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Washington Post:
Facebook's ex-CSO Alex Stamos to announce the Stanford Internet Observatory, an institute to help companies work together on solving tech's “negative impacts”   —  For two years, Alex Stamos was the Facebook executive tasked with defending the company's systems against Russian interference and other critical threats.
Oct 16, 2018, 2:50 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Facebook removes 800+ US-based accounts and pages, some with 100K+ followers, that were spamming people with political messages for profit   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Thursday it purged more than 800 U.S. publishers and accounts for flooding users with politically-oriented spam …
Oct 11, 2018, 2:16 PMIn context
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
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
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
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
Washington Post:
By taking six weeks to ban pages very similar to Twitter accounts publicly linked to IRA, Facebook shows it still struggles to deal with bad actors effectively   —  SAN FRANCISCO — At least three groups that Facebook banned this week for spreading disinformation shared similar names and traits …
Aug 4, 2018, 9:30 PMIn context
Washington Post:
UK watchdog gives Facebook a preliminary fine of about $664,000, the maximum allowed, for letting Cambridge Analytica access data about millions of people   —  Facebook is staring down its first fine for allowing Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data about millions of people …
Jul 10, 2018, 6:25 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Source: Twitter has been suspending 1M+ accounts per day in recent months, more than double its rate from October, in its fight against disinformation   —  SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than one million accounts …
Jul 6, 2018, 4:20 PMIn context
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Civil rights groups concerned as FOIA request shows cities' law enforcement adopted Amazon's Rekognition facial recognition tech without prior public discourse   —  Amazon has been providing facial recognition tools to law enforcement agencies in Oregon and Orlando for only a few dollars a month …
May 22, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context

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