #WorldSuicidePreventionDay 👉 Facebook Group: http://fb.me/spr 👉 Facebook resources: http://fb.me/wspd
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