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Mark Zuckerberg is “proud” of how Facebook handled its scandals this year – TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg is “proud” of how Facebook handled its scandals this year – TechCrunch After the year Mark Zuckerberg’s had, you’d think he’d struggle to appear so chipper. “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made,” he said in an end-of-year note posted on his Facebook page for everyone to see. …

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What history could tell Mark Zuckerberg – TechCrunch

What history could tell Mark Zuckerberg – TechCrunch Perhaps Mark Zuckerberg obsessed over the wrong bit of history. Or else didn’t study his preferred slice of classical antiquity carefully enough, faced, as he now is, with an existential crisis of ‘fake news’ simultaneously undermining trust in his own empire and in …

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Facebook is not equipped to stop the spread of authoritarianism – TechCrunch

Facebook is not equipped to stop the spread of authoritarianism – TechCrunch After the driver of a speeding bus ran over and killed two college students in Dhaka in July, student protesters took to the streets. They forced the ordinarily disorganized local traffic to drive in strict lanes and stopped …

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Facebook and Twitter remove accounts spreading fake news ahead of Bangladesh’s elections – TechCrunch

Facebook and Twitter remove accounts spreading fake news ahead of Bangladesh’s elections – TechCrunch Twitter and Facebook announced this morning they’ve removed a combined total of 30 accounts that were working to spread misinformation in Bangladesh, ten days before the country’s general elections. According to Facebook, the company removed nine …

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Facebook’s got 99 problems but Trump’s latest “bias” tweet ain’t one – TechCrunch

Facebook’s got 99 problems but Trump’s latest “bias” tweet ain’t one – TechCrunch By any measure Facebook hasn’t had the best of years in 2018. But while toxic problems keep piling up and, well, raining acidly down on the social networking giant — from election interference, to fake accounts, faulty …

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Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security – TechCrunch

Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security – TechCrunch The European Union has announced a package of measures intended to step up efforts and pressure on tech giants to combat democracy-denting disinformation ahead of the EU parliament elections next May. The European Commission Action Plan, which was presented …

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“The problem is Facebook,” lawmakers from nine countries tell Zuckerberg’s accountability stand-in – TechCrunch

“The problem is Facebook,” lawmakers from nine countries tell Zuckerberg’s accountability stand-in – TechCrunch A grand committee of international parliamentarians empty-chaired Mark Zuckerberg at a hearing earlier today, after the Facebook founder snubbed repeat invitations to face questions about malicious, abusive and improper uses of his social media platform — including …

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UK parliament seizes cache of internal Facebook documents to further privacy probe – TechCrunch

UK parliament seizes cache of internal Facebook documents to further privacy probe – TechCrunch Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may yet regret underestimating a UK parliamentary committee that’s been investigating the democracy-denting impact of online disinformation for the best part of this year — and whose repeat requests for facetime he’s …

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Facebook policy VP, Richard Allan, to face the international ‘fake news’ grilling that Zuckerberg won’t – TechCrunch

Facebook policy VP, Richard Allan, to face the international ‘fake news’ grilling that Zuckerberg won’t – TechCrunch An unprecedented international grand committee comprised of 22 representatives from seven parliaments will meet in London next week to put questions to Facebook about the online fake news crisis and the social network’s …

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Google lays outs narrow “EU election advertiser” policy ahead of 2019 vote – TechCrunch

Google lays outs narrow “EU election advertiser” policy ahead of 2019 vote – TechCrunch Google has announced its plan for combating election interference in the European Union, ahead of elections next May when up to 350 million voters across the region will vote to elect 705 Members of the European …

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