Facebook says it blocked 100 malicious accounts just in time for the midterm elections

The social network didn’t release details surrounding the pages it removed from its site, but reported that all the sites may have had ties to Russia’s Internet Research Agency.

Facebook has removed Gavin McInnes and the Proud Boys from its site

The social network has removed the right-leaning men's group from its platform.

Facebook hired a former member of Europe’s Parliament as its global affairs head

Nick Clegg will lead Facebook's global affairs and communication.

A look into Facebook’s fake news “War Room” reveals the company’s plans to tackle misinformation

The social media juggernaut has given journalists a glimpse into their fight on fake news.

The emotional and financial costs of wedding dress shopping as a plus-size bride

How broken is an industry where the majority of its customers are too big for its dresses?

Facebook introduces Portal and Portal+, its video-chatting devices for your home

Facebook now sells a tablet with Alexa built-in.

Who’s Sorry This Week? Kim Kardashian West, Kyrie Irving and other public apologies

Also, Facebook is very sorry it exposed your data to hackers.
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‘Mic Dispatch’: Meeting Atlanta’s “billion-dollar lawyer”; band Zeal & Ardor redefine black metal

Zeal & Ardor are challenging black metal's links to neo-Nazism; Drew Findling talks to 'Mic' about representing some of the nation's hottest rappers.

Facebook hack exposes data on up to 50 million accounts. Here’s how to tell if you were hit.

Facebook says you don't need to change your password.
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‘Mic Dispatch’: A city copes after killings of trans women; black women tattooists tour the country

'Mic Dispatch' visits Jacksonville, Florida, where residents are grappling with the killings of three trans women of color, and meet Ladies of Ink, black women tattooists who are touring the country.
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Amazon publishes a library of white nationalist books and magazines. They know it, and won’t stop.

Misogynist extremism is off the table. Racism? Anti-Semitism? For Amazon, that's fine.

ACLU files discrimination charges against Facebook for serving job posts to only men

This isn’t the first time Facebook has been called out for the misuse of its ads platform.

Facebook’s COO and Twitter’s CEO will face Congress on Wednesday. Here’s what to expect.

Here's a quick primer on what the social media giants could discuss Wednesday.

Facebook engineer says the company has a “problem with political diversity”

“We are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views,” Brian Amerige said.

Facebook to start using algorithms to assign users a “trustworthiness score”

Scores will be on a scale of zero to one.

Here’s why Facebook is quick to ban users who say “men are trash,” but took longer to ban Alex Jones

The phrase "men are trash" is considered hate speech.

Stories That Pay Off: How to get money back from airlines

Airlines often say you can’t request compensation until you’re done with travel. By that time, a lot of the frustration fades. If you stick with it, however, you may find your pockets a bit heavier.

Trump defends free speech — by claiming social media is “discriminating” against conservatives

"Too many voices are being destroyed," Trump says as social media platforms ban and suspend conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

The #GrabYourWallet co-founder is mobilizing thousands against Twitter over its Alex Jones policy

“If Alex Jones walked into a department store and started ranting about mass shootings being hoaxes, nobody would question that store’s right to throw him out.”

Investing when stocks are low: Is now the time to buy Facebook or Papa John’s stock?

We asked investment strategists if the whole “buy low, sell high” thing applies here.

Left-wing news sites censored on Facebook aren’t in favor of banning Alex Jones either

"The idea that it's only far-right conservatives getting restricted and banned by these social media giants just isn't true."

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Mic Daily: Court orders Trump to reinstate DACA, Apple fights back against Alex Jones and more

Mic Daily brings you a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Alex Jones’ InfoWars content removed from Facebook, Apple

Facebook removed four of Jones' pages Monday.
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Mic Daily: Why Bernie Sanders’ campaign strategist is caught in the Manafort trial and more

Mic Daily brings you a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Facebook says it found dozens of fake pages trying to influence the 2018 midterms

Facebook said it has identified 32 pages and accounts on both Facebook and Instagram — which the company also owns — that were “involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior.”

Parents of Sandy Hook victim say Facebook isn’t protecting them from harassment

The parents of Noah Pozner, a 6-year-old Sandy Hook shooting victim, have shared an open letter criticizing Facebook for tolerating conspiracy theories related to the tragedy.

Jada Pinkett Smith is your new favorite talk show host

Her new Facebook Watch show, 'Red Table Talk,' is rewarding and renewed for a second season.

An injectable estrogen shortage reminds trans women that our fight is far from over

For 'Mic Dispatch,' correspondent Serena Daniari interviewed trans woman Emira Hajj about the injectable estrogen shortage.

Facebook to remove fake content meant to start violence from its platform

The social network will immediately start removing posts meant to cause violence.
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‘Mic Dispatch’: Inside the FBI’s crackdown on “black identity extremists” (Full transcript)

Welcome to Mic Dispatch, a new Facebook Watch show from 'Mic.'