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Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
Right-wing sites funded by Russia's Internet Research Agency were used to target /r/The_Donald subreddit where the sites' stories were shared thousands of times   —  A handful of articles from websites with connections to Russia's infamous troll factory have been shared thousands of times on /r/The_Donald.
Sep 24, 2018, 2:30 PMIn context
Josh Taylor / BuzzFeed:
Australian Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton accused of rushing legislation through parliament that tech companies say would weaken encryption   —  The legislation was introduced into parliament just 10 days after consultation ended, and not all submissions have been made public.
Sep 22, 2018, 12:50 AMIn context
Alex Wickham / BuzzFeed:
Sources: UK plans Ofcom-like regulator with powers to enforce new regulations on legal content and behavior online, fines for non-removal of illegal content   —  Exclusive: BuzzFeed News has obtained details of plans being drawn up by ministers that also include a compulsory code of conduct …
Sep 20, 2018, 12:35 PMIn context
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Two people, in their free time, have reported ~2,000 fake Facebook accounts posing as US military and are concerned about the company's tools to catch others   —  “We know we have more work to do,” Facebook said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.  —  Kathy Kostrub-Waters and Bryan Denny estimate they've spent …
Aug 16, 2018, 9:15 AMIn context
Alex Spence / BuzzFeed:
UK Parliament committee proposes social networks be legally responsible for harmful and illegal content and to let watchdogs audit tech company algorithms   —  A leaked copy of the MPs' report was published online on Friday, two days ahead of its official release.
Jul 27, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
Living with a low-end Android phone running “lite” apps is a big compromise from a usability standpoint but it is still an upgrade from using a feature phone   —  I lived with a best-selling Indian phone for 10 days.  Nothing went smoothly.  —  Reporting From New Delhi
Jul 14, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
During an event Facebook billed as “a presentation about our work to prevent the spread of false news”, News Feed head defended keeping InfoWars on the platform   —  Facebook says it knows the truth is messy; what it doesn't know is how to clean up all the fake news it is helping to spread.
Jul 12, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
Netflix launches Smart Downloads feature to automatically retrieve your next episode for offline viewing on Android, will launch on iOS later this year   —  Netflix is automating downloads of series so you can binge-watch shows off-line without even pressing a button.
Jul 10, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
How a Mexican digital marketing firm is using Facebook pages, Twitter bots, and Instagram likes to spread fake news in the lead-up to the country's elections   —  Armed with millions of bots and thousands of fake Facebook pages, Carlos Merlo's digital marketing firm is trying to hijack Mexico's politics with fake news.
Jun 29, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
All tech platforms, big or small, have the responsibility to stop their sites from becoming a battleground in the toxic political and cultural information war   —  Platforms both big and small have both the ability and responsibility to stop their sites from becoming a battleground in the information war.
Jun 26, 2018, 7:50 AMIn context

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