16 survivors of the Orlando shooting have filed a Pulse lawsuit alleging the shooting wouldn’t have happened without Google, Facebook and Twitter’s help
A new Playboy Facebook decision will see the old-timey skin mag leave the social network despite its over 25 million followers. Will others #DeleteFacebook?
One of the most viral stories on Facebook right now is from a fake news site discouraging folks from getting the flu vaccine — the site is gay owned (ugh)
The Ramzan Kadryrov Instagram and Facebook accounts were both deleted last night, but the brutal anti-gay Chechen leader is still active on social media
Jenn D’Role, the creator of Facebook’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Fan Group, revealed her seven All Stars predictions for season 3
An army of trolls left hateful comments on the Desmond is Amazing Facebook page belonging to a 10-year-old drag queen, causing his mother to lash out
Social media ads used by Russia to influence the 2016 election were made public Wednesday, revealing a Buff Bernie ad aimed at LGBT voters
Peter Thiel, the gay billionaire and co-founder of PayPal who endorsed Donald Trump during his campaign, just got married over the weekend
Among that money was $120,000 to a political group that specifically bans LGBTQ people from its stage and exhibition hall
In honor of LGBT Pride month, Brigham Young University-Idaho adjunct professor Ruthie Robertson typed up an 854-word post on her private Facebook page.
Do you miss the Facebook Pride react? Well, it’s coming back — but only for some — and NEVER for others
Needless to say, many women are pissed that they’re being censored from using a slur that they (thought they had successfully) reclaimed.
When Mark Zuckerberg started “thefacebook.com” in his Harvard dorm room back in 2004, he never imagined how mind-blowingly massive it would become. With somewhere around 1.8 billion users worldwide, it is far and away the most widely used social network on the planet, and with no emerging competitors in sight, it seems likely to stay that way.
In many ways, Facebook has become an integral part of our lives. We rely on it for information, entertainment, self-expression, and staying connected with friends and family. It has, for better or worse, fundamentally changed the way we engage in political discourse, and consume news. So much so that the site is now experimenting with a “fake news” filter after facing increasing criticism for allowing false information disguised as news to circulate on the site unchecked—which some believe may have impacted the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
And it’s not the first time Facebook has faced controversy. In fact, just days after Zuckerberg launched the original site, he was embroiled in a dispute with the famous Winklevoss twins, which ended in a settlement now worth over $300 million. Facebook also made headlines in 2014 when it added more than 50 custom gender options for users who don’t identify as “male” or “female.” And again just last year when it joined other members of the tech community in publicly opposing North Carolina’s discriminatory House Bill 2.
It’s been hailed as one of the most important inventions of our generation, it’s been called a “dust cloud of nonsense” by President Obama, and a “huge waste of time” by Betty White. But, love it or hate it, Facebook is here to stay. Find some of our favorite Facebook headlines below: