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Facebook Dumps News Outlets as 'Trending Topics' Gauge

After allegations the social network was suppressing conservative news

(Newser) - Facebook is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic," a move adopted after backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views, the AP reports. Facebook's general counsel outlined the change in a 12-page letter Monday to Republican... More »

Glenn Beck: Zuckerberg Is Going to Meet With Me

Facebook rep confirms Zuck will meet with conservative VIPs

(Newser) - Following allegations that Facebook is burying conservative news , Glenn Beck says he will be meeting with Mark Zuckerberg to discuss the issue. Zuck had said he planned to reach out to conservative leaders, even though there's currently "no evidence" Facebook really is burying anything. In a Facebook post... More »

Zuckerberg Confronts Alleged Conservative Bias

He'd like to meet with conservative leaders to hear their POVs

(Newser) - When conservative leaders are finished feuding over Donald Trump's candidacy, Mark Zuckerberg would like a chat. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the CEO addressed reports that journalists working on the site's "Trending Topics" feature had buried news that would interest conservatives, reports the San Francisco Chronicle... More »

Keeping Mark Zuckerberg Safe Doesn't Come Cheap

That better be some darn good security

(Newser) - It takes a whole lot of money to keep the fourth richest person in the US safe, CNET reports. According to Quartz —citing a regulatory filing made Wednesday—Facebook paid $4.26 million last year to keep founder Mark Zuckerberg safe. That was actually down from 2014, when the... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Calls Out Trump and Other 'Fearful Voices'

'It takes courage to choose hope over fear'

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg launched what the Guardian calls a "thinly veiled attack" against Donald Trump, his policies, and his supporters during his keynote address at the F8 conference on Tuesday. "I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as others. For blocking free expression,... More »

Mark Zuckerberg May Face Hate Speech Charges in Germany

'I think Facebook has changed German society—not for the good'

(Newser) - A pair of German lawyers are hoping to squeeze a $163 million fine out of Mark Zuckerberg by claiming Facebook allows users to post anti-Semitic messages and other hate speech, Vice reports. "I think Facebook has changed German society—not for the good," attorney Chan-jo Jun says. It'... More »

2 Familiar Names Crack List of Top 10 Billionaires

No, not Bill Gates—he still reigns at top of the 'Forbes' list with $75B

(Newser) - Forbes' annual compilation of the wealthiest people on Earth is out, and the list welcomes a couple of flush newcomers to the richest of the rich. Bill Gates retains his top spot with $75 billion to his name, while for the first time, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg cracks the... More »

Facebook Staff Defacing 'Black Lives Matter' Slogans

Mark Zuckerberg says it's 'malicious' and 'deeply hurtful'

(Newser) - Facebook is investigating what USA Today reports are "racially charged incidents" at its Menlo Park, Calif., campus. In an internal memo obtained by Gizmodo , Mark Zuckerberg says there have been "several recent instances" where employees crossed out "Black Lives Matter" on campus walls, where writing is encouraged,... More »

ISIS' New Target: Mark Zuckerberg

They're also none too happy with Twitter's Jack Dorsey

(Newser) - Angry over efforts to keep their propaganda off social media, ISIS targeted Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey of Twitter in a 25-minute video released Wednesday, Vocativ reports. Vocativ found the video on Telegram, one of the less popular social-media sites ISIS has been forced to use thanks to... More »

Facebook's 'Reactions' Buttons Are Here

Users now have 5 new emotions to choose from other than 'like'

(Newser) - The long-coveted "dislike" button hasn't arrived, but Facebook's newest enhancement may appease those who've been clamoring for more than the ubiquitous thumbs-up icon. There are five new "reactions" buttons joining the like symbol, TechCrunch reports: love, haha, wow, sad, and angry, all accessible when you... More »

Kanye, '$53M in Debt,' Asks Tech Billionaires for Cash

Here's looking at you, Mark Zuckerberg

(Newser) - Kanye West's Twitter feed has gotten quite the workout this week, from his numerous explainers about his "endearing" lyric about the b---- Taylor Swift to Saturday's tweet that he's $53 million in "personal debt." If you thought that was the end of it, well,... More »

Facebook Strikes Out in India

Regulator prohibits the company's 'Free Basics' service

(Newser) - Facebook failed Monday in its attempt to provide millions in India with a free but limited mobile Internet service called "Free Basics," the Washington Post reports. After nearly a year of debate between Mark Zuckerberg, Internet activists, and software developers, India's telecom regulator ruled that no data... More »

Only 5 People Are Richer Than Zuckerberg Now

His fortune surpassed the Koch brothers' on Thursday

(Newser) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned from paternity leave this week, NBC News reports. As a welcome-back gift, he officially became the world's sixth-richest person on Thursday. According to Bloomberg , his net worth increased by $6 billion on the stock market Thursday, lifting him past the Koch brothers. The 31-year-old... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Wants You to Run With Him

365 miles, specifically

(Newser) - Building an AI butler to run his home is apparently not quite enough of a challenge for Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO on Monday evening wrote that he has "a physical challenge for 2016 as well": run 365 miles. And he'd like you to do it with him.... More »

Zuck's 2016 Challenge: Build AI Butler for His Home

He wants something like Iron Man 's Jarvis

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg has set himself a tough challenge for 2016: Create an electronic butler to make Mark Zuckerberg's life easier. The Facebook founder says he plans to "build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work," which he likens to Jarvis in... More »

Zuckerberg: I Was Taught to 'Stand Up Against Attacks'

'Attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone'

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg has received more than 1 million likes for a Facebook post in which he adds his voice "in support of Muslims in our community and around the world." He says that after recent attacks, he "can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will... More »

Zuckerberg: No, My New Venture Isn't a Tax Dodge

He responds to criticism over $45B philanthropic initiative

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his baby daughter and a $45 billion giveaway on the same day this week, and he's had to do a little more explaining about the latter. In a Facebook post on Thursday, Zuckerberg explains that Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC, the entity he's... More »

Zuckerbergs' Philanthropy: A 'Big Waste'?

Move meets some scorn online

(Newser) - The announcement by Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg that they'll donate 99% of their Facebook shares—$45 billion at today's value— to a foundation they created with the birth of their daughter isn't being met with universal praise. Some examples:
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Zuckerberg Welcomes Baby Girl, Gives Away Fortune

Will donate 99% of his Facebook stock to make the world better for his daughter

(Newser) - Parenthood will do crazy things to people. For example, on the same day Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their first child, they also announced they'd be giving away 99% of their Facebook stock—worth nearly $45 billion, CNN reports. Zuckerberg and Chan posted an... More »

Zuckerberg Giving Himself 2 Months Paternity Leave

Under Facebook company policy, he could take 4

(Newser) - Facebook is going to have to do without Mark Zuckerberg for a couple of months in the near future: The Facebook founder and his wife, Priscilla, have a baby daughter on the way and he says he is planning to take two months off when she arrives, TechCrunch reports. "... More »

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