Facebook has backed down on making users go by their “real” names. It needs to realise that outness is a spectrum, and realness is best defined by the people who assume a name, not by a corporate policy.
Facebook collects and sells our data – and yet we seem to care comparatively little that we don’t get a cut.
The default assumption when it comes to sex workers on Facebook is that their lives are an open book.
The social network admits manipulating its users’ emotions through the content it put in their newsfeeds. Think that’s creepy? A couple of years ago, it influenced their voting patterns, too. When do we get scared about what Facebook could do with its power?
The move has been acclaimed as a big step forward, but it was a deliberate and recent policy decision by Facebook to have imposed a gender binary, and the new options still don't give you the chance to write in your own.
Daisy Coleman is the latest in a series of girls to report that they were sexually assaulted and cyberbullied on social media. But we can't blame Twitter and Facebook for the existence of rape culture - and with #justice4daisy, they might have helped end
"The problem is global and endemic. Nobody has clean hands."
The increasing trend for Facebook users to share pre-made images with opinions attached is encouraging us to adopt a stranger's agenda wholesale and without question, argues Jacob Mertens.
Want to get back at your girlfriend for leaving you? Upload a photo she gave you in private and let strangers help you abuse her. Facebook won't do anything about it.
...just like it did to Facebook.