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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: the FTC and Facebook are negotiating a record multi-billion dollar fine to settle the agency's investigation into the company's privacy practices   —  The Federal Trade Commission and Facebook are negotiating over a multi-billion dollar fine that would settle the agency's investigation …
Feb 14, 2019, 4:27 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Hasty adoption of California's privacy law left many unresolved issues and privacy advocates fear industry lobbying will lead to revisions that weaken the law   —  SACRAMENTO — A landmark law adopted in California last year to rein in the data-collection practices of Facebook …
Feb 9, 2019, 10:20 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Twitter says it removed thousands of malicious accounts that originated in Iran, Russia, and Venezuela for spreading disinformation about the 2018 midterms   —  Twitter revealed Thursday that it had removed thousands of malicious accounts thought to have originated in Iran …
Jan 31, 2019, 2:45 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Sources: FTC commissioners have met to consider a record fine against Facebook for potentially violating a 2011 consent decree about user privacy   —  U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement with the government …
Jan 18, 2019, 2:44 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Over half of the top 20 YouTube search results for “RBG” this week pointed to conspiracy-theory videos about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's health   —  Conspiracy theories about the health of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have dominated YouTube this week, illustrating how the world's …
Jan 12, 2019, 4:20 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Facebook is investigating whether News for Democracy, a left-leaning organization backed by Reid Hoffman, violated its community standards and ad policies   —  Facebook said it is investigating whether an organization backed by Internet billionaire and Democratic megadonor Reid Hoffman violated …
Jan 8, 2019, 12:05 AMIn context
Washington Post:
Reid Hoffman says he wasn't aware of disinformation campaign in Alabama race, apologizes for funding group linked to it; source says Hoffman invested $750K   —  Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologized on Wednesday for funding a group linked to a “highly disturbing” effort …
Dec 26, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Facebook suspends five accounts, including one belonging to the head of research firm New Knowledge, for spreading disinformation during Alabama Senate race   —  Facebook has suspended Jonathon Morgan, the chief executive of a top social-media research firm, after reports that he and others engaged …
Dec 22, 2018, 10:38 AMIn context
Washington Post:
The AG for the District of Columbia files lawsuit against Facebook over allowing Cambridge Analytica access to users' information   —  The attorney general for the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Facebook for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy …
Dec 19, 2018, 12:14 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Report prepared for the Senate analyzes Russian disinformation that supported Trump across millions of posts on YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and more   —  The report, a draft of which was obtained by The Washington Post, is the first to study the millions of posts provided …
Dec 16, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context

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