Technology

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Twitter admits bias in algorithm for rightwing politicians and news outlets
Home feed promotes rightwing tweets over those from the left, internal research finds

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

22, Oct, 2021 @12:04 PM

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Group that spread false Covid claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months
Revelations about World Doctors Alliance pages raise questions about platform’s efforts to control misinformation

Niamh McIntyre

21, Oct, 2021 @10:51 AM

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Tesla reports record quarterly earnings despite global supply chain meltdown
The company’s car sales are set to overtake last year’s figures even as construction of its new Texas factory is underway

Kari Paul and agencies

20, Oct, 2021 @11:35 PM

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Facebonk, Bacefook, Hellsite: Zuck, the internet has some rebranding suggestions
After news broke of the troubled social media company planning to rebrand its toxic image, ideas flew fast and plentiful

Kari Paul

20, Oct, 2021 @8:51 PM

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Government ‘rows back’ on PM’s pledge to sanction tech bosses
Boris Johnson appeared to back idea at PMQs but sources say online harms bill may not include it

Peter Walker and Jessica Elgot

20, Oct, 2021 @7:51 PM

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Pinterest shares soar amid reports of $39bn takeover by PayPal
Paypal approached digital pinboard site Pinterest, which has 478m active users, about possible acquisition, Bloomberg News reports

Dominic Rushe

20, Oct, 2021 @5:13 PM

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Instagram displays ad offering fake Covid vaccine certificates in Australia
Account behind the advert has been suspended after appearing on the platform’s Stories feed

Josh Taylor

20, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Pinterest to launch new features to help with ‘emotional wellbeing’
New tweaks, including ability to respond to or develop other users’ ideas pins, come amid public outcry over social media failings

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

20, Oct, 2021 @3:13 PM

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New logo? Call itself ‘FCBK’? Bring back poking? How Facebook could rebrand
Can the social media giant rebrand itself without alienating users? Here are five suggestions

Stuart Heritage

20, Oct, 2021 @1:40 PM

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SpaceX could make Elon Musk world’s first trillionaire, says Morgan Stanley
Most of world’s richest person’s fortune so far has come from electric car company Tesla

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

20, Oct, 2021 @11:10 AM

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TechScape: From Friends to Squid Game – why Netflix viewing figures matter
Up for discussion in the Guardian tech newsletter: the problem with the streaming company’s outlandish claims

Jim Waterson

20, Oct, 2021 @10:44 AM

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Facebook plans to change its name as part of company rebrand – report
Move could position social media app as one of many products under a parent company

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

20, Oct, 2021 @10:30 AM

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