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Facebook purges more than 800 accounts pushing political messages for profit

Some of the accounts and pages had millions of followers. They were likely domestic actors using clickbait headlines and other tactics to drive users to websites where they could target them with ads, Facebook said......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 11th, 2018

Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit

Facebook cracked down on over 800 accounts and publishers on Thursday, saying that the politically-oriented accounts violated its policies against spam......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 11th, 2018

Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit

Facebook cracked down on over 800 accounts and publishers on Thursday, saying that the politically-oriented accounts violated its policies against spam......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 11th, 2018

Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit

Facebook said on Thursday it has purged more t.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesOct 11th, 2018

Facebook suspends ‘inauthentic’ Iranian accounts that criticized Trump and spread divisive political messages

The social media giant said Friday that it had suspended 82 pages, groups and accounts that had originated in Iran......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 26th, 2018

Facebook suspends ‘inauthentic’ Iranian accounts that criticized Trump and spread divisive political messages

The social media giant said Friday that it had suspended 82 pages, groups and accounts that had originated in Iran......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 26th, 2018

Facebook suspends “inauthentic” Iranian accounts that criticized Trump and spread divisive political messages

Facebook announced Friday that it had suspended 82 pages, groups and accounts that originated in Iran for engaging in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" and sharing divisive political messages, including opposition to President Trump......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 26th, 2018

Facebook suspends “inauthentic” Iranian accounts that criticized Trump and spread divisive political messages

Facebook announced Friday that it had suspended 82 pages, groups and accounts that originated in Iran for engaging in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" and sharing divisive political messages, including opposition to President Trump......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 26th, 2018

Facebook purged over 800 U.S. accounts and pages for pushing political spam

Facebook cracked down on over 800 accounts and publishers on Thursday, saying that the politically-oriented accounts violated its policies against spam......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 12th, 2018

Facebook purged over 800 U.S. accounts and pages for pushing political spam

Facebook cracked down on over 800 accounts and publishers on Thursday, saying that the politically-oriented accounts violated its policies against spam......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 12th, 2018

Hackers Claim Breach Of 120 Million Facebook Accounts; Put Private Messages Up For Sale

Back On September 28, Facebook announced that as many as 90 million users may have had their "ac.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 3rd, 2018

Report: Private messages from hacked Facebook accounts for sale

The information was obtained through malicious browser extensions......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 3rd, 2018

Facebook Purges Proud Boys And Gavin McInnes After New York Scuffle With Antifa

Facebook has been banning accounts and pages associated with th.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 31st, 2018

Facebook is banning far-right militia Proud Boys after a violent attack in New York

Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Facebook is banning accounts and groups associated with the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group linked to political violence in the.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 30th, 2018

Twitter ad sales surge, shares rise 11 percent

Twitter Inc easily beat Wall Street's revenue and profit estimates on Thursday, pushing its shares up 11 percent before the opening bell, as higher ad sales offset a drop in monthly users as the site removed accounts suspected of abuse......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 25th, 2018

Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps

Conservative political apps deliver curated partisan messages, free from the strictures and content guidelines imposed by Silicon Valley giants......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 20th, 2018

Iranians masqueraded as foreign journalists to push political messages online, new Twitter data shows

Twitter accounts originating in Iran masqueraded as foreign journalists and concerned U.S. citizens in an attempt to push political messages, according to new research......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 17th, 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 Purges Hundreds of ‘Inauthentic’ Pages and Accounts Ahead of Midterm Elections

Facebook Purges Hundreds of ‘Inauthentic’ Pages and Accounts Ahead of Midterm Elections.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 11th, 2018

Facebook Purges Over 800 Accounts With Millions Of Followers; Prominent Conservatives Vanish

Just in time for midterms, Facebook has .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 11th, 2018

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