End-to-end encryption is a powerful tool for security and safety. But like most technologies, it also has drawbacks.
By Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, the Hoover Institution This post is part of a series on social media and democracy. For some two centuries, the electoral process has developed alongside technology – radio and television, the introduction of voting machines, mechanical and electronic – but never has the impact been so dramatically disruptive as in […]
By Ariadne Vromen, Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Sydney This post is part of a series on social media and democracy. Social media use is ubiquitous within the everyday lives of citizens. In Australia, where I live and teach on political participation, Facebook and smartphone use are among the highest in the world. Their […]
The words “face recognition” can make some people feel uneasy, conjuring dystopian scenes from science fiction. Can someone use it to identify strangers on the street? Are institutions gathering mass databases of images that can be used to invade someone’s privacy or rights?
With people spending more time on social media, many rightly wonder whether that time is good for us. Do people connect in meaningful ways online? Or are they simply consuming trivial updates and polarizing memes at the expense of time with loved ones?
Many of us at Facebook are parents and we’re thinking about technology’s role in the lives of children and families.
It is still early, but the results are promising, and we’re hopeful AI will become a more important tool in the arsenal of protection and safety on the internet and on Facebook.
We’re beginning a series of interviews with the digital news site Axios.
What was in the ads you shared with Congress? How many people saw them?
Why did Facebook finally decide to share the ads with Congress?