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Wall Street Journal:
Some Facebook staff say Cambridge Analytica scandal is mostly being hyped by the media; Zuckerberg said job applicants haven't been deterred by it, says source   —  Many workers are undaunted by user-data scandal; issues are mostly hype, some say  —  Facebook Inc. FB -.18% may be losing friends …
Apr 9, 2018, 11:00 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook's security team told execs about Russian election tampering in Dec. 2016; late public disclosure was due to image concerns, Mueller gag order   —  Social-media giant played down allegations Russia exploited its platform, deepening perceptions it is oblivious to public concern about its social impact
Mar 2, 2018, 1:45 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Analysis finds algorithms designed by Facebook, Google, and others often struggle to detect doctored images and videos, a key tool for misinformation efforts   —  The tech company's filters can't adequately detect misinformation distributed through altered images
Feb 22, 2018, 11:55 AMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to survey users to measure trust in publications, data will affect News Feed rankings; news will make up 4% of News Feed posts, down from 5%   —  Tech giant will rely on user surveys of trustworthiness to try to preserve objectivity  —  Facebook Inc. FB .33% plans to start ranking news sources …
Jan 19, 2018, 4:03 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
As Facebook expands content moderation, contract workers describe the job of vetting porn, racism, and violence: high turnover, $13-$28/hour in Bay Area, more   —  Social-media giants hire legions of contractors to hunt for pornography, racism and violence amid a torrent of posts and videos
Dec 27, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Analysis of eight Russia-linked Facebook accounts shows they backed 60+ protest events in US via publicity or financing, before and after 2016 election   —  They publicized or financed at least 60 events—on all sides of most polarizing issues—before and after the 2016 election
Oct 30, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is willing to spend $1B through 2018 on original video for its platform, far outpacing its previous outlays on video content   —  Social-media giant could spend as much as $1 billion to cultivate original shows for its platform  —  Facebook Inc. FB .65% is loosening …
Sep 8, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
WhatsApp to eventually charge businesses for some features in new chat tools it's testing, says COO Matt Idema; users must opt-in to be contacted by a business   —  Two new business tools reflect a different approach to monetization than other Facebook products
Sep 5, 2017, 12:17 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Onavo Protect, VPN app bought in '13, gave Facebook app usage data that affected decisions like WhatsApp acquisition, adding Stories to Instagram, more   —  Information from data-security app shows company what people do on their phones beyond suite of firm's apps
Aug 13, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Showcasing Industrial IoT innovations at Hannover Messe 2018  —  This week at the world's largest industrial fair, customers and partners display how they're betting on Microsoft, from cloud to edge devices.
eero:
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Internet Association:
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