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A top Facebook exec told a whistleblower her concerns about widespread state-sponsored disinformation meant she had 'job security'

In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Facebook let dictators generate fake support despite employees' warnings, the Guardian reported. Whistleblower Sophie Zhang repeatedly raised concerns to integrity chief Guy Rosen and other execs. But Rosen said the amount of disinformation on the platform meant "job security" for Zhang. See more ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Politics, News, Indonesia, Washington, Mexico, Russia, India, US, Trends, Ukraine, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Asia Pacific


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


Hacker Publishes Phone Numbers and Other Data of 533 Million Facebook Users for Free

If you have a Facebook account, you should probably be keeping your guard up in the near future. A new report states that a hacker has posted the private information, including phone numbers, birthdays, and locations, of more than 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries online for free. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Telegram, Operating Systems, Data Breaches, Internet Privacy, Cambridge Analytica, Liz Bourgeois, Hudson Rock, Alon Gal, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


Facebook censored its employees' discussion over whether to ban Trump from the platform after the president attempted to incite an insurrection

In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Facebook attempted to prevent employees from discussing whether the company should ban Trump from the platform after he incited protests at the US Capitol on Wednesday, BuzzFeed News reported. Less than an hour after employees began discussing the idea on internal messaging boards, Facebook — without ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Washington, Trends, Washington Dc, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Zuckerberg, Trump, Misinformation, Capitol, BuzzFeed News, Andrew Harnik


Facebook hits pause on algorithmic recommendations for political and social issue groups

With just days to go before the U.S. election, Facebook quietly suspended one of its most worrisome features. During Wednesday’s Senate hearing Senator Ed Markey asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about reports that his company has long known its group recommendations push people toward more extreme content. Zuckerberg responded that the company had actually disabled that feature for certain groups — a fact Facebook had not previously announced. “Senator, we have taken the step of stopping re...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Government, Senate, Germany, Tech, Policy, Michigan, Facebook Groups, Zuckerberg, Trump, Misinformation, Markey, Ed Markey, 2020 Election


A new dimension of Portland woe: "The mayor of Portland declared a state of emergency as fires burned toward the city."

NYT reports.The wildfire crisis on the West Coast grew to a staggering scale on Friday, as huge fires merged and bore down on towns and suburbs, state leaders pleaded for firefighting help from neighbors, and hundreds of thousands of people were told to evacuate, including about one of every 10 Oregon residents....“We have never seen this amount of uncontained fire across our state,” said Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon, where the Beachie Creek and Riverside fires threatened to merge near Portland’s s...
Tags: Facebook, Law, California, Oregon, Fire, Bourgeois, Portland, West Coast, Black Lives Matter, Kate Brown, Riverside, Ashland, Portland Police Bureau, Ted Wheeler, Ann Althouse, Antifa


Facebook Will Pay Users To Log Off Before 2020 Election

Facebook is offering users money to refrain from using the site and Instagram in the weeks leading up to the bitterly contested November elections. The New York Post reports: To assess the impact of social media on voting, the company will pay selected members up to $120 to deactivate their accounts beginning at the end of September. "Anyone who chooses to opt-in -- whether it's completing surveys or deactivating FB or IG for a period of time -- will be compensated," Facebook spokesperson Liz Bo...
Tags: Facebook, New York Post, Instagram, US, Tech, Silicon Valley, Liz Bourgeois


Facebook will pay tens of thousands of users to quit the app ahead of the election so it can study the platform's impact on politics

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Facebook is working with outside researchers to study how its apps influence "key political attitudes and behaviors during the US 2020 elections," the company announced Monday. As part of the study, it will pay Facebook and Instagram users — possibly between $10 and $20 per week — to stop using the app, The Washington Post's Elizabeth Dwoskin reported Thursday. The company expects between 200,000 and 400,000 users to participate in the study, which will run...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Washington Post, US, Trends, New York Times, BuzzFeed News, Northeastern University, David Lazer, Elizabeth Dwoskin, Dwoskin, Cambridge Analytica, Tech Insider, Elections 2020, Liz Bourgeois


Facebook will pay hundreds of thousands of users to quit the app ahead of the election so it can study the platform's impact on politics

