Right-wing extremists used Facebook to call for the overthrow of the government and storm the US Capitol in the period leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to a new report.
But on Sunday, BuzzFeed News continued to find ads for firearm accessories on the social network, more than 22 hours after Facebook announced its temporary suspension.
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“Whether through negligence or with full knowledge, Facebook is placing profit ahead of our Nation’s democracy.”
Earlier this week, Facebook employees warned that military product ads were being advertised against news about DC riots. The company did not act.
Amazon's suspension of Parler's account means that unless it can find another host, once the ban takes effect on Sunday Parler will go offline.
The social networking app favored by conservatives has been given 24 hours to institute a moderation policy.
Lin Wood used Twitter to promote yesterday's insurrection and to spread conspiracy theories about the presidential election.
“We are extending the block indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks,” wrote CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the announcement.
“What excuse did we use not to ban him this time?”
While violent supporters stormed the Capitol, Donald Trump cheered them on using the last tool he has: the internet.
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One of their survivors is anguished over her employer's decision to make workers come into the office during a pandemic.
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“It feels like we are trying to justify doing a bad thing by hiding behind people with a sympathetic message."
"We all get the privilege of seeing the future because we are making it.”
A departing Facebook employee said the social network's failure to act on hate speech “makes it embarrassing to work here.”
Facebook is on track for record ad revenue this year. That’s partly due to its lax approach to stopping scammers, hackers, and disinformation peddlers who buy ads that rip off and manipulate people, say former and current workers.
Forty-eight attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against the company Wednesday.
On Friday, as people began crowding in airports to travel for the holiday, the US set a daily incidence record with 195,542 new coronavirus cases.
The country’s third-largest police department notified employees of the ban after BuzzFeed News showed that its officers were using Clearview AI, a facial recognition platform that has taken data from Facebook and other social media platforms.
Internal data shows that labels on President Trump’s posts decrease reshares by about 8%. They still account for some of the most engaging posts on the platform.
Facebook Has A Rule To Stop Calls To Arms. Moderators Didn't Enforce It Ahead Of The Kenosha Shootings.
“What we learned after Kenosha is that Facebook’s call to arms policy didn’t just fail. It was never designed to function properly in the first place.”