"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.”
Facebook’s CEO also said Steve Bannon’s comments about beheading government officials did not warrant his complete removal from the platform.
“If an account is mentioned often alongside certain terms, they can become algorithmically surfaced together as an association.”
Taylor, who had been on unpaid leave from Google, was employed by the company for a little more than a year.
The metric, which assesses the potential for danger based on keywords, rose to 580 from 400 this week — a 45% increase.
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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."
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“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.
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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.