The metric, which assesses the potential for danger based on keywords, rose to 580 from 400 this week — a 45% increase.
Facebook Live Spread Election Conspiracies And Russian State-Controlled Content Despite Employee Fears
The social network’s live video tool has recommended videos featuring misinformation and the hyperpartisan views of Trump allies leading up to and following election day in the US.
“It's incredibly demoralizing, especially given the cataclysmic state of America, to know that the memes our team is making are being unfairly spiked in the Facebook algorithm.”
On the same day Facebook announced only 51% of its employees believed the social network was having a positive impact on the world, a vice president commended their efforts to prepare for the 2020 presidential election.
“This is a measure we put in place in the lead-up to Election Day. We will assess when to lift them afterwards, but they are temporary."
The "Anonymous” Figure Who Claimed To Be Resisting Trump Actually Defended His Controversial Immigration Policies
“They served as gatekeepers, White House liaisons, executors of policy," one source said of Miles Taylor and his high-ranking DHS colleagues.
Despite the request, Facebook said it registered an estimated 4.4 million people to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
Facebook Promised To Label Political Ads, But Ads For Biden, The Daily Wire, And Interest Groups Are Slipping Through
A failure in Facebook's transparency system means some election ads aren't disclosing who paid for them.
In a companywide meeting, Facebook’s CEO said recent content rules banning hate and conspiracy content were implemented because of the US presidential election and that a wide margin of victory for either candidate could prevent violence following the vote.
A new report finds “Facebook is routinely behind the curve in cracking down on domestic extremists on its platform.”
Facebook Limited The Reach Of An Unconfirmed Story About Joe Biden’s Son Hunter. Twitter Blocked It.
"In many countries, including in the US, if we have signals that a piece of content is false, we temporarily reduce its distribution pending review by a third-party fact-checker."
After being banned, some militant pages returned with different names. “We are back!” the leader of one such organization said after relaunching on the platform last month. “Help us rebuild share and invite friends.”
“How can we possibly be ready to return to the office when this entire process has been so utterly and completely mishandled?”
It Took Facebook More Than A Year — And A Whistleblower — To Remove A Troll Farm Connected To Azerbaijan's Ruling Party
Former Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang said it took the company a year to pursue an investigation into fake accounts and comments in Azerbaijan.
The mass delusion had flourished on the social network for years before today's announcement.
Facebook Took Down A Trump Post That Compared COVID-19 To The Flu And Said That We Should Just Learn To Live With It
Twitter placed a misinformation label on the same message but did not remove it.
The company’s new funding announcement identifies two previously unknown board members.
Citing a law that dates from the Reconstruction era, four people, including the partner of a man killed during the protests, are taking the company to court.
A 6,600-word internal memo from a fired Facebook data scientist details how the social network knew about specific examples of global political manipulation — and failed to act.
When my grandfather died in April, the pandemic meant we couldn’t grieve for him properly. For my grandmother, it’s also exacerbated unspeakable loneliness and pain.