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Facebook’s Content Oversight Board May Take Months for Decisions

Facebook’s Content Oversight Board May Take Months for Decisions

Facebook Inc.’s proposed Oversight Board, a group of people from outside the company who will determine whether controversial user posts violate the social network’s rules, could take months to make
George Soros Says Facebook Is Conspiring to Re-Elect Trump

George Soros Says Facebook Is Conspiring to Re-Elect Trump

Billionaire George Soros said that nothing is keeping Facebook Inc. from spreading disinformation and the company may be in cahoots with President Donald Trump to get him re-elected.
Facebook Apologizes for Mistranslation of Xi Jinping’s Name: NYT

Facebook Apologizes for Mistranslation of Xi Jinping’s Name: NYT

Facebook Inc. apologized on Saturday for mistranslating Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name from Burmese to a vulgar word in English in some posts, the New York Times reported.
Pelosi Calls Facebook ‘Irresponsible’ in Allowing Misinformation

Pelosi Calls Facebook ‘Irresponsible’ in Allowing Misinformation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Facebook Inc. “very irresponsible” and “shameful” for the way the company allows false information to spread on its social media platform.
Facebook to Remove Pro-Soleimani Posts on Instagram, CNN Reports

Facebook to Remove Pro-Soleimani Posts on Instagram, CNN Reports

Facebook Inc. is taking down Instagram posts that express support for Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. strike, CNN reported.
Facebook to Give Users the Option to See Fewer Political Ads

Facebook to Give Users the Option to See Fewer Political Ads

Facebook Inc. said it will soon give users the option to see fewer political and social issue advertisements in their feeds, but the company held firm on its controversial stance against fact-checking
Facebook’s Deepfakes Policy ‘Inadequate’ to Some Lawmakers

Facebook’s Deepfakes Policy ‘Inadequate’ to Some Lawmakers

Facebook Inc.’s new policy to address “deepfake” videos came under fire from some lawmakers and disinformation experts who say it fails to address other kinds of online manipulation.
AOC, Sanders Say I Told You So, as Amazon, Facebook Come to NYC

AOC, Sanders Say I Told You So, as Amazon, Facebook Come to NYC

Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are taking a victory lap after Amazon.com Inc. and other technology giants leased millions of square feet
Trolls Renew Social Media Attacks on Hong Kong’s Protesters

Trolls Renew Social Media Attacks on Hong Kong’s Protesters

Just months after Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. said they had removed hundreds of accounts used to undermine Hong Kong’s protest movement, the social media trolls are back.
Twitter CEO Dorsey Bans Political Ads in Swipe at Facebook

Twitter CEO Dorsey Bans Political Ads in Swipe at Facebook

Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey tweeted Wednesday that the site will ban all political ads, delivering a jab to Facebook Inc., which has come under fire for the way it’s handled
The Thinking Behind Chris Hughes’s New Anti-Monopoly Crusade

The Thinking Behind Chris Hughes’s New Anti-Monopoly Crusade

The Facebook co-founder’s $10 million fund will soon announce its first grant recipients.
Bangladesh Police Say Violence Over Facebook Post Kills 4

Bangladesh Police Say Violence Over Facebook Post Kills 4

At least four people were killed and dozens injured Sunday after security officials in southern Bangladesh opened fire to disperse hundreds of Muslims during a protest over an alleged social media
La Liga, Facebook Feel Fallout of Catalan Unrest in Asia

La Liga, Facebook Feel Fallout of Catalan Unrest in Asia

The postponement of the classic Madrid-Barcelona football match because of separatist unrest in the Catalonia region is having ramifications across the globe, and may prove a setback for the Spanish
Facebook Libra Payments Partners Waver on Cryptocurrency

Facebook Libra Payments Partners Waver on Cryptocurrency

Four payments companies that have joined Facebook Inc. as founding members of the Libra Association are wavering over whether to officially sign on to the cryptocurrency project, according to people
The Techlash Is Only Making Facebook Stronger

The Techlash Is Only Making Facebook Stronger

The FTC’s antitrust investigation looks a lot less imposing given its privacy settlement with the company.
FTC Chief Says He’s Willing to Break Up Big Tech Companies

FTC Chief Says He’s Willing to Break Up Big Tech Companies

The head of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said he’s prepared to break up major technology platforms if necessary by undoing their past mergers as his agency investigates whether companies
Walmart's Crypto Coin May Face Less Heat Than Libra, Cowen Says

Walmart's Crypto Coin May Face Less Heat Than Libra, Cowen Says

Walmart Inc.’s cryptocurrency effort should generate less political opposition than Facebook Inc.’s Libra and may especially appeal to Democrats looking for alternatives for people who do not usually
Roger Stone Wants Back on Social Media

Roger Stone Wants Back on Social Media

Roger Stone wants back on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and every other social media platform from which he was banished last month by his future trial judge. He has turned to a U.S. appeals court for
Trump Says U.S. Should Sue Facebook, Google in Latest Complaint

Trump Says U.S. Should Sue Facebook, Google in Latest Complaint

President Donald Trump complained again about supposed bias against conservatives at social media companies and said the U.S. government should sue Google and Facebook Inc. for unspecified wrongdoing.
Maxine Waters Wasn't Kidding About Facebook Token Moratorium

Maxine Waters Wasn't Kidding About Facebook Token Moratorium

The powerful chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee is doubling down on her demand that Facebook Inc. hit the pause button on its ambitious cryptocurrency.