It's easy to make a mountain out of Facebook's explicit OK to posting videos of people being beheaded. Tabloids see such lowest-common-denominator topical material as a threat to their own product, and their outrage seeks to impose their own limitations upon the competition. But it's also true that Facebook still bans nudity and other sexual content. As the matter is therefore one of editorial judgment, rather than protecting users' free speech, what does Facebook's editorial judgment say about its audience?
Twitter booted Steve Bannon's account when he said Anthony Fauci should have his head cut off and displayed on a pike "as a warning to federal bureaucrats" who are disloyal to Trump. But Facebook, which has a conservative user base, is continuing to host Bannon's popular page. The decision to keep Bannon's Facebook page was… READ THE REST
Facebook says it just implemented various so-called "break glass" measures to tamp down the flood of post-election disinformation, lies, and calls for violence now flooding the platform by pro-Trump groups. Details are limited in early reports, but Facebook says it will algorithmically categorize content that is potentially election-related misinformation, and there are changes to Facebook… READ THE REST
Instagram, the social media platform owned by Facebook, is telling some users today that the election is tomorrow [Bloomberg News]. The election is today. Facebook Inc.'s Instagram said some users may still be seeing a notice saying Election Day is tomorrow, not today. The company said it's a technical issue having to do with caching,… READ THE REST
For years, you've heard experts talk about having a solid VPN service to safeguard everything you do online. It's sound advice, especially when you consider what can happen if someone gains access to sensitive information, like your bank access details or online account logins. Yet, too often, we overlook the fragile state of our own… READ THE REST
While it's a process that's been used for centuries, you'd be surprised by the way infusion has taken cooking and medicine by storm. For those not as familiar, infusion is sort of like seasoning on steroids, extracting all components of an herb–including its flavor, scent, color, and nutrients–and transferring those properties into another carrier, like… READ THE REST
Even with all of our admiration and respect for innovators and trailblazers, the business world often follows a 'monkey-see, monkey-do' mentality. If one company finds success with a certain product or methodology, many take notice and then adopt those measures to their own operations. That's why when companies like IBM, Microsoft, AT&T, Cisco, and Apple… READ THE REST