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Facebook’s new advertising policy

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Mat Chapin, Columnist

November 7, 2019

In the past couple of weeks, Mark Zuckerberg has come under increasing scrutiny for Facebook’s policy concerning false and un-fact checked political advertising. In what seems to be a response to right-wing criticism of bias, Facebook has announced that it will allow the Trump campaign to pay for u...

Social media’s future is our future, too

Blair Hanley Frank

March 13, 2012

Social media's impact on the way we communicate is easily one of the most significant technological developments of the past decade. Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and their cohorts have created a world where the revolution is both televised and tweeted. But what does the future hold? The way I see it, there are really two...

Facebook prepares users for ‘Timeline’ takeover

Alex Hagen

October 13, 2011

By now, many of Facebook's users have grown accustomed to frequent changes and overhauls of its design and features. However, with the site's newest incarnation on the horizon, some may find it more difficult to adjust. Last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced plans for "Timeline," a new...

‘The Social Network’ depicts Facebook lifestyle

Nate Lessler

October 28, 2010

"I'm talking about taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online," exclaims Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the recently released and critically acclaimed movie "The Social Network." Directed by David Fincher ("Fight Club," "Se7en"), the film follows the college life of Zuckerberg...

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