Queenie Wong
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Queenie Wong is a staff reporter for CNET News, who focuses on social media companies including Facebook and Twitter. She previously covered social networks for The Mercury News in San Jose. Before that, she wrote about politics and education for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. A native of Southern California, she took her first journalism class in middle school.Source
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More harm than good? Twitter struggles to label misleading COVID-19 tweets

More harm than good? Twitter struggles to label misleading COVID-19 tweets

Automated technology that Twitter began using this month to label tweets containing coronavirus misinformation is making mistakes, raising concerns about the company's reliance on artificial intelligence to review content. On May 11, Twitter started labeling tweets that spread a conspiracy theory about 5G causing the coronavirus. Authorities believe the false theory prompted some people to set fires to cell towers. Twitter will remove misleading tweets that encourage people to engage in behavior such as damaging cell towers. Other tweets that don't incite the same level of harm but...

May 25, 2020
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Parler vows to return after Amazon pulls hosting amid concerns over violent posts

Parler vows to return after Amazon pulls hosting amid concerns over violent posts

Tech companies, including Apple and Google, are distancing themselves from Parler in the wake of mob violence on Capitol Hill.CEO John Matze posted a message to the company's website over the weekend, promising the alternative would return after it went  when cut off hosting services."We will resolve any challenge before us and plan to welcome all of you back soon," Matze said in a note bearing the title Technical Difficulties. "We will not let civil discourse perish!"The conservative microblogging site was booted offline a week ago after Amazon Web Services cut its services, a move that...

Jan 18
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Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google CEOs lay out antitrust defenses in remarks to Congress

Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google CEOs lay out antitrust defenses in remarks to Congress

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe CEOs are scheduled to face US lawmakers on Wednesday in an antitrust hearing.The CEOs of , ,  and on Tuesday evening released opening remarks that cast their companies as icons of American ingenuity as they gear up for a highly anticipated  with legislators on Wednesday., ,  and are set to . All four men will testify remotely by video chat because of the coronavirus pandemic. (CNET has details of how to watch the proceedings .)Members of the subcommittee have for more than a year been looking into whether the four tech giants...

July 29, 2020
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Ex-content moderator sues YouTube, claims job led to PTSD symptoms and depression

Ex-content moderator sues YouTube, claims job led to PTSD symptoms and depression

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe worker watched videos that included beheadings, shootings and child abuse, according to the lawsuit.A former content moderator is suing Google-owned after she allegedly developed depression and symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder from repeatedly watching videos of beheadings, child abuse and other disturbing content."She has trouble sleeping and when she does sleep, she has horrific nightmares. She often lays awake at night trying to go to sleep, replaying videos that she has seen in her mind," says the...

Sep 21
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Facebook engineer quits, accuses social network of 'profiting off hate'

Facebook engineer quits, accuses social network of 'profiting off hate'

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe social media giant is facing a backlash from its own employees over content moderation decisions.A engineer left the social media giant on Tuesday and publicly criticized the company for not doing enough to combat hate speech. "I'm quitting because I can no longer stomach contributing to an organization that is profiting off hate in the US and globally," Ashok Chandwaney said in a shared publicly on Facebook and internally with co-workers. The resignation highlights the backlash Facebook is facing from its own employees while...

September 9, 2020
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Mark Zuckerberg saw Instagram as a threat to Facebook, emails show

Mark Zuckerberg saw Instagram as a threat to Facebook, emails show

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againFacebook's Instagram acquisition has been the focus of an antitrust probe into the company.US lawmakers grilled CEO on Wednesday about the company's purchase of popular photo service , accusing the company of stifling competition by snapping up and copying its rivals. During a lengthy antitrust hearing, members of the House judiciary's antitrust subcommittee pointed to emails sent by Zuckerberg in 2012 as evidence that the company saw Instagram as a competitive threat. The subcommittee has been gathering documents as part of an...

July 29, 2020
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Instagram introduces new tabs to make it easier to find short videos and shop

Instagram introduces new tabs to make it easier to find short videos and shop

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe new tabs will appear on Instagram's home screen.Facebook-owned photo service is doubling down on  and online shopping.On Thursday, the social network said it's adding two new tabs to Instagram's home page to make it easier for users to find short-form videos known as Reels and products they might be interested in buying on the platform. The tabs will appear at the bottom of the app's home screen. A shopping bag icon is the new tab for shopping. The icon that looks like a video with a play button is the new tab for Reels.For...

Nov 12
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Twitter says hackers downloaded data from up to 8 accounts

Twitter says hackers downloaded data from up to 8 accounts

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe data could have included direct messages and other information. Twitter said these accounts weren't verified.said late Friday that hackers who hijacked the accounts of high-profile users including former US  and founder to tweet out a  scam this week also downloaded the data from up to eight accounts.The company didn't identify who owned the accounts but said those users weren't verified. Obama, Gates and other prominent users such as CEO and rapper Kanye West who had their accounts compromised have verified Twitter accounts....

July 18, 2020
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Parler: The Twitter alternative for conservatives

Parler: The Twitter alternative for conservatives

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe service has even caught the attention of President Donald Trump.permanently booted in 2018 for violating the site's rules against hateful conduct. But that didn't stop the right-wing provocateur from finding an alternative platform. That year, Loomer joined a new social media app called Parler, where she now has more than 574,000 followers. Loomer, who's also barred from and its photo service Instagram, describes herself in all capital letters as the "most banned woman in the world" on her Parler profile.  Twitter permanently...

July 3, 2020
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg criticizes Apple on Clubhouse

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg criticizes Apple on Clubhouse

Facebook has been publicly sparring with Apple over an upcoming privacy update that's expected to impact the social network's ad business.The public feud between keeps heating up. Facebook CEO has made it clear before he isn't happy with Apple's upcoming update that will prompt users to give apps, including the social network he cofounded, permission to track their activity across other apps and the web. Apple, on the other hand, has said the change is meant to give users more control over their data. Apple is expected to roll out the change in the early spring. Everything AppleCNET's Apple...

Mar 19
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