Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s lawyers accuse…

One complaint alleges that climate change misinformation was prominently available on Facebook and that the company lacked a clear policy on the issue as recently as last year, despite Facebook executives’ committing to fight the “global crisis” during earnings calls. A second, companion complaint argues that while Facebook executives were publicly touting their efforts to […]

The FTC’s Effort to Break Up Facebook Misses Actual Concerns

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to unwind Facebook’s decade-old acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp—a move the FTC argues is necessary to restore competition in social networking. But according to many politicians and pundits, breaking up Facebook would also reduce harmful content and better protect user privacy. It might even save our democracy. The goals […]