Facebook takes down data and thousands of posts, obscuring reach of Russian disinformation

Facebook takes down data and thousands of posts, obscuring reach of Russian disinformation.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 12th, 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 Reveals Shocking Reach of Russia-Linked Digital Ads and Posts

Facebook, Google, and Twitter have all unknowingly promoted Russian-supported ads and posts that reached hundreds of millions of Americans......»»

Category: topSource: incNov 2nd, 2017

Facebook Users Were Unwitting Targets of Russia-Backed Scheme

Facebook accounts linked to Russian operatives amassed hundreds of thousands of followers the past couple of years with posts, ads and events that stoked strong emotions over issues including race and immigration......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 13th, 2017

Facebook scrubbed potentially damning Russia data before researchers could analyze it further

Getty Facebook scrubbed thousands of posts shared.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 12th, 2017

New data shows that Russian propaganda may have been shared billions of times on Facebook

Yuri Kadobnov/Pool/ReutersA Columbia University social media analyst has published his findings about the reach and engagement achieved by Russia-linked Facebook pages during the 2016 election. The resea.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 5th, 2017

How a Facebook app scraped millions of people"s personal data

App tapped into "worst tendencies" and "inner demons" to reach users' friends group and scrape their data.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentral6 hr. 14 min. ago

Trump Campaign "Psyops" Firm Cambridge Analytica Harvested Data on 50 Million Facebook Users and Has Ties to Russian Oil Giant

The firm is accused of obtaining the data of 50 million Facebook users to target them with personalised propaganda for clients......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMar 18th, 2018

Facebook Takes Clandestine Moves Against Trump 2020

Facebook says it has suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that helped Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, for failing to delete user data. Also suspended were the accounts of its parent organiza.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsMar 18th, 2018

Facebook and Google struggle to squelch "crisis actor" posts

Thousands of posts and videos had popped up on the sites, falsely claiming that survivors of the Florida shooting were paid actors.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardFeb 24th, 2018

Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia’s disinformation effort. President Trump then cited him. We fact-checked Mr. Goldman......»»

Category: dealsSource: nytFeb 20th, 2018

Russian Bots Retweeted Trump 500,000 Times at End of 2016 Campaign, Created Fake Facebook Events Seen by Thousands

The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russia launched an unprecedented series of cyber attacks and fake news floods to sow division and sway voters ahead of Trump’s surprise victory......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 28th, 2018

Thousands saw Facebook events linked to Russian trolls

Russian government-linked trolls created 129 Facebook events between 2015 and 2017......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJan 26th, 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

Facebook wants your face data — in the name of privacy, it says

Facebook will let you know when someone posts a photo of you — even if you aren't tagged in it — becoming the latest tech giant to add more facial recognition technology into users' everyday lives......»»

Category: topSource: washpostDec 19th, 2017

FB launches "click-to-WhatsApp" feature for businesses to reach users

Facebook said that over a million Pages currently include WhatsApp numbers in their posts.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 15th, 2017

Facebook will identify what Russia-linked content you liked

The social network said a new tool for spotting posts from a Russian troll farm will be available by the end of the year......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 22nd, 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

Pentagon Exposed 1.8 Billion Social Media Posts From Facebook and Twitter for Anyone to See

More sloppy security. It’s hardly a secret that the Defense Department collects social media data. More surprising is just how much data it collects--and how sloppy the Pent.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 20th, 2017

Facebook Pressured to Notify People Who Saw Russian Posts

Under fire from Congress. Facebook received several tongue-lashings during U.S. congressional hearings this week, but the wor.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 2nd, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Russian ads targeted users by race, religion, politics, Facebook data shows

Russian operatives targeted users on Faceboo.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 1st, 2017