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The government that’s banning its citizens from Facebook for a month

The temporary shutdown will let government researchers identity fake accounts and users who post inappropriate content and misinformation, an official said......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 29th, 2018

Facebook details spam, fake user efforts

Facebook Inc. on Tuesday published a blog post with its "enforcement numbers" and detailed its actions to remove content that violated its policies. The co.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 15th, 2018

​How fake Mark Zuckerbergs scam Facebook users out of their cash

An examination by The New York Times found 205 accounts impersonating Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook and its photo-sharing site Instagram......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 26th, 2018

Russia puts Facebook on alert after ruthlessly banning Telegram (FB)

Reuters Facebook could be banned in Russia unless it complies with government demands. Russia's media watchdog wants Facebook to move its Russian user database to Russia, remove "illegal" content, and explain why some accounts have been d.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 18th, 2018

Facebook"s rhetoric on misinformation doesn"t match its actions

Facebook has said it finds claims that survivors of a violent tragedy are actually actors duping the public to be "abhorrent." The company has said that content with such claims violates its community standards, and has pledged to remove such posts......»»

Category: topSource: moneyJul 20th, 2018

Is Facebook"s ambitious plan to kill dangerous fake news plausible?

New policy to tackle content that could fuel violence may be well-meaning, but the complexity of the task is mind-boggling.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 19th, 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

They’re Not ‘Intentionally Getting It Wrong.’ Mark Zuckerberg Says He Won’t Ban Holocaust Deniers

"I don’t believe that our platform should take that down." Facebook, which has come under fire a number of times now over “fake news,” conspiracy theories, and offensive content posted on i.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 18th, 2018

Oprah, Is That You? On Social Media, the Answer Is Often No.

The sheer volume of fake Facebook and Instagram accounts that pose as celebrities is bringing real-life headaches to those public figures, including Oprah Winfrey......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytJul 7th, 2018

Facebook recently removed over 10,000 fake Pages, Groups, accounts

See the rest of the story here. provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJun 26th, 2018

Facebook Bans Buddhist Monks For Muslim Hate Messages—But They"re Fighting Back With Fake Profiles

They say they'll just keep making fake accounts......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 9th, 2018

Facebook to remove ‘trending’ news from its site amid fake news criticism

It will be replaced with vetted local sources......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 1st, 2018

Facebook admits it was late on fake news

At the Code Conference today, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and CTO Mike Schroepfer faced questions on all of the issues that has plagued the company lately, like the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the influx of fake news and hate speech......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 30th, 2018

Facebook Begins Releasing Data About Fake Posts & Accounts

Facebook is starting to recognize its “fake posts” problem. Here is Recode: Facebook disabled nearly 1.3 billion “fake” accounts over the past two quarters, many of them bots “with the intent of spreading spam or co.....»»

Category: blogSource: TheBigPictureMay 22nd, 2018

Fake Facebook accounts and online lies multiply in hours after Santa Fe school shooting

Fake Facebook accounts and online lies multiply in hours after Santa Fe school shooting.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 18th, 2018

Facebook deleted 583M fake accounts in first three months of 2018

That's more than a quarter of Facebook's 2.2 billion monthly active users......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 15th, 2018

Data misuse investigation: Facebook axes 583 million fake accounts

Despite this, the group said fake profiles still make up 3-4 percent of all active accounts.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 15th, 2018

Facebook disabled 583 million fake accounts and millions of spam, sex and hate speech posts

Facebook disabled 583 million fake accounts and millions of spam, sex and hate speech posts.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 15th, 2018

Facebook disabled 583 million fake accounts and millions of spam, sex and hate speech posts

Facebook revealed Tu.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 15th, 2018

Facebook Says It Deleted 865 Million Posts, Mostly Spam

The company said it had taken down 865.8 million posts in the first quarter of 2018, the vast majority of them spam, and 583 million fake accounts. There were limited specifics on what was pulled......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytMay 15th, 2018