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Facebook’s Hate Speech Policy and the ‘Mystery of Elche’

A medieval Spanish passion play brings an ancient stereotype into the networked 21st century. Should the social media giant ban it from its platform?

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Going Viral

Ep. 199: Live from San Francisco with Bari Weiss, author of ‘How to Fight Anti-Semitism,’ and Andrew Marantz, who covers online extremism for ‘The New Yorker’

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The Tech Industry Is Dead! Long Live the Tech Monopolies!

The tech titans of the new digital economy aren’t really technology companies anymore, they’re network monopolies and they’re here to stay

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Privacy … LOL

Aleph-Bits is Tablet’s new feature about the ethics of digital life. In today’s column: Privacy is over, Facebook already controls all of your personal data, and the only real question is whether you’ll get anything in return.

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Adeena Karasick’s Facebook Likes

The ‘gematria’ of status updates, in a new book of poetry by a 21st-century heir to the Kabbalists

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Smart Cities for Dumb Humans

The privacy consultant for Google’s ‘smart city’ just resigned. Is it possible that the company doesn’t really care about protecting privacy?

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Airbnb Posting: No Sexism, Racism, or Zionism Allowed

The company has suspended the poster, but questions of anti-Semitism online linger

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Report: Facebook Still Allows Anti-Semitic, Holocaust-Denying Posts

An investigation by ‘The Times’ finds that even posts reported to the company remained available on the social media platform

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Mark Zuckerberg: Holocaust Deniers on Facebook Are Making an Honest Mistake

Everybody gets it wrong sometimes, says the morally oblivious oligarch

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Facebook Now Animates Its Mazel Tovs. Young Jews Aren’t Impressed.

Call us when you’ve figured out how verklempt we are with your social network

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No Way to Say You’re Sorry, Zuckerberg

The Facebook CEO better drop the nebbish act and learn real teshuvah

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Let Our Data Go

This Passover, let’s break free from the new Pharaoh, Mark Zuckerberg, and cast aside the chametz that is social media

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Facebook Decides on Israel’s Permanent Borders

The social network blocked ads to Israelis living east of the Green Line

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The Mossad Now Uses Facebook to Recruit New Spies, and Oldsters Need Not Apply

Forget it, graybeards. The world’s finest espionage agency doesn’t want you.

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Facebook Sends Israeli Teen Cash Reward After He Stumbles on Major Security Breach

High school senior finds major bug with Whatsapp, the popular instant messaging platform

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Facebook, Google, and Amazon Aren’t Consumer Choices. They are Monopolies That Endanger American Democracy.

Can users of what is essentially privatized social infrastructure really log off?

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In the Aftermath of the Vegas Shooting, Time to Nationalize Facebook, Twitter, and Google

Information is a public utility. We mustn’t allow it to be controlled by private corporations.

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Facebook to Users: Excuse Me, Are You Jewish?

Social media giant embarrasses itself by sending Rosh Hashanah greetings to gentiles, again revealing the problematic extent of its unchecked reach

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How Facebook Ate the News

Why Mark Zuckerberg is America’s Public Enemy No. 1

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New Dad Mark Zuckerberg Will Give 99% of His Facebook Shares to Charitable Causes

That’s $45 billion at the current market value

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‘I Want to Stab a Jew’

A Jordanian-Palestinian teacher egged on his pig-tailed, kitchen knife-wielding daughter to spout anti-Semitic pledges. Then he posted it on Facebook.

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The Case of the Missing Tallit Bag

Can Facebook save the day?

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This 3,000-Member Facebook Group Discusses Judaism Seriously. What is Its Secret?

Inside one of the internet’s most surprisingly successful forums for talking Judaism

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A Wedding Without Guests, Then a Party

Sans family and friends, Israeli newlyweds leaned on Facebook to invite anybody nearby to celebrate with them. Droves came and danced the night away.

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Learning From Grief

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg opens up about the loss of her husband

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Fighting Facebook’s Armchair Rabbis

My daughter is black and Jewish. Will she have to defend her identity online?

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Losing Facebook Friends Over the War in Gaza

I tried to stay out of the fray, but I finally had to go public with my opinions about Israel, even if it meant my friends disagreed

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Has Mourning Gone Viral?

When celebrities die, tributes flood social media—and I can’t help but ‘dislike’

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Hey, Liberals Who Oppose Israel: You’re All Right-Wingers Now

Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas

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Iranian Court Summons Mark Zuckerberg

Demands Facebook’s ‘Zionist director’ defend himself over privacy concerns

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