THINKING

Lies are bad. But a little fewer lies are...a little less bad? On Thursday, Facebook announced it would not change its controversial policy of allowing political ads to contain lies. Instead, the company will give its users the...
We have a responsibility to stop abuse and election interference on our platform. That’s why we’ve made significant investments since 2016 to better identify new threats, close vulnerabilities and reduce the spread of viral misinformation...
The internet giant uses blacklists, algorithm tweaks and an army of contractors to shape what you see Every minute, an estimated 3.8 million queries are typed into Google, prompting its algorithms to spit out results for...
he first person I interviewed for this story⁠—days before I knew I would write it, because I felt ashamed—was my husband. Who else could I ask about my private parts being probed by a stranger? If...
Only a fraction of YouTube recommendations on Canadian political videos are relevant YouTube's recommendation algorithm seems to be trying to actively steer users away from political content and toward more viral or popular videos, an in-depth...
The purchase comes at a challenging time for the social media giant Facebook has agreed to acquire CTRL-Labs, a technology startup that is building software to let people control a digital avatar using only their thoughts....
Dear creators and artists, As I do every quarter, I’d like to pause and reflect on my priorities and how I can help you be successful on YouTube. But rather than our usual update on this...
Concerns over how social media impacts teenagers’ wellbeing and quality of life have been overblown and are not supported by solid evidence, according to researchers from the University of Oxford.1 The research team from the Oxford...
Groups advertising on Facebook target Canadians with messages on pipelines, climate change Facebook users in B.C. and Alberta have been bombarded with political ads supporting pipelines, while Ontario users of the social network are seeing attacks...
Bernier, an outspoken climate-change denier, was responding to the agency's warning that ads could be considered partisan simply because of the position of the People's Party The man whose position on climate change is at the...