Sarah Frier, Bloomberg

Sarah Frier


San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Snap’s Latest Cut: Its San Francisco Office

Snap Inc., which is cutting costs and relying more on remote work, is closing its office in San Francisco, dealing a fresh blow to a city trying to revive its business district. → Read More

Musk Won’t Own Twitter Until the Shareholders Get Paid

The volatile billionaire says he wants to complete the deal, but he could still change course. → Read More

Twitter, Musk and Why Online Speech Gets Moderated

When the World Wide Web opened for public use in 1991, its enthusiasts proclaimed a new era of unfiltered free expression. That was before the internet in general, and social media platforms in particular, proved to be such effective places to spread misinformation about important matters such as Covid-19 and vaccines, disinformation (intentional falsehoods) about politics and elections, plus… → Read More

Facebook Bets Its Users Really Want a TikTok Clone

The social network is overhauling itself to chase a faster-growing competitor, again. → Read More

Musk Backs Out of $44 Billion Twitter Deal Over Bot Accounts

Elon Musk is trying to end an agreement to buy Twitter Inc. for $44 billion and take it private, alleging that the company misrepresented user data and setting the stage for an arduous court brawl. → Read More

It’s TikTok’s World Now. Facebook Just Tries to Make People Care About It

Mark Zuckerberg needs Reels to fund his metaverse, and you can smell his desperation from Beijing. → Read More

Musk Wants Free Speech on Twitter After Spending Years Silencing Critics

The Tesla CEO’s tactics have included NDAs and public shaming of perceived enemies → Read More

Twitter Adopts ‘Poison Pill’ to Ward Off Musk Takeover

(Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. adopted a measure that would shield it from hostile acquisition bids, taking steps to thwart billionaire Elon Musk’s unwelcome... → Read More

By Any Memes Necessary: How the Far Right Took Over France’s Election

Eric Zemmour’s tactics pushed nativism to the center of the campaign—and show how social media platforms have done little to stop misinformation. → Read More

Instagram to Allow Users to See Most Recent Posts First

Instagram will let users switch their feeds so they view the most recent posts first, relenting after years of complaints about the photo app’s current ranking that chooses the order of posts based on a user’s behavior. → Read More

Microsoft Makes a $69 Billion Down Payment on the Metaverse

Its deal for Activision Blizzard heats up the land grab for what Big Tech sees as its next frontier. → Read More

How and Why Internet Companies Moderate Speech Online

When the World Wide Web opened for public use in 1991, its enthusiasts proclaimed a new era of unfiltered free expression. Thirty years later, the debate is over how, not whether, to filter what’s said online. In the U.S., home to the biggest social media companies, Facebook Inc. is under particular scrutiny over which content it silences, and which it amplifies, as moderator of a discussion… → Read More

In Tech’s Talent Wars, Remote Work Is the Hottest Office Perk

Hey all, it’s Sarah Frier. The next tech talent wars may be less about the free stuff, and more about the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. Those famously expensive Silicon Valley campuses that double as adult playgrounds, with their nap pods and herb gardens and bike-shares, are competing with a newfound love for the home office. → Read More

Facebook shares rise after lawsuit dismissal, hits $1 trillion value

Facebook, which Mark Zuckerberg co-founded in 2004 at Harvard University, is the youngest US tech firm to reach the trillion-dollar mark, reaching the milestone in just 17 years. → Read More

What Happens to the Vaccine Misinformation That Gets Pulled Off Facebook?

Vaccine denialists are finding alternate outlets at home and abroad. → Read More

Social Networks Are Exporting Disinformation About Covid Vaccines

Content that is blocked or flagged in the U.S. often continues to circulate in other languages. → Read More

Facebook Built the Perfect Platform for Covid Vaccine Conspiracies

Mark Zuckerberg wanted to make his social network a reliable source about the pandemic. Instead he’s helped spread misinformation about vaccines causing infertility. → Read More

Marketers Are Underpaying Black Influencers While Pushing Black Lives Matter

Anyone can get famous on TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram, but it’s a lot easier to make a living if you’re White. → Read More

Facebook, Instagram to ban accounts that spread vaccine lies

The move could remove major groups, accounts, and Instagram pages for repeatedly spreading misinformation. → Read More

Microsoft, Facebook pause political donations after Capitol riot

Microsoft Corp. and Facebook Inc. said they will pause political contributions after a deadly pro-Trump riot in the US Capitol last week. → Read More