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Facebook Sure Seems Desperate To Pass This Latest Data Breach Off As Old News For Some Reason

In the aftermath of bombshell reports of a massive data breach that may have compromised the personal information of as many as 533 million users, Facebook has committed absolutely to trying to spin the leak as old news, no big deal, definitely nothing to see here, no need to even think about this too much at all,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Data Breach, Software, Computing, Data Protection, Operating Systems, General Data Protection Regulation, Mike Clark, Internet Privacy, Andy Stone, Liz Bourgeois, Universal Windows Platform Apps


Facebook Missed 10.1 Billion Opportunities to Stop Juicing Hoaxes and Propaganda in 2020, Study Finds

If Facebook had moved sooner to restrict hoax, toxic, misleading, or other content attempting to interfere with the 2020 elections, it could have limited its reach by around 10 billion views, according to a report by the advocacy group Avaaz.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Human Behavior, Donald Trump, Misinformation, Deception, Alt Right, Avaaz, Methodology, Fake News, Disinformation, Andy Stone, QAnon, Fadi Quran


Facebook is being investigated for 'systemic' racial bias in hiring and promotions

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23, 2019 Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook is being investigated for "systemic" racial bias, after job applicants and one manager sued it alleging discrimination. The "systemic" designation means Facebook could have to pay more money if found guilty. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has not brought any allegations against Facebook. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A US agency investigating Facebook for racial...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Washington, US, Trends, Racism, Investigation, Hiring, Black, Promotion, Reuters, Rutgers University, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Dollar General Corp, Andrew Harnik


Facebook Is Reportedly Under Investigation for 'Systemic' Racial Bias in Its Workplace

Facebook’s hiring practices and promotions are under federal scrutiny following reports of widespread racial bias, according to Reuters. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has launched a “systemic” investigation into the social media giant, indicating that it suspects internal policies may be contributing to…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Labor, Articles, Social Media, Software, Social Issues, Gizmodo, Operating Systems, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Workplace Bullying, Mark Luckie, Employment Discrimination, Second Wave Feminism, Andy Stone, Oscar Veneszee Jr


Facebook blocks new events around DC and state capitols

As a precaution against coordinated violence as the U.S. approaches President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Facebook announced a few new measures it’s putting in place. In a blog post and tweets from Facebook Policy Communications Director Andy Stone, the company explained that it would block any events slated to happen near the White House, the U.S. Capitol or any state capitol building through Wednesday. Update: Through Inauguration Day, we're blocking the creation of new Facebook eve...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Tech, Joe Biden, Dc, Biden, Andy Stone, Facebook Policy Communications, Capitol Riot, White House the U S Capitol


Facebook will pause political donations for at least three months following siege on US Capitol

Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Facebook is stopping donations to political parties for at least three months, Axios reported Monday. JP Morgan and Citibank had already made the move, while other companies have said they will cut off donations just to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. Facebook last week suspended President Donald Trump's Facebook account "indefinitely." Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Advertising, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Jp Morgan, PAC, Citibank, Biden, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley, Trump, Facebook Advertising, Stone


Pro-Trump mob storms the US Capitol, touting ‘Stop the Steal’ conspiracy

A chaotic scene unfolded in Washington D.C. on Wednesday as a large crowd of pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol Building. The Trump supporters flooded into the nation’s capital to attend a rally held earlier by President Trump outside the White House. The rally was timed to protest lawmakers gathering Wednesday to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win. At his own event, Trump encouraged his supporters to continue demonstrating against Congress, claiming incorrectly that Vi...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, Usa, Social Networks, Congress, Washington, Government, Senate, White House, Tech, Spokesperson, Joe Biden, United States, President, Vice President


Zuckerberg Says Steve Bannon Has Not Violated Enough Policies For Suspension

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told an all-staff meeting on Thursday that former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon had not violated enough of the company's policies to justify his suspension when he urged beheading two senior U.S. officials, according to a recording heard by Reuters. Zuckerberg acknowledged criticism of Facebook by President-elect Joe Biden but said the company shared some of the Biden team's same concerns about so...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Tech, Joe Biden, Fbi, Biden, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Zuckerberg, Reuters, Christopher Wray, Trump White House, Avaaz, Bannon


