Karissa Bell

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Facebook has a new policy for fighting 'coordinated social harm'

Facebook has announced a new policy that allows it to take out networks of accounts engaging in “coordinated social harm.” The company said the change could help the platform fight harmful behavior...

iOS 15 will be available to download on September 20th

Apple’s iOS 15, iPad OS 15 and watchOS 8 updates are dropping September 20th, days ahead of iPhone 13 lineup. The latest version of iOS adds new features for FaceTime and Messages,...

Researchers: Platforms like Facebook have played ‘major role’ in fueling polarization

Social media platforms like Facebook “have played a major role in exacerbating political polarization that can lead to such extremist violence,” according to a new report from researchers at New York University’s...

Facebook's program for VIPs allows politicians and celebs to break its rules, report says

Facebook has for years used a little known VIP program that’s enabled millions of high-profile users to skirt its rules, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. According to...

Google is rolling out dark mode for Search on desktop

Google is finally rolling out a dark theme for Search on desktop. The change had been spotted as far back as December, but the feature is now official and rolling out to...

I wish Ray-Ban's Stories smart glasses were made by anyone but Facebook

I’ve spent much of the last week trying out Ray-ban Stories, the new smart glasses made by Facebook and Ray-Ban owner Luxottica, and I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about...

Twitter starts rolling out Communities, its dedicated space for groups

After 15 years, Twitter is getting dedicated features for groups. The company is now starting to test Communities, “a more intimate space for conversations” on the platform. Communities, which the company first...

The fight to study what happens on Facebook

Facebook recently added a new report to its transparency center. The "widely viewed content" report was ostensibly meant to shed light on what’s been a long-running debate: What is the most popular...

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