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Facebook is working with outside researchers to study how its apps influence "key political attitudes and behaviors during the US 2020 elections," the company announced Monday. As part of the study, it will pay Facebook and Instagram users — possibly between $10 and $20 per week — to stop using the app, The Washington Post's Elizabeth Dwoskin reported Thursday. The company expects between 200,000 and 400,000 users to participate in the study, which will run...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Washington Post, US, Trends, New York Times, BuzzFeed News, Northeastern University, David Lazer, Elizabeth Dwoskin, Dwoskin, Cambridge Analytica, Tech Insider, Elections 2020, Liz Bourgeois


Attorneys general from twenty states call on Facebook to do more to fight discrimination, disinformation and harassment

In an open letter to Facebook’s leadership posted earlier today, the attorneys general from 20 states called on the company to do more to fight intimidation, discrimination, disinformation, harassment and hate speech on the platform. “Although Facebook has made some progress in counteracting the use of its platform to dehumanize and demean, that is just the beginning of what is necessary,” the attorneys general wrote. “Private parties, organized groups, and public officials continue to use Fa...
Tags: Social, TC, Verizon, Facebook, California, Tech, Patagonia, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Sacha Baron Cohen, Zuckerberg, Trump, Roberts, Reebok, Daniel Roberts, TechCrunch Facebook


Attorneys general from twenty states call on Facebook to do more to fight discrimination, disinformation and harrassment

In an open letter to Facebook’s leadership posted earlier today, the attorneys general from twenty states called on the company to do more to fight intimidation, discrimination, disinformation, harassment and hate speech on the platform. “Although Facebook has made some progress in counteracting the use of its platform to dehumanize and demean, that is just the beginning of what is necessary,” the attorneys general wrote. “Private parties, organized groups, and public officials continue to use F...
Tags: TC, Verizon, Facebook, California, US, Tech, Patagonia, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Sacha Baron Cohen, Zuckerberg, Trump, Roberts, Anti Defamation League, Reebok, Daniel Roberts


Facebook just took down a Trump post that claimed kids are immune to COVID-19

Facebook took down a video President Trump posted to his account Wednesday, citing its rules against false claims about the coronavirus. The decision to remove the video signals a new direction for Facebook, which has been taking incremental steps recently to distance itself from the perception that the company deliberately turns a blind eye to the president’s potentially harmful behavior. The video in question was a clip from a Fox News segment from Wednesday morning in which the president make...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Tech, Policy, Fox News, Trump, Misinformation, Trump Twitter, TechCrunch Twitter, Trump Administration, President Trump, Facebook Trump, Facebook Misinformation, Liz Bourgeois


A Facebook software engineer publicly resigned in protest over the social network's 'propagation of weaponized hatred' (FB)

A Facebook employee has publicly resigned over the company's handling of Trump's posts. The California engineer accused Facebook of being "on the wrong side of history." Facebook has refused to take action against a post from Trump that talked about "shooting" in response to the protests, which Twitter said glorified violence. Employees at the social network have launched an unprecedented protest against their employer, staging a walkout on Monday. The resigning engineer said Facebook is"provi...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, California, US, Trends, United States, Donald Trump, Sri Lanka, Signal, Trump, Mark, Rob Price, Philippines Myanmar, Aveni, Liz Bourgeois


Facebook now says its password leak affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users

Facebook has confirmed its password-related security incident last month now affects “millions” of Instagram users, not “tens of thousands” as first thought. The social media giant confirmed the new information in its updated blog post, first published on March 21. “We discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format,” the company said. “We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users. We will be notifying these users as we did the ot...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Liz Bourgeois


The academic at the heart of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal is suing Facebook for defamation

Aleksandr Kogan, who created an app that enabled Cambridge Analytica to collect personal details of millions of Facebook users, sued Facebook for defamation on Friday, The New York Times reported.  Kogan alleged that Facebook defamed him when it said he lied about how the data collected by the app would be used. He previously said that Facebook and Cambridge Analytica used him as a "scapegoat." The academic who created an app allowing Cambridge Analytica to collect personal detail...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Cbs News, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Alex, Trump, Louis Vuitton, Steve Cohen, Kogan, Cambridge Analytica, Aleksandr Kogan, Liz Bourgeois