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Facebook workers rebel over Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to act against Trump | Technology – Blog – Emails

Facebook employees are staging a rebellion over Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to act against Donald Trump, expressing their dissatisfaction with their boss on social media in a rare display of dissent from within the company. Disagreement came from employees at all levels of the company, including some senior staff. Particular criticism was levelled at Zuckerberg’s personal decision […]

In a polarised world, even checking facts on Twitter becomes politicised | Kenan Malik | Opinion- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Like many Twitter debates, the war of words that broke out last week between Donald Trump and the social media company may seem inconsequential, even infantile. However, the spat raises important questions about the relationship between the public, technology companies and the state, especially in a polarised America. On Tuesday, Twitter attached a health warning […]

Zuckerberg says Facebook won’t be ‘arbiters of truth’ after Trump threat | Technology – Blog – Emails

Two years after admitting under political pressure that Facebook must do more to prevent disinformation campaigns on its platform, founder Mark Zuckerberg told Fox News on Thursday that the company should step away from regulating online speech. Zuckerberg’s remarks seemed designed to ingratiate his company to the White House, as Donald Trump escalated a war […]

Facebook expects half of employees to work remotely over next 5-10 years | Technology – Blog – Emails

Facebook will permanently embrace remote work even after coronavirus lockdowns ease, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees on Thursday, accelerating the tech sector’s geographic diversification away from its home in Silicon Valley. Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network would start “aggressively opening up remote hiring”, expecting that about half its workforce would work remotely over […]

Facebook’s ‘oversight board’ is proof that it wants to be regulated – by itself | John Naughton | Opinion – Blog – Emails

Here we go again. Facebook, a tech company that suffers from the delusion that it’s a nation state, has had another go at pretending that it is one. Originally, you will recall, it was going to create a global currency called Libra and in effect become shadow banker to the world. Strangely, a world that […]

How Instagram changed our world | Technology- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

One day in the autumn of 2015, a small but significant change was implemented at the Instagram offices in Menlo Park, California. Employees arrived at work to discover the rubbish bins under each desk had disappeared. The bins had allowed people to work efficiently – no one had to stand up to throw away a […]

Tech firms criticised for ‘lack of answers’ on Covid-19 disinformation | World news- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

MPs have berated leading tech firms for failing to answer questions about taking responsibility for disinformation in the coronavirus pandemic, accusing the companies of giving vague, preprepared answers. Representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared in front of a Commons select committee but struggled to give satisfactory responses to politicians, who wanted to know what […]