Why the Emoji Skin Tone You Choose Matters

Why the Emoji Skin Tone You Choose Matters

“I’m a white person, and despite there being a range of skin tones available for emoji these days, I still just choose the original Simpsons-esque yellow. Is this insensitive to people of color?”—True ColorsDear True,I don’t think it’s possible to...
Kenya’s Threat to Ban Facebook Could Backfire

Kenya’s Threat to Ban Facebook Could Backfire

In June, Global Witness and Foxglove found that Meta continued to approve ads in Amharic targeting Ethiopian users that included hate speech and calls for violence. Facebook has been implicated in spreading hate speech and stoking ethnic violence in Ethiopia’s ongoing...
TikTok Starts Layoffs in Company-Wide Restructuring

TikTok Starts Layoffs in Company-Wide Restructuring

TikTok has begun a global restructuring of its business that includes layoffs, according to five people with knowledge of the process.The short-form video app, owned by Chinese parent company ByteDance, has rapidly expanded both its user base and workforce in recent...