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Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
An ad fraud scheme that runs video ads behind banner images targeted popular Android apps, including many using Twitter's MoPub ad platform   —  Julien is an independent developer who built and maintains one of the most popular audio apps in the Google Play store.
Mar 21, 2019, 4:45 PMIn context
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
A look at an automated Instagram influencer account made to garner free meals from NYC restaurants in exchange for posts   —  Chris Buetti had a problem: Dining out in New York was getting too expensive.  He saw was one obvious solution — becoming an Instagram influencer and asking restaurants …
Mar 21, 2019, 4:50 AMIn context
Jane Lytvynenko / BuzzFeed News:
As platforms crack down on other forms of hate, experts and researchers say anti-Muslim bigotry has spread unchecked on Facebook and other social networks   —  Facebook, YouTube, and Amazon moved to remove or reduce the spread of anti-vaccination content after recent public outcry.
Mar 19, 2019, 12:00 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Reddit bans r/watchpeopledie and r/gore after users shared links to videos of the Christchurch shooting to the subreddits   —  Reddit banned two contentious but popular groups that regularly featured human injury and death following the widespread sharing of videos of the New Zealand terrorist incident on Friday.
Mar 15, 2019, 8:25 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Source: Chris Cox's departure from Facebook was related to a disagreement over the company's product direction   —  Facebook announced a significant reorganization of its leadership team a week after CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new privacy-first vision for a number of the company's messaging products.
Mar 14, 2019, 5:15 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook's VP of public policy and France's technology minister talk about Facebook's ongoing cooperation with the French government in fighting hate speech   —  PARIS — When French President Emmanuel Macron decided to combat hate speech online he turned to the very person many blame for its rapid spread …
Mar 12, 2019, 8:30 AMIn context
Davey Alba / BuzzFeed News:
Leaked documents reveal CBP plans to deploy facial recognition tech at US airports in as little as two years, despite concerns about the tech and its legality   —  In March 2017, President Trump issued an executive order expediting the deployment of biometric verification of the identities of all travelers crossing its borders.
Mar 11, 2019, 10:20 AMIn context
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
Airbnb says it is acquiring discount hotel booking app HotelTonight for an undisclosed sum; HotelTonight was valued at $463M in a March 2017 funding round   —  Airbnb is buying HotelTonight, the San Francisco-based service that lets people book discounted hotel rooms last minute in 40 countries around the world.
Mar 7, 2019, 1:10 PMIn context
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
YouTube has started rolling out a feature, in India, that shows info panels with fact checks on search result pages for topics prone to misinformation   —  YouTube will start showing “information panels” — boxes of text that provide debunks from YouTube's verified fact-checking partners …
Mar 7, 2019, 11:45 AMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
A senior Facebook source says the company has no plans to enter China, after Zuckerberg says Facebook won't build data centers in countries that violate privacy   —  Facebook does not see any path forward in China, a senior source inside the company told BuzzFeed News on Wednesday …
Mar 6, 2019, 5:35 PMIn context

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