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Facebook Chases Mainland China’s Advertising Dollars

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly setting up a new engineering team in Singapore to focus on the extremely profitable mainland China advertising market. Reuters reports that social media giant Facebook is establishing a new engineering team in Singapore as the firm attempts to focus on the lucrative China advertising business. The company continues to…

Facebook Bans A US Media Group Allegedly Tied To The Epoch Times For Using...

December 20, 2019 4:20 PM ET Facebook banned a U.S. media group allegedly tied to conservative outlet The Epoch Times for creating a large, coordinated network of phony accounts designed to interfere in foreign countries’ activities. The social media giant removed more than 600 accounts and several pages and groups originating in Vietnam and the…

Report: Facebook Contractor Accepted Bribes to Reactivate Banned Ad Accounts

A Facebook contractor has reportedly been fired for taking thousands of dollars in bribes to reactivate banned advertising accounts on the platform. An exclusive report from BuzzFeed News claims that a Facebook contractor was paid thousands of dollars in bribes to reactive ad accounts that had been banned on Facebook for violating the site’s policies.…

Hungary Fines Facebook for Claiming Services Are ‘Free’

Ad-based social media platforms like Facebook and Google have long pretended that their services are “free” for users. In reality, users pay for those services with their personal data, which allows the tech giants to sell ads that a micro-targeted to your preferences. One country that appears to have had enough of this is Hungary,…

Report: Facebook Lobbyists Linked to 29 Members of Congress Including Nancy Pelosi

A recent report claims that Facebook lobbyists have worked for 29 current members of Congress, including Democratic party leaders. Four of Facebook’s lobbyists have worked for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The Guardian reports that as Facebook faces intense scrutiny over policies relating to political advertising, privacy, and the spread of fake news across…

California AG Accuses Facebook Of Failing To Comply With Subpoenas Regarding Privacy Investigation

November 07, 2019 5:00 PM ET California Attorney General Xavier Becerra accused Facebook of not complying with subpoena requests regarding a privacy investigation by the state in a lawsuit released Wednesday. Becerra asked the San Francisco Superior Court force the tech giant to adequately respond to requests for information related to the probe that started…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Meets with Al Sharpton

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly sat down with Al Sharpton for a meeting at the CEO’s home this week. Reuters reports that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down with Al Sharpton for a “no-holds-barred-meeting” at the CEO’s home recently, with the main focus of the conversation revolving around Facebook’s decision not to fact-check ads from…

Watch: Zuckerberg Tells Congress How Facebook Censors Vaccine Safety

Zuck admits Facebook doesn’t recommend anti-vax groups to users Infowars.com - November 4, 2019 Comments Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted during congressional testimony that the social media site actively censors vaccine safety information, especially when it comes to tamping down viral stories about vaccine injuries.In a back and forth with Congressman Bill Posey (R-Fla.) on…

Aaron Sorkin Used Fake News To Hit Zuckerberg For Not Fact-Checking Facebook’s Political Ads

October 31, 2019 4:30 PM ET Film director Aaron Sorkin made numerous factual errors in a New York Times editorial Thursday lambasting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for posting politicians’ false advertisements. Sorkin took issue with Zuckerberg’s decision to cite free speech and freedom of expression as the chief reason why he implemented a policy protecting…

Facebook Exec Defends Decision to Include Breitbart in Curated News Tab

Facebook’s head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, has defended the company’s decision to include Breitbart News in the social media site’s curated News tab. Business Insider reports that Facebook’s Head of News Partnerships, Campbell Brown, has defended the site’s decision to include news agencies such as Breitbart News in the social media platforms newly announced…
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