So Begins the Unhappy Matrimony of Instagram and Facebook Messenger
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Graphic: FacebookIn yet another attempt to unify its various properties into some writhing Akira-esque mass, Facebook announced today that Messenger and Instagram are, for all intents and purposes, merging. Chat features from Messenger will become available to Instagram users, and folks on either service will be able to reach out to one another without needing…

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How a fake “Real Oversight Board” is putting pressure on Facebook
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Today let’s talk about Facebook’s Oversight Board, the “real” Oversight Board, and what it means for the 2020 election. Last week I wrote about how Facebook’s vast size and monarchic corporate structure had contributed to a steady stream of controversies all summer. When every decision on which posts to remove comes down to the judgment…

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No, You’re Not Seeing Things. Facebook Has Launched a Poll Worker Recruitment Drive
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Deputy polling precinct worker Seandra Pinder waits for voters to cast their ballot in Florida’s primary election at Precinct 321 on August 18, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.Photo: Octavio Jones (Getty Images)If you saw a new popup message when you opened Facebook recently, don’t worry: It’s not a hoax. In a bid to make up for,…

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Facebook Finally Cracks Down on Bogus Propaganda About Oregon Wildfires
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A charred vehicle is seen in the parking lot of the burned Oak Park Motel after the passage of the Santiam Fire in Gates, Oregon, on September 10, 2020.Photo: Kathryn Elsesser (Getty Images)As emergency responders in Oregon struggle to contain a record 900,000 acres of wildfires across the state, local police have been fighting to…

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