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Dylan Byers / NBC News:
Sources: Zuckerberg remains open to some ideas about how to control political ads, including limiting the ability of candidates to microtarget users   —  Banning microtargeting has the support of Ellen Weintraub, chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission, which regulates how money is raised and spent in elections.
Nov 5, 2019, 4:25 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Facebook Portal TV review: big screen video chatting feels futuristic and, with Alexa built in, the device is compelling enough at $149 but unlikely to be a hit   —  Facebook's new Portal TV video chat device won't do much to take away share from Apple Inc., Roku Inc. or Amazon in the TV space.
Nov 5, 2019, 1:35 PMIn context
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
Nov 5, 2019, 1:00 PMIn context
Yaël Eisenstat / Washington Post:
A former head of election integrity operations at Facebook says the company's business model and ad targeting tools make it hard for it to not harm democracy   —  The company can't avoid damaging democracy.  —  I joined Facebook in June 2018 as its “head of Global Elections Integrity Ops” …
Nov 4, 2019, 11:10 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Interview with Facebook CMO Antonio Lucio on how the company mulled changing its name, challenges of adding FB branding to messaging apps like WhatsApp, more   —  - Social giant wants more people to know what products it owns  — New logo was created to distinguish Facebook's parent company
Nov 4, 2019, 12:30 PMIn context
Antonio Lucio / Facebook:
Facebook debuts logo with text that has context-dependent coloring, says it's to further distinguish the company from the Facebook app, which keeps its branding   —  Facebook started as a single app.  Now, 15 years later, we offer a suite of products that help people connect to their friends and family …
Nov 4, 2019, 11:25 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Evan Spiegel on Facebook, Snap's turnaround, and how the controversial redesign, after some tweaking, increased the time users spent on premium content   —  As the company turns a corner, the CEO says Snapchat's controversial redesign is paying off  —  Last year, Snap Inc. Chief Executive …
Nov 3, 2019, 5:25 PMIn context
Siva Vaidhyanathan / New York Times:
Vetting political ads effectively and consistently at global scale is impossible; Congress should restrict ad targeting to the level of an electoral district   —  It's not about free speech.  —  Siva Vaidhyanathan is a professor of media studies at the University of Virginia.
Nov 2, 2019, 9:25 PMIn context
CNN:
Facebook says it will not fact check ads by UK political parties and candidates running in December election, but will fact check political groups like Leave.EU   —  Facebook's political ad policy under pressure  —  London and New York (CNN Business)A controversial policy allowing politicians …
Nov 2, 2019, 10:45 AMIn context
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
The debate over Facebook's political ads policy has been too US-centric and the company hasn't explained how that policy will work in other countries   —  When Facebook wrote to Joe Biden's campaign to say it would not back down from its decision to exempt politicians from its ban …
Nov 2, 2019, 1:10 AMIn context

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