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Bits: The Week in Tech: Putting an A.I. Genie Back in Its Bottle

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the…

Facebook’s A.I. Whiz Now Faces the Task of Cleaning It Up. Sometimes That Brings Him to Tears.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer, was tearing up. For half an…

White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

PARIS — The White House said on Wednesday that it would not sign an international accord…

Facebook Takes Step to Police Content on Its Live Service

SAN FRANCISCO — When 51 people were killed in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March, the suspect,…

Israeli Firm Tied to Tool That Uses WhatsApp Flaw to Spy on Activists

SAN FRANCISCO — An Israeli firm accused of supplying tools for spying on human-rights activists and…

Russia Is Targeting Europe’s Elections. So Are Far-Right Copycats.

LONDON — Less than two weeks before pivotal elections for the European Parliament, a constellation of…

Bits: The Week in Tech: Facebook and Google Reshape the Narrative on Privacy

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the…

The Shift: Instagram Is Trying to Curb Bullying. First, It Needs to Define Bullying.

If you were to rank all the ways humans can inflict harm on one another, ranked…

Now for Sale on Facebook: Looted Middle Eastern Antiquities

Ancient treasures pillaged from conflict zones in the Middle East are being offered for sale on…

Europe Is Reining In Tech Giants. But Some Say It’s Going Too Far.

LONDON — In Spain, activists were convicted for social media posts that violated an expanded antiterrorism…

Facebook Opens a Command Post to Thwart Election Meddling in Europe

DUBLIN — Inside a large room in Facebook’s European headquarters in Ireland’s capital, about 40 employees…

F.T.C. Wants to Punish Facebook, but the Divided Agency May Go Only So Far

WASHINGTON — Facebook’s announcement in late April that it had set aside $3 billion to $5…

Bits: The Week in Tech: Worried About Screen Time? A Dose of Big Tech Data May Help

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the…

Modern Love: Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I See Her Whenever I Want.

“Don’t worry,” reads the cover photo of my sister’s Facebook page. “Everything is going to be…

Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan and Others From Its Services

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Thursday said it had barred Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist and…