Facebook, YouTube and Twitter warned about new type of extremism as lawmakers grill them

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were warned about an insidious new form of online extremism on Capitol Hill as they sought to push back on the notion that they aren’t doing enough to rid their platforms of terrorists and hate-filled content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/18/facebook-youtube-and-twitter-warned-about-new-type-extremism-as-lawmakers-grill-them.html

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Facebook's Move to Dial Back News Ratchets Up Drama


Facebook once again has found itself at the center of a media storm, following Mark Zuckerberg’s recent announcement of plans to shift its focus away from promoting news and business content and more toward emphasizing interactions from friends and family. The shift follows more than a year of heavy criticism directed against Facebook. It has been blamed for failing to combat fake news during the 2016 presidential election. In addition, concerns have been growing over mental health issues linked to spending too much time on social media.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85070.html?rss=1

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Mark Zuckerberg says DACA situation is 'a basic question of whether our government works'

On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed optimism that resolving the situation surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be resolved, but also noted it is “a basic question of whether our government works.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/17/mark-zuckerberg-says-daca-situation-is-basic-question-whether-our-government-works.html

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Facebook considers major news feed changes

Facebook Inc. is considering changing how it prioritizes news stories in users’ feeds to give better placement to media outlets deemed more trustworthy, as the company continues efforts to limit the exposure of false news, people familiar with the matter said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/11/facebook-considers-major-news-feed-changes.html

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Mark Zuckerberg's 2018 goal to fix Facebook is widely mocked

Amid a myriad of controversies that surrounded the company in 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s goal for 2018 is fixing Facebook.

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Facebook, Google could face new tax in Britain for failing to tackle extremism

Tech giants like Google and Facebook, already under fire for not doing enough to combat extremism and fake news, could face new taxes in the United Kingdom if a government official has his way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/31/facebook-google-could-face-new-tax-in-britain-for-failing-to-tackle-extremism.html

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Facebook rolling back controversial initiative to fight fake news

Facebook announced last week that it is rolling back its controversial “Disputed Flags” measure next to articles deemed fake news amid studies showing it does not stop the spread of such content and only encourages users to click on it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/28/facebook-rolling-back-controversial-initiative-to-fight-fake-news.html

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Facebook says job ads that target by age aren’t (necessarily) discriminatory

ProPublica is picking on Facebook’s ad-targeting system again, but Facebook says the age filters are appropriate. The report names a number of companies that took out job ads on Facebook that were targeted to specific age groups.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/22/facebook-says-job-ads-that-target-by-age-aren-t-necessarily-discriminatory.html

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The US government is asking Facebook for more and more data on its users

Facebook is getting a growing number of requests for data on the social network’s users from U.S government entities, according to the company’s latest transparency report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/20/us-government-is-asking-facebook-for-more-and-more-data-on-its-users.html

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Did you accidentally friend a North Korean hacker on Facebook?

North Korean hackers have been preying on potential targets using Facebook, but the company has thwarted at least some of their activities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/20/did-accidentally-friend-north-korean-hacker-on-facebook.html

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Facebook starts demoting 'engagement bait' posts

Facebook may be used by billions of people, but the content posted isn’t always of the highest quality, and that remains true even when you discount the fake news the social network is trying to stamp out.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/18/facebook-starts-demoting-engagement-bait-posts.html

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Ex-Facebook exec backtracks 'destroying how society works' comments after backlash

It’s been a rough week for Chamath Palihapitiya, the former Facebook vice president whose harsh criticism of the social networking giant led to a rare rebuke from his onetime employer and made him a headline topic throughout the tech world.Now he’s trying to put out the fire he started.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/15/ex-facebook-exec-backtracks-destroying-how-society-works-comments-after-backlash.html

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Facebook slams former exec over comments on social media's ills

In a rather unusual move, Facebook has fired back at Chamath Palihapitiya after the former Facebook exec said social media is “destroying how society works.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/13/facebook-slams-former-exec-over-comments-on-social-medias-ills.html

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Former Facebook exec says social media is 'destroying how society works'

Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook executive and the CEO of venture capital firm Social Capital, said in a November interview that social media is damaging society and voiced concerns about its impact on his own children.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/12/former-facebook-exec-says-social-media-is-destroying-how-society-works.html

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Former Facebook exec won't let own kids use social media, says it's 'destroying how society works'

Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook executive and the CEO of venture capital firm Social Capital, said in a November interview that social media is damaging society and voiced concerns about its impact on his own children.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/12/former-facebook-exec-wont-let-own-kids-use-social-media-says-its-destroying-how-society-works.html

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How Facebook is stopping ISIS and Al Qaeda from posting extremist content

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to help with a number of different issues, the latest being spotting posts of people who may be suicidal in an effort to prevent them from doing harm.The company is also using machine learning and other automated techniques to help spot and delete terrorist-related content from ISIS and Al Qaeda, with the company claiming 99 percent of content it removes is detected before it is spotted by users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/04/how-facebook-is-stopping-isis-and-al-qaeda-from-posting-extremist-content.html

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