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January 29, 2018

News Feed FYI: More Local News on Facebook

We’re updating News Feed to prioritize local news.

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January 28, 2018

Giving You More Control of Your Privacy on Facebook

Introducing our Privacy Principles and a new education campaign.

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January 25, 2018

Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad For Democracy?

By Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, the Hoover Institution This post is part of a series on social media and democracy. For some two centuries, the electoral process has developed alongside technology – radio and television, the introduction of voting machines, mechanical and electronic – but never has the impact…

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January 25, 2018

Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad for Democracy?

By Ariadne Vromen, Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Sydney This post is part of a series on social media and democracy. Social media use is ubiquitous within the everyday lives of citizens. In Australia, where I live and teach on political participation, Facebook and smartphone use are among…

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January 22, 2018

Hard Questions: Social Media and Democracy

What effect does social media have on democracy? This is a large and complex question with numerous aspects to consider — from social media’s role in connecting people with information and giving them a voice in the democratic process, to concerns about ad transparency, echo chambers and foreign actors’…

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January 22, 2018

Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad for Democracy?

Social media platforms are terrific for democracy in many ways, but pretty bad in others. And they remain a work-in-progress

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January 22, 2018

Hard Questions: What Effect Does Social Media Have on Democracy?

By Samidh Chakrabarti, Product Manager, Civic Engagement This post is part of a series on social media and democracy.  Around the world, social media is making it easier for people to have a voice in government — to discuss issues, organize around causes, and hold leaders accountable. As recently…

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