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Facebook removes nearly 3.4B fake accounts


SeekingAlpha - Published Also reported by •Newsmax

Facebook removes 3B fake accounts, but how many missed?

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 TimesDeseret NewsUSATODAY.com

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Reuters reports Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has removed more accounts from Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo, citing what it described as “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Facebook said: A..

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Facebook Removes Accounts For 'Inauthentic Behavior' [Video]Facebook Removes Accounts For 'Inauthentic Behavior'

Reuters reports Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has removed more accounts from Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo, citing what it described as “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Facebook said: A..

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Facebook Removes a Record 2.2 Billion Fake Accounts

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

Facebook removes fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election

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 TimesDeseret NewsUSATODAY.com

Facebook removes over 1,000 pages ahead of India's election

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

After Christchurch, we need more than digital-security theater

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 removes more pages in Philippines for misleading activity

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

Facebook removes thousands of fake accounts in crackdown

Some of the accounts included spam, and others were promoting the political agendas of countries around the world
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Mashable

Elizabeth Warren Rips Facebook After It Reinstates Pulled Ads

elizabeth warren rips facebook after it reinstates pulled ads
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

Liz Warren Responds After Facebook Removes And Then Restores Her Campaign Ads

'I want a marketplace that isn't dominated by a single censor'
Daily Caller - Published

Facebook removes fake accounts stoking political tension in UK

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 Shuts Down Data-Collection App Onavo

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 removes its Onavo surveillance VPN app from Google Play

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

Google and Facebook’s Complete and Total Digital Ad Domination Explained in 1 Chart

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

Facebook removes fur hat posts by Alaska Native artist

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

Facebook Removes More Pages Tied To InfoWars’ Alex Jones After Policy Change

'We saw people working to get around our previous policy'
Daily Caller - Published

Slack ‘Confidentially’ Files for Its IPO

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

The squabble between Apple, Facebook, and Google shows how the 3 have become gatekeepers with enormous power

the squabble between apple, facebook, and google shows how the 3 have become gatekeepers with enormous power
· 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

Facebook Removes Accounts of Fake-News Group in Indonesia

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 •MashableTechCrunch

CBS Interactive CEO Jim Lanzone Teases More Digital Spinoffs Like All Those ‘Star Trek’ Series

cbs interactive ceo jim lanzone teases more digital spinoffs like all those ‘star trek’ series
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 Removes 783 Iranian Accounts for ‘Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior’

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

Refinery29’s Jenifer Geller Tapped by Jellysmack as Head of Beauty Sales (Exclusive)

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

Facebook’s Stock Surges 7 Percent on Huge Q4 Sales, Massive User Growth

facebook’s stock surges 7 percent on huge q4 sales, massive user growth
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 Drops App That Paid Teens $20 for Full Access to Their Phones

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

Facebook removes hundreds of fake Russian pages operating in Europe and Asia

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

US-Born Journalist for Iranian TV Detained in St Louis

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

Facebook Removes Page Intended to Expose R. Kelly's Accusers

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

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