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Cover picture for the articleLast week came the news that Facebook plans to change its name and get about the business of creating a metaverse. Virtual reality created by virtual idiots. Imagine coming down to the breakfast table and seeing two guys sitting there, one with bloodshot eyes and a goatee wanting to pick back…


Facebook Plans to Change its Name Next Week, But Here’s the Catch

Facebook. That single word evokes many different emotions, especially in 2021. Once a social media platform that served as a place for mindless status updates, photos, and memes is now a target for harsh criticism when it comes to its practices in politics and security. According to The Verge, Facebook…


Facebook May No Longer Be Called Facebook Starting Next Week

Facebook wants to change its company name as soon as next week; this is based on a report coming from The Verge. The new company name will reflect Facebook’s focus on creating a metaverse, a concept that has quickly taken a massive hype in the tech world. Facebook’s Decision to…

Biden widely mocked on social media for bizarre hand gestures

Social media users took to the internet following President Biden’s recent town hall, drawing comparisons between his behavior and that of the cartoon character Beavis from “Beavis and Butt-head” At one point during the town hall, Biden was shown holding his arms bent out in front of him with his…


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey mocks Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to turn Facebook into a ‘metaverse’, agreeing with a tweet calling it a ‘dystopian corporate dictatorship’

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has mocked Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to turn Facebook into a ‘metaverse,’ agreeing with a tweet calling it a ‘dystopian corporate dictatorship.’. Facebook wants the ‘metaverse’ to be a future version of the internet, where users use virtual reality and augmented reality devices to enter virtual worlds.


Word-puzzle apps have had to start watching their language

I bet it was 40 years ago, in another era entirely, when Car & Driver magazine in some long forgotten review wrote about an automobile’s “niggardly gas mileage.” Someone wrote a letter to say that, while the usage was correct, this word should not be employed because of its close resemblance to a verboten slur, even though the word is unrelated to the slur.

Facebook’s oversight board seeks details on VIPs’ treatment

Facebook’s semi-independent oversight board says the company has failed to fully disclose information on its internal system that exempts high-profile users from some or all of its content rules.Facebook “has not been fully forthcoming” with the overseers about its “XCheck,” or cross-check, system the board said in a report Thursday. It also said it will review the system and recommend how the social network giant could change it. The board started looking into the XCheck system last month after The Wall Street Journal reported that many VIP users abuse it, posting material that would cause ordinary users to be…


Facebook Can’t Hide Its Problems Behind a New Name

When Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, in 2004, it was a mere directory of students at Harvard: The Face Book. Two decades, 90 acquisitions, and billions of dollars later, Facebook has become a household name. Now it wants a new one. Zuckerberg is expected to announce a new name for the…

Trump social network given 30 days to stop breaking software license

Former President Donald Trump’s new social media platform, TRUTH Social, has been given 30 days to comply with the software’s terms of license before its access is terminated. If it fails to comply, the platform may face legal action or have to rebuild from scratch.

Netflix is latest example of workers holding companies to their word

Companies across industries are repeatedly and frequently taking public stands on social issues, particularly those affecting LGBTQ people, people of color and women. Sometimes the push comes organically, while other times it follows employee backlash or public outcries for action. That level of public activism can often be seen as doing the right thing, but there’s another powerful incentive for companies: It’s good for business.


Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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