‘SNL’: Kate McKinnon’s Laura Ingraham Wants You To Know That ‘If You Have Less Than Five Guns, You’re Gay’ (Video)

The cold open sketch on this week’s “SNL” saw Kate McKinnon once again portray Fox News host Laura Ingraham on her show “The Ingraham Angle.” This time the ersatz Ingraham brought back Cecily Strong as “Judge” Jeanine Pirro, as well as Leslie Jones playing Democratic congresswoman Marcia Fudge and Pete Davidson as someone called the … Read more

Hundreds of Russia-Linked Trolls Ejected From Facebook, Instagram

Facebook has deleted 70 user accounts and 138 pages, as well as 65 Instagram accounts it says were controlled by a Kremlin-funded network specializing in fake news, the company announced Tuesday. The pages were linked to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm known for pushing ads aimed at American voters with divisive messages about social … Read more

Stephen Colbert Proposes Amish Version of Facebook to Remedy Privacy Concerns (Video)

Stephen Colbert has a solution for #DeleteFacebook-ers who want to escape from the social network’s data collection but still enjoy the things they like about it: Amishbook, or Facebook, “without the electricity.” Colbert brought up Facebook’s ongoing data-management PR problem at the top of Friday night’s episode of “The Late Show,” saying that “we’ve learned … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg ‘Strongly’ Disagrees With Leaked ‘Ugly’ Memo from Facebook VP

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is distancing himself from an unearthed 2016 memo, where VP Andrew “Boz” Bosworth told employees that connecting the world is paramount, despite a “questionable” growth strategy that might have tragic consequences. “Boz is a talented leader who says many provocative things. This was one that most people at Facebook including myself … Read more

Facebook VP Says He Doesn’t Agree With Own ‘Ugly’ Memo That Pushes Aggressive Growth Tactics

Minutes after BuzzFeed released a 2016 internal memo where Facebook Vice President Andrew “Boz” Bosworth argued growth is paramount — even considering the company’s “questionable” practices and “subtle language” — he pushed back against his own words. “I don’t agree with the post today and I didn’t agree with it even when I wrote it,” … Read more

Here’s How to Quit Facebook and Delete Your Account

The revelation that data firm Cambridge Analytica gained access to the personal information of 50 million Facebook users without their approval has caused many Americans to consider leaving the social network. The New York Times reported Monday that Cambridge Analytica had purchased leaked user data for millions of Americans from a third party, in order … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg Is Russia, Trump and Cambridge Analytica’s Useful Idiot

What I’d like to know is why any of us are on Facebook anymore. I’d also like to know when we are going to stop treating Mark Zuckerberg like some benevolent potentate in the magical land of Tech, and start holding him responsible for what he is, and what he has done to our democracy. … Read more

US Attorney General to Investigate Facebook Over Data Leak to Group Linked to Trump Campaign

Politicians in Congress and Parliament are demanding Facebook testify as to how a conservative political data firm with ties to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign collected profiles from more than 50 million unsuspecting Facebook users to target voters during the presidential election. According to The New York Times and The Observer, Cambridge Analytica, which was founded … Read more

Facebook Shares Drop 4 Percent After Announcement of News Feed Changes

Wall Street isn’t hitting the “like” button on Facebook’s latest algorithm change. Shares of the social network are down more than 4 percent in early morning trading on Friday, following CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement the social network would undergo a “major change” to the News Feed, prioritizing posts from friends and family. “The research shows … Read more