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New York Times:
Senate report on Russia's disinformation campaign accuses Google, Facebook, and Twitter of being evasive and withholding data about Russian activity   —  SAN FRANCISCO — When lawmakers asked YouTube, a unit of Google, to provide information about Russian manipulation efforts …
Dec 18, 2018, 12:05 PMIn context
New York Times:
Interviews with more than 50 people show how Facebook stumbled in dealing with multiple crises, which Zuckerberg and Sandberg initially tried to obscure   —  Sheryl Sandberg was seething.  —  Inside Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters, top executives gathered in the glass-walled conference room of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
Nov 14, 2018, 4:08 PMIn context
New York Times:
Inside Facebook's election “War Room”, which will be the company's hub for safeguarding elections around the world   —  MENLO PARK, Calif. — Sandwiched between Building 20 and Building 21 in the heart of Facebook's campus, an approximately 25-foot-by-35-foot conference room is under construction.
Sep 19, 2018, 2:26 PMIn context
New York Times:
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is better prepared to fight election interference, catalogs the steps the company has taken to prevent a repeat of 2016   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg began the year by promising to make Facebook safer from election interference around the world.
Sep 13, 2018, 2:38 AMIn context
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Aug 28, 2018, 8:05 PMIn context
New York Times:
A look at how FireEye helped Facebook identify Iran-linked fake accounts, after working on the DNC hack in 2016   —  SAN FRANCISCO — FireEye, a cybersecurity company that has been involved in a number of prominent investigations, including the 2016 attack on the Democratic National Committee …
Aug 23, 2018, 4:25 PMIn context
New York Times:
Microsoft says hackers linked to the Russian military intelligence agency formerly known as the GRU targeted conservative US think tanks that challenge Moscow   —  BOSTON — The Russian military intelligence unit that sought to influence the 2016 election appears to have a new target …
Aug 21, 2018, 1:35 AMIn context
New York Times:
Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will join Stanford as an adjunct professor when he leaves the company on August 17; Facebook does not plan to appoint a successor   —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Facebook revealed on Tuesday that it had identified a political influence campaign ahead of the November midterm elections …
Aug 1, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context
Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
Researchers: Trump and his PAC spent $274K on Facebook ads viewed by at least 37M users since early May, making him the biggest political advertiser on the site   —  SAN FRANCISCO — It's official: President Trump is the single biggest political advertiser on Facebook.
Jul 18, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: top tech companies met intelligence officials to discuss midterm elections but neither the FBI nor DHS was willing to share specific threat information   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Eight of the tech industry's most influential companies, in anticipation of a repeat of the Russian meddling …
Jun 26, 2018, 1:25 AMIn context

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