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Russia is targeting African politics and elections with misinformation campaigns on social media

Russia is targeting African politics and elections with misinformation campaigns on social media

Facebook has suspended networks of Africa-focused accounts linked to a Russian oligarch who has been accused of meddling in US elections

Facebook Just Made a Bunch of Changes to Block Election Interference. They Might Actually Work

Russia's Internet Research Agency might have a harder time in 2020.
Americans can’t stop relying on social media for their news

Americans can’t stop relying on social media for their news

The latest Pew survey reveals how Americans are consuming the news in 2019.
Facebook promises not to stop politicians’ lies & hate

Facebook promises not to stop politicians’ lies & hate

Facebook confirms it won’t fact check politicians’ speech or block their content if it’s newsworthy even if it violates the site’s hate-speech rules or other policies. This cementing of its policy
Facebook and Twitter Aren’t Even Pretending to Take the FEC Seriously Anymore

Facebook and Twitter Aren’t Even Pretending to Take the FEC Seriously Anymore

Representatives for both companies all but ghosted an FEC-hosted discussion about what the platforms are doing to fight misinformation and foreign interference in 2020.
Europe's Far-Right Is Flooding Facebook with Racist, Anti-Migrant Disinformation

Europe's Far-Right Is Flooding Facebook with Racist, Anti-Migrant Disinformation

”The size and sophistication of these networks make them weapons of mass destruction for democracy, and right now they are pointed squarely at Europe.”
Facebook “accidentally” inscribed ”Big Brother is Watching” inside some video-game controllers

Facebook “accidentally” inscribed ”Big Brother is Watching” inside some video-game controllers

“While I appreciate Easter eggs, these were inappropriate and should have been removed.”
The UK is prepared to go after Silicon Valley bosses if they don't clean up their platforms

The UK is prepared to go after Silicon Valley bosses if they don't clean up their platforms

“I warned you and you did not do enough,” U.K. Home Secretary Sajid Javid told the tech companies at a press conference Monday.
Facebook is about to be hit with a massive fine. It probably won't change anything.

Facebook is about to be hit with a massive fine. It probably won't change anything.

“A fine almost certainly would not be enough to change Facebook’s behavior — we’re past that.”
Facebook Warns Groups and Pages It Could Proactively Shut Them Down for Being Fake News Networks

Facebook Warns Groups and Pages It Could Proactively Shut Them Down for Being Fake News Networks

The social network is trying to thwart bad actors from spreading misinformation.
Facebook Warns Groups and Pages It Could Proactively Shut Them Down for Being Fake News Networks

Facebook Warns Groups and Pages It Could Proactively Shut Them Down for Being Fake News Networks

The social network is trying to thwart bad actors from spreading misinformation.
You can blame your baby boomer parents for spreading fake news

You can blame your baby boomer parents for spreading fake news

“Aside from the overall rarity of the practice, our most robust and consistent finding is that older Americans were more likely to share articles from fake news domains.”
This year was terrible for Facebook. 2019 will be even worse.

This year was terrible for Facebook. 2019 will be even worse.

Facebook’s next crisis is never too far away.
Facebook wants to make political ads more transparent ahead of Indian elections

Facebook wants to make political ads more transparent ahead of Indian elections

As India approaches its next general elections, Facebook says it is doubling down on transparency in political ads. On Dec. 06, the social media giant…
Facebook’s own Year in Review missed a few things. We’ve fixed that for them.

Facebook’s own Year in Review missed a few things. We’ve fixed that for them.

It’s been a hell of a year for Mark Zuckerberg and company.
Nigerian media houses are forming a coalition to combat fake news ahead of next year’s elections

Nigerian media houses are forming a coalition to combat fake news ahead of next year’s elections

With Nigeria’s general elections only three months away, local newsrooms are taking a stand against fake news. As part of an initiative by First Draft,…
Facebook must police Today In, its local news digest launching in 400 cities

Facebook must police Today In, its local news digest launching in 400 cities

Facebook has a new area of its app it will have to police for fake news and biased sensationalism. Facebook is launching “Today In”, its local news aggregator it began testing in January, in 400 small
A teenage girl in South Sudan was auctioned off on Facebook

A teenage girl in South Sudan was auctioned off on Facebook

“This barbaric use of technology is reminiscent of latter-day slave markets.”
3 Ways Russian-Linked Entities Stoked Controversy on Facebook, Twitter

3 Ways Russian-Linked Entities Stoked Controversy on Facebook, Twitter

From new charges against a Russian national filed on Friday.
3 Ways Russian-Linked Entities Stoked Controversy on Facebook, Twitter

3 Ways Russian-Linked Entities Stoked Controversy on Facebook, Twitter

From new charges against a Russian national filed on Friday.