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Facebook identifies 559 pages amplifying false content, NY Times says

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Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallOct 11th, 2018

Facebook removes more pages in crackdown on "false headline" news

Facebook announced improvements to its Page content quality features......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 24th, 2019

Facebook Takes Down Hundreds of U.S. Pages It Says Spread Misinformation

Facebook has taken down hundreds of accounts that were spreading false or misleading political content ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, one of the social network’s most aggressive efforts to stop misinformation spread primarily by Americans......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 11th, 2018

Facebook Identifies an Active Political Influence Campaign Using Fake Accounts

A coordinated effort, involving 32 pages and fake accounts, included amplifying division around white supremacy and the #AbolishICE movement, the social network said......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 31st, 2018

Anti-vaxxers are spreading conspiracy theories on Facebook, and the company is struggling to stop them

The bulk of anti-vaccination content doesn’t violate Facebook’s community guidelines for inciting “real-world harm,” according to a spokesman, but the site’s algorithms often promote unscientific pages or posts about the issue......»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 15th, 2019

Facebook is thinking about removing anti-vaccination content as backlash intensifies over the spread of misinformation on the social network

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Facebook said in a statement Thursday that it may remove, reduce, and demote anti-vaccination content on the platform in an effort to combat the spread of false information. As a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 14th, 2019

Facebook takes steps to prevent removed pages from duplicating content

Facebook Inc will make changes to better prevent users who have had their organization's pages removed for violating its rules from using duplicate pages to continue the same activity, it said on Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 23rd, 2019

Facebook removes hundreds of fake accounts and pages

The company said some of the fake content was being run by employees at the Russian news agency Sputnik......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 17th, 2019

Facebook Identifies Russia-Linked Misinformation Campaign

Facebook removed nearly 500 pages and accounts targeted at Europe and Central Asia. Some originated from an agency controlled by the Kremlin......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 17th, 2019

Alabama Dems Used Russia-Style "False Flag" Facebook Ad Campaign To Hurt Roy Moore

When it comes to spreading false-flag memes to try and sway a US elections, Democrats in Alabama are giving Russia a run for their money. In an explosive report published Monday, the New York Times published new details about a Facebo.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 7th, 2019

‘No Morals’: Advertisers React to Facebook Report

Several top marketers were critical of the tech giant after The New York Times reported how it ignored and hid warning signs that it was being exploited to disrupt elections and spread toxic content......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytNov 15th, 2018

Facebook Removes Iranian Network That Was Spreading Disinformation

The social network said on Friday that it took down pages, groups and accounts that were distributing divisive content aimed at people in the U.S. and Britain......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytOct 26th, 2018

Facebook removes hundreds of spammy accounts and pages

It said it removed 559 pages and 251 accounts that posted "sensational political content" aimed at driving users to other websites......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 12th, 2018

Facebook removes hundreds of US accounts over political misinformation

Facebook is taking down hundreds of United States-based accounts and pages, many of which spread political misinformation, for breaking the company’s terms against “inauthentic” content and spam......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 11th, 2018

Facebook to Take Down Fake Photos & Videos After Articles

Facebook (FB) is set to employ machine learning models to examine and remove false photos and videos on its platform. Facebook FB continues to take measures to curb spreading of hate, false content and mi.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytSep 14th, 2018

Facebook to Start Fact-Checking Photos, Videos

The social-media company will use technology and human reviewers to help flag false content......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjSep 13th, 2018

Fringe figures find refuge in Facebook’s private groups

Many private groups reviewed by The Times contained content and behavior that appeared to violate Facebook rules, like those against hate speech......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 4th, 2018

Facebook’s Private Groups Offer Refuge to Fringe Figures

Many private groups reviewed by The Times contained content and behavior that appeared to violate Facebook rules, like those against hate speech......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytSep 4th, 2018

Fringe Figures Find Refuge in Facebook’s Private Groups

Many private groups reviewed by The Times contained content and behavior that appeared to violate Facebook rules, like those against hate speech......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytSep 3rd, 2018

Facebook Identifies New Influence Operations Spanning Globe

The social network removed hundreds of fake accounts and pages targeting people in different countries and regions that originated in Iran and Russia......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 21st, 2018

Facebook to Remove Content That Could Incite Violence

Critics say the company has not done enough to block false posts that have led to attacks in countries including Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 18th, 2018