Facebook submits to Singapore government, labels post ‘fake news’

Facebook submits to Singapore government, labels post ‘fake news’

Under orders from the Singapore government, Facebook has labeled a post by alternate news website States Times Review as containing lies. The post in question, which remains available, contained “scurrilous accusations against the elections department, the prime minister, and the election process ……

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  • 3 months ago (12-02)
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Facebook is simplifying group privacy settings and adding admin tools for safety

Facebook is simplifying group privacy settings and adding admin tools for safety

Facebook announced today that it’s updating its group privacy settings and working to better moderate bad content breaking the platform’s rules. The platform is renaming its confusing public, closed, and secret group settings to the slightly more straightforward public and private settings, with t……

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  • 7 months ago (08-16)
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Facebook admits contractors have been transcribing Messenger voice recordings

Facebook admits contractors have been transcribing Messenger voice recordings

What do Amazon, Apple, Google, and now Facebook have in common? Apart from being the four most prominent tech companies, they’ve all been caught allowing workers to listen to users’ audio recordings. Bloomberg reports that Facebook has been hiring third-party outside contractors to transcribe aud……

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  • 7 months ago (08-15)
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Facebook has been making internal changes to make itself harder to break up

Facebook has been making internal changes to make itself harder to break up

Facebook first signaled it was assimilating its many acquisitions into the core company over a year ago when Facebook CFO David Wehner used combined metrics to describe the size of Facebook’s audience. It turns out that was just a sign that more important, company-wide changes were about to ……

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  • 7 months ago (08-13)
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Facebook Blocks El Paso Walmart Shooter Account

Facebook Blocks El Paso Walmart Shooter Account

Facebook is working with law enforcement following the gun massacre at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, a spokesperson for the social media giant said, according to a Sunday CNN report. The social media giant has removed Facebook and Instagram accounts under the suspect’s name. “Our thoughts are with……

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  • 7 months ago (08-04)
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Australian competition regulator seeks Facebook and Google algorithms

Australian competition regulator seeks Facebook and Google algorithms

In brief: Two of the world’s most valuable digital companies have been under the microscope once more as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission publishes its Digital Platforms Inquiry. The report scrutinizes how Google and Facebook in particular are affecting consumers’ day-to-day liv……

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  • 7 months ago (07-29)
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Facebook co-founder aids FTC in antitrust investigation

Facebook co-founder aids FTC in antitrust investigation

Facebook co-founder and outspoken critic Chris Hughes is working with regulators as they investigate whether the company should be broken up for violating antitrust rules. The Washington Post and New York Times both report that Hughes is assisting two prominent antitrust academics, and has met wi……

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  • 7 months ago (07-27)
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Why wasn’t the FTC harder on Facebook?

Why wasn’t the FTC harder on Facebook?

On Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission finalized a landmark settlement with Facebook over the company’s alleged privacy malpractices accrued over the past year. Whether it was Cambridge Analytica or falsely promising user control over its use of facial recognition, Facebook messed up — big tim……

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  • 7 months ago (07-25)
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