Tag: Facebook

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No Death, No Taxes

Libertarian, futurist, billionaire: a profile of Peter Thiel.

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The Inside Story of Facebook’s Biggest Setback

The social network positioned its plan to bring the internet to millions of Indians as a gift. The country saw a catch.

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The Secret Rules of the Internet

On the history of content moderation and what it means for the future of free speech.

Previously: "The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed"
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Who Controls Your Facebook Feed

The humans behind the algorithm.

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Access Denied

Famous people and the media have always needed each other. It has been a long, mutually beneficial (and mutually profitable) partnership. And it’s over.

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Daniel Wolfe Is Killing Himself Live on Facebook

The search for an Iraq veteran on the brink of suicide.

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Who Set Jessica Chambers on Fire? The Internet Is Trying to Find Out

A murder case in Mississippi catches the eye of amateur sleuths on Facebook, who proceed to harass everyone involved in the case.

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My ISIS Boyfriend

A French reporter went undercover as potential “caliphette” and recieved a marriage proposal from a senior ISIS commander.

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How The NYPD Is Using Social Media To Put Harlem Teens Behind Bars

How Facebook ‘likes’ landed Jelani Henry in Rikers.

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This Young Man's Father Died In an Ice Storm. You Won't Believe What Happened Next.

An interactive fiction: a son and the illusion of his dead father; the intersection of technology and real life.

"Once I created his page I tried to return to my life. I was twenty-six years old, a man of inconsistent employment. During the winter I shoveled snow for the elderly. They paid me in germs and butterscotch candy. My landlord, an independently wealthy sexagenarian, accepted the candy as payment. She also insisted I tidy the complex. I changed light bulbs. I dusted the parking lot. I swept cigarette butts into the street. I clubbed the occasional beehive. My life was guarded and lonely, and susceptible, I soon discovered, to the distraction my father provided."

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Things I Should Have Told My Therapist

A troubled wife's obsession with her husband's ex.

"I’d been researching generic articles on divorce for a long time, but never found anything that reminded me of Henry’s. They were young, but they weren’t as stupid as he seemed to say. They seemed to have really been in love. The picture he’d shown me was of them on a boat on a lake—a lake we’d been to, one we’d brought a picnic lunch to. They looked so happy and he looked so young, his hair not yet flecked with stray whites and grays."

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The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

The grim world of outsourced content moderation.