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Facebook to Expand Artificial Intelligence to Help Prevent Suicide

Facebook to Expand Artificial Intelligence to Help Prevent Suicide

Facebook began testing the software in the United States in March, when the company started scanning the text of Facebook posts and comments for phrases that could be signals of an impending suicide.

Russians Leveraged Fear of Blacks, Non-Christians, LGBT, Etc. to Excite Trump’s Base of Haters

Russians Leveraged Fear of Blacks, Non-Christians, LGBT, Etc. to Excite Trump’s Base of Haters

Russian-paid pro-Trump Facebook ads show a remarkably competent grasp of American right-wing culture, clearly mapping the soul of the Trump campaign.

Tech Companies in Crosshairs on White Supremacy and Free Speech

Facebook Says 126 Million Americans May Have Seen Russia-linked Political Posts

Facebook’s latest data far exceeds the company’s previous disclosures.

Black Lawmakers Slam Facebook For Ads Targeting BLM, Lack of Board Diversity

“These ads caused harm and additional resentment to young people who unselfishly fight for justice and equality for African Americans,” said Rep. Cedric L. Richmond.

Social Media Executives to Testify About Russia and U.S. Election

Facebook Pushes ad Overhaul Before 2018 U.S. Election: Executive

Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said last month that the company would begin treating political ads differently from other ads.

Google Women Earn Less than Men, Employee-Reported Data Shows

Google Uncovered Russia-Backed Ads on YouTube, Gmail: Source

“If Vladimir Putin is using Facebook or Google or Twitter to, in effect, destroy our democracy, the American people should know about it,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) said Monday.

Social Media Executives to Testify About Russia and U.S. Election

Social Media Executives to Testify About Russia and U.S. Election

Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to testify about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election before a House of Representatives panel.

Russians Reportedly Weaponized Black Activism in U.S. During Presidential Election

Russians Reportedly Weaponized Black Activism in U.S. During Presidential Election

From fake Black activist social media accounts to a Facebook ad of a Black woman ready to fire a gun, Russian trolls attempted to manipulate Americans.

Firefighter Resigns After Saying He’d Save a Dog Before a Black Person

Firefighter Resigns After Saying He’d Save a Dog Before a Black Person

In a Facebook post, an Ohio firefighter used a racial slur saying the lives of Blacks are less important than animals.

Sheriff Says 'All Lives Splatter' Facebook Post was Accidental

Sheriff Says ‘All Lives Splatter’ Facebook Post was Accidental

A meme posted on the Chelan County Emergency Management page encouraging killing protesters receives backlash on social media.

Black Judge Asked to Recuse Himself from Police Shooting Case

Black Judge Asked to Recuse Himself from Police Shooting Case

“I live in the ’hood. Should I recuse myself from every criminal case that has happened on the west side?” said Judge Greg Griffin.

Tech Companies in Crosshairs on White Supremacy and Free Speech

Tech Companies in Crosshairs on White Supremacy and Free Speech

Internet companies have mostly tried to avoid being arbiters of what is acceptable speech.

Facebook Censorship

Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children

A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook’s censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expression.

‘It's OK, I'm Right Here with You,' Philando Castile’s 4-Year-Old Daughter Tells Mom in Squad Car

‘It’s OK, I’m Right Here with You,’ 4-Year-Old with Philando Castile Tells Mom in Squad Car

Video shows the girl comforting her mother Diamond Reynolds in a police car following the shooting death of Castile.

‘Kill Them All’: Louisiana Congressman Calls for Violence Against Suspected Islamic Radicals

‘Kill Them All’: Louisiana Congressman Calls for Violence Against Suspected Islamic Radicals

In a Facebook post, Rep. Clay Higgins said radicalized Islamic suspects should be hunted down and killed as “all of Christendom is at war with Islamic horror.”

Women in Tech: ‘The Culture is the Problem’

Women in Tech: ‘The Culture is the Problem’

“The culture is the problem. And the solution, graduates, is you,” Reshma Saujani told Harvard graduates.

Undocumented Immigrants Pay Taxes, Too: A Young Woman’s Facebook Post Goes Viral

Undocumented Immigrants Pay Taxes, Too: A Young Woman’s Facebook Post Goes Viral

“We are the subject of scapegoating, especially during the Trump era,” said 23-year-old Belén Sisa.

Lawmakers Grill Military Leaders over Explicit Photo Scandal

Lawmakers Grill Military Leaders over Explicit Photo Scandal

“If we can't crack Facebook, how are we supposed to be able to confront Russian aggression and cyber hacking throughout our military?” one Senator asked.

Police End ‘High Five Fridays’ at Elementary School After Complaints

Police End ‘High Five Fridays’ at Elementary School After Complaints

The Northampton (Mass.) Police Department said it “cannot overlook the fact that this program may be received differently by some members of our community.”

Quarter of U.S. Tech Workers Perceive Discrimination: Survey

Quarter of U.S. Tech Workers Perceive Discrimination: Survey

Fifty-seven percent of tech workers said they did not know what actions their company is taking to address the issue.

Apple's Leaders 'Presently Fail' to Represent Diversity: Shareholders

Apple’s Leaders ‘Presently Fail’ to Represent Diversity: Shareholders

The tech giant has opposed a more diverse hiring strategy for senior management roles and its board of directors.

Woman Charged with Hate Crime After Racist Rant on Facebook Live

Woman Charged with Hate Crime After Racist Rant on Facebook Live

Is Facebook responsible for its technology being used as a vehicle for hate?

Delta Air Lines Offers Apology to Black Doctor, Makes Policy Changes

Delta Air Lines Offers Apology to Black Woman Doctor Called “Sweetie” by Flight Attendant

"Inclusion training," but no other specific action, to be given to astoundingly white male leadership team.

Obamas Should be Hanged, says State Official

Obamas Should be Hanged, Says State Official

"Hopefully the Muslims will eliminate him and mooshelle as queers," a Tennessee deputy director wrote on Facebook.