Sarah Frier (@sarahfrier )

Sarah Frier

Bio Reporter covering social media at Bloomberg. Author of NO FILTER: The Inside Story of Instagram, new from @simonschuster. sfrier1@bloomberg.net
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Twitter Web App : Want an amazing job on the Big Tech beat at Bloomberg with me, Kurt Wagner, Mark Bergen and others? Breaking news, writing for Businessweek, going on Bloomberg TV, etc... Apply here!! careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/882…

Twitter Web App : NEW: WhatsApp is delaying its privacy update that confused everyone about what data it collects and what data is shared with FB. Originally you had to accept the new policy by Feb 8, now that's been delayed to May 15

blog.whatsapp.com/giving-more-ti…

iPhone : 100 million women use the Flo app to track periods. It told women repeatedly their data is private.

In reality, Flo (valuation: $200-$500 million) sold their menstrual details to Google & Facebook to tailor ads.

Its entire punishment: "don't do it again"
techcrunch.com/2021/01/13/flo…

iPhone : Sohini Yes I think we both try to have a cinematic writing style/try to bring people into the room where things are happening! So glad you’re into it 😊

iPhone : Jared Luegers Bloomberg Technology The government can’t restrict speech or the press or religion or prevent people from gathering... if the gov were to arrest someone just for saying something, or make a law to tell social media cos they can’t host certain ideas, that would violate 1A.

iPhone : Also the “censorship” talk is a distraction from the real serious discussion we need to have about the Jan 6 violence, and how people were radicalized on these platforms because of the way they are structured.

iPhone : Have never gotten more email responses on a newsletter. But it needed to be said: Twitter and Facebook aren’t violating Trump supporters’ First Amendment rights. bloomberg.com/news/newslette…

Twitter Web App : TBT to the time I wrote about Trump's pre-election Snapchat strategy and he linked it in an email to call Biden old and out-of-touch bloomberg.com/news/articles/… And then he got blocked from Snapchat Discover a few weeks later during the race protests.

Twitter Web App : We have canceled all Airbnb reservations in DC for Inauguration week.

Guests will be issued a full refund and hosts will still be paid in full for these canceled bookings.

news.airbnb.com/airbnb-to-bloc…

iPhone : .Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dinged Facebook last night for fomenting anti-democratic discord

"Zuckerberg, too, creating recommendation engines, just funneling millions of people into white supremacist groups and organizations. He recommended it, he built the platform for it, he accelerated this.”