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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…
Politics Oct 31In hearing on Russia, Facebook, Twitter, Google defend their security measures
Leaders from the tech giant promised a Senate subcommittee they would do more to stop the misuse of their platforms by foreign nations.
Nation Oct 30AP report: Russia-linked posts may have reached 126 million Facebook users
The company says the total number of agency posts accounted for less than 1 of every 23,000 posts on Facebook.
Nation Oct 24Twitter to disclose info on political ads amid scrutiny
Twitter says it will require ads that refer to a candidate or party to be clearly identified as election ads.
Nation Oct 18Top Facebook executive says company will release data on Russia-linked ads, but doesn’t offer more details
Previously, Facebook declined to make the ads public. While Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, now favors the release, she didn't say Thursday when the company would do so.