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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.”
India’s fake news epidemic is killing people, and Modi’s government has no plan to stop it

India’s fake news epidemic is killing people, and Modi’s government has no plan to stop it

“The bigger responsibility lies not with social media companies but with the state that is facilitating this environment of hate and impunity.”
Pro-Trump robot videos are popping up all over YouTube — and no one seems to know why

Pro-Trump robot videos are popping up all over YouTube — and no one seems to know why

“These channels are getting an 8-digit number of YouTube views every month, and they are designed to stir up outrage.”
Moscow says it too is worried about the spread of fake news

Moscow says it too is worried about the spread of fake news

“It’s important to admit we haven’t seen any considerable progress in that area, while the related risks are only getting deeper.”
Judge forces Facebook to reveal its ties to Cambodian strongman

Judge forces Facebook to reveal its ties to Cambodian strongman

The decision could give fresh insight into how closely Facebook works with repressive regimes around the world.
Americans are using Facebook to meddle in Ireland’s abortion referendum

Americans are using Facebook to meddle in Ireland’s abortion referendum

“The country is ripe for outside influences because Ireland is seen as a bit of a battlefield, from both the pro-life and pro-choice sides.”
Facebook's Latest Bright Idea to Fight Hoaxes Was to Promote Comments That Said 'Fake'

Facebook's Latest Bright Idea to Fight Hoaxes Was to Promote Comments That Said 'Fake'

Facebook wants you to know that it is committed to stopping the spread of internet hoaxes. But it requires some mental gymnastics to understand how signal-boosting comments with the word “fake” in