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The Shift: Snapchat’s New Test: Grow Like Facebook, Without the Baggage

Instagram Stories, a near-clone of Snapchat’s most distinctive feature, has reached 300 million daily active users, nearly twice as many as Snapchat. Facebook’s enormous profits have given lofty expectations to investors in other social media companies, and its more than ...

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Man accused of threatening striking teachers on Facebook

A Pennsylvania man accused of threatening to shoot striking teachers wrote on Facebook that “guns don’t kill people, I kill people,” authorities say. George Shallenberger also wrote “shoot them and start over” in a social media post about the teachers ...

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Facebook wants your nudes to combat revenge porn

Facebook Australia’s plan to fight revenge porn seems a bit counterintuitive. The social networking site is implementing a pilot program meant to help protect victims of revenge porn — the non-consensual sharing of someone else’s nude photos — from those ...

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Facebook tests ways to combat revenge porn

Don’t want that nude snap popping up later on social media? Send it to yourself. At least that is what Facebook and the Australian government is saying to do in a new test aimed at cutting off potential revenge porn ...

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China Spreads Propaganda to U.S. on Facebook, a Platform it Bans at Home

Last week, executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled in Washington about Russia’s use of American social media platforms to influence the 2016 presidential election. Photo Though banned, foreign social media companies are trying to promote themselves in China. ...

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The Paradise Papers: Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments

Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites have become a major focus of federal investigations into Kremlin interference in the 2016 election. Federal prosecutors and congressional investigators are examining how Russians linked to the Kremlin turned the sites into garden ...

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Facebook Says It’s Policing Fake Accounts. But They’re Still Easy to Spot.

Compare the profile’s public name to its web address. For the Eversley profile, it has a different name in the address: Aleksandar Teovski. Photo If a profile seems suspicious, search for similar pages that draw on the same personal details ...

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Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Facebook Under Fire in Washington

The ads are wild. The Russians’ primary political goal seems to have been to create discord in American society; they took just about every side of every issue, promoting protests over religion, politics and other issues. Beyond the ads, though, ...

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These Are the Ads Russia Bought on Facebook in 2016

Advertisement They made for a wildly varied slide show, designed by Russia to exploit divisions in American society and to tip the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald J. Trump and against Hillary Clinton. The House Intelligence Committee provided ...

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Facebook, Under Fire in Russia Inquiry, Posts 79% Rise in Profit

“I’m disappointed that you’re here, and not your C.E.O.s,” Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine, said during a hearing on Wednesday morning. Photo Colin Stretch, Facebook’s general counsel, testified in congressional hearings about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential ...

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