Jhon [redacted] and I are not friends, but I hope one day that we will be. If I am ever in London (where he apparently lives), I’ll make every effort to stop past [redacted] (where he apparently works) and introduce myself.
Last week, Twitter said it was “pausing” to reconsider the process by which it bestows the blue check mark denoting accounts that had been “verified,” and on Wednesday the company announced that it was yanking the designation from some users who occupy the neo-Nazi or nationalist bucket of grassroots white activism.…
This week at VSB, we’re running a series called Albums That Changed My Life in which different writers let you in on the music that helped shape and mold them into the people they are now. Today we hear from Dustin Seibert as he tells us how Tame Impala helped him move on from a difficult part of life.
News outlets have reported that Russian operatives, in an apparent attempt to sway voters toward Donald Trump, bought social media ads targeted toward certain groups of people. This week, Facebook revealed to our parent company, Fusion Media, that Russia-related content ran on two of our sites: Splinter (formerly…
This week, Facebook was grilled before three Congressional committees over Russian propaganda that it allowed to reach approximately 126 million users. The social network has now revealed to our parent company Fusion Media Group (FMG) that some Russian-bought ads appeared alongside content by two of our sister sites—…
After being pressed by black lawmakers, Facebook has finally committed to hiring a black person to serve on its board of directors. Currently, no people of color sit on Facebook’s board.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for a cringeworthy video that praises the magic of virtual reality—while soaking in scenes of devastation from Puerto Rico.
Congressional investigators learned Monday that one of the Russian-bought advertisements on Facebook featured a picture of a black woman armed with a rifle and pulling the trigger without having a bullet in the chamber.
More information has come to light about the Facebook ads purchased by a Russian-government-affiliated troll farm during the 2016 presidential election. Ads were purchased that referenced Black Lives Matter and specifically targeted people in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore.
If reincarnation is real, I hope that I come back as a cheetah or a jaguar or some other fast and sexy jungle cat after I die. I already enjoy yawning, taking long naps and watching Animal Planet, so I imagine the transition wouldn’t be too stark.
How do you announce that your 10-year marriage is over? Do you change your status on Facebook? Write a cryptic post about new beginnings? Group text?
Updated Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, 11:15 a.m. EDT: In response to a report that its ad system let advertisers target people who expressed interest in topics such as “Jew haters” and other anti-Semitic keywords, Facebook issued the following response late Thursday night:
There is a war going on outside from which no man is safe. Sure, you can run, but you can’t hide forever. It’s tearing families apart, and there’s no end in sight. It’s a war predicated upon the most important of household fixtures: the phone charger.
When will politicians, cops, educators and other government officials realize that nothing good ever comes from fighting about race on Facebook? Inevitably, the whole awful exchange gets a screenshot, and then there’s a 48-hour news cycle of said bigot claiming, I don’t have a racist bone in my body or I was just…
Nothing says Good Ole Party like the threat of a lynching, and that’s exactly what Republican Missouri Rep. Warren Love expressed what he hoped would happen after people were seen defacing a Confederate monument in his state’s Springfield National Cemetery.
It all started late Wednesday night after a long day of absorbing the same horrible racist news that the rest of America has been enduring. Nobody feels particularly safe or secure watching the president of the United States give a free hunting license to white nationalists, but it’s particularly hard for Maria…
Osmani Munongerwa’s last posts to Facebook included a video of him waving around and fanning out a stack of cash as he danced Saturday night, and another video of him showing off money, jewelry and an armload of shopping bags. And then, mere hours later Sunday morning, Munongerwa, 20, and his mother, 37-year-old Isha…
What’s the worst social networking site for cyberbullying? At one point, you’d probably say Twitter, but according to a new study done by Ditch the Label, a British anti-bullying nonprofit group, it’s Instagram.
A Florida woman was in awe at where her hard work had taken her, and so she made a post on Facebook, recalling how she went from being homeless to raking in six figures. Hours later, she was shot to death.
Pop quiz: Which group is protected by Facebook’s secret censorship algorithm?