Twitter and Facebook, the world's largest social media giants, told the senators investigating Russia's tactics during the U.S. elections that they had improved their defenses, but some still lawmakers believe the companies need regulation. Meanwhile, the question of whether social…
The statement comes as Facebook and Twitter executives appeared at congressional hearings Wednesday. Both companies pledged to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond.
By Associated Press
While executives from Facebook and Twitter are testifying before Congress today, there's an empty chair in place for Google's parent Alphabet, which has refused to send its top executive.
Facebook's No. 2 executive has told a Senate committee that Facebook has made progress in addressing the issue of meddling by foreign interests in U.S. elections. But Sheryl Sandberg also says security efforts to combat such threats are never finished.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
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…
Political symbols have a sneaky influence on your brain, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.
By Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press
A new Inupiaq language option recently went live on Facebook for those who employ the social media giant's community translation tool.
Facebook said on Tuesday that it has removed 32 fake, coordinated accounts that appeared to be designed to try and influence voters with misinformation and divisive messages on cultural issues -- and they could be connected to Russia. John Yang…
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
The company said it removed 32 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated” political behavior and appeared to be fake.
By Danica Kirka, Associated Press
The U.K. government should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and election campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age, a parliamentary committee recommended in a scathing report.
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