Facebook under fire for not stopping sale of child bride

Mark Zuckerberg’s future at Facebook Digital Trends Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Kaplan on the outlook for Facebook. Facebook is under fire from international human rights organizations for not stopping the sale of a 16-year-old child bride on its site that started at the end of October. Continue Reading Below An auction was held on the social media giant for the marriage of […]

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Senators press Facebook for response to reports that they retaliated against critics

Several Democratic senators said they’re dismayed by reports that social media giant Facebook hired contractors to retaliate against its critics by spreading inflammatory information about them.  In response to a New York Times report this week detailing those efforts, Sens. Amy Klobuchar, Mark Warner, Chris Coons and Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg requesting that he respond to […]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg under fire over mishandling Russian meddling

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hunkered down and attempted to defend his leadership of the social media giant amid reporting that detailed how the company failed to effectively combat fake news and Russian political meddling. Interested in Facebook? The accusations were detailed in a year-long investigative report, “Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis” published by the New […]

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Facebook removed 1.6 billion fake accounts from April to September of 2018

Facebook removed over 1.6 billion fake accounts between April and September of this year, the company disclosed on Thursday. Interested in Facebook? “We also took down more fake accounts in Q2 and Q3 than in previous quarters, 800 million and 754 million respectively. Most of these fake accounts were the result of commercially motivated spam attacks trying to create fake […]

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Facebook identifies 2.1 million posts as bullying

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said here on Thursday it had identified about 2.1 million posts as being bullying or harassment in nature on the social network between April and September. The company revealed the numbers in its second community standards enforcement report, in which the company introduced a new category of data with details on bullying or harassment posts. […]

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Facebook: Fake Instagram accounts used Trump, Kanye and social issues to target voters

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook on Tuesday revealed more details about the fake Russian-linked Instagram accounts that posted politically divisive content on race and gender and on public figures such as President Donald Trump and Kanye West in a bid to influence voters in the midterm elections. More than 1 million people – 600,000 in the U.S. – followed at least one of the 99 […]

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Facebook says it’s improving its anti-terrorist effort

Facebook says its battle against terrorism is never-ending but also that it’s at least getting better at detecting and deleting content related to ISIS, al-Qaeda and their affiliates. “The improvements we’ve made to our technical tools have allowed for continued and sustained progress in finding and removing terrorist content from Facebook,” the company said Thursday in a blog post. The social-media […]

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Facebook blocks more accounts as it fights US vote meddling

Facebook says it blocked more accounts on Election Day, in addition to the 115 it shut down earlier this week, due to suspected connections to foreign efforts to interfere in the vote. Continue Reading Below The social media giant said it blocked an unspecified number of accounts Tuesday evening after a website that claimed to be associated with the Russia-based […]

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Facebook Earnings Beats Street; But Misses Estimates For Revenues, Monthly Users

Facebook Inc. (FB), Tuesday reported a 9 percent increase in profit for the third quarter, driven largely by growth in ad revenues. Earnings for the quarter trumped estimates. However, revenues and monthly active users of the social networking giant fell short of Wall Street’s expectations, as the company continues to be haunted by its controversy regarding the privacy of user […]

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