SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday.
Nearly all of them were caught.. SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times •Deseret News •USATODAY.com
Facebook Inc. said it removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in the first quarter, a record that shows how the company is battling an avalanche of bad actors trying to undermine the authenticity of the.. Newsmax - Published Also reported by •SeekingAlpha
ROME (AP) — Facebook says it has shut down some Italian accounts that were phony and pages that were spreading fake news ahead of European Union parliamentary elections.
"We have removed a number.. SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times •Deseret News •USATODAY.com
Facebook announced today that it has removed 1,126 Pages, groups and accounts ahead of India's general election. Most of the accounts, which were based in India and Pakistan, were flagged for.. engadget - Published
Just after the Christchurch shooting I came across an article explaining how to make your Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts block violent videos. How-tos like this are depressingly necessary,.. engadget - Published
Facebook has continued its crackdown on coordinated misinformation in the Philippines.
The social media giant said on Friday it had taken down more than 200 pages, groups, and accounts in the.. Mashable - Published
Sen. Elizabeth Warren ripped Facebook on Monday night, saying it has “too much power,” after the social network removed — and later reinstated — her ads lambasting the company and other tech.. The Wrap - Published
Facebook just cracked down on more fake accounts in the UK, and this time it was a relatively sophisticated scheme. The social network has pulled 137 bogus accounts (including for Instagram), groups.. engadget - Published
Facebook is shutting down Onavo, a virtual private network (VPN) app the company used to collect data on the app usage of its users, the company confirmed to TheWrap on Friday.
“Market research.. The Wrap - Published
Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation about Onavo code.. TechCrunch - Published
The digital advertising world is still dominated by two companies: Google and Facebook.
That much is clear after both tech giants reported fourth quarter earnings in the last week, providing a full.. The Wrap - Published
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A cultural group says Facebook is continuing remove posts by an Alaska Native artist selling items made of sea otter fur despite the social media company stating the problem.. Seattle Times - Published
Slack Technologies, the popular workplace messaging platform, has confidentially filed for its initial public offering on Monday.
A confidential filing allows companies to keep most of its.. The Wrap - Published
· Apple's latest move to lock out Facebook and Google employees from their internal iPhone apps is a show of how much power tech companies have.
· Each company has the power to say no to certain.. Business Insider - Published
Face removed more than 1,700 accounts, groups and pages from its namesake platform and Instagram linked to an online syndicate that has been accused of spreading fake news and hate speech in Indonesia. Wall Street Journal - Published Also reported by •Mashable •TechCrunch
Since its founding in 1927, CBS has shifted with the mediums it has used to reach audiences. After finding success in both radio and television, the company is now faced with evolving the way it does.. The Wrap - Published
Facebook has removed nearly 800 accounts stemming from Iran for “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” the company said in a blog post on Thursday, as part of its continued push to remove.. The Wrap - Published
Jellysmack, a digital media company with a focus on social video, is beefing up its sales team with the addition of Jenifer Geller, Refinery29’s former VP of sales and brand partnerships for beauty.. The Wrap - Published
What scandals? Facebook appeared teflon to a myriad of data privacy concerns that have surfaced in the last year when it reported its fourth quarter earnings on Wednesday afternoon, with the social.. The Wrap - Published
Facebook is pulling down a controversial app that paid users $20 per month to collect a wide range of data, including web search history and social media messages, the company said on.. The Wrap - Published
The Russian trolls have been busy.
Facebook said in a blog post published Thursday that it has removed over 500 Facebook accounts, pages, and Instagram profiles linked to Russia for "coordinated.. Mashable - Published
A U.S. born journalist working for the Iranian state broadcaster PressTV was detained by the United States government on Wednesday.
Marzieh Hashemi, a prominent news reader for the media.. The Wrap - Published
Named Surviving Lies, the page is intended to reveal the lies that his accusers had allegedly told on Lifetime's 'Surviving *R. Kelly*' as well as their true motivations behind their allegations. AceShowbiz - Published