Pro ‘anarchist’ Facebook pulls Trump 2020 election ads for promoting ‘hate group’s symbol’

2022 Campaign 06/19/20, 04:57

One of the world’s largest internet companies sided with anti-government protesters and removed election advertising because it allegedly encouraged violence against people belonging to another race. Facebook Inc. has publicly expressed solidarity with extreme "anarchist" civil unrest that swept across the nation since Minnesotan George Floyd died in police custody. Local ...

Lockdown protesters will be censored for spreading ‘harmful misinformation’ says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

U.S. 04/21/20, 04:17

Conservative movements to reopen business will face greater censorship after one of the world's largest internet companies announced a crackdown against supportive messages shared on its online platform. Facebook has confirmed it will judge the credibility of, and take action against, users who post information that appears to support protests against extreme ...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg is the focus of latest doctored video

Tech 06/12/19, 20:30

Three weeks after Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine: fake footage showing him gloating over his one-man domination of the world. It's the latest flap over deviously altered "deepfake" videos as Facebook ...

Canadian lawmakers blast Facebook’s execs for snub

Business 05/28/19, 15:14

Canadian lawmakers voted Tuesday to serve a summons on Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg that would compel them to appear before them the next time either visits Canada.The decision comes after Zuckerberg and Sandberg failed to appear before the international grand committee on big data, privacy and democracy, ...

Ex-Facebook exec recommends Zuckerberg step down as CEO

Tech 05/24/19, 13:57

Facebook's former security chief is disagreeing with calls to break up the social network.Instead, Alex Stamos believes the way to fix problems is for Mark Zuckerberg to step aside as CEO. Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and other critics contend that government regulators should require Facebook to spin off popular services such ...

Facebook and France haggle over regulating online hate

Europe 05/10/19, 04:28

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting French President Emmanuel Macron as the tech giant and France try to pioneer ways of fighting hate speech and violent extremism online.Macron's office is releasing a progress report Friday on a pilot project that allows French regulators to embed within Facebook's facilities to observe ...

Co-Founder Chris Hughes: Time to break up Facebook

Business 05/09/19, 10:57

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says it's time to break up the social media behemoth.He says in a New York Times opinion piece that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has allowed a relentless focus on growth to crush competitors and "sacrifice security and civility for clicks."Hughes says Facebook is a monopoly and should ...

US regulators under scrutiny as they look to punish Facebook

U.S. 05/08/19, 03:30

Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy. The Federal Trade Commission is considering a rare action holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally accountable for Facebook's alleged failure to honor a 2011 agreement ...

Update: Facebook CEO declares ‘the future is private’

Tech 04/30/19, 12:45

The Latest on Mark Zuckerberg's keynote speech at Facebook's annual developers conference (all times local):10:30 a.m.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is declaring at the social networking company's biggest conference of the year that the "future is private."FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, media and guests mingle before a ...

Zuckerberg to explain how Facebook gets ‘privacy focused’

Business 04/30/19, 03:40

CEO Mark Zuckerberg will kick off Facebook's annual F8 conference Tuesday with what are expected to be more details about his new "privacy-focused" vision for the social network.He'll also likely do his best to bat away Facebook's growing array of critics, emboldened regulators and competitors. Zuckerberg and his lieutenant Sheryl ...

Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Business 04/19/19, 14:50

Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information.Discussions between Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission officials about its data-handing lapses have touched on holding the CEO personally accountable, The Washington Post ...

New Zealand official calls Facebook ‘morally bankrupt’

Tech 04/08/19, 04:49

New Zealand's official privacy watchdog on Monday described Facebook as "morally bankrupt" and suggested his country follow neighboring Australia's lead by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch mosque shootings.Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has been critical of Facebook's response to a gunman using the ...

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg calls for more outside regulation

Business 03/30/19, 16:50

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Saturday for more outside regulation in several areas in which the social media site has run into problems over the past few years: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Zuckerberg said governments and regulators rather than ...

Facebook says some of Mark Zuckerberg’s posts were deleted

Business 03/30/19, 15:59

Facebook says some of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's posts on the social media site were deleted due to technical errors.The company says it is unclear which posts were deleted. Facebook says the posts were mistakenly deleted a few years ago and the work required to restore them was extensive and might ...

China ex-internet czar sentenced to 14 years for corruption

Business 03/26/19, 05:47

China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges Tuesday.The Intermediate People's Court in the eastern city of Ningbo said Lu Wei had confessed to accepting ...

Facebook loses longtime product chief as it revamps strategy

Business 03/14/19, 17:24

Facebook is losing its product chief Chris Cox, a top-ranking executive who spent more than a decade at the company, just a week after CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a major new direction for the social network. The departure, announced Thursday, follows Zuckerberg's announcement that Facebook will shift its emphasis to private ...

Explains: What Facebook’s ‘privacy vision’ really means

Tech 03/09/19, 10:06

Mark Zuckerberg's abrupt Wednesday declaration of a new "privacy vision " for social networking was for many people a sort of Rorschach test.Looked at one way, the manifesto read as an apology of sorts for Facebook's history of privacy transgressions, and suggested that the social network would de-emphasize its huge ...

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