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Facebook’s A.I. Whiz Now Faces the Task of Cleaning It Up. Sometimes That Brings Him to Tears.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer, was tearing up. For half an hour, we had been sitting in a conference room at Facebook’s headquarters, surrounded by whiteboards covered in blue and red marker, discussing the technical difficulties of removing toxic content from the social network. Then we brought up an episode […]

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The Man Deciding Facebook’s Fate

Advertisement Supported by The Man Deciding Facebook’s Fate ImageJoseph J. Simons, the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, is a lawyer who has focused on antitrust regulation for most of his career.CreditCreditAndré Chung for The New York Times By Cecilia Kang March 8, 2019 WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission has no shortage of critics […]

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Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech

ImageFacebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park.CreditCreditJason Henry for The New York Times Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech Under fire for stirring up distrust and violence, the social network has vowed to police its users. But leaked documents raise serious questions about its approach. Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park.CreditCreditJason Henry for The New York […]

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A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog

Supported by A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog ImageSheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, testifying in September before a Senate committee.CreditCreditEric Thayer for The New York Times By Jack Nicas and Matthew Rosenberg Nov. 15, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — A small firm called Definers Public Affairs brought the dark arts of […]

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Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis ImageFacebook has gone on the attack as one scandal after another — Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — has led to a congressional and consumer backlash.CreditCreditTom Brenner for The New York Times By Sheera Frenkel, Nicholas Confessore, Cecilia Kang, Matthew Rosenberg and Jack Nicas […]