Facebook admits to improperly giving user data to third-party developers, again

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Facebook gave user data to third-party developers, even after specifically telling users it wouldn’t.  In a Wednesday blog post, Facebook announced that (oops!) thousands of developers continued to receive updates to users’ … Read more…

WATCH: What You Need To Know — June 23, 2020: It’s Votin’ Day! — Covid-19 To Spread Like Fire — Companies Boycott Facebook

1. Tuesday is Votin’ Day What You Need To Know: Rescheduling of primary voting days continues as elections are taking place today. State and presidential primaries will be held in Kentucky and New York, a state primary in Virginia and … Read more…

Microsoft will shut down its Twitch competitor Mixer, free Ninja, and partner with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft is throwing in the towel for Mixer. On Monday, the computer conglomerate announced that it would close down its video game livestreaming platform on July 22. Microsoft also announced it would be partnering with Facebook to transfer Mixer’s partners … Read more…

Facebook, Twitter remove Trump’s manipulated ‘toddler besties’ video after parent complains

President Donald Trump has practically had free reign on Facebook. Despite whatever misinformation or violent rhetoric Trump posts, the social media giant, particularly its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has defended its decisions to keep the president’s posts on its … Read more…

Facebook removes 190 white supremacist accounts trying to incite anti-protest violence

Facebook’s hate group whack-a-mole continues. The social network removed 190 accounts tied to white supremacist groups Proud Boys and American Guard, the Associated Press first reported, and Facebook confirmed to Mashable. The company said that those accounts were planning to … Read more…

Facebook removes 190 white supremacist accounts trying to incite anti-protest violence

Facebook’s hate group whack-a-mole continues. The social network removed 190 accounts tied to white supremacist groups Proud Boys and American Guard, the Associated Press first reported, and Facebook confirmed to Mashable. The company said that those accounts were planning to … Read more…

Facebook, Instagram Take Down Trump George Floyd Posts Over Alleged Copyright Violations

Facebook and Instagram claim Donald Trump’s video tributes for George Floyd violated copyright laws, and therefore took them down. The move follows a similar decision by Twitter. The removed items included videos narrated by Trump that talked about Floyd’s death … Read more…

Facebook Yanks Donald Trump Campaign’s George Floyd Video Over Copyright Complaint, Following Twitter

Facebook, like Twitter, has pulled down videos centered on the killing of George Floyd uploaded by Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, after Facebook received a copyright-infringement claim on content in the segment. The social-media giant removed the campaign video — … Read more…

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Address Options for Handling Violating Content

Mark Zuckerberg has addressed Facebook employees who were disappointed in the CEO’s decision to not flag or take down Donald Trump’s post that suggested the Minneapolis protesters be shot at. In the memo shared publicly on Friday, Zuckerberg acknowledged the … Read more…

Tech Venture Capitalist Wants Everyone to Follow Their Conscience and Leave Facebook

Bloomberg Technology SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating … Read more…

Mark Zuckerberg responds to upset Facebook employees, pledges to build products to ‘advance racial justice’

Mark Zuckerberg on Friday responded to Facebook employees who were upset over the company’s decision to not moderate or take down a controversial post in which President Donald Trump said “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Tech BEST DEAL … Read more…

Talkspace CEO says he’s pulling out of six-figure deal with Facebook, won’t support a platform that incites ‘racism, violence and lies’

The company’s CEO said that he pulling out of a deal with Facebook that would have been potentially lucrative. But he said he can’t move forward until the company moderates post that incite violence. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Facebook Employees Protest Inflammatory Trump Posts With Virtual Walkout

Facebook’s employees are taking a stand against the social media platform’s inaction over President Trump’s inflammatory posts. Several Facebook employees staged a “virtual walkout” today, where they are taking the day off work to show solidarity with the national protests … Read more…

Facebook doesn’t want to be an “arbiter of truth,” but will verify the identities of people behind popular Pages

This week President Trump signed an executive order meant to limit the legal protections that have prevented social media platforms from being held liable for user-generated content. The move came right after Twitter started labeling some of his tweets with … Read more…

Trump expected to sign executive order that could threaten punishment against Facebook, Google and Twitter over allegations of political bias

The move comes two days after Twitter took the rare step of labeling one of the president’s tweets and linking viewers to news articles that fact-checked his claims. Technology BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Must Read: Instagram Makes a Play for Digital Fashion Shows, Facebook Launches Its Own Shopping Platform

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday. Instagram wants to become the go-to platform for digital fashion showsWith fashion shows looking increasingly unlikely in 2020, the race is on to capture the industry’s attention with a digital … Read more…

Indianapolis cops fatally shoot man during chase apparently broadcast on Facebook live

A car chase that ended in the fatal shooting of a man by Indianapolis police was captured on a Facebook Livestream apparently recorded by the now-deceased suspect. The man was observed by police speeding and driving recklessly on Interstate 65, … Read more…