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Facebook Just Banned Bogus NC Page. But It’s Only a Droplet in ‘Tidal Wave’ of Fakery

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Facebook page peddling false and misleading news about North Carolina had a relatively short life: Its... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Facebook page peddling false and misleading news about North Carolina had a relatively short life: Its days are over after Facebook removed it on Tuesday afternoon. Yet the pace at which the page was able to... Read More

Twitter Follows Facebook Cracking Down on Census Misinformation

SAN FRANCISCO — Social media company Twitter Inc. extended policies meant to protect election integrity to the U.S. Census Tuesday,... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO — Social media company Twitter Inc. extended policies meant to protect election integrity to the U.S. Census Tuesday, saying it will prohibit posts containing false or misleading information about how to participate in the national survey. Twitter and... Read More

Why the Front Lines of the 2020 Election Battle Are on Californians’ Facebook Feeds

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The 2020 presidential hopefuls have bashed Facebook for its record of playing loose with user data,... Read More

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The 2020 presidential hopefuls have bashed Facebook for its record of playing loose with user data, allowing political ads that spread lies and letting foreign actors mislead voters — and yet, they can’t get enough of... Read More

2020-01-09 19:44:13
by Kate Michael
Facebook Official Defends Deepfake Policy Before House Panel

WASHINGTON - A Facebook official told a House panel on Wednesday that the social media giant is “working proactively to... Read More

WASHINGTON - A Facebook official told a House panel on Wednesday that the social media giant is “working proactively to remove harmful content,” but critics maintained the company has a “trust problem” that warrants greater government scrutiny. The showdown between... Read More

Google, Facebook at Center of Escalating Political-Ad Tension

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. and Google were drawn into an escalating battle of wills Wednesday over the use of... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. and Google were drawn into an escalating battle of wills Wednesday over the use of political advertising on social media. Trump campaign officials pressured Facebook to maintain its permissive political advertising rules, while Alphabet Inc.’s... Read More

2019-11-01 20:28:52
by Dan McCue
'Tremendous Degree of Variation' Seen in Members Use of Social Media

WASHINGTON - Despite recent controversies around social media, members of Congress are using the platforms as much if not more... Read More

WASHINGTON - Despite recent controversies around social media, members of Congress are using the platforms as much if not more than ever before to reach out to constituents -- and no one approach applies to all, a Capitol Hill panel... Read More

Twitter Bans All Political Ads, in Sharp Contrast to Facebook

Twitter Inc. founder and Chief Executive Jack Dorsey announced Wednesday his social media company — in pointed contrast to Facebook... Read More

Twitter Inc. founder and Chief Executive Jack Dorsey announced Wednesday his social media company — in pointed contrast to Facebook Inc. — would stop running political advertising worldwide. In a long thread of Twitter messages, he wrote that online political... Read More

Zuckerberg Threatened With Facebook Breakup

WASHINGTON — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a threat to break up his company as a congressional hearing opened on... Read More

WASHINGTON — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a threat to break up his company as a congressional hearing opened on the social media giant’s proposal to establish a cryptocurrency, Libra. The cryptocurrency proposal drew scrutiny due to Facebook Inc.’s enormous... Read More

Facebook Identifies Iranian, Russian Foreign Influence Campaigns

NEW YORK — Facebook Inc. discovered four separate misinformation networks — three tied to Iran and one to Russia —... Read More

NEW YORK — Facebook Inc. discovered four separate misinformation networks — three tied to Iran and one to Russia — that the social network said it shut down as part of an ongoing effort to counter “foreign influence campaigns.” Facebook... Read More

2019-10-18 14:47:11
by Dan McCue
Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's 'Free Expression' Policy in Wake of False Trump Campaign Ads

WASHINGTON - Mark Zuckerberg allowed himself only a brief smile Thursday afternoon as he approached the podium awaiting him on... Read More

WASHINGTON - Mark Zuckerberg allowed himself only a brief smile Thursday afternoon as he approached the podium awaiting him on stage in Georgetown University's Gaston Hall. After weeks of criticism over Facebook's decision not to moderate political speech or fact-check... Read More

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