Facebook’s focus on Groups, and the tools to build and promote them, can be easily exploited by bad actors like Russia, Mueller indictment shows (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Casey Newton / The Verge: Facebook’s focus on Groups, and the tools to build and promote them, can be easily exploited by bad actors like

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By recognizing that it hurts democracy, an admission with little precedent among tech firms, Facebook bolsters the case against itself for users and regulators (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Casey Newton / The Verge: By recognizing that it hurts democracy, an admission with little precedent among tech firms, Facebook bolsters the case against itself

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Sources on how Snap’s hub-and-spoke org structure, with Evan Spiegel at the center of all decision-making, has employees on edge amid major overhaul of Snapchat (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Casey Newton / The Verge: Sources on how Snap’s hub-and-spoke org structure, with Evan Spiegel at the center of all decision-making, has employees on edge

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Instagram is testing Direct, a standalone private messaging app that replaces the current inbox, in six countries; there is no timeline yet for a global launch (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Casey Newton / The Verge: Instagram is testing Direct, a standalone private messaging app that replaces the current inbox, in six countries; there is no

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Twitter says it will monitor verified users’ offline behavior and remove verification badges if behavior is inconsistent with its rules (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Casey Newton / The Verge: Twitter says it will monitor verified users’ offline behavior and remove verification badges if behavior is inconsistent with its rules 

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Twitter says users can now have verified status revoked, unveils new guidelines for verified accounts as it works on authentication and verification program (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Casey Newton / The Verge: Twitter says users can now have verified status revoked, unveils new guidelines for verified accounts as it works on authentication

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