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Nation May 23Facebook says it removed 3 billion fake accounts in six months
That's twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday.
Nation May 09Facebook auto-generates videos with extremist images
A confidential whistleblower's complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission obtained by The Associated Press alleges Facebook is inadvertently making use of propaganda by militant groups to auto-generate videos.
Nation May 02Facebook bans Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan for hate speech
The company said Thursday that it has also banned right-wing leaders Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Jones' site, Infowars.
Nation Apr 30Zuckerberg debuts redesigned and ‘privacy-focused’ Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg is focusing Facebook's future by emphasizing private messaging and the company's role in "communities." The new features are part of the CEO's strategy for batting away a growing array of critics, emboldened regulators and competitors.
Nation Apr 16A flub by YouTube on Notre Dame videos highlights AI’s blind spots
As people around the world Monday turned to YouTube to watch Notre Dame Cathedral burn, an automated system attached background information about the Sept. 11 terror attacks in New York to videos of the fire. YouTube explained that the background…
Politics Apr 08WATCH: House Judiciary Committee looks at hate crimes, white nationalism and tech
The Judiciary Committee hearing at 10 a.m. Tuesday follows a series of violent incidents fueled in part by online communication. Watch live in our player.
Health Apr 05How social media is trying to contain misinformation over vaccines
In social media's battle against misinformation, bogus claims about the dangers of vaccines are the next target.
Nation Mar 28Facebook faces charges of housing discrimination for targeted ads
The Department of Housing and Urban Development says Facebook technology illegally restricts who can view housing-related ads.
Nation Mar 21Facebook says millions of passwords stored in readable format
Facebook said there is no evidence its employees abused access to the data, but thousands of employees could have searched them.
Nation Mar 19Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination
The changes to Facebook's advertising methods —which generate most of the company's enormous profits — are unprecedented.