The social network that was famously founded in a college dorm, Facebook has grown to become not only the largest social platform on the Internet, but also a major player in smartphone apps thanks to Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and many other one-off apps. The company’s acquisition of virtual reality company Oculus has positioned it to influence the future of that industry as well.

Facebook’s attempt to counter fake news is helping spread it
Media outlets are worried their coverage will be overshadowed by fabricated posts.
Facebook patented a bunch of sketchy methods for tracking you
The social giant claims it doesn't actively use these methods.
Meghan Markle ditched all her social media accounts
She is 'grateful to everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years.'
Zuckerberg gets serious about fixing Facebook in 2018 resolution
The CEO admits his platform makes too many errors.
Study relates Facebook addiction to snorting cocaine
The social network causes your brain to release dopamine.
Germany will fine Facebook, Twitter if they don’t remove hate speech
Germany is holding social media giants financially accountable for their actions.
Facebook wants to connect me with my rapist
Social media is re-traumatizing survivors—but is there anything they can do about it?
A cryptocurrency mining malware is spreading through Facebook Messenger
The mining bot is disguised as a viral video.
Facebook uses age-targeted job advertisements, but is that discriminatory?
Facebook says that its age-based ad targeting is "an accepted industry practice."
Facebook admits its original attempt to end fake news failed
The social giant will replace the feature with 'related articles.'
Facebook’s new anti-harassment tools just might work
They're specifically aimed at helping targeted groups such as women and journalists.
Facebook will use facial recognition to find photos of you—but there’s a catch
It's also adding an off/on switch for its facial recognition technology.
U.S. publicly condemns North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ attack
The cyberattack infected hundreds of thousands of computers.
Facebook will have to tell you who’s paying for political ads
Political ads will finally gain a much-needed degree of transparency.
Facebook will punish users who post ‘engagement bait’
The changes will take effect in the coming weeks.
Former Facebook exec says the social network is destroying society
He has 'tremendous guilt' for helping Facebook.
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