Topic: Facebook

Reed ’21: Maintain free-speech on Facebook … it beats the alternative

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Maintain free-speech on Facebook … it beats the alternative

November 7, 2019 0 comments

Late last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a speech at Georgetown University outlining Facebook’s policy on political advertisements. In it, Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would continue publishing political ads, even those that include misleading or demonstrably false claims.

Ruzicka ’21: Why I comment on Dear Blueno posts

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Ruzicka ’21: Why I comment on Dear Blueno posts

October 17, 2019 0 comments

Recently, there has been much discourse on Dear Blueno, a public Facebook page that publishes anonymous posts submitted by members of the Brown student body, about the role that frequent commenters play in the online forum.

David Ebersman ’91 discussed the challenges of running his startup Lyre Health, a mental health company that aims to “help people quickly (find) high-quality health care.”

News, University News

Ebersman ’91 discusses path from Facebook to mental health startup

April 18, 2019 Comments are Disabled

For former CFO of Facebook David Ebersman ’91, the most important takeaway from his time at Brown was “the idea that learning was interesting for the sake of learning.”

The bill aims to increase the bargaining power of local news organizations in negotiations with tech giants. These companies, primarily Google and Facebook, are criticized for using local news content without loyalties.

Metro, News

Proposed bill seeks to protect local news from tech giants

April 18, 2019 Comments are Disabled

On April 3, David Cicilline proposed the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act for the second year in a row, which would allow online publishers and small newspapers to collectively negotiate with companies over the terms that regulate how these dominant online platforms distribute the publishers’ content.

Head of global policy development for Facebook, Matt Perault ’02, spoke on campus Wednesday about the company’s security and privacy policies.

University News

Alum talks privacy policy at Facebook

October 20, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Matt Perault ’02, head of the policy development team at Facebook, spoke at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Wednesday.


Al Salem ’17: Your Facebook likes don’t make you cool

September 15, 2016 Comments are Disabled

If you’ve ever felt bad about yourself for getting fewer than 50 likes on a photo, please raise your hand. Great, now look around you.


Kumar ’17: In defense of the ‘like’

March 2, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Last Wednesday, Facebook unveiled its reactions, five emojis meant to supplement the like button as users express emotions: love, haha, wow, sad and angry.