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Zuckerberg grilled on claim of Facebook collab with Google, Twitter

November 17, 2020
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled Tuesday on Capitol Hill over a newly revealed whistleblower complaint suggesting that the social media company coordinated with fellow web titans Twitter and Google on what content to moderate. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) led the line of questioning during a larger Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the scope and

With code changes, Facebook helped rightwing publishers and throttled the left

October 24, 2020
In fact, we have now learned that executives were even shown a slide presentation that highlighted the impact of the second iteration on about a dozen specific publishers—and Mother Jones was singled out as one that would suffer, while the conservative site the Daily Wire was identified as one that would benefit. These changes were pushed by Republican operatives

Facebook announces new preelection rules for political ads and claims—but will it follow through?

September 4, 2020
In addition to the mere one-week duration, though, there’s a caveat there. Only new advertisements will be refused; if political groups already have ads in the Facebook pipeline, they will be allowed to boost spending on and visibility of those ads during the final week. Facebook will be showing plenty of political ads in that

Facebook Removes 790 QAnon Groups to Fight Conspiracy Theory

August 20, 2020
“There needs to be a real change in how these platforms think about conspiracy theories and the real-world harm they cause,” said Cindy Otis, vice president of analysis for Alethea Group, an organization that investigates disinformation. “Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen QAnon move much faster than the social media platforms to

Wildfires, Impeachment, Facebook: Your Monday Evening Briefing

November 8, 2019
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Oct. 28, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit...Kyle Grillot for The New York Times1. Californians are increasingly using the word “apocalypse” to describe the raging wildfires, evacuation orders, forced power outages and worsening air conditions…