In August 2019, when a Facebook employee typed "climate change" into the platform's search bar, the auto-fill suggestions that popped up included "climate change debunked" and "climate change is a hoax." The results prompted the employee to ask in a post on the company's internal site: "Do our policies combatting the spread of misinformation on Facebook apply to climate denialism?" [Source]
The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 riot has issued four subpoenas to giant social media conglomerates after the panel said the companies provided "inadequate responses" to its initial request for documents and information over the summer.
Katie Harbath worked for 10 years inside Facebook, where she was most recently the company's public policy director managing elections. Now, she's the founder and CEO of Anchor Change, and on "Reliable Sources" Sunday, she spoke out about her old company and its role in democracy.
Cybersecurity researchers from Facebook and a university have exposed a vast network of activity from surveillance-for-hire firms from India to Israel that they claim has used hacking tools and hundreds of fake personas to monitor journalists, dissidents and politicians around the world.
Kyanna Parsons-Perez was trapped after the candle factory where she was working in Mayfield, Kentucky, was completely leveled by a tornado. Unable to reach 911, she broadcast pleas for help on Facebook Live.