clock menu more-arrow no yes

Facebook

The world's largest social network has more than 2 billion daily users, and is expanding rapidly around the world. Led by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook undergirds much of the world's communication online, both through its flagship app and its subsidiaries Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus. Despite huge financial success, Facebook is also confronted with questions about data privacy, hate speech on the platform, and concerns that frequent social media use can lead to unhappiness. The Verge publishes a nightly newsletter about Facebook and democracy, subscribe here.

DC attorney general sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Amazon hardware exec takes another swipe at Zuckerberg’s metaverse fantasy

Meta tells employees to stop discussing abortion at work

Meta freezes hiring for shopping team, Messenger Kids, and other products

Why Elon Musk should read Facebook’s latest transparency report

Legislators might want to check it out, too

How the Buffalo shooting livestream went viral

Years after the Christchurch mosque attacks, what have platforms learned?

How Facebook undercut the Oversight Board

Meta withdraws request for Oversight Board’s advice on Russia-Ukraine war content policy

Facebook is getting rid of some location-tracking features due to ‘low usage’

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

In Arizona, Facebook’s content moderators get through the day with sex, drugs, and guns

Whistleblowers claim Facebook’s chaotic Australia news ban was a negotiating tactic

Facebook is shutting down its podcast platform after less than a year

Go read this exposé on how FAFSA got caught sending personal info to Facebook

WhatsApp seems to be working on multi-phone and tablet chatting

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene throws support behind Section 230 repeal bill

Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg accused of squashing reporting about then-boyfriend Bobby Kotick

This firm made Republicans go viral — now it’s falling apart

Some workers were paid late, while others were berated by Benny Johnson

WhatsApp is getting emoji reactions

Just a few months after Telegram added the same feature

Behind Mark Zuckerberg’s big plans for AR glasses

Led by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook aims to release its first true pair of augmented reality glasses in 2024, along with a futuristic wrist device for controlling them

Meta will no longer allow the sharing of ‘publicly available’ private home addresses

Facebook won’t hold its F8 developer conference this year after pivoting to Meta

Facebook moderators ‘err on the side of an adult’ when uncertain of age in possible abuse photos

A Facebook bug led to increased views of harmful content over six months

The social network touts downranking as a way to thwart problematic content, but what happens when that system breaks?

Lapsus$ gang claims new hack with data from Apple Health partner

Facebook funded anti-TikTok campaign through GOP firm

Messenger gets new shortcuts that let you send silent replies