Facebook removes false HIV-prevention ads after LGBTQ+ outcry

The ads, which were on Facebook for months before the company acted, contained false claims about side effects of anti-HIV drugs Facebook has quietly removed false and misleading ads about HIV-prevention medications after months of pressure from LGBTQ+ and health organizations. Fifty organizations including Glaad and PrEP4All started a public campaign in December, arguing that…

Thousands of children under 14 have been investigated by police for sexting

Critics say children are being given police records for behaviour they do not fully understand More than 6,000 children under 14 have been investigated by police for sexting offences in the past three years, including more than 300 of primary school age, the Guardian has learned. Figures disclosed by 27 police forces in England and…

What Your Facebook Posts Say About Your Mental Health

Psychologists are discovering just how much information about our inner states can be gleaned from social media. For some people, posting to social media is as automatic as breathing. At lunchtime, you might pop off about the latest salad offering at your local lettucery. Or, late that night, you might tweet, “I can’t sleep, so…

Hillary Clinton: Zuckerberg should pay price for damage to democracy

Former presidential candidate criticises Facebook’s decision to let politicians lie in adverts ‘The stakes are enormous’: is Clinton set for a White House run? Mark Zuckerberg “should pay a price” for what he is doing to democracy, Hillary Clinton has said, as she expressed doubts about whether free and fair elections were even possible in…

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry

Big tech giants have their eyes on the $3.5 trillion US healthcare industry. As healthcare costs keep rising for Americans, tech companies are betting they can have a part in fixing the broken pieces of the industry. Here’s how tech companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are building out their healthcare strategies. Visit BI Prime…

Facebook includes Breitbart in new ‘high quality’ news tab

The social media site has received backlash over its choice to include a publication that has been called ‘the platform for the alt-right’ Facebook’s launch of a new section on its flagship app dedicated to “deeply-reported and well-sourced” journalism sparked immediate controversy on Friday over the inclusion of Breitbart News, a publication whose former executive…

Mark Zuckerberg says billionaires sometimes accumulate unreasonable wealth

– It may be the first time a billionaire and a socialist agreed on anything – Mark Zuckerberg surprisingly found common ground this week with Senator Bernie Sanders – The senator had recently declared that billionaires should not exist – The Facebook CEO concurred with Sanders saying on some level, no one deserves to have…