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Facebook takes down RomanianFacebook on Thursday said it had taken down several fake accounts and pages tied to a Romanian troll farm, including some pretending to be African-American supporters of President Trump. The foreign... network pushed content on Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) under names like "BlackPeopleVoteForTrump" and on Facebook under "We Love Our President,” NBC News...
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Facebook removes post by TrumpTrump had uploaded a video of an interview he gave to Fox News earlier Wednesday, in which he falsely claimed that children are 'almost immune; from the disease.
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The changes are listed as providing authoritative information on voting during the pandemic, implementing additional steps to fight voter suppression, creating a higher standard for hateful content in... ads, and labelling newsworthy content.
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Facing ad boycotts, FacebookA Facebook spokeswoman confirmed its new policy would have meant attaching a link on voting information to US President Donald Trump's post last month about mail-in ballots
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Mark Zuckerberg launchesFacebook is launching its largest get-out-the-vote drive yet ahead of the presidential election with goal of registering 4 million voters this year.       
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After Employee Backlash Over"I believe our platforms will play a positive role in this, but we have work to do to make sure our role is as positive as possible," Zuckerberg said.
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Facebook says it is going to permanently embrace remote working once the coronavirus pandemic ends - but this could come at a cost for employees.
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Australia sues Facebook forFacebook is being sued by the Australian government for allegedly violating the country's privacy laws, with requested damages potentially reaching $529 billion. The Cambridge Analytica data scandal... may have been years ago now, but its effects still linger on. According to the suit filed to the Australian Federal Court on Monday, Facebook violated the privacy of approximately 311,127 Australians by disclosing their personal information to the This is Your Digital Life app between March 2014 and May 2015. The developers of the app sold personal information to Cambridge Analytica, which used it for political profiling.
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Facebook owes $9B in taxesTax agency says social network undervalued intellectual property sold to subsidiary in 2010.
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Facebook receives plenty of pointed criticism from numerous corners, for refusing to police political speech on Facebook, its seemingly endless string of privacy breaches, and its apparent coziness of... late with the Trump administration. One of the platform’s most prominent critics, somewhat unexpectedly, has become comic, writer, and actor Sacha Baron Cohen. Indeed, his powerful […]
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Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology in Illinois.       
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Facebook, government urgeFacebook and DOJ on Friday urged a federal judge to approve a $5 billion deal struck with the FTC in July over Cambridge Analytica privacy complaints.       
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Facebook exec warns companyA high-ranking Facebook executive and longtime Mark Zuckerberg confidant penned a long Lord of the Rings-referencing memo warning the company not to take action that would reflect a bias against... President Donald Trump. Before the New Year, Andrew Bosworth, Facebook's Vice President of augmented and virtual reality, posted a rambling 2,500 word screed to his internal Facebook page. The post offers up his thoughts on 2020 and the coming presidential election. The New York Times originally obtained the private memo, but Bosworth has since also made it publicly available on his Facebook profile. I am traveling and have only intermittent access to the internet for the next week, so for more context on the recent stories about my internal post please check my Facebook profile: — Boz...
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More details are emerging about the scale and scope of disgraced data company Cambridge Analytica’s activities in elections around the world — via a cache of internal documents that’s being... released by former employee and self-styled whistleblower, Brittany Kaiser. The now shut down data modelling company, which infamously used stolen Facebook data to target voters […]
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The Cambridge Analytica data scandal may have come to light nearly two years ago, but the former company -- and as a result, Facebook -- is still feeling the effects of the fall out. Brazil's... government has imposed a $1.6 million fine on Facebook for...
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Massive leak leaves 267The leaked information included Facebook IDs, phone numbers, and real names. What you need to know A massive data leak affecting 267 million Facebook users was publicized this week. The database was... exposed on the internet and accessible without any authentication or password requirements. It contained users' IDs, phone numbers, and real names. While Facebook's busy making its own OS, millions of the company's users' data has been leaked, thanks to one of the largest data leaks in the company's history. Cybersecurity firm Comparitech and researcher Bob Diachenko say they've found a database containing the Facebook IDs, phone numbers, and names of 267 million users on the web. The database, they claim, was entirely exposed on the internet and did not require a password or any other form of...
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Facebook Is Losing Its CoverThe departures of Visa, Mastercard, and three others mean that more than ever, Libra is Facebook's cryptocurrency project.
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It's not just central banks interrogating Facebook over its Libra cryptocurrency as of late. The Financial Times has learned that the European Commission has asked Facebook to answer a range of... questions about Libra, including the risks to financial...
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Facebook to face DOJ antitrustLess than a month after a group of state attorneys general opened an investigation into Facebook over potential antitrust violations, a report on Wednesday claims the U.S. Department of Justice will... soon begin its own inquiry into the social network's business practices.
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Facebook's Zuckerberg andThe social network has faced criticism for what content it leaves up or pulls down.
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Facebook says it might startThe symbol most closely associated with the largest social network in the world, other than that of the app that launches it on mobile devices, is a thumbs-up that designates a "like." It's a... universally recognized sign of approval for Facebook posts which has been so integral to the service's experience pretty much since its inception, for both good and ill. As time as gone on, more attention has been paid to the effect that chasing likes and addiction to social media has on peoples' health, which is why Facebook-owned Instagram has been experimenting with hiding like counts on posts from everyone but the user. The thinking is that there's no longer any reason to preen and posture for social media approval when no one can see your like counts anyway. Facebook, meanwhile, is reportedly...
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Facebook reveals new FTCThe agency is looking into antitrust concerns.
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Facebook's stock went up after news of a record-breaking $5 billion FTC fine for various privacy violations broke today. That, as the New York Times' Mike Isaac points out, is the real story here: the... United States government spent months coming up with a punishment for Facebook's long list of privacy-related bad behavior, and the best it could do was so weak that Facebook's stock price went up. the fact that fb shares surged instead of sank on the FTC news is the story -- rat king (@MikeIsaac) July 12, 2019 From some other perspectives, that $5 billion fine is a big deal, of course: it's the biggest fine in FTC history, far bigger than the $22 million fine levied against Google in...
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Concerns over Facebook's Libra

The Economic Times - 11 Jul 2019 04:22
Powell said any regulatory review of the recently announced project should be "patient and careful."
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Facebook's LibraThe Indian government has joined the Libra pushback, a report says.
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