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Why Facebook and other social media companies need to be reined in – Kaitlynn Mendes, Jacquelyn Burkell, Jane Bailey, Valerie Steeves

In September, the Wall Street Journal released the Facebook Files. Drawing on thousands of documents leaked by whistle blower and former employee Frances Haugen, the Facebook Files show that the company knows their practices harm young people, but fails to act, choosing corporate profit over public good. Continue reading

Social Media: What caused the unprecedented Facebook outage? The few clues point to a problem from within – David Tuffley

Suddenly and inexplicably, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus services were gone. And it was no local disturbance. In a blog post, Downdetector.com, a major monitoring service for online outages, called it the largest global outage it had ever recorded — with 10.6 million reports from around the world. Continue reading

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