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Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

Advertisement Rob Goldman, vice president for ads at Facebook, posted an eight-part thread on Twitter late Friday about his company’s role in Russian disinformation — and quickly caused a firestorm. In his messages, Mr. Goldman discussed the indictment of 13 ...

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The Shift: On Russia, Facebook Sends a Message It Wishes It Hadn’t

Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 US election. I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was *NOT* the ...

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To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

“I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal.”Rob GoldmanVice President of Facebook Ads https://t.co/A5ft7cGJkE NYT > Technology

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Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

“The largest supercomputers in the world are inside of two companies — Google and Facebook — and where are we pointing them?” Mr. Harris said. “We’re pointing them at people’s brains, at children.” Silicon Valley executives for years positioned their ...

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Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: Less Time on Facebook, More Noise From Amazon

You should read this piece by my colleagues at The Upshot for an explanation of why American health care will prove difficult even for Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett to fix. And they’re not necessarily the first to ...

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Facebook Aims to Soothe Wall Street Over News Feed Changes

Other measures of engagement also fell. The company said the number of people in the United States and Canada who use Facebook on a daily basis fell for the first time ever in last year’s fourth quarter, dropping to 184 ...

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Facebook Bans Ads for Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

Photo Although Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has expressed an interest in digital currencies, the company said ads for them were “frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.” Credit Jeff Roberson/Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Want to get rich ...

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Turn Off Messenger Kids, Health Experts Plead to Facebook

The opposition to Facebook’s app adds to growing societal concerns over digital media and devices. Some big Apple investors called on the company this month to work harder to make the iPhone less addictive, and some former Facebook employees have ...

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David Clarke did not violate free speech with Facebook taunts

A federal jury said Monday night that the former sheriff in Milwaukee, David Clarke, did not violate a man’s free speech with taunting Facebook posts after detaining him at an airport last year for shaking his head at the sheriff. ...

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The Shift: What if a Healthier Facebook Is Just … Instagram?

Research has shown that, in some cases, visual platforms can be good for us. One study, published by researchers at the University of Oregon in 2016, found that the use of image-based platforms like Instagram and Snapchat was associated with ...

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