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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Facebook Reportedly Balked At Removing Content Silicon Valley Employees Decided Was Misinformation

February 20, 2020 6:18 PM ET Facebook’s top official in the company’s Washington, D.C., office pushed back on plans to nix what employees in California said was misinformation, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Facebook was in the process of removing content after the 2016 election that company regulars said contained fake news before top official…

Report: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Has Employees Blow-Dry His Sweaty Armpits

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly has members of his communications staff blow-dry his armpits ahead of big speeches and other appearances that might cause the tech billionaire to experience flop sweat. The intimate detail is one of many featured in Facebook: the Inside Story, a new book by Wired‘s Steven Levy, that chronicles the inner workings…

George Soros Calls for Removal of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for ‘Helping Trump Get...

Billionaire George Soros has once again taken shots at Facebook, this time calling for the removal of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. According to Soros, Zuckerberg and Sandberg are “helping Trump get re-elected.” The Daily Mail reports that leftist billionaire George Soros has called for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg to…

Mark Zuckerberg Calls for Government Regulation of Social Media

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called for more regulation surrounding online content, saying that it’s not up to social media companies to determine free speech. BBC News reports that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg warned during the Munich Security Conference in Germany that excessive control of speech online risked stifling individual expression and free speech. Social media…

Facebook Will Allow Campaigns To Use Sponsored Content After Bloomberg’s Meme Posting Spree

February 15, 2020 2:05 PM ET Facebook is allowing presidential campaigns to use sponsored content after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s team paid several social media influencers to hype the candidate. Facebook will allow so-called branded content from political candidates. The company and subsidiary Instagram previously banned such content from politicians, according to…

Pelosi Tries And Fails To Badger Facebook Into Nixing An Edited Video Of Her...

February 08, 2020 1:23 PM ET Facebook and Twitter are refusing to bow to requests from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to nix an edited video of the California Democrat tearing up President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. The edited video was posted on both social media platforms after the Tuesday night SOTU in…

Teenager Shot And Killed While Rapping On Facebook Live

February 07, 2020 4:51 PM ET A teen rapping near his home in New York on Facebook Live was shot and killed, police are looking for a suspect.  Police responded to a 911 call about a male shot on Elton Street and New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn where they found 19-year-old Jeremiah Dickey with a…

Hillary Clinton Reveals How She Tried To Pressure Facebook Into Nixing A Doctored Video...

January 26, 2020 12:49 PM ET Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has authoritarian views on misinformation and likely intends on reelecting President Donald Trump. “Google took it off YouTube … so I contacted Facebook,” Clinton told The Atlantic in a report published Saturday. She was referring to a heavily…

Gay Men’s Group Claims Facebook Shut Down Page After Dispute with Transgender ‘Dogmatists’

A gay men’s group is claiming that Facebook shut down its page after transgender activists repeatedly reported the group for its stance on gender and sexual orientation. “The Boxer Ceiling” claims that Facebook shut down its page on Saturday after the group was targeted online for months by trans activsts, according to a message being…

Lawsuit: Facebook Used ‘Unbridled Market Power’ in ‘Anticompetitive Scheme’

A group of companies behind now-defunct apps is suing Facebook, alleging that the company took part in an “anticompetitive scheme” that destroyed their business prospects. NBC News reports that a group of app developing companies has proposed a class action lawsuit against social media giant Facebook which alleges that the company took part in an…
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