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Kurt Wagner
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Mar 12, 2022
Facebook researchers find its apps can make us lonelier
Facebook researchers struggle to understand why some of its app experiences cause users pleasure while the same content sometimes inflicts pain.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 4, 2022
Putin's propaganda machine undercut by social media blackout
In the five years since Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook and Twitter have built systems to ensure they wouldn't be blindsided the next time.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 3, 2022
Meta plunges as Facebook users stall and forecast falls short
The misses come at a critical juncture for the company, which is fighting regulatory battles on multiple fronts and also trying to justify a costly shift in corporate strategy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 29, 2021
Facebook changes name to Meta in embrace of virtual reality
The name change is the most definitive signal so far of the company's intention to stake its future on a new computing platform — the 'metaverse.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 20, 2021
Facebook plans to rebrand company with new name, report says
The rebranding would come at a time when Facebook is under fire from regulators, lawmakers and activists.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 14, 2021
Facebook’s new target in the misinformation war: Fake news about climate change
Climate change has emerged as a key priority in Facebook's quest to stomp out misinformation, an effort that involves policing user posts while simultaneously defending free speech.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 3, 2020
Big Tech draws record revenue and harsh criticism with U.S. election ads
The presidential campaigns for each party more than doubled their ad spending on Facebook compared with the presidential candidates in the 2016 race.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 29, 2020
Facebook’s growing ad exodus means more risks to revenue growth
No single company can significantly dent growth at Facebook, but a rising tally adds to pressure on other brands to follow suit.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 24, 2020
Facebook ad boycott gains steam, but small firms can't quit so easily
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Japan Times
WORLD
May 28, 2020
Twitter’s fact-checking of Trump sets difficult precedent
Twitter has little experience carrying out the task at scale and doesn't have an internal team of dedicated fact-checkers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2019
Facebook's gains show user growth still possible in U.S.
Facebook Inc. delivered better-than-projected sales and steady user growth in its third quarter, proving that its business can endure increasing regulatory scrutiny and criticism over its immense reach and influence.

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