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.
Facebook took its biggest financial hit to date as its stock plummeted by about 19%, one of the largest single-day drops ever for a company. Investors reacted to a quarterly report announcing profits won't be as high as hoped going…
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
The goal of Facebook is not to prevent someone from saying something untrue, Zuckerberg said, but to stop fake news from spreading.
By Lorne Cook, Associated Press
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify before European Parliament officials at 12 p.m. ET today. Watch his remarks here.
By Paul Solman
In his new book "Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now," author Jaron Lanier makes his case for the problems with social media.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The intelligence committee Democrats released a sampling of the ads purchased by Russia’s Internet Research Agency last year, but they are now releasing the full cache of ads that Facebook officials turned over to the panel after acknowledging in September…
By Miles O'Brien
Facebook is exquisitely designed to feed our addiction to hyper-partisan content. In this world, fringe players who are apt to be more strident end up at the top of our news feeds, burying the middle ground. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien…
By Fedor Kossakovski
Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and series producer Cameron Hickey have been researching junk news on the internet since the election, uncovering important storylines close to home.
By Associated Press
Wednesday's shutdown comes as the firm, which has been linked to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, is losing clients and facing legal fees from the Facebook case.
By Miles O'Brien
Facebook’s news feed algorithm learns in great detail what we like, and then strives to give us more of the same -- and it's that technology that can be taken advantage of to spread junk news like a virus. Science…
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