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Washington Post:
A look at the philosophies and styles of Sheryl Sandberg, a veteran of Capitol Hill, and Jack Dorsey, a relative newcomer   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Silicon Valley leaders who testified before Congress for the first time on Wednesday came to Washington with personal styles that could not be more different.
Sep 5, 2018, 11:20 AMIn context
Maciej Ceglowski / Washington Post:
Democratic campaigns are still struggling with basic email security after two years of constant news reports about the dangers of political hacking   —  Someone — the government or Silicon Valley — needs to step in to help.  —  Maciej Ceglowski is a security trainer and the founder of Tech Solidarity, a San Francisco nonprofit.
Sep 5, 2018, 7:25 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Twitter says some organizations that purchase ads related to political issues, like abortion or immigration, will need to disclose more info about themselves   —  Twitter said Thursday that it would begin requiring some organizations that purchase political ads on topics such as abortion …
Aug 30, 2018, 1:21 PMIn context
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Facebook assigns a trustworthiness score to each of its users, tracking things like whether an article a user flags as false turns out, after review, to be true   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to 1.
Aug 21, 2018, 10:29 AMIn context
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
DOJ opposes Facebook's efforts to dismiss fair housing groups' lawsuit claiming discriminatory ad targeting, says Communications Decency Act doesn't apply   —  The Department of Justice on Friday formally opposed an effort by Facebook to dismiss a lawsuit by several housing groups …
Aug 17, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Jack Dorsey says Twitter is considering promoting alternative viewpoints in timeline, labeling bots, and redesigning the like button and follower count display   —  Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey said he is rethinking core parts of the social media platform so that it doesn't enable …
Aug 15, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Social media pressure is here to stay as a tactic against advertisers and platforms that support shows like Infowars, because it works, as Sleeping Giants shows   —  Shortly before the 2016 presidential election, Matt Rivitz stumbled upon the Breitbart News website, which once called itself the “home of the alt-right.”
Aug 12, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context
Abha Bhattarai / Washington Post:
Marketers are finding ways to reach children as young as 6 through YouTube influencers, apps, and Snapchat filters, raising concerns of undue influence   —  Nine-year-old Isabella Colello shops for just about everything online.  —  She scrolls through the Amazon app on her phone at least once a day.
Aug 11, 2018, 2:10 PMIn context
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Subpoena for Discord, the app used by white supremacists to plan the Charlottesville rally, could reveal their identities   —  In the months before the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally last August, a chat app called Discord was abuzz with alt-right agitators.
Aug 8, 2018, 6:40 AMIn context
Washington Post:
Facebook's increased scrutiny of ads targeting ethnic groups is delaying the approval of political ads for Hispanics and Spanish-speaking audiences   —  Political strategists say recent moves by Facebook to secure its powerful advertising engine are hampering their ability to communicate …
Aug 5, 2018, 10:55 AMIn context

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