Facebook bans Israeli company, saying it worked to disrupt elections

Facebook Inc. said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, told reporters that the... Continue reading at 'Baltimore Sun'

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-16 22:40:00 UTC ]
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Facebook bans Israeli company it says aims to disrupt elections

Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has cancelled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-05-16 19:23:51 UTC ]
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How one publisher is working around Facebook’s pre-roll ad ban

Publishers are ambivalent about uploading their video to Facebook’s native player, as the social network has yet to reveal how it will enable them to monetize that video. While most publishers are playing by the rules, one publisher isn’t waiting around, though. NewsBeat Social, a Portland,... Continue reading at Digiday

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Facebook's Ads Libraries isn't enough to keep NZ election clean

OPINION: Does seeing ad spend and number of advertisements really tell us that much? Continue reading at Stuff

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Inspired Selection named best company to work for at IRP Awards

Inspired Search & Selection has been named the best small company to work for at the Institute of Recruitment Professionals annual awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-29 08:19:49 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Taking Steps to Safeguard Canada’s Oct. 21 Federal Election

Facebook is bringing its political advertising tools and rules to Canada in advance of that country's federal election Oct. 21. Anyone who wants to run ads about social issues, elections or politics in Canada must first confirm their identity and location and disclose who is paying for the ads,... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-06-10 21:00:28 UTC ]
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Facebook says it will blow whistle on attempts to interfere in election

Facebook will take down accounts that try to interfere with the upcoming federal election and make it public regardless of whether the government decides to advise Canadians of an attempt to interfere, says Facebook's head of public policy for... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-05-27 20:13:21 UTC ]
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Why some experts say it's time for Twitter and Facebook to ban anti-vaccination posts

As measles cases continue to rise in Canada and the U.S., experts are calling on social media platforms to ban anti-vaccination posts, saying the risks to public health created by misinformation outweigh the right to free speech. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-05-22 08:00:00 UTC ]
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Far-Right Propaganda Floods Facebook Ahead of EU Elections

Fake accounts spread white-nationalist messages and amassed larger followings than actual far-right parties before being taken down, according to a new report. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-05-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook bans Alex Jones and other controversial figures for hate speech

In the latest sign that social media giants are feeling the heat for allowing their platforms to amplify voices of extremists, Facebook on Thursday banned conspiracy theorist and InfoWars founder Alex Jones and the accounts of other controversial figures. The company, citing violations of... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-03 00:10:00 UTC ]
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Facebook bans Alex Jones and other controversial figures for hate speech

In the latest sign that social media giants are feeling the heat for allowing their platforms to amplify voices of extremists, Facebook on Thursday banned conspiracy theorist and InfoWars founder Alex Jones and the accounts of other controversial figures. The company, citing violations of... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-03 00:10:00 UTC ]
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Instagram and Facebook Ban Far-Right Extremists

Alex Jones, Infowars, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, Paul Nehlen, and Louis Farrakhan have all been removed from the platforms. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2019-05-02 18:01:07 UTC ]
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Outgoing Facebook Employee Slams Company for Treatment of Black Employees and Users

A former manager at Facebook published a scathing memo on Tuesday criticizing the social media giant for its treatment of its black users and its black employees. Mark Luckie, a former partner manager for global influencers at Facebook who focused on underrepresented voices, wrote in a memo to... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook employees blame Sheryl Sandberg for company's downfall

When Facebook was growing quickly and its shares were soaring, Sandberg was lauded for her leadership and meticulous management of relationships. After writing the 2013 book "Lean In," which advocated for women in the workplace, she became the most famous female executive in America.But this... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-11-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Do you work for Facebook? What is the mood like?

We would like to hear from Facebook workers following allegations published last week in the New York TimesMark Zuckerberg has defended his leadership of Facebook, claiming ignorance of the company’s relationship with a PR firm that linked its critics with George Soros. Related: Facebook... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook ‘Better Prepared’ to Fight Election Interference, Mark Zuckerberg Says

Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, published a roughly 3,300-word blog post cataloging the steps the company has taken to prevent a repeat of the 2016 manipulation. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Facebook exec: media firms that don't work with us will end up 'in hospice'

Campbell Brown, head of news partnerships, tells publishers that without Facebook’s help their businesses will dieA senior Facebook executive told Australian media companies that if they didn’t cooperate with the social network, their businesses would die.According to a report by The Australian,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook finally explains why it bans some content, in 27 pages

Among the most challenging issues for Facebook is its role as the policeman for the free expression of its two billion users. Now the social network is opening up about its decision-making over which posts it decides to take down - and why. On Tuesday the company for the first time published the... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2018-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook shares fall as FTC confirms it is investigating the company's privacy practices

The Federal Trade Commission confirmed Monday that it opened an investigation of Facebook and the Senate Judiciary Committee called on the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, to testify as scrutiny mounts over the social media giant’s handling of user data. The unfolding crisis at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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