Shannon Bond

Financial Times

Shannon Bond appears in the following:

Far right is using Twitter's new policy against extremism researchers and activists

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Twitter recently launched a new policy in the U.S. to limit the sharing of photos and videos of people without their consent. Activists on the left say it limits public interest reporting.

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Instagram unveils new teen safety tools ahead of Senate hearing

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

The social media platform announced ways to help its youngest users and their parents a day before the app's head, Adam Mosseri, is to testify about Instagram's potential risks to kids and teens.

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Facebook takes down China-based network spreading false COVID-19 claims

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The Chinese operation is one of six networks blocked from Facebook and Instagram after spreading false information and harassing opponents.

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Meet Parag Agrawal, Twitter's new CEO

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A software engineer known to few outside Twitter has replaced the company's eccentric co-founder Jack Dorsey, famous for his long beard, love of meditation and bitcoin.

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Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal succeeds Jack Dorsey as the company's CEO

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Twitter's eccentric co-founder Jack Dorsey stepped down as CEO abruptly Monday. The new CEO is a company veteran who rose to chief technology officer.

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Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO; Parag Agrawal succeeds him

Monday, November 29, 2021

Dorsey will continue to head Square, the financial payments service. He has been criticized for leading both companies at once.

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Facebook will examine whether it treats Black users differently

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Black users, and even some of the company's own employees, have accused the social media giant of racial bias for years.

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States are investigating how Instagram recruits and affects children

Thursday, November 18, 2021

A bipartisan group of state attorneys general accuses the company of prioritizing its own growth while failing to protect kids and teens, and even manipulating them to keep them on the app longer.

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These researchers are trying to stop misinformation from derailing climate progress

Friday, November 12, 2021

A global team of activists and researchers has been tracking false and misleading claims about climate change as world leaders meet at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow.

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Facebook scraps ad targeting based on politics, race and other 'sensitive' topics

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Facebook will no longer let advertisers target people with ads based on how interested the social network thinks they are in topics like politics, religion, or race. The new rules begin in January.

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Facebook is now revealing how often users see bullying or harassing posts

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

The social network is under pressure over how its platform may be harmful to users and society at large.

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Facebook changes company name to Meta as it shifts focus to building its 'metaverse'

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the company is shifting its focus toward the metaverse, part of a bid for younger users who now prefer TikTok to Facebook or Instagram.

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Facebook is rebranding as Meta — but the app you use will still be called Facebook

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The change comes as Facebook looks to recast its public image from battered social network to tech innovator focused on building the next generation of online interaction, known as the "metaverse."

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Youtube, Snapchat and TikTok officials testify to Senators on kids' online safety

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Officials of YouTube, Snapchat and TikTok spoke before a Senate subcommittee looking at the platforms' impact on kids and teens.

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How the 'Stop the Steal' movement outwitted Facebook ahead of the Jan. 6 riot

Monday, October 25, 2021

Leaked documents from inside Facebook show the social network was caught flat-footed by the "Stop the Steal" movement, which culminated in the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol.

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How the 'Stop the Steal' movement outwitted Facebook ahead of the Jan. 6 insurrection

Friday, October 22, 2021

Internal Facebook documents show how the pro-Trump Stop the Steal movement proliferated on the world's biggest social network between the presidential election and the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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Facebook whistleblower's testimony spurs calls for regulation

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's disclosures about the social media giant are fueling new, urgent calls for regulation.

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Ex-Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies before Senate panel

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Democrats and Republicans vow to work together to strengthen online child-privacy laws after Haugen testified about Instagram and Facebook dangers for young users. Facebook rejects her portrayal.

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Facebook whistleblower testifies before a Senate panel

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen is testifying before a Senate Commerce subcommittee about why she copied and leaked thousands of pages of sensitive internal research.

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Watch Live: Whistleblower tells Congress Facebook products harm kids and democracy

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

A former Facebook employee compared the social network to Big Tobacco at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, saying the company has hidden what it knows about the problems its products cause.

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