Facebook Can't Seem To Do Anything About 'Stop the Steal' Groups

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VICE: On Thursday night, Facebook announced it had activated "break glass" measures to try to quell the spread of disinformation, which has been supercharged by the lies being spread by President Donald Trump and his allies. The unprecedented move may have been triggered by Facebook's decision hours earlier to shut down a viral group called "Stop the Steal" that had racked up 360,000 in the space of 24 hours. The group was spreading disinformation, advoca...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Donald Trump, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Andy Stone, Ciaran O Connor


Facebook blocks hashtags for #sharpiegate, #stopthesteal election conspiracies

Facebook today began to block select hashtags which were being used to share misinformation related to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Now, searches for the hashtags #SharpieGate is being blocked on the social network. Another election conspiracy hashtag #stopthesteal is also blocked on Facebook, with a note saying some of its content goes against the platform’s community standards. The #stopthesteal hashtag has been promoted by Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign associates on Twi...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Supreme Court, Government, White House, US, Tech, Policy, Pennsylvania, Conspiracy Theories, Trump, Misinformation, Donald Trump Jr


Allegation on Biden Prompts Pushback From Social Media Companies

The Biden campaign Wednesday rejected a New York Post report about Joe Biden and his son Hunter that the nation's leading social media companies deemed so dubious that they limited access to the article on their platforms.The report, appearing just three weeks before the election, was based on material provided by Republican allies of President Donald Trump who have tried for months to tarnish Biden over his son. It claimed that the elder Biden had met with an adviser to a Ukrainian energy c...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, News, Senate, White House, Russia, New York City, Dnc, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, New York Times, The Times, Silicon Valley


New York Post employees are attacking Facebook and Twitter for slowing the spread of their Hunter Biden story, calling the companies 'propaganda machines'

People wearing face masks walk past a Twitter logo outside its New York City headquarters on October 14, 2020. John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Facebook and Twitter took action on Wednesday to limit the distribution of a New York Post report on Hunter Biden. The Post's report purported to show a "smoking-gun email" of Hunter Biden communicating with a Ukrainian official while his father Joe Biden was Vice President, but it is riddled with holes and red flags. Twitter said it i...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Russia, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, News UK, US Treasury, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump


Twitter, Facebook limit distribution of New York Post stories on Joe Biden’s son

Twitter and Facebook said they were limiting the distribution of a series of news articles by the New York Post, supposedly containing unverified claims about Democratic president nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden. Facebook restricted users from linking to the articles until they could be fact-checked by the company’s third-party partners. Twitter, on the other hand, blocked users from posting the articles or even photos from them. Twitter and Facebook’s actions come during a contentious peri...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, New York Post, News, Senate, US, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ted Cruz, US Senate, Biden, Jack Dorsey


Trump threatened Facebook and Twitter again after they throttled the spread of a dubious New York Post story about Hunter Biden

President Donald Trump. Getty Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday limited the spread of a dubious New York Post story about Hunter Biden. President Donald Trump tweeted it was "so terrible" that the platforms "took down the story," which they did not do. He threatened the companies, saying "it is only the beginning for them," as he called again for the repeal of Section 230, the part of US law that lets tech platforms moderate their own content. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Federal Communications Commission, Department Of Justice, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Trump, Hunter, Donald J Trump, Barr


Donald Trump threatened Facebook and Twitter again after they throttled the spread of a dubious New York Post story about Hunter Biden

President Donald Trump. Getty Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday limited the spread of a dubious New York Post story about Hunter Biden. President Trump tweeted it was "so terrible" that the platforms "took down the story," which they did not do. He threatened the companies, saying "it is only the beginning for them," as he called again for the repeal of Section 230, the part of US law that lets tech platforms moderate their own content. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. U...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Federal Communications Commission, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump, Hunter, Donald J Trump, Barr


An explosive New York Post story that's sending Trumpworld into a frenzy is riddled with loopholes and red flags

Associated Press/Evan Vucci, AP Trumpworld flew into a frenzy Wednesday after the New York Post published a report purporting to show a "smoking-gun email" featuring Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, communicating with a Ukrainian official about meeting with his father. The Post's story had a number of red flags and loopholes that raise questions about its authenticity. The most glaring question is whether the emails described in the story are legitimate,...
Tags: Facebook, Post, New York Post, Politics, UK, New York, News, Obama, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi


