A statement from Facebook says the company "recently removed five accounts run by multiple individuals for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook around the Alabama special election." Facebook says the investigation is ongoing.
By Associated Press
In our Wednesday news wrap, outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan made his farewell speech in Washington, articulating concerns about what he called America’s “broken politics.” The Wisconsin Republican is retiring after 20 years on the Hill. Plus, Facebook…
In April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress that his platform doesn’t “sell any data to anyone.” But now, documents released by a British Parliament committee suggest the social media giant was trading access to user data in exchange for…
Brazil’s WhatsApp election scandal should be a wake-up call particularly for other developing world democracies.
By Luca Belli, The Conversation
By Danica Kirka, Associated Press
The U.K. Parliament committee says Facebook "whitelisted" or gave preferential access to certain companies, such as Airbnb and Netflix, even after the tech giant announced changes in 2015 to end access to a user's "friends." The allegations are based on…
Facebook has been on the defensive since a New York Times investigation found it had hired a consulting firm--founded by Republican operatives--to push negative stories about its critics. Among them: liberal billionaire George Soros, a favorite target of far-right conspiracy…
By Marley Jay, Associated Press
Apple, Microsoft and Amazon, the most valuable companies on the market, saw some of the worst losses Monday.
A New York Times investigative report published this week details how Facebook reacted to the discovery of massive disinformation campaigns run by Russian operatives. Sheera Frenkel, who helped write the story, joins William Brangham to explain what the social network’s…
By Kelvin Chan, Associated Press
The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail, it said in a blog post late Monday.
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