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, similar to rules the social network... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2019-06-10 21:00:28 UTC ]
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Here’s How Facebook’s Algorithm Shift Is Hurting Digital Publishers, and the Steps They Can Take to Survive

Facebook is in retreat mode these days as it continues to battle fake news. The social media juggernaut has decided to move away from digital publishers as a way of distancing itself from the internal problems it has been having for years. Facebook made a bold move by making a significant... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Arvon takes inclusive steps for 50th anniversay and Borthwick steps down

National writing charity Arvon has made a raft of changes to encourage inclusivity, through discounted places for young people and online tutorials, as part of its 50th year celebrations. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jennifer Howard’s ‘Clutter: An Untidy History’ takes Marie Kondo’s message a step further

Howard argues that decluttering is not just a personally liberating ritual, but also a moral imperative. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-10 05:43:11 UTC ]
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President's Office Takes Over Wayne State U Press, Interim Director Stepping Down

Wayne State University Press remains embroiled in controversy since the firings of three senior employees. The president's office has assumed oversight for the press, and interim director Tara Reeser is stepping down. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Stuff | 2020-02-07 16:00:00 UTC ]
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Dutton says AFP must take extra steps before launching raids on the media

Peter Dutton says federal police should consider ‘public interest implications’ before investigating leaks that involve journalistsHome affairs minister Peter Dutton has given new directions to the Australian federal police on investigations into journalists and media organisations.The decision... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-08-09 07:01:12 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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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 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... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-16 22:40:00 UTC ]
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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... 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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Facebook anticipates federal privacy fine of up to $5 billion, sets aside $3 billion for payment

Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users' privacy. The company set aside $3 billion in its quarterly earnings reportWednesday as a contingency against the possible penalty but... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-25 02:15:00 UTC ]
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Facebook data breach: 4 simple steps to stay safer right now

Data breaches can make us feel helpless, but there are things you can do to protect your online accounts. Since Facebook reported last week that hackers had stolen access tokens to almost 50 million accounts, there have been no signs that the perpetrators leaked any user data online or published... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookNet Survey Finds Facebook is Favorite in Canada

Facebook is the top social media platform used by book buyers in Canada, according to a new report on social media use by book buyers from BookNet Canada. YouTube is second. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-26 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

[ The New York Times | 2018-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook is basically done growing in the U.S., Canada, and Europe

Facebook reported misses on revenue, daily active user count, and monthly active user count. Now the stock is in a free fall. Facebook shares are sliding after the company published its most recent quarterly earnings report. A lot has been riding on the company’s financials as it continues to... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Biteback's Iain Dale steps down, Andy McNab takes new role

Biteback managing director Iain Dale is stepping down in June after a decade with company "to concentrate on his broadcasting career", while author and former SAS soldier Andy McNab is taking on an advisory role to "guide Biteback into next stage of growth". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Martin Lewis is right to take on Facebook – it has too much power | Ellie Mae O’Hagan

As some publishers try to clean up rogue online advertising, the platform has been slow to act on complaints. Time for regulationOne of the ways Facebook has been able to get away with some pretty questionable behaviour over the years is that exploiting users’ data is an abstract problem that... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Who wore it best? Take your pick of anti-Facebook magazine covers

It doesn't seem so long ago that a lot of publications would compete for readers by publishing hagiographical stories about the world-changing visionaires at social media companies, including Facebook.Particularly in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, we may still think that Facebook... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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