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
In prepared testimony released ahead of a House hearing Wednesday, Jack Dorsey says he wants to be clear about one thing: "Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or…
Political symbols have a sneaky influence on your brain, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
President Donald Trump promised Tuesday to address what he says is the “very serious situation” of social media companies “suppressing” conservative voices and “hiding information” and good news.
iTunes, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube have all removed conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ audio and video content from their platforms, saying he violated their hate-speech policies. P.J. Tobia takes a closer look at his media operation, and William Brangham examines the…
By Michael Boulter, Paul Solman
After making a career out of stunts like refrigerator-skiing -- drawing millions of eyeballs from the coveted under-35 demographic -- Shaun McBride has learned how to adapt to new platforms and invest in evolving business models.
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 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.
ABC canceled rebooted sitcom "Roseanne" on Tuesday over an offensive outburst by its creator and star. Roseanne Barr wrote a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former senior advisor to President Obama. William Brangham talks with Eric Deggans of NPR…
By Malcolm Brabant
Long before the Cambridge Analytica scandal, new rules were being established by the European Union to give consumers greater control over their data. Starting in May, every company, big or small, that keeps your information online or elsewhere must comply.
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