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Vox's news and analysis on the state of Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, and its future as a player in Big Tech.

The anatomy of a Facebook account heist

Meta is now blocking news in Canada

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How “windfall profits” from AI companies could fund a universal basic income

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Why Meta is giving away its extremely powerful AI model

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The tricky truth about how generative AI uses your data

The Biden administration is allowed to talk to social media platforms again — for now

Tax prep companies let Google and Facebook sell ads off your data

Meta is finally having its moment with the Twitter alternative Threads

What you need to know about Threads, Instagram’s new Twitter killer app

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What will stop AI from flooding the internet with fake images?

Mark Zuckerberg says the hardest part of Meta’s “year of efficiency” is over

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Mark Zuckerberg’s not-so-secret plan to join the AI race

Tech companies are finally firing tech workers

In a leaked Q&A, Mark Zuckerberg tells employees “we’re in a different world”

Meta’s lingering layoffs enter their next phase

Fox News won. Dominion won. The rest of us lost.

Layoffs are bad for business

Snow Crash author Neal Stephenson predicted the metaverse. What does he see next?

Social media used to be free. Not anymore.

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Silicon Valley’s vibe shift

Think AI was impressive last year? Wait until you see what’s coming.

Lots of bad science still gets published. Here’s how we can change that.

A new Supreme Court case could fundamentally change the internet

Two Republican judges just let Texas seize control of Twitter and Facebook

Why is Meta’s new AI chatbot so bad?

The inside story at Meta as it moves beyond Facebook

Two GOP judges just stripped social media companies of basic First Amendment rights

The First Amendment has a Facebook problem

How technology literally changes our brains

Thailand’s playboy king isn’t playing around

Sorry for Your Loss is a must-see TV show. You can only watch it on Facebook.

How to erase your personal information from the internet (it’s not impossible)

More than 2 million people have RSVP’d to “storm Area 51,” in the name of memes

Netflix’s The Great Hack explores how Cambridge Analytica sold your data during the 2016 election

Social media is rotting democracy from within

Facebook’s very bad year, explained

Mark Zuckerberg is essentially untouchable at Facebook

YouTube, Facebook, and Apple’s ban on Alex Jones, explained

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The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, explained with a simple diagram

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Lawmakers seem confused about what Facebook does — and how to fix it

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