Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Thursday.
1. Facebook shut down an online, internal discussion group after employees starting using it to harass each other about politics. The anonymous group was originally intended for people to talk about their work concerns, but quickly turned ugly.
2. Neo-Nazi news site The Daily Stormer was taken offline by hackers as soon as it lost its last line of defence — protection from web services company Cloudflare.
The internal company forum was called Facebook Anon, and it was created in May 2015 as a way for employees to freely discuss subjects about the Facebook workplace. However, the forum soon became a hub for political discussions and w...
Facebook dismantled a popular anonymous discussion board for employees last year that had become a forum for conservative political debate that sometimes degenerated into racist or sexist comments.
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg shut down an anonymous employee group following the election of Donald Trump, after it devolved into a forum for divisive political commentary that alarmed management, according to a report b...
The same tactics used to ban neo-Nazis online will likely be used against other political groups, says The Electronic Frontier Foundation, in a response to powerful tech companies in Silicon Valley.