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Pinky Promise: Facebook Says It Will ‘Nudge’ Teens Away from Harmful Content

A Facebook executive recently stated that the social media giant plans to introduce new measures in its apps to “nudge” teen users away from harmful content. The social media giant has been under fire for its business practices around teen users after leaked internal research demonstrated that its Instagram platform is toxic for teen girls.

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NYT: Facebook Is in Trouble – Starting Before Its Catastrophic Outage

In a recent article, the New York Times outlines why the recently leaked internal Facebook documents indicate that the company is in more trouble than previously believed. The Times forecasts a storm brewing in Facebook’s future, and that was before the Masters of the Universe suffered a catastrophic outage of services that lasted about seven hours on Monday.

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 million Facebook …

Facebook Blames Catastrophic Outage on ‘Configuration Changes’

Facebook services have come back online following an outage lasting about seven hours, the longest downtime that the site has seen since 2008. The catastrophic outage also impacted the company’s Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, bringing the Masters of the Universe to a grinding halt for most of Monday. The company has blamed “configuration changes” for bringing its entire empire to its knees.

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Cybersecurity Expert Brian Krebs Explains What Is Known About Catastrophic Facebook Outage

Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs says Facebook, as well as its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, are all suffering from ongoing global outages due to someone from inside Facebook updating the company’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) records, which took away the map telling the world’s computers how to find its online properties. According to a New York Times reporter, employees cannot even open doors with their security cards due to the catastrophic outage.

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Wall Street Journal Publishes Leaked ‘Facebook Files’ in Full

Ahead of a Senate hearing on the effect of social media on the mental health of younger users scheduled for next Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal has published in full the “Facebook Files,” internal documents showing just how much the company knew about its platforms’ impact.

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a US House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Project Amplify:’ Facebook PR Blitz Will Promote Content on News Feed that Makes Company Look Good

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly signed off on a new initiative last month that aimed to promote pro-Facebook articles and news just shortly before a series of damaging reports were released by the Wall Street Journal. “Project Amplify” will promote stories on the platform’s News Feed that makes Mark Zuckerberg and the Masters of the Universe look like the good guys.

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Facebook Rushes to Defend Itself Following WSJ’s Damaging Reports on Teen Safety

Social media giant Facebook is rushing to defend itself following the “Facebook Files,” a series of stories recently published by the Wall Street Journal exposing how the company has prioritized profits over user health and safety, particularly that of teenage girls — who the company’s own research indicates develop a toxic relationship with its Instagram platform.

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WaPo: Facebook Will Suck Up Your Data No Matter What You Do

In a recent article, the Washington Post outlines how deeply ingrained Facebook has become to parts of people’s everyday lives, even if they don’t actively use the platform. According to the Post, Facebook trackers are built into 61 of the 100 most popular smartphone apps, and their trackers watch what you do on 25 percent of websites.

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Angelina Jolie Joins Instagram, Blasts Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal, Becomes Fastest to Reach 1 Million Followers

Disney’s “Eternals” star Angelina Jolie became the fastest Instagram user to reach 1 million followers, after calling President Joe Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal a “sickening failure.” Jolie created an Instagram account on Friday, because “the people of Afghanistan are losing their ability to communicate on social media and to express themselves freely,” she said.

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Facebook Bans Taliban Accounts Under ‘Dangerous Organization’ Policy

Facebook has banned official Taliban accounts and any content promoting the terrorist group from all of its platforms including Instagram, and WhatsApp. A Facebook spokesperson said: “The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organization under U.S. law and we have banned them from our services under our Dangerous Organization policies.”

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg