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After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced

Those automated Twitter accounts have been closely tracked by researchers. Last year, the Alliance for Securing Democracy, in conjunction with the German Marshall Fund,...

Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss

A growing number of tech companies are pushing research labs and other far-reaching engineering efforts closer to the boss. The point is unmistakable: What...

Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

Advertisement President Trump cited tweets by Rob Goldman as proof that Russia’s disinformation campaign was about something other than giving him an election...

To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

“I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal.”Rob GoldmanVice...

YouTube Revamped Its Ad System. AT&T Still Hasn’t Returned.

AT&T believes that its dialogue with YouTube played a role in the platform’s announcement last month that humans will manually vet videos from channels...

Snap Reverses Slide as User Growth and Revenue Jump

“For the first time, revenue in Q4 from advertisers outside of Ad Age’s Top 100 exceeded revenue from the Top 100 Advertisers,” Imran Khan,...

A Call to Cut Back Online Addictions. Pitted Against Just One...

He assured his followers that there was no reason to eliminate anything essential: email for work, checking finances, staying in touch with family. Don’t...

Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They...

“The largest supercomputers in the world are inside of two companies — Google and Facebook — and where are we pointing them?” Mr. Harris...

Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: Less Time on Facebook, More Noise...

You should read this piece by my colleagues at The Upshot for an explanation of why American health care will prove difficult even for...

Facebook Aims to Soothe Wall Street Over News Feed Changes

Other measures of engagement also fell. The company said the number of people in the United States and Canada who use Facebook on a...

State of the Art: Tackling the Internet’s Central Villain: The Advertising...

And if you want to fix much of what ails the internet right now, the ad business would be the perfect perp to handcuff...

Facebook Bans Ads for Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

Photo Although Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has expressed an interest in digital currencies, the company said ads for them were “frequently associated with misleading...

Turn Off Messenger Kids, Health Experts Plead to Facebook

The opposition to Facebook’s app adds to growing societal concerns over digital media and devices. Some big Apple investors called on the company this...

Advertising: An Ad Executive Often in the Vanguard Peers Into the...

Later, he guided brands and colleagues through the heydays of MSN and Yahoo and the rise of platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat and streaming...

Tech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules

With the deadline for the new rules now just a few months away, Silicon Valley’s tech behemoths have been scrambling to get ready. Facebook...

New York Attorney General to Investigate Firm That Sells Fake Followers

The New York attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, on Saturday opened an investigation into a company that sold millions of fake followers on social...

Once Cozy With Silicon Valley, Democrats Grow Wary of Tech Giants

Senators Mark Warner of Virginia and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota are demanding greater disclosures from companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter for political advertising...

The Shift: What if a Healthier Facebook Is Just … Instagram?

Research has shown that, in some cases, visual platforms can be good for us. One study, published by researchers at the University of Oregon...

The Shift: What if a Healthier Facebook Is Just … Instagram?

Research has shown that, in some cases, visual platforms can be good for us. One study, published by researchers at the University of Oregon...

Advertising: As Facebook Changes Its Feed, Advertisers See Video Ambitions

While Facebook said that it wanted people to spend less time “passively” viewing content, including videos, it also extolled the robust discussions that often...

Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

Facebook said it planned to prioritize high-quality news on its site by allowing its users to rank news sources that they see as the...

Apple to Pay $38 Billion in Taxes on Offshore Cash: DealBook...

Could antitrust law fell the tech giants? That’s the provocative question posed by Greg Ip of the WSJ. And it reflects governments’ growing wariness toward...

In Some Countries, Facebook’s Fiddling Has Magnified Fake News

The changes are being made as the company finds itself embroiled in a larger debate over its role in spreading fake news and misinformation...

State of the Art: The Difficulties With Facebook’s News Feed Overhaul

These questions don’t mean that Mr. Zuckerberg’s new plan will fail. But if he really does want to make the time we spend on...

Breakingviews: The New Facebook’s Long-Term Benefit to the Bottom Line

Photo Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to change Facebook’s algorithms may limit short-run earnings but should improve sustainability. Credit Stephen Lam/Reuters Mark Zuckerberg is discovering the cost...

DealBook Briefing: JPMorgan Shows Wall Street Is Still Hurting

• Investment banking revenue was up 10 percent, at $1.6 billion. • Fixed-income trading was down 34 percent, while stock markets revenue was flat. The bigger...

Facebook Is Changing. What Does That Mean for Your News Feed?

For many people, that news will come as a relief. In December, Facebook itself acknowledged that passive consumption of information — surfing shopping websites...

Media Organizations Grapple With the New Facebook

As part of the shift, Facebook pages run by publishers and businesses may see a reduction in the number of people they reach and...

Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family...

“When people are engaging with people they’re close to, it’s more meaningful, more fulfilling,” said David Ginsberg, director of research at Facebook. “It’s good...

Breakingviews: GoPro Needs to Know Its Limits

Photo A skier wearing a GoPro camera. While the company’s media efforts were faltering, competitors ate into its core business by making cheaper portable cameras...

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