Casey Newton

Casey Newton


I write The Interface. Get it by email: https://t.co/0umDpRUfyZ | casey@theverge.com | instagram: @crumbler

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At the end of June, Mark Zuckerberg told employees he had a new goal: to turn Facebook into “a metaverse company.” I talked to him about what that means

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Talked to Google search VP @PanduNayak  about the company’s latest moves to fight misinformation, from a new warning about data voids to offering deeper explanations about why certain things show up in your search results

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New Clubhouse stats from SensorTower: - 7.7M installs in June - 5.85M of those were in India, where it was brand new - That leaves ~1.8M downloads for the rest of the world; it previously did 2.7M downloads in the US in March alone Retention still clearly its biggest problem

Facebook should do these limited-time offers around content moderation all the time. Every two weeks, let us say a new terrible thing. Get it out of our system

😬 “Facebook news consumers are less likely to be vaccinated than people who get their coronavirus information from Fox News.”

Google made something called a ‘time crystal’ and it broke the second law of thermodynamics. Which I’m pretty sure was the plot of Devs

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About one-third of Basecamp employees accepted buyouts today after a contentious all-hands meeting. I’m told more are coming.

Breaking: Facebook will pay $52 million in settlement with moderators who developed PTSD on the job

India is threatening put Twitter employees in jail for *seven years* just for letting journalists tweet about protests. It’s a worrisome omen for our splinternet battles yet to come.

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Trump’s near-instant abandonment of blogging illustrates that the real power of platforms isn’t “free speech” — it’s free reach. It’s never been clearer what stunts like the Florida deplatforming law are really about.

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NEW: Here are the documents the House obtained about Facebook’s purchase of Instagram — including Zuckerberg’s discussion about “neutralizing a competitor”

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