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Facebook Funded News Will be Available to View Later This Summer

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 11, 2018 at 7:00pm 6/11/2018 at 7:00pm

Facebook users will have an entirely new way to consume news.

Later this summer, just ahead of the 2018 midterms, Facebook Watch will roll out several shows from various news networks, including a nightly show featuring CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
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If you are active on social media, are you happier now than before social media?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9:30pm 6/9/2018 at 9:30pm

Two recent high profile suicides have led to a lot of discussion about how suicide rates have been rising for the past 20 years.

The issue of why also has been discussed a lot, and...

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Oops – Facebook “Hate Speech” reporting button accidentally went live

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:45pm 5/1/2018 at 12:45pm

Tuesday morning Facebook users found a weird new option — the ability to mark posts as “hate speech.”

My entire timeline was full of posts skewering the latest Facebook feature. Then, without warning, the report-everything-you-don’t-like-without-recognizing-the-subjectivity-of-your-actions option vanished.

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Zuckerberg’s Congressional Hearing Gets the Bad Lip Reading Treatment

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:00pm 4/30/2018 at 7:00pm
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This is perfect.

Bad Lip Reading is one of my favorite things on the internet, so I was thrilled to see they finally got around to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing before joint Senate committees.

If you’re not familiar with their work, BLR dubs over movies, sports and political clips with their own...

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So you want to delete your Facebook account

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:12pm 4/10/2018 at 8:12pm

Facebook’s use of user data has been plastered across headlines for the last several weeks.

A story about a company called Cambridge Analytica precipitated what became a massive snowball. In early stories, Cambridge Analytica (a data firm used by some candidates in both domestic and international elections), was accused of hacking the...

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Zuckerberg Apologizes For Facebook Privacy Scandal In Full-page Ads

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 5:00pm 3/25/2018 at 5:00pm
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Faced with the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken out full-page ads in several British and American newspapers to apologize and promise “to do better.”

Business Insider reports:

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took out full page ads in several British and American newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge...

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Facebook Suspends Blogger Over Three-Year-Old Post Mocking Palestinian Terrorists

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 4:30pm 3/10/2018 at 4:30pm

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg toys with the idea of running for the Democrat presidential nomination, he’s been bombarded with accusations about his brainchild’s influence in the 2016 election.  Part of his response is to begin going after Facebook accounts that publish items that “violate community standards.”

One such post was written three...

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CNN Harasses Woman Whose Trump-Supporting Facebook Group Was Targeted by Russian Trolls

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 1:00pm 2/21/2018 at 1:00pm
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Russia mania has infected the minds of many otherwise rational adults, which has to be the only explanation for this godawful “report” by CNN.

Tuesday night, CNN posted a video of reporter Drew Griffin harassing an elderly woman, at her own home, mind you, over her pre-election Facebook activity. Griffin alleged Florine...

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Who’s Up For Sharing Nude Photos of Yourself with Facebook?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/11/2017 at 4:30pm
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No, this isn’t an Onion article.  Facebook has a new pilot program aimed at protecting users from having their nude bodies plastered all over Facebook . . . by requiring that you upload a photo of your nude body to Facebook.

They will then “hash” your nakedness (turn it into a unique...

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Most Americans Exposed to Russian-linked Facebook Ads Saw Them After Election Day

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10:00am 10/4/2017 at 10:00am
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We’ve been following the Russian-linked Facebook ad scandal. Monday, Facebook gave federal lawmakers investigating Russian interference into the 2016 election some 3,000 ads they believe may have been placed by Russian-linked entities.

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Facebook Forks Over 3,000 Potentially Russian-linked Ads to Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 1:39pm 10/2/2017 at 1:39pm
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Caving to pressure from Capitol Hill, Facebook is releasing some 3,000 possible Russia-linked ads to Congress who has been investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

When the ads will be turned over to Congress has not yet been made clear. As part of the announcement Monday, Facebook also indicated...

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Facebook to Release Russian-bought Ads, Lays Out New Ad Transparency Strategy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:18pm 9/21/2017 at 6:18pm
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Russia hysteria hit a fever pitch when it was revealed Facebook unknowingly (they claim) sold political ads to Russian actors who were attempting to influence the outcome of the 2016 election, sparking curiosity about the ad content.

After immense pressure from Capitol Hill, Facebook announced Thursday they’d be releasing the Russian-bought ads...

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Zuck 2020?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00am 8/10/2017 at 10:00am
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is traveling the country, meeting with American workers, and doing other things which signify an interest in running for office. This includes hiring failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s pollster to work at his charity organization. Nothing is official yet but people are talking.

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Hamas executes alleged killers of terror mastermind Mazen Faqha – live on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/25/2017 at 1:00pm
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Public executions by Hamas in Gaza are quite common.

But some are more equal than others, and the public execution today has received quite a bit of attention, in fact more than Hamas wanted. The execution was livestreamed — apparently against Hamas wishes — by the Gaza Now News Agency from a...

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting Victims’ Families Sue Facebook, Twitter, and Google

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 7:00pm 12/20/2016 at 7:00pm

The families of the Orlando nightclub shooting victims filed a federal complaint against the web giants for allegedly providing “material support” to ISIS and helping terrorist Omar Mateen “radicalize”, according to an exclusive report by Fox News.

Why not sue Mateen’s internet service provider? Or the manufacturer of the web-enabled devises he...

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Facebook employees tried to censor Donald Trump posts

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:30am 10/22/2016 at 10:30am
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This should surprise no one.

These are probably the same people who in college demanded intellectual safe spaces and trigger warnings.

We have seen it at Twitter, where conservative accounts seem to be targeted, and also at Facebook, where there were allegations of the same.

The Wall Street Journal reports,

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Former Facebook Employees Claim Website Snuffed Conservative News

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:44am 5/9/2016 at 9:44am

Former Facebook employees have told Gizmodo that the company regularly told them to stamp out conservative news even if it trended on the website.

From Gizmodo:

Several former Facebook “news curators,” as they were known internally, also told Gizmodo that they were instructed to artificially “inject” selected stories into the trending news module,...

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