Facebook"s Sandberg: "We Really Have To Go After Fake Accounts, But Divisiveness Not A Reason To Remove Content"

As Facebook COO Sherly Sandberg completes her desperate DC walk of shame in an attempt to appease Mark Warner and the rest of the Facebook-scapegoaters, she gave Axios an interview .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 12th, 2017

Remove blasphemous content by 2018 or face ban: Pak"s ultimatum to Facebook

Facebook rejected Pak's demand to link new accounts to mobile numbers making it easier for govt.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJul 29th, 2017

Facebook Closes 30,000 Fake Accounts in France Ahead of Elections

European governments are threatening new laws and fines unless social media sites get tougher on misinformation and move quickly to remove extremist propaganda......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 14th, 2017

Facebook Refuses To Remove Child Porn One Month After Separate Incident Involving BBC And Police

Social media giant Facebook - whose "Fake News" thought police include the degenerates over at Snopes, and which has banned conservative accounts such as iBankCoin from accessing the platform - is apparently really cool with child .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 13th, 2017

Zuckerberg: 99 Percent Of Content On Facebook Is Authentic

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that the social media giant is taking steps to remove hoaxes and fake news, which, according to some critics, might have influenced the 2016 presidential election. The CEO said work has already started on […] Th.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkNov 14th, 2016

EU gives internet giants an hour to remove terrorist content

EU steps up pressure on companies such as Facebook and Google for the speedy removal of all illegal content......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMar 1st, 2018

EU to Internet giants: Drop extremist content in an hour

The European Commission has told firms like Google and Facebook to remove "terrorist content" an hour after it is first notified, or face legislation forcing them to do so. Matthew Larotonda reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersMar 1st, 2018

Facebook was already punishing publishers before it announced its big newsfeed change (FB)

Last month, Facebook announced its plans to deter the spread of fake news on the social network by prioritizing user generated content (think baby pictures) above professional content created by publis.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 22nd, 2018

Big advertiser threatens boycott of "toxic" Facebook and Google if they don"t clean up their act

Consumer goods behemoth Unilever has threatened to pull ads from Facebook and Alphabet’s Google unless the social media companies clean up their act. "Fake news, racism, sexism, terrorists spreading messages of hate, toxic content directed at chi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 13th, 2018

Unilever Threatens to Reduce Ad Spending on Tech Platforms That Don"t Combat Divisive Content

Unilever says it will pull back advertising from popular tech platforms, including YouTube and Facebook, if they don’t do more to combat the spread of fake news, hate speech and divisive content......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjFeb 11th, 2018

Fake KodakCoin Is Already Being Sold by Scammers

Kodak says that fraudulent websites and accounts are promoting and selling its planned digital coin Eastman Kodak Co. is warning that several fraudulent websites and Facebook accounts are promoting and even claiming to already be selling i.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneFeb 6th, 2018

Facebook may have over 200 million fake or duplicate accounts globally

Users in India, Indonesia, and Vietnam represented key sources of growth in 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardFeb 4th, 2018

Why Rupert Murdoch"s quest to get Facebook to pay media companies is wrong in every way

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Rupert Murdoch recently talked about an interesting idea: Facebook could solve its Fake News PR nightmare by paying legitimate media companies for their content. It's a model that's served the cable industry very well. Her.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 23rd, 2018

News Corp"s Murdoch Urges Facebook to Pay Publishers for Content

News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch said if Facebook is serious about promoting “trusted content” and filtering fake news out of its news feed, it should pay publishers fees similar to those cable distributors pay to TV channels......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJan 23rd, 2018

Facebook"s new tool reveals any fake Russian accounts you followed

Nearly 150 million Facebook users encountered inflammatory posts created by a Russian propaganda operation, and the social giant is finally helping users understand how they were disseminated......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 23rd, 2017

Google, Facebook Should Do More to Remove Extremist Content

Says European Commission. Internet groups such as Facebook, GoogleR.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneDec 6th, 2017

EU urges internet companies to do more to remove extremist content

(Reuters) - Internet groups such as Facebook , Google's YouTube and Twitter need to do more to stem the proliferation of extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission said after a meeting on Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 6th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Facebook touts AI successes at filtering out terrorist content

Assailed for not doing enough to combat online misinformation and extremism, Facebook Inc. says it is making big strides in one area: removing propaganda posts and accounts from Islamic State and al Qaeda......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 28th, 2017

Facebook will tell you if you got duped by fake Russian accounts

New Facebook tool will show you if you liked or followed fake Russian accounts spreading disinformation during the election on Facebook and .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 22nd, 2017

Russian Twitter accounts meddled in Brexit vote, US polls: Data scientists

Facebook, Twitter and Google are facing intense fake news scrutiny after disclosing the details about the presence of Russian political ads, tweets and posts on their platforms during the presidential.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardNov 16th, 2017

Facebook Says It’s Policing Fake Accounts. But They’re Still Easy to Spot.

Executives of Facebook, Twitter and Google faced questioning this week on Capitol Hill about Russia’s intrusions. But that is only a small fraction of the fraud on social media......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 3rd, 2017