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Germany Ramps Up Libra Opposition as Banks Develop Competing “Stablecoins”

In the latest round of setbacks for Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency, Germany ramped up its rhetoric against the electronic money today and...

U.S. Military Aims at Fake News As Bad Guys Stay Steps...

Facebook, Google and a host of social networks are increasingly pressured to root out and stomp out fake news. Now, the U.S....

Pinterest Burnishes Clean Image With Tool to Curb Vaccine Misinformation

It seems impossible to go a week without another social network handling fallout from another fake news scandal. Digital pinboard Pinterest, however,...

Facebook News Push Takes New Turn, Highlighting Importance of News, Advertising

Social networks encroaching on news organizations’ turf took another turn this week when Facebook announced its latest effort -- hiring a squad...

Twitter Backs ShareChat, Looks to Compete with Facebook in India

Twitter led the latest $100 million round in an Indian social media app ShareChat, according to a TechCrunch report over the weekend,...

Facebook’s Video Platform “Watch” Draws Advertisers Wary of YouTube Pitfalls

Advertisers are warming up to Facebook’s nearly two-year-old Watch video platform as they seek an alternative to YouTube, whose problems with sexual...

China Censorship Crushes Small Developers; Some Smell Opportunity

Chinese government meddling on the Web, including censorship on the mammoth WeChat social network, is boosting anxiety among game developers and smaller...

Preaching to the Choir: Fake News Fact-Checkers Have Limited Impact, Study...

Efforts to combat fake news rarely reach the people most exposed to the falsehoods, resulting in a “preaching to the choir” effect...

Facebook’s Marcus Defends Libra’s Financial Inclusivity

This week, David Marcus, Facebook’s vice president of messaging products, addressed one of the prominent criticisms of the global electronic currency since...

Consumers Wary Internet Companies Are Spying On Them

Like most consumers, “CBS Morning News” Host Gayle King finds it creepy when ads appear in her social media feed for products...

European, U.S. Regulators Mobilize to Curb Cryptocurrency

France plans to assemble a G7 task force to study how banks monitor cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra, France’s central governor announced on...

Facebook’s Libra Will Have to Take On JPM Coin, Banking Giants...

Facebook’s foray into digital banking has set up a millennial vs. establishment clash, where in a reversal, the old guard got there...

Is Facebook’s Libra a Real Blockchain? No.

Tuesday morning, Facebook revealed plans for its new cryptocurrency, Libra, that is actively backed by tech giants like Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, eBay,...

Facebook Will Square Off Against Amazon, Apple in the Race Towards...

This week, Facebook joined Amazon, Apple and other big tech names as the race to implement a truly global digital currency and...

Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency May Spark Financial Revolution In the Developing World

The stars are aligning for crypto to go mainstream as Facebook has announced the launch of Libra, a new digital currency that...

After a Series of Disasters, Facebook Wants to Make Things Right...

Following a series of privacy and misinformation scandals and increasing regulatory probes, Facebook is keen to improve its image as a force...

YouTube Removes Kardashian Deepfake For Copyright Violations, Not Fake News

As A.I. enables the creation of more fake content, social media platforms risk a loss of credibility with their users who will...

Socially Responsible No More: S&P Drops Facebook From Its ESG List

After a series of privacy concerns and data scandals, it’s official: Facebook has been removed from the S&P 500’s socially responsible companies...

Zuck Getting Schooled by Deepfake Video Shows New Social Media Concerns

Facebook’s response to fake videos has been tested again, this time with a 20-second AI-generated video of Mark Zuckerberg published on Instagram...

With Its New Blockchain Company, Facebook May Succeed In Connecting Billions...

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to, for their impact on industry. Earlier this month, Facebook quietly set up a company in Switzerland,...

Facebook Said to Seek Outside Funding for Crypto Project

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. For the first time in its history, Facebook is reportedly on the...

David Garrity: “I will pay far more attention to what Jamie...

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. David Garrity, a co-founder of blockchain consulting...
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