Oct 28, 2021: The Information’s Creator Economy Summit

Sylvia Varnham O'Regan


Sylvia Varnham O'Regan covers social media companies for The Information. Her work, which includes investigations and narrative features, has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian and GQ, among other publications. Prior to joining The Information, Sylvia reported for The Real Deal magazine, where she frequently broke news about New York's real estate industry. Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, she graduated with a master's degree from Columbia Journalism School in 2017. You can contact her at [email protected], or find her on Twitter at @SylviaVarnham.

Art by Mike Sullivan

Facebook Oversight Board Says Company Not ‘Fully Forthcoming’ on X-Check System

Oct. 21, 2021 · 7:40 AM PDT
Board said Facebook declined to provide certain information or offered information that was incomplete.
Art by Mike Sullivan

Facebook Settles With Government In Worker Discrimination Probe

Oct. 19, 2021 · 10:55 AM PDT
The social media company has been ordered to pay $14 million in penalties.

Facebook’s Comms VP Tweets Thread Bemoaning “Gotcha Campaign”

Oct. 18, 2021 · 12:43 PM PDT
The outpouring is the latest attempt by Facebook to push back on the media’s characterization of its internal research.

Facebook’s AI Struggles to Detect Hate Speech, Violence: Report

Oct. 18, 2021 · 6:31 AM PDT
Engineers at the company have questioned the efficacy of Facebook’s systems at detecting rule-violating material.

Facebook’s Nicola Mendelsohn Announced as VP of Global Business Group

Oct. 13, 2021 · 10:11 AM PDT
The executive will relocate from London to New York.

Facebook Oversight Board To Meet With Frances Haugen

Oct. 11, 2021 · 10:47 AM PDT · 1 comment
The 37-year-old whistleblower is pushing for Facebook to change.

Facebook Conducting ‘Reputational Reviews,’ Slowing Product Rollouts: Report

Oct. 6, 2021 · 1:44 PM PDT
The company is investigating whether products could negatively affect children after facing intense scrutiny from lawmakers.

Mark Zuckerberg Breaks Silence Over Whistleblower Leaks

Oct. 6, 2021 · 7:07 AM PDT
Facebook CEO says whistleblower’s claims “don’t make sense.”

Facebook Whistleblower Calls for Government Oversight of Facebook

Oct. 5, 2021 · 7:40 AM PDT
Frances Haugen, a former project manager at Facebook, testified before a Senate hearing Tuesday.

Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Her Identity

Oct. 3, 2021 · 5:00 PM PDT
Former product manager previously worked on Facebook's Civic Integrity team.
Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Photo by Bloomberg

Facebook Exec Clashes With Senators Over Instagram and Teens

Sept. 30, 2021 · 9:47 AM PDT
The company’s global head of safety faced a grilling from lawmakers over the company’s attempts to court young users.

Facebook Releases Internal Research About Instagram’s Impact on Teens

Sept. 29, 2021 · 7:56 PM PDT
The company claims the Wall Street Journal mischaracterized its research.

FTC Considering New Privacy Rules: Report

Sept. 29, 2021 · 1:26 PM PDT
The news rules would also include greater protections for children.

Facebook Teen Usage Sharply Declined, Internal Research Showed

Sept. 28, 2021 · 6:00 PM PDT
The company is hoping Instagram can attract young users who will migrate to Facebook
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri in 2019. Photo by Bloomberg

Instagram Hits Pause on Plans for Kids App

Sept. 27, 2021 · 5:44 AM PDT
The company says it does not have a timeline for when work on the project could resume.