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Two senior executives at Facebook left the company this week, with one of them emphasizing Facebook’s need to find leaders who were “excited” about the new direction of the social media company, according to CNN Business. The departures of chief product officer Chris Cox and WhatsApp vice president Chris Daniels were announced Thursday. “This is
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Federal prosecutors are investigating partnership deals Facebook forged with some of the world’s largest technological companies. A grand jury subpoenaed records from two smartphone developers, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing two anonymous sources familiar with the matter. Both companies entered into large and complex data deals with Facebook, allowing all the firms involved in
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a plan Friday to wallop big tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon as the Massachusetts Democrat works to differentiate herself among fellow presidential candidates. Her proposal would impose new rules on tech companies with $25 billion or more in annual ad revenue, forcing Amazon and Google to dramatically reduce their
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Facebook removed more than 20 pages tied to Internet provocateur Alex Jones and InfoWars Tuesday after the Silicon Valley giant updated its policies to prevent banned accounts from resurfacing in different forms. The company’s decision comes several months after the company banned four of Jones’ pages August — Twitter and YouTube followed shortly thereafter.
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The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones on Wednesday, saying Jones violated the First Amendment rights of two Black Lives Matter activists by blocking them on Facebook, according to The Sacramento Bee. Activists Tanya Faison and Sonia Lewis say they were blocked after comments they left on the
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will be expanding her social media imprint greatly by teaching her fellow Democratic politicians how to tweet, Instagram and Facebook just like she does. The Democratic Socialist firebrand has been lauded for her prowess on social media, but despite being criticized by the Democratic establishment, they are seeking lessons from her
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Facebook is creating new rules limiting employee’s ability to change colleagues’ minds about politics and religion, Business Insider reported Tuesday, citing internal documents reflecting the change. The rules prohibit bullying, bans attempts to change employee’s politics or religion, and outlaw harassing speech, an internal Facebook memo said Monday. Employees have described the Silicon Valley company’s
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A group of progressive Democrats tried to undermine Roy Moore’s Senate campaign by associating him with alcohol prohibition with a fake Facebook page, hoping to scare off moderate and business-oriented Republican voters, according to The New York Times. The effort, called “Dry Alabama,” is the second reported online false flag operation by Democrats who sought
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The government shutdown is threatening to derail a Federal Trade Commission investigation into Facebook’s use of people’s private information, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing former government officials. The FTC has been investigating whether the company violated a consent order it made in 2011 promising to notify people when their private information is handled
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Facebook’s secretive rule book regulating how employees censor certain forms of expression contains numerous biases and outright errors, according to internal documents The New York Times obtained Friday. The nearly 1,400 page document shows the Silicon Valley company’s guidebook is riddled with mistakes and is not nimble enough to handle cultural nuance, the report notes.
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Several civil rights groups are calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg step down from the company’s board of directors after reports showed executives paid lobbying firms to target liberal financier George Soros. The Southern Poverty Law Center and MoveOn.org were among dozens of groups that wrote a letter to Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg demanding
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  by Gavin Hanson Facebook unveiled a smart speaker with an integrated video screen and camera that automatically follows users, Monday in the company’s “newsroom.” (Article Continues Below Advertisement) The company announced it would be bringing an artificial intelligence (AI) camera, the Portal, designed for video chatting to stores and homes in November. “Thanks
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President Donald Trump said Saturday morning that his administration “would not let” social media discrimination against conservatives continue. “Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices,” Trump posted on Twitter. “Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the
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  by Kyle Perisic PragerU tweeted on Friday that Facebook deleted some of its videos for violating the social media giant’s “hate speech” policies. PragerU also said that its past nine posts by the administrator who posted the deleted videos have been shadow-banned, reaching none of its followers. PragerU has fought big tech before.
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  by Peter Hasson Facebook has allowed Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to espouse anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on its platform Facebook deleted right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ page on Monday for violating rules against hate speech Videos on Farrakhan’s page show him accusing Jews of secretly controlling government agencies and “weaponizing” marijuana to
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Conservative commentators Diamond and Silk and a band with a new patriotic song recently felt Facebook’s anti-American bias. The Wes Cook Band released a video for “I Stand for the Flag” which Facebook flagged as political and prevented the band from promoting it. “It has do with a level of political bias that we
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  by Kyle Perisic Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted Monday that his company “mishandled” the controversy of labeling “Diamond and Silk” — two popular conservative personalities — “dangerous” and “unsafe to the community” in early April. Facebook restricted the two conservative social media personalities on its platform on April 5 after being
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  by Eric Lieberman The founder of a cybersecurity consulting startup said Sunday that she believes an unknown security engineer at Facebook is using special internal technology to stalk women on the internet. “I have Tinder logs,” Jackie Stokes of Spyglass Security wrote on Twitter, referencing the highly popular dating app. “What should I
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