• Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    NEW YORK - Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized - if unintended - role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.
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  • Facebook says it will investigate how presidential campaigns used its platform during the election

    Facebook says it will investigate how presidential campaigns used its platform during the election

    1 month ago - By Chron

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    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement on Thursday that the company is examining how is tools were used by presidential campaigns to promote ads or other content during the election.
    In a video statement published on Facebook, Zuckerberg outlined nine steps his company will take to figure out how inauthentic accounts linked to Russia were able to use the platform to spread fake news and purchase $100,000 worth of political ads during the election.
    In doing so, Facebook will not only look into "foreign actors, including additional Russian groups...
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  • Business Highlights

    1 month ago - By Chron

    Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure
    NEW YORK - Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to Congress, and is also taking steps to make political advertising more transparent on its network. Investigators have sought the Russian ads for their probes into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook's transparency moves are also important; currently, there's no way for outsiders to track political ads or for recipients to tell who is sponsoring such messages.
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  • Facebook will hand over Russia-linked ads bought during U.S. election to Congress

    Facebook will hand over Russia-linked ads bought during U.S. election to Congress

    1 month ago - By Venture Beat

    Facebook Inc on Thursday launched an overhaul of how it handles paid political advertisements on the world's largest social network, responding to criticism that it has not done enough to prevent the manipulation of elections.
    Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the company would start by sharing with U.S. congressional investigators some 3,000 political ads that it says Russia-based operatives ran on Facebook in the months before and after last year's U.S. presidential election.
    Earlier this month, Facebook said an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on thousands of Facebook...
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  • Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress

    1 month ago - By NY Times

    The company said it would turn over 3,000 ads linked to Russia to Congress after growing scrutiny about its role in last November's presidential election.
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  • We're soon going to know a lot more about how politicians use Facebook to advertise, which could impact their digital ad tactics

    We're soon going to know a lot more about how politicians use Facebook to advertise, which could impact their digital ad tactics

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    We are soon going to have a lot more info on which politicians run ads on Facebook and who they target.
    That's because in light of the Russia-linked-ads-on-Facebook investigation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to adopt new levels of advertising transparency and cooperation with investigators.
    When politicians advertise on TV, they have to reveal who is paying for ads. That's because those TV ads are overseen by the Federal Communications Commission, which spells out a lot of regulations on political ads. Such as:
    In the case of any television political advertisement concerning...
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  • 9 ways Zuckerberg says Facebook will get better at protecting elections

    1 month ago - By Fast Company

    In a live-streamed Facebook video today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out a plan for the company to combat election interference and improve ad transparency, and warned that it may still find more evidence of Russian meddling. Separately, Facebook announced that it would also share the content of the 3,000 Russian-bought political ads that it has...
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  • Mark Zuckerberg Outlines Facebook's Plan to Fight Russian Election Hacking

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    Facing criticism that Facebook published Russian-bought divisive ads during the election season, the company's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the social network to outline its plans to ensure election integrity moving forward. Speaking to the public via a Facebook Live post , Zuckerberg listed these 9 steps that the company has taken or will undertake moving forward.
    1. Actively working with the US government on its ongoing investigations into Russian interference
    Zuckerberg said Facebook initially found no evidence of fake accounts linked to Russia running ads. But after...
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  • Facebook says CEO Mark Zuckerberg will provide to Congress the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    NEW YORK - Facebook says CEO Mark Zuckerberg will provide to Congress the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency.
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  • Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    NEW YORK - Facebook says the company will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators.
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  • The Latest: Zuckerberg says Facebook can't catch everything

    1 month ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - The Latest on Facebook and the Russia investigation :
    1:10 p.m.
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while his company is cooperating with the Russia investigation, no one should expect it to intercept all undesirable material before it hits its social network.
    "I'm not going to sit here and tell you we're going to catch all bad content in our system. We don't check what people say before they say it, and frankly, I don't think our society shouldn't want us to," Zuckerberg said. " If you break our community standards or the law, then you're going to face consequences...
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  • Facebook Says It Will Share Russian Ads With Congress

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    Facebook has for weeks remained tight-lipped about the ads it sold to Russian operatives during the U.S. presidential election. But on Thursday, the social network reversed course and said it would provide details to Congress.
    In a blog post titled, “Hard Questions,” a Facebook executive explained that the company had conducted an extensive policy review and decided to release details about the ads, in part because of the “extraordinary investigation” by Congress.
    “e've concluded that sharing the ads we've discovered with Congress... will help government authorities complete the vitally...
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  • Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will release the Russia-linked ads to investigators

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that his company will release the $100,000-worth of ads affiliated with Russia to government investigators.
    “I care deeply about the democratic process and protecting its integrity," he said. "I don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine our democracy.”
    Zuckerberg outlined steps his company is taking, including the delivery of the ads themselves to government officials, to "protect election integrity" and "make sure Facebook is a force for good in democracy."
    "We are in a new world," Zuckerberg said during a live broadcast on his Facebook...
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