Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Facebook, Google, ISPs fight California broadband privacy bill

A broadband privacy bill in California is running into big-time resistance from ISPs — and Google, Facebook and the tech industry — as it...

Facebook fake-news labeling doesn’t work, study says

Labeling fake news on Facebook isn’t working very well, a new Yale study shows. Nearly a year after the U.S. presidential election, the fallout...

Facebook aims to make it harder to cash in on tragedy, fake news and...

Advertising dollars are the bread and butter for Facebook and other social media companies. But the tech firm is drawing a clearer line when...

Facebook could spend up to $1 billion on original shows

Facebook wants more of its users to spend more time watching video on the social network and the tech firm is reportedly willing to...

Social media growing as a news source, Pew survey shows

More Americans than ever — two-thirds — are getting news from social media, with a big jump among older people who report using Facebook,...

Facebook’s fact-checkers don’t know if their efforts to fight fake news are working

Facebook teamed up with media outlets after the U.S. presidential election to flag fake news, but some of the social network’s fact-checkers aren’t sure if...

Facebook is inflating its ad-reach numbers, analyst claims

Facebook’s estimates of how many people it can reach through ads in the United States isn’t adding up for at least one analyst, which...

Hurricane Harvey: Facebook, Google and other firms lend a helping hand

Facebook, Google and other companies are helping to raise money for nonprofits responding to the havoc that Hurricane Harvey left behind in Texas. Facebook...

Facebook is blocking ads from pages that spread fake news

Fake news can spread like wildfire on social media sites, an issue that Facebook was criticized for after the presidential election. Now the tech...

Should Facebook be more transparent about how it moderates hate speech and other content?

With more than 2 billion users worldwide, Facebook has been making tough calls when it comes to policing hate speech, harassment, nudity and violence...

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