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Andrew Hutchinson / Social Media Today:
Facebook says people have raised more than $5B through Fundraisers on Facebook and Instagram, $2B of which were raised since February 2020   —  While questions continue to be raised about the role that Facebook now plays in our daily interactive process, and the negative impacts in regards to fake news …
Mar 23, 2021, 9:20 PMIn context
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
Study: far-right pubs get 65% more engagement on Facebook when they publish fake news; liberal and centrist pubs get less engagement if they publish misinfo   —  Far-right pages that publish misinformation get the most interactions by far compared to other news sources, new research shows.
Mar 4, 2021, 10:40 AMIn context
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
European Parliament invites CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Alphabet to a Feb. 1 hearing in Brussels on EU Commission's tech regulation proposals   —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers have invited the chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet to a Feb. 1 hearing in Brussels …
Jan 22, 2021, 1:16 PMIn context
Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
Ajit Pai says he won't move forward with rule-making on Section 230 and that he won't “second-guess” Facebook and Twitter's decision to bar Trump from posting   —  For the bulk of his tenure, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has avoided wading into the relentless controversies that defined President Trump's presidency.
Jan 7, 2021, 6:20 PMIn context
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Trump downplayed the massive cyberattack on the US government, claiming that China may be responsible and the “Fake News Media” is exaggerating its extent   —  President Trump downplayed a massive cyberattack on U.S. government departments and agencies and private companies on Twitter Saturday …
Dec 19, 2020, 11:57 AMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Survey of post samples from 173 adult US Facebook users' feeds during October 2020 found that 54% of users saw no news within the first 10 posts of their feeds   —  What do people see in their Facebook feeds?  How much news do they encounter there — from legitimate outlets or from those known for sowing misinformation?
Nov 21, 2020, 1:20 AMIn context
Rest of World:
Filipino activists and journalists want Facebook to tackle deadly disinformation coming from the government, resulting in enemies being “red-tagged” and killed   —  Targeted by government misinformation, activists are asking Facebook to do more to tackle a deadly epidemic of “red-tagging.”
Oct 31, 2020, 5:00 AMIn context
Uwagbale Edward-Ekpu / Quartz:
Facebook and Instagram mislabeled some posts on Nigeria's EndSARS protests as “fake news”, while Twitter actively boosted posts on the mostly peaceful protests   —  The two and a half week-long #EndSARS protests in Nigeria against police brutality has garnered attention …
Oct 28, 2020, 11:50 PMIn context
Kartikay Mehrotra / Bloomberg:
US DOJ seizes 92 websites it said were used by Iran to spread disinformation, including four domains disguised as genuine news outlets based in the US   —  - Four of the domains were fake news sites targeting Americans  —  The U.S. Justice Department seized 92 websites it said were used …
Oct 8, 2020, 7:40 AMIn context
Biz Carson / Protocol:
Marc Bodnick launches Telepath, a “kinder” social network with Reddit's subreddit topic structure, Twitter's in-the-moment feel, and Snapchat's ephemerality   —  The rules of the new social network Telepath are simple: Be kind.  Don't be mean.  No harassment, and no fake news.
Sep 24, 2020, 12:45 PMIn context

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