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Facebook has banned QAnon

The QAnon conspiracy theory is no longer welcome on any of Facebook’s apps. The social network is banning QAnon entirely even if the accounts in question aren’t explicitly discussing violence, Facebook now says.“Starting today, we will remove any Fac… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook takes down Chinese-run accounts that posted about US elections

Facebook has taken down a network of fake accounts that were run out of China and posted about US politics, the company disclosed Tuesday.As CNET points out, Facebook has found fake accounts from China in the past, but the latest … Read the rest of this entry

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FTC could file Facebook antitrust lawsuit by the end of this year

The FTC is preparing for a possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook before the year ends, according to The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. If you’ll recall, the agency started looking into the social network’s purchase of smaller companies like… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Former Facebook employee exposes its inability to stop misinformation

A 6,600-word memo written by fired Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang shows how widespread political misinformation campaigns are on the platform — and how little the social network is doing about it. According to BuzzFeed News, which has obtained… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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How a suicide video on Facebook Live went viral on TikTok

On August 31st, US Army veteran Ronnie McNutt took his own life while streaming live on Facebook. The stream has since been taken down, but not before the video was reposted and shared on other sites, ultimately going viral on … Read the rest of this entry

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Inside Facebook Horizon, a social VR playground

Who wants to hang out with strangers in VR? That was the first question I asked myself when Oculus unveiled Facebook Horizon last year. It’s an evolution of the company’s previous social VR efforts, Rooms, Spaces and Venues, with a far grander … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook sweep deletes some fake Trump supporters and COVID conspiracies

Facebook has removed several networks of accounts that were spreading misinformation in the US ahead of the 2020 presidential election. One of the troll farms, which was based in Romania, posed as a group of African Americans who said they … Read the rest of this entry

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Congress grills Facebook over its acquisitions and feature cloning

During a massive antitrust hearing, Congress tried to force Mark Zuckerberg to answer some of the toughest questions yet around Facebook's acquisitions. The company’s 2012 deal to buy Instagram for $ 1 billion came under particular scrutiny when lawma… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook takes down fake accounts linked to Trump advisor Roger Stone

Facebook has taken down a network of more than 100 Facebook accounts and pages tied to Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” The company also removed four Instagram accounts, including Stone’s personal account.The… Engadget RSS Feed

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UK’s competition regulator demands tougher action on Google and Facebook

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called on the UK government to create “a new pro-competition regulatory regime” that can control Facebook, Google and other technology companies that are primarily funded by digital advertising. Th… Engadget RSS Feed

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