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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Some experts say Facebook performed well for the midterms, but disinformation and false news still spread fast, requiring outsiders' monitoring and prodding   —  After an Election Day largely free of viral social media misinformation, and with little trace of the kind of Russian troll stampede …
Nov 7, 2018, 10:10 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
How Gab, the social network where the Pittsburgh shooting suspect aired his hatred in full, became a platform of choice for neo-Nazis and other extremists   —  Early Saturday, moments before the police say he barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue and opened fire, Robert D. Bowers's anti-Semitic …
Oct 28, 2018, 10:25 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
How a loophole in Facebook's political ad review system, letting verified buyers put anything in the “paid for by” field, has been weaponized in a Virginia race   —  A competitive race in Virginia's 10th Congressional District has an alarming new element: anonymous attack ads on Facebook.
Oct 17, 2018, 3:15 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Twitter bans ~1,500 accounts, source says for spreading misleading election-related content; the “NPC” accounts were 4chan and Reddit users posing as activists   —  Twitter has barred hundreds of right-wing users for posing as soulless, “nonplayable” liberal activists.
Oct 16, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
A close look at USAReally, a pro-Kremlin, pro-Trump site with overt Russian ties and frequent links on the /r/the_donald subreddit as it depicts a declining US   —  To an untrained eye, USAReally might look like any other fledgling news organization vying for attention in a crowded media landscape.
Sep 26, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Experts say Facebook's public cleanup is pushing toxic content into private Facebook groups, WhatsApp, and Messenger, making it harder to monitor and moderate   —  Much of the empire built by Alex Jones, the Infowars founder and social media shock jock, vanished this summer when Facebook suspended …
Sep 3, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Sources describe how Mark Zuckerberg arrived at the decision to take down Infowars, finally making up his mind after seeing news of Apple's removal of podcasts   —  Late on Sunday, after returning to his hotel room on a trip away from home, Mark Zuckerberg made a decision he had hoped to avoid.
Aug 10, 2018, 12:40 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Political campaigns are now using peer-to-peer texting apps, allowing them to have thousands of text conversations with voters, unregulated by anti-spam laws   —  Marla Hohner was at home in Dallas when a text message arrived from an unfamiliar number.  —  “Hi Marla,” it read.
Aug 2, 2018, 7:20 PMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: Facebook has alerted Congress to new coordinated political influence campaign, with dozens of inauthentic accounts and pages, ahead of midterms   —  WASHINGTON — Facebook is preparing to announce that it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign …
Jul 31, 2018, 12:26 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Under its new rules, Facebook reveals some details of the political ads about the SCOTUS nomination, but the money behind some groups buying ads remains opaque   —  Even before President Trump's new Supreme Court nominee is announced, a fight over the choice is raging on social media.
Jul 4, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context

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