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  • Facebook bans pro-Trump super PAC from advertising on its platform

    08/06/2020 5:16:24 PM PDT · by Boomer · 37 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/6/2020 | Lucas Manfredi
    Facebook announced Thursday that it will ban pro-Trump super PAC, The Committee to Defend The President, from buying ads on its platform. “As a result of the Committee to Defend the President’s repeated sharing of content determined by third-party fact-checkers to be false, they will not be permitted to advertise for a period of time on our platform,” Facebook Policy communications director Andy Stone told FOX Business in a statement. The page will lose advertising privileges for a minimum of 90 days. The advertising ban will take effect on August 10, and would end around November 1.
  • ‘Click-Gap’ Is Facebook’s Latest Tool to Favor Establishment Media

    05/07/2019 2:51:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 7, 2019 | ALLUM BOKHARI7
    Facebook received a lot of attention for overt censorship last week. But the social network is engaging in covert suppression of independent media too — most recently with its introduction of “Click-Gap,” a way of favoring established websites and suppressing non-established ones. The Click-Gap system will penalize websites that haven’t established “authority” outside Facebook, where “authority” is measured by the number of clicks they receive from sources outside the platform, such as mainstream media sources.
  • Facebook Insider Leaks Docs; Explains “Deboosting,” “Troll Report,” & Political Targeting

    02/28/2019 6:33:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | February 27, 2019
    Insider, Formerly Responsible for Content Review in Facebook’s Intellectual Property Dept Speaks Out, Loses Job Facebook Engineers Plan to “demote bad content” Conservative Facebook Page Livestreams Secretly “deboosted,” No Notice to Page Owners Facebook Can Classify Users as Trolls Based on Their Vocabulary, Then Punish By Limiting Bandwidth, Blocking Comments… Facebook Engineer: “‘hateful’ content is coming from right-leaning sites.” “Special features” Triggered “leading up to important elections” Bizarre View of “hate speech” Includes Content from Conservative Commentator (Update: In the video, we said Steven Crowder’s “livestream was dethrottled,” when in fact his entire page was “dethrottled.”) (UPDATE 2: FACEBOOK RESPONDS...
  • Adam Schiff Questions Facebook and Google Over Spread of Vaccine Misinformation (Achtung)

    02/15/2019 6:54:39 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 13 replies
    IJR ^ | February 14, 2019 | Josh Billinson
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is questioning the CEOs of Google and Facebook about vaccine misinformation being spread on their respective platforms.The congressman expressed concern that YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram “are surfacing and recommending messages that discourage parents from vaccinating their children, in a direct threat to public health, and reversing progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.”Social media platforms have served as a ground zero for vaccine skepticism in recent years. Increased access to unverified information and the ability to connect with like-minded individuals appears to have fueled skepticism of vaccines that have long been credited with the near eradication of...
  • Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by report on fake news

    02/17/2019 5:56:33 PM PST · by NRx · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02-18-2019 | David Pegg
    Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”. The final report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee’s 18-month investigation into disinformation and fake news accused Facebook of purposefully obstructing its inquiry and failing to tackle attempts by Russia to manipulate elections.“Democracy is at risk from the malicious and relentless targeting of citizens with disinformation and personalised ‘dark adverts’ from unidentifiable sources, delivered through the major social media platforms we use every day,” warned the committee’s...
  • Facebook blocks Rod Dreher article detailing Jussie Smollett’s MAGA ‘hate hoax’

    02/18/2019 3:49:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/18/2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    CHICAGO, February 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As more and more observers arrive at the conclusion that Empire actor Jussie Smollett likely staged an assault against himself to blame on bigoted Trump supporters, Facebook temporarily blocked a post by The Benedict Option author Rod Dreher labeling the incident a “hate hoax.” The 36-year-old, openly-homosexual actor says he was assaulted in Chicago on January 29, with two masked men allegedly shouting racial and homophobic epithets, beating him to the point of fracturing a rib, putting a rope around his neck, and pouring bleach on him. “This is MAGA country,” they allegedly...
  • You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook

    02/23/2019 7:18:16 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 70 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/22/2019 | Sam Schechner and Mark Secada
    Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including when they want to work on their belly fat or the price of the house they checked out last weekend. Other apps know users’ body weight, blood pressure, menstrual cycles or pregnancy status. Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook Inc. The social-media giant collects intensely personal information from many popular smartphone apps just seconds after users enter it, even if the user has no connection to Facebook, according to testing done by The Wall Street Journal. The apps...
  • Facebook responds to report that many content moderators suffer from PTSD

    02/25/2019 12:02:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/25/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    Facebook in a blog post on Monday affirmed its "commitment" to the workers who moderate the platform's content after a report found many of them suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse and anxiety. The post began by acknowledging "questions, misunderstandings and accusations around Facebook's content review processes," a likely reference to an investigation by The Verge published earlier Monday. "We want to continue to hear from our content reviewers, our partners and even the media — who hold us accountable and give us the opportunity to improve," the company wrote. The Verge interviewed a dozen current and former...

    12/29/2018 7:00:52 AM PST · by WellyP · 168 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 Dec. 2018 | Christopher Carborne
    Facebook's massive, secret rulebook for policing speech reveals inconsistencies, gaps and biases... A Message from Yahoo Search What is psoriatic arthritis? Look for symptoms, causes & more What is psoriatic arthritis? Look for symptoms, causes & more The rulebook's details were revealed Thursday night thanks to a Facebook employee who leaked over 1,400 pages of the speech policing rulebook to the Times because he "feared that the company was exercising too much power, with too little oversight — and making too many mistakes."
  • Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Saving Text and Call Logs of Users

    05/12/2018 1:51:23 PM PDT · by upchuck · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 11, 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Facebook is facing a class-action lawsuit following the revelation that the company logged users’ text and call logs using the Facebook smartphone app. Facebook is now reportedly facing a class-action lawsuit relating to the company’s collection of user text and audio logs via the Facebook smartphone app, Fast Company reports. A lawsuit filed in the northern district of California names John Condelles III as the main plaintiff and states that Facebook “presents several wrongs, including a consumer bait-and-switch, an invasion of privacy, wrongful monitoring of minors and potential attacks on privileged communications.” It was revealed recently that Facebook was collecting...
  • Facebook, twitter, FR Screen name security risk

    08/14/2013 9:18:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 179 replies
    Aug 14, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    Dear FRiends, A FReeper sent me a short list of names this morning that he says he found on an internet site that matched up freeper names to their real names. He says he managed to get the site owner to delete it and we can thank him for that. But in the message he sent me there was also an accusation that the list was provided to a third party by John Robinson. That's bullshit. John would never do such a thing. On a hunch, I looked up the listed names on FR's facebook page and sure enough all...
  • NJ Teacher under attack for anti-gay Facebook comments

    10/14/2011 1:51:28 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    This story was posted before dawn:   New Jersey High School Teacher Posts Anti-Gay Entry on Facebook   Now this is making hundreds of news feeds:   NJ Teacher Being Investigated for Her Anti-Gay Remarks on Facebook‎KBOI - 8 hours agoLOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(UNION, NJ) -- A New Jersey special education teacher is in hot water for statements about her opposition to gay and lesbian ...Highly Cited: Union Township school officials investigate teacher who allegedly ...‎ The Star-Ledger - NJ.comLocal: Teacher takes heat for alleged Facebook comments‎ MyCentralJersey.comIn-Depth: Viki Knox, Union Township New Jersey Teacher, Investigated For ...‎ Huffington - MyFox Philadelphiaall 217...