Facebook reportedly tweaked algorithm to make a ‘nicer news feed’ following US election

Angela Lang/CNET This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the voting in November and its aftermath. In the days following the US election on Nov. 3, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly approved an emergency change to the social network’s algorithm to show authoritative news more prominently in people’s news feeds. The move […]

Facebook aims to spur more holiday giving with new tool

Facebook is doubling down on its efforts to help nonprofits. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook is trying to encourage more people to use the social network to give back during the holidays amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, the company said it’s releasing a new...

Apple and Facebook feud over who’s violating your privacy more

Apple’s Jane Horvath calls out Facebook for its data privacy mishandlings. Angela Lang / CNET A letter from Apple’s privacy chief on Thursday kicked off the company’s latest clash with Facebook, with both tech giants accusing each other of failing to...