The social network said hundreds of pages had originated in Russia, including a network of accounts that touched on regional weather and sports but actually served as a way for Russian state-owned media to secretly reach social media users.
Conspiracy theories about the health of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have dominated YouTube this week, illustrating how the world’s most popular video site is failing to prevent its algorithm from helping popularize viral hoaxes and misinformation.
Robo-calls from telemarketers, scam artists and debt collectors already assault Americans' phones at all hours of the day -- and the government shutdown threatens to make the problem even worse.
Zuckerberg pledged to hold a series of public discussions this year, a reflection of mounting apprehensions over the company and its Silicon Valley peers.
Facebook said it is investigating whether an organization backed by Internet billionaire and Democratic megadonor Reid Hoffman violated the social media giant’s policies when it set up several misleading news pages in a bid to target U.S. voters with left-leaning political messages.
Party operatives and a research firm known to have roles in “Project Birmingham” are distancing themselves from its most controversial activities.
The blackout, which lasted most of this week, is one of several plaguing television viewers across the country.
The confirmation of Kelvin Droegemeier, an extreme-weather expert, fills a critical role that had been vacant for the first two years of the Trump presidency.
Firm cites trade war as a factor as news sends its stock, and the broader market, plunging in after-hours trading.
In a pair of predawn tweets, the president said Google was silencing conservative media. The company said its searches aren't politically biased.