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Recent articles by Mike:

Facebook Apps, Including Instagram and WhatsApp, Go Down Worldwide

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus and Facebook Messenger all reported failures. → Read More

Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer to Step Down in 2022

Mike Schroepfer, who leads the company’s artificial intelligence and other technical efforts, said he planned to transition into a role as a senior fellow. → Read More

Facebook Said to Consider Forming an Election Commission

The social network has contacted academics to create a group to advise it on thorny election-related decisions, said people with knowledge of the matter. → Read More

Facebook nearly doubles its profit and revenue rises 48 percent, as tech booms.

Nearly 3.5 billion people now use one of Facebook’s apps every month. → Read More

Pinterest Is Said to Be in Talks to Acquire the Photo App VSCO

The discussions between the digital pin board company and the app that inspired the “VSCO girls” trend are ongoing. → Read More

For Political Cartoonists, the Irony Was That Facebook Didn’t Recognize Irony

As Facebook has become more active at moderating political speech, it has had trouble dealing with satire. → Read More

Facebook Strikes Deal to Restore News Sharing in Australia

The agreement means users and publishers in Australia can once again share links to news articles, after Facebook had blocked the practice last week. → Read More

Facebook restricts the sharing of news in Australia as Google says it will pay some publishers.

The decision is in response to a proposed law in the country that would require tech companies to pay publishers for linking to stories across their platforms. → Read More

Citadel and Reddit Executives Expected at GameStop Hearing

The House Financial Services Committee has scheduled a hearing into GameStop trading for Feb. 18. → Read More

Facebook Is Said to Be Building a Product to Compete With Clubhouse

The social network, which has a history of cloning its competitors, has started working on an audio chat product. → Read More

Facebook Dials Down the Politics for Users

News feeds will start getting less political content in Canada, Brazil and Indonesia, the social network said, with the change reaching the U.S. in coming weeks. → Read More

Reddit, the Talk of the Internet, Raises $250 Million

The start-up, which was at the center of a recent stock market frenzy, was valued at $6 billion in the new funding round. → Read More

Facebook says it plans to remove posts with false vaccine claims.

The move, which applies to anti-vaccine posts unrelated to Covid as well, targets unpaid posts to the site and particularly Facebook pages and groups. → Read More

The Stock Traders of Reddit and TikTok

They are young, they are fearless and they are forcing everyone to pay attention. → Read More

Facebook Said to Consider Suing Apple Over App Store Practices

The social network has discussed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, as tensions grow between the companies over how each treats consumer data. → Read More

Facebook posts a 33 percent increase in revenue and a 53 percent jump in profit.

Facebook’s business rose even as it dealt with controversies around the proliferation of misinformation across its platform and as it has come under increased scrutiny by regulators. → Read More

Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees

The layoffs include most of the executive team at Postmates, the food delivery app that Uber bought last year. → Read More

WhatsApp Delays Privacy Changes Amid User Backlash

The company faced a backlash from users who worried the changes made the messaging service less secure. → Read More

Millions Flock to Telegram and Signal as Fears Grow Over Big Tech

The encrypted messaging services have become the world’s hottest apps over the last week, driven by growing anxiety over the power of the biggest tech companies and privacy concerns. → Read More

Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump, Capping Online Revolt

The president’s preferred megaphone cited “the risk of further incitement of violence.” It acted after Facebook, Snapchat, Twitch and other platforms placed limits on him. → Read More