An explosive New York Post story that's sending Trumpworld into a frenzy is riddled with holes and red flags

Associated Press/Evan Vucci, AP Trumpworld flew into a frenzy on Wednesday after the New York Post published a report purporting to show a "smoking-gun email" featuring Hunter Biden communicating with a Ukrainian official about meeting with his father, Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee. The Post's story had several red flags and holes that raise questions about its authenticity. The most glaring questions are whether the emails described in the story are legitimate, how they ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, New York Post, Politics, UK, New York, News, Obama, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi


Facebook and Twitter are slowing the spread of a controversial New York Post story about Hunter Biden after questions arise about its veracity and a possible disinformation campaign

In this photo illustration a Facebook logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook is slowing the spread of a controversial New York Post article that purportedly references emails from Hunter Biden while Facebook's fact-checkers determine whether or not it's true. Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said Wednesday Facebook is "reducing the distribution" of the New York Post article on its platforms while it's bei...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Obama, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Tucker Carlson, Hunter Biden, Andy Stone


Facebook says it's choking the spread of a controversial New York Post story about Hunter Biden while its fact-checkers investigate whether it's true or not

In this photo illustration a Facebook logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook is slowing the spread of a controversial New York Post article that purportedly references emails from Hunter Biden while Facebook's fact-checkers determine whether or not it's true. Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said Wednesday Facebook is "reducing the distribution" of the New York Post article on its platforms while it's bei...
Tags: Facebook, Post, New York Post, Obama, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Tucker Carlson, Hunter Biden, Andy Stone, Donald Trump Giuliani, Getty Images Facebook


Facebook Removes Trump Post Falsely Saying Flu is More Lethal Than Covid (slashdot)

Facebook on Tuesday removed a post from President Trump in which he falsely claimed that Covid-19 is less deadly than the seasonal flu. From a report: Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone confirmed the company removed the post for breaking its rules on Covid-19 misinformation. President Trump has, by his own admission, played down the threat of Covid-19. Now, while battling his own bout of the disease, he has continued to dishonestly downplay the severity of the virus. His post on Tuesday falsely eq...
Tags: Facebook, News, Trump, Msmash, Andy Stone, Facebook Removes Trump Post


Facebook Removes Trump Post Falsely Saying Flu is More Lethal Than Covid

Facebook on Tuesday removed a post from President Trump in which he falsely claimed that Covid-19 is less deadly than the seasonal flu. From a report: Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone confirmed the company removed the post for breaking its rules on Covid-19 misinformation. President Trump has, by his own admission, played down the threat of Covid-19. Now, while battling his own bout of the disease, he has continued to dishonestly downplay the severity of the virus. His post on Tuesday falsely eq...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Trump, Andy Stone, Facebook Removes Trump Post


Facebook removes dozens of Trump ads that falsely blamed refugees for spread of COVID-19

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the first 2020 presidential campaign debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo Facebook has removed ads from the Trump campaign that claimed refugees were responsible for the spread of COVID-19, NBC News reported. The campaign ran several variations of the ad in swing states before ...
Tags: Facebook, Nbc, Nbc News, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Somalia, Biden, North Carolina, Yemen, Donald Trump, Trump, David Ingram, Jo Ling Kent, Syria Somalia, Andy Stone


Facebook says it's removing false claims that antifa arsonists started the Oregon wildfires

Fire damage is seen in Mill City, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Associated Press/Gillian Flaccus A Facebook spokesman said Saturday evening the company will remove false claims circulating on its platform about extremists setting fires in Oregon. The false rumors have alleged that members of the far-left antifa movement, or the far-right Proud Boys group, have been starting the deadly wildfires that have forced tens of thousands to evacuate. Multiple local and federal law enforcement age...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, Oregon, Arson, San Francisco, Trends, Fbi, Wildfires, Portland, Conspiracy Theories, Misinformation, Mill City, Douglas County Sheriff s Office, GILLIAN FLACCUS, Tech Insider


