How de-cluttering grew Facebook Marketplace to 1bn users

Sayantani Mitra gets “a thrill” from finding good second-hand stuff online Sayantani Mitra say she now scrolls through listings on Facebook Marketplace “for hours”. A 28-year-old from Oxford, prior to the pandemic she “would buy everything from charity shops, whether that’s furniture, clothes, or bags and accessories”. But with lockdowns […]

Etsy Is Banning QAnon Merchandise From Its Marketplace

Creative goods marketplace Etsy announced it’s banning merchandise associated with QAnon, an umbrella term for a loosely-organized network that believes in a convoluted set of conspiracy theories about the government. The theories include one that falsely claims President Trump is secretly taking down an elite group of Satan-worshiping pedophiles operating […]