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Facebook Whistleblower Accuses Company Of Failing To Remove Fake Account Network Run By Politician

As part of its day-to-day content moderation, Facebook routinely removes scores of networks running coordinated fake accounts. That’s why it was notable when, according to former Facebook data scientist and whistleblower Sophie Zhang, the company failed to remove a network she had flagged as having ties to an Indian politician. According to Zhang, she discovered…

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Facebook Faces Massive Suit Alleging It Put Users’ Profiles In Sponsored Advertising

Facebook is no stranger to massive privacy lawsuits here in the US. Just recently, the company had to settle with millions of Illinois users for illegally collecting and storing their biometric data through its facial recognition technology. And now, the social media giant may be facing a similar legal firestorm from our neighbors to the…

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Facebook Whistleblower Believes The Company Can’t Recover Until Zuckerberg Steps Down

Last fall, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen went public with thousands of internal documents revealing the social media giant’s dirty laundry. In those documents, it came to light that Facebook knew its product could be harmful to younger users but did nothing about it, as well as the fact that the company failed to stop the…

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Report: Facebook Hosts A Stunning Amount Of Cryptocurrency Fraud

It’s an unfortunate reality of Facebook that many cybercriminals abuse the platform to scam unsuspecting users. And according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), one of the fastest-growing scams on Meta-owned platforms involves cryptocurrency. According to a recent report from the government organization, Instagram and Facebook account for the majority of crypto scams on social…

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Meta Sees Huge Rise In Hate Speech And Violent Content Across Its Platforms In April

Facebook has taken many steps over the past several years to address the problem of hate speech and other abusive or offensive content on its platform. However, the company’s latest content moderation report revealed a disturbing upward trend in these areas that has exploded over the past month. According to Facebook parent company Meta’s own…

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Apple Attacks Facebook Over Privacy Practices In New Ad

The ongoing privacy feud between Apple and Facebook escalated yet again last week when Apple introduced a bold new privacy ad that takes aim at its rival. In the video, a social media user is represented at an auction as her private information is sold off, including her email address, location data, recent transactions, and…

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Report: Facebook Profited Off Ads Promoting White Supremacist Content

Earlier this month, a gunman allegedly inspired by a white supremacist conspiracy theory shot up a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing ten people. And, as usual after a tragedy like this occurs, experts have turned to social media to figure out if the perpetrator may have been inspired by content he discovered there. Alarmingly,…

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Facebook Updates Its Privacy Policy And Releases New Tools

Facebook often touts the range of privacy tools that it offers its users. However, its policies can be difficult for the average person to understand. That’s why this week, Facebook’s parent company Meta announced that it has redesigned and reworded its privacy policy to make it easier for users to read. This new simplified policy…

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Facebook Algorithm Reveals A Lot Of Spam In Top Shared Links

Last week, Facebook parent company Meta released its quarterly “widely-viewed content report” that details the most-viewed organic content in the U.S., including domains, links, Pages and posts. And unfortunately, the report revealed that six of the top 20 shared on Facebook were removed for being spam. “In this report, there were pieces of content that…

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Report: Facebook Is Struggling To Remove Videos Of Buffalo Shooting

Last weekend, ten people were killed in a horrific mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. During the rampage, the shooter livestreamed his actions on Twitch. Despite the video being removed from that platform two minutes later, the footage quickly began to circulate on other social media sites, including Facebook. And according to…

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Australian Regulators Call For Stronger Ban On Fraudulent Facebook Advertisements

It’s not exactly breaking news that financial scams are all too common on Facebook. However, some government regulators around the world have reached a breaking point, calling for the social media giant to adhere to a mandatory code of conduct to help better protect the public from these scams. According to the Australian Financial Services…

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New Facebook Photo App Raises Privacy Suspicions

You may have seen it already, but a new photo editing app called NewProfilePic Picture Editor is going viral on Facebook. However, the app, which allows users to make their pictures look like fancy illustrations, has already caused some experts to raise privacy concerns. The company behind the app is based in Russia, which has…

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