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Facebook Debates What to Do With Its Like and Share Buttons

SAN FRANCISCO — In 2019, Facebook researchers began a new study of one of the social network’s foundational features: the Like button.They examined what people would do if Facebook removed […]







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Instagram Struggles With Fears of Losing Its ‘Pipeline’: Young Users

In September 2018, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram’s founders, left Facebook after clashing with Mr. Zuckerberg. Mr. Mosseri, a longtime Facebook executive, was appointed to helm Instagram.With the leadership […]




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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Were Down: Here’s What to Know

“With Facebook being down we’re losing thousands in sales,” said Mark Donnelly, a start-up founder in Ireland who runs HUH Clothing, a fashion brand focused on mental health that uses […]




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Facebook Is Weaker Than We Knew

It has become fashionable among Facebook critics to emphasize the company’s size and dominance while bashing its missteps. In a Senate hearing on Thursday, lawmakers grilled Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global […]




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Facebook Downplays Internal Research Released on Eve of Hearing

Facebook on Wednesday published two internal research reports about its photo-sharing app, Instagram, and downplayed their conclusions, as the company prepared for two congressional hearings in the next week that […]




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A Star-Studded Production

Fed officials retire early amid trading controversy. Robert Kaplan, the head of the Dallas Fed, and Eric Rosengren, the president of the Boston Fed, both announced yesterday that they would […]




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How Facebook Failed to Stem Racist Abuse of England’s Soccer Players

In May 2019, Facebook asked the organizing bodies of English soccer to its London offices off Regent’s Park. On the agenda: what to do about the growing racist abuse on […]




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Text Memes Are Taking Over Instagram

LOS ANGELES — Last month, the singer Courtney Love, who is a keen observer of social media trends, posted a cryptic message on Instagram.“Lots of people don’t understand Gen-Z,” she […]




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Facebook Wants to Court Creators. It Could Be a Tough Sell.

SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past 18 months, Chris Cox, Facebook’s top product executive, watched with surprise as Instagram came alive in ways he hadn’t seen before.As young people looked […]