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Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 26, 2021

 In March, as claims about the dangers and ineffectiveness of coronavirus vaccines spun across social media and undermined attempts to stop the spread of the virus, some Facebook employees thought they had found a way to help.
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Union vote at Amazon’s NY warehouse big step closer

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 25, 2021

The National Labor Relations Board said there was sufficient interest to form a union at an Amazon distribution center in New York, after union organizers on Monday delivered hundreds of signatures to the agency – a key step in authorizing a vote that could establish the first union at the nation's largest online retailer.
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Whistleblower Haugen says Facebook making online hate worse

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 25, 2021

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told British lawmakers Monday that the social media giant stokes online hate and extremism, fails to protect children from harmful content and lacks any incentive to fix the problems, providing strong momentum for efforts by European governments working on stricter regulation of tech giants.
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New whistleblower claims Facebook allowed hate, illegal activity

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 22, 2021

A new whistleblower affidavit submitted by a former Facebook employee Friday alleges that the company prizes growth and profits over combatting hate speech, misinformation and other threats to the public, according to a copy of the document obtained by The Washington Post.