Facebook takes down pages for right-wing group Patriot Prayer after one member died in a Portland altercation

In this photo illustration a Facebook logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook took down multiple pages for right-wing group Patriot Prayer and the group's founder, Joey Gibson.  One of the members of Patriot Prayer was shot and killed during a protest in Portland, Oregon, last Saturday. A company spokesperson told Reuters that the social media platform removed the pages to prevent the spread of "violent so...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Protest, Youtube, US, Trends, Portland, Portland Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Trump, Reuters, Tech Insider, Proud Boys, Joey Gibson


Twitter and Facebook wrestle with Trump telling Americans to vote twice

President Trump’s recent suggestion that North Carolina voters should cast multiple ballots has run afoul of Twitter’s election integrity rules. In a series of tweets Thursday morning, the president elaborated on previous statements in which he encouraged Americans to vote twice to “check” vote-by-mail systems. Trump made the initial comments in a local television interview Wednesday. “They will vote and then they are going to have to check their vote by going to the poll and voting that way ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, US, Tech, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Misinformation, Board of Elections, President Donald Trump, 2020 Election, Debra Cleaver, Andy Stone, Vote By Mail, Karen Brinson Bell


Facebook had a very unsuccessful week in its fight against misinformation and hate speech (FB)

Facebook had a bad week when it came to cleaning up toxic content on its platform. The reported that Facebook refused to take action against a politician who violated its hate speech policies for fear of backlash, just months Trump's controversial posts suggesting violence against protesters. Another report from NBC News found that Facebook has discovered a community of millions of QAnon conspiracy theorists on its platform, and according to a report from Tech Transparency Report failed to d...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, India, Nbc News, US, Trends, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Trump, Democratic, Singh, Stone, Chris Cox, Sandberg, Raja Singh


Facebook and Narendra Modi: How FB’s policy head in India allowed a BJP politician to spread hate online so that it would not hurt its “business prospects”

Ankhi Das (second from right) with Narendra Modi when Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg called on the prime minister in all saffron. Facebook’s shady role in Indian politics—hunting with the majoritarian hounds and fuelling the communal fires, for a price—has been blazingly apparent for over eight years now. But it has taken a devastating expose in The Wall Street Journal to reveal why Indian media has been so disinterested in such a juicy story. The August 14 WSJ report headlined “How Facebook’s Ha...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Media, Congress, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Bloomberg, Pakistan, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, Delhi, Wall Street Journal, Rudy Giuliani


Trump PAC banned by Facebook from advertising because of repeated false posts

Facebook is banning the pro-Trump Republican PAC “The Committee to Defend the President” from advertising, after the PAC repeatedly posted content identified as false by third-party fact-checkers. “As a result of the Committee to Defend the President’s repeated sharing of content determined by third-party fact-checkers to be false, they will not be permitted to advertise for a period of time on our platform,” said Facebook spokesman Andy Stone Thursday. From Reuters: The company declined to ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Technology, News, Tech News, PAC, Committee, Reuters, Trump PAC, The Committee, Andy Stone, Trump Republican PAC


Facebook bars pro-Trump PAC from advertising, citing repeated false posts

Facebook Inc is temporarily banning a Republican political action committee, the Committee to Defend the President, from advertising after it repeatedly shared content that was deemed false by external fact-checkers, the social media company said on Thursday. "As a result of the Committee to Defend the President's repeated sharing of content determined by third-party fact-checkers to be false, they will not be permitted to advertise for a period of time on our platform," Facebook spokesman Andy...
Tags: Facebook, News, Committee, Facebook Inc, Trump PAC, Andy Stone, Committee to Defend the President


Facebook And Twitter Penalize Trump For Spreading False COVID Claims

Facebook and Twitter took decisive action against President Donald Trump on Wednesday for spreading coronavirus misinformation after his official and campaign accounts broke their rules. The Washington Post reported that Facebook removed a post of a Fox News video clip from Trump’s official account in which the President tells Fox News hosts that children are “almost immune” to coronavirus. Per the Post, Twitter said it hid the Team Trump account’s post featuring the same video, and that the ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, News, Washington Post, Cdc, United States, Fox News, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Team Trump, Andy Stone, June Zuckerberg