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Nation Sep 04WATCH: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg testify to Congress on foreign election interference
Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their social networks against manipulation during the 2018 midterm elections and…
Nation Sep 04WATCH: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey faces questions about ‘transparency and accountability’ in House hearing
In prepared testimony released ahead of a House hearing Wednesday, Jack Dorsey says he wants to be clear about one thing: "Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or…
Politics Jul 31Facebook finds ‘sophisticated’ efforts to disrupt U.S. elections
The company said it removed 32 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated” political behavior and appeared to be fake.
Nation Jul 19Zuckerberg clarifies statements on treatment of fake news
The goal of Facebook is not to prevent someone from saying something untrue, Zuckerberg said, but to stop fake news from spreading.
Politics May 23Twitter to add special labels to U.S. political candidates
Twitter says the move is to provide users with "authentic information" and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling users. The labels will include what office a person is running for and where.
Nation Apr 24Facebook releases its 27-page list of banned activities on the service
The updated community standards will mirror the rules its 7,600 moderators use to review questionable posts, then decide if they should be pulled off Facebook. And sometimes whether to call in the authorities.
Nation Apr 09WATCH: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Senate committee
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to speak at 2:15 p.m. ET Tuesday in a joint hearing before two Senate committees. Watch live here.
Nation Apr 06Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? You’ll know soon
Anyone who's been wondering if their private Facebook data might have been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal will soon get their first clues.
World Mar 25What Facebook doesn’t tell you about information it collects
Nation Mar 22Facebook takes baby steps on privacy after scandal over user data collection
But those steps don't get at what many outsiders see as bigger problems at Facebook: its rampant data collection from users, its embrace of political ads that target individuals, and its apparent inability to end malicious use of its service…