After Facebook unveiled a policy exempting political ads from being fact-checked and removed, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced last week the social media platform will be banning all political ads. The surprise announcement puts the two social media giants on opposite sides of the debate over combatting disinformation ahead of the 2020 election.
After a series of privacy scandals, Facebook’s latest policy that exempts political candidates from being fact-checked came under fire from presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. And Warren is hardly the only lawmaker who supports increased regulation of the tech giant.
A group of 12 reporters recently visited Facebook’s European headquarters to meet their team dedicated to combating fake-news and misinformation before this month’s European Parliamentary elections. Journalists from The New York Times, The Guardian, Politico and more provided detailed reporting of the 40 person team monitoring
While Mark Zuckerberg was getting grilled in DC, Facebook’s stock had a great couple of days.
The media tycoon suggests that Facebook pay media companies for content.
New changes in algorithms and policy are causing ripple effects in the tech world and beyond.
It’s news outlets versus the giants of social media and the web.
In August, I analyzed how Facebook was impacting the news industry with its news feed and trending stories algorithms. News outlets have been using Facebook to get their stories viewed, but are not necessarily promoting the most informational stories. Just a few months later, it
Since the presidential election in November, Facebook has been under constant public scrutiny in anticipation of how it would address its fake news problem. In December, the company added features that warn readers of dubious sources and also allow them to flag stories as potentially
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stand in a Texas courtroom yesterday to defend Facebook-owned virtual reality (VR) company Oculus, telling the world that consumer-grade VR isn’t “fully there yet.” This admission comes just as Zuckerberg and his company are trying to fend off a