How Donald Trump changed Facebook

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge At one point in time, Facebook’s relationship with politicians was relatively uncontroversial. But after the 2016 US elections, everything changed. Early in the campaign, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump tested the limits of Facebook’s rules against hateful speech at the same time that the company became a vehicle of […]

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Meta’s Portal finds new life as a productivity tool

Meta’s smart displays gain support for Duet Display and can now be controlled by a Mac. | Image: Meta As the corporate world embraces its work-from-home future, Meta is doubling down on turning its line of smart displays into ultimate video calling devices. This week, the company announced its $349 Portal Plus (second-gen) and $199 […]

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Samsung still hasn’t given us a good reason to buy a foldable phone

The Z Fold 4 looks like Samsung’s best foldable yet. But is it really an upgrade from your phone? | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge Folding phones seem, intuitively, like a great idea. Phones are good! Tablets are good! Put them both together, fold it in half, and presto: you’ve made the best […]

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No cap, bussin, forreal, forreal: Sen. Mike Lee’s personal Twitter account is called ‘BasedMikeLee’

Senator Mike Lee. | Photo by Andrew Harnik – Pool/Getty Images No cap, Sen. Mike Lee himself is tweeting from the @BasedMikeLee Twitter account. The account cropped up seemingly out of nowhere towards the end of last month, posting news articles about the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry; claiming that Lee is taller than his […]

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Facebook ran ads on searches for white supremacist groups, report finds

Facebook logo | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook served ads on searches related to white supremacist groups, despite a ban on such content on the platform, according to a report by the Tech Transparency Project. The report, which was first covered by The Washington Post, identified 119 Facebook pages and 20 Facebook […]

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Ralph Nader urges regulators to recall Tesla’s ‘manslaughtering’ Full Self-Driving vehicles

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is calling for the government to crack down on Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta program. Ralph Nader, a former presidential candidate and nationally recognized consumer protection advocate, called on federal regulators to recall Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) driver-assist feature, calling its deployment “one of the most dangerous and irresponsible actions by a […]

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Spotify tests selling concert tickets straight to fans

Image: Spotify Spotify’s testing a new website to sell concert tickets directly to fans, as first reported by Music Ally. The site, dubbed Spotify Tickets, currently has a limited selection of upcoming US-based concerts for participating artists like Limbeck, Tokimonsta, and Annie DiRusso. Spotify already partners with Ticketmaster, Eventbrite, and See Tickets to sell tickets […]

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