News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch takes swings at Google, Facebook

Author of the article: Reuters Dawn Chmielewski and Helen Coster Rupert Murdoch renewed his attacks on Google and Facebook during News Corp’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, accusing the tech giants of trying to silence conservative voices and calling for “significant reform.” The Silicon Valley companies are favorite targets for Murdoch, 90, who for years…

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Facebook yanks Bolsonaro video claiming vaccines cause AIDS

RIO DE JANEIRO — Facebook and Instagram have removed from their platforms a live broadcast that Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro delivered in which he said people in the U.K. who have received two coronavirus vaccine doses are developing AIDS faster than expected.Facebook’s press office confirmed in an emailed statement to The Associated Press that the…

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Facebook whistleblower releases documents to multiple news outlets showing company knows the harm it causes

Facebook on Friday was hit with multiple reports stemming from documents provided to news outlets by Frances Haugen, a former employee turned whistleblower.The reports cite internal company research and documents that show the company is aware of many of the harms its apps and services cause but either doesn’t rectify the issues or struggles to…

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Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

WASHINGTON (AP) — As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company.Thousands of miles away, in California, Facebook engineers were racing to tweak internal controls to slow the spread…

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Internal Facebook documents detail how misinformation spreads to users

Whistleblower: Facebook chose profit over safety Whistleblower: Facebook chose profit over saf… 04:23 Ahead of the 2020 election, Facebook implemented safeguards to protect against the spread of misinformation by prioritizing safety over growth and engagement. It rolled back those defenses after the election, allowing right-wing conspiratorial content to fester in the weeks leading up to…

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Facebook whistleblower reveals identity, accuses the platform of a ‘betrayal of democracy’

A Facebook whistleblower who brought internal documents detailing the company’s research to The Wall Street Journal and the U.S. Congress unmasked herself ahead of an interview she gave to “60 Minutes,” which aired Sunday night.Frances Haugen, a former product manager on Facebook’s civic misinformation team, according to her website, revealed herself as the source behind…

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CNN quits Facebook in Australia, citing defamation risk

The Facebook logo is displayed on their website in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, on February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File PhotoSYDNEY, Sept 29 (Reuters) – CNN said it has stopped posting articles on Australian Facebook Inc (FB.O) pages, citing a court ruling that publishers are liable for defamation in public comments and the…

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Twitter, Facebook May Let Taliban Control Afghan Government Social Media Accounts

Afghan militia gather with their weapons to support Afghanistan security forces against the Taliban, … [+] in Afghan warlord and former Mujahideen leader Ismail Khan’s house in Herat on July 9, 2021. AFP via Getty Images The Taliban control all 34 provinces in Afghanistan, Kabul, the capital city, the presidential palace—and possibly soon a slew…

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Facebook Says It Has Removed 20 Million Pieces Of Covid Misinformation—But Sees Signs Vaccine Hesitancy Is Declining

Topline Under increased pressure to battle coronavirus-related misinformation, Facebook said Wednesday it is still taking down copious posts, pages and accounts circulating dubious claims about the virus and vaccines—but has noticed signs of an overall decline in vaccine hesitancy among users of its platform globally.  acebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the…

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Facebook suggests it’s more effective than Biden on vaccinations

Facebook on Saturday pushed back at President Joe Biden for the second time in as many days, suggesting the company has been more effective than the government in promoting Covid-19 vaccination after Biden said the social media behemoth is “killing people” with misinformation.Asked Friday for his message to social media platforms regarding vaccinations, Biden said,…

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Facebook Exec Explains Trump Ban: Public Figures Will Be Booted For Fomenting Violence, Not Spreading Lies

Topline A top Facebook executive on Sunday outlined the new guidelines that led to this week’s decision to block former President Donald Trump from the platform for two years, explaining public figures will be booted for encouraging acts of violence, but not for spreading lies.  NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Former…

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