Apple ‘hurting’ small businesses, says Facebook

Facebook and Apple are not really the best of friends and have often accused each other of being wrong on many issues. Facebook, however, has now openly accused Apple of being an ‘enemy’ of small businesses. The social media giant launched a new events feature where businesses can create pain online events. Fidji Simo, vice […]

Facebook Ad Boycott May Be Tip of Iceberg for Zuckerberg’s Social Network

“The organizers of the boycott are asking for Facebook to take a stronger stance against content that causes radicalization or hate and for Facebook to implement ‘common-sense changes to their policies that will help stem radicalization and hate on the platform.’ This is not an unreasonable set of recommendations.”

As Facebook Ad Boycott Expands, YouTube Could Be Next Target

“By choosing to boycott both, advertisers would potentially be left with little choice. I would imagine that a lot of brands may turn their attention to YouTube as a Facebook alternative,” Sheridan added. “When it comes to hours spent on the platform YouTube outperforms all other social media channels.” For now, the boycott rolls on.

Facebook Boycott Grows—Which Companies Are Stopping Advertising, and Why

Who is involved so far? A number of large brands are now supporting the Stop Hate for Profit campaign, with a spreadsheet compiled by Sleeping Giants being used to log every participant. Here are some of the bigger firms, and their social media statements about the cause:

NordVPN Collaborated with White Nationalist for YouTube Promotion

Towler’s anti-immigration organization, Patriotic Alternative, claims to stand up for “the interests of the indigenous people of these islands.” It complains about a decline in the “white British” population and urges readers to home school their children.

After Facebook Meeting, Civil Rights Leaders Say Mark Zuckerberg’s Trump Policy Explanation Was ‘Incomprehensible’

“Unlike Twitter, we do not have a policy of putting a warning in front of posts that may incite violence because we believe that if a post incites violence, it should be removed regardless of whether it is newsworthy, even if it comes from a politician. We have been in touch with the White House […]

Trump Campaign Chief Says Snapchat ‘Trying to Rig the 2020 Election’ after Promotion Ban for Inciting Violence

“We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,” the official Snap statement said. “Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society and we stand together with all who seek peace, love, equality, and justice in America.”

Climate Change Deniers Exploit Facebook Loophole to Spread Fake Science

Members of the group—which argues carbon dioxide from fossil fuels will ultimately be beneficial for the planet—told E&E News they want to use the platform to reach a bigger audience, despite opposition from scientists trying to expose their claims.

Microsoft shows off Surface Duo in three new videos

Microsoft’s Surface channel on YouTube has three new videos about the Surface Duo. The videos showcase the device’s two screens and how experiences can span across the device. The first video shows composing an email, the second shows viewing content on OneDrive, and the third shows opening two browser windows at once.

Why Elizabeth Warren Is the VP Pick Facebook Doesn’t Want to See

While a vice president takes his or her cues on administration priorities from the president, Warren’s selection could be a setback for the powerful company, which already faces accusations that it placates President Donald Trump as well as antitrust issues in Europe. Facebook and Warren have launched broadsides at each other, as they did in […]