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Google Cloud Executive Who Sought Pentagon Contract Steps Down

Supported by Google Cloud Executive Who Sought Pentagon Contract Steps Down By Daisuke Wakabayashi Nov. 16, 2018 ImageDiane Greene, a co-founder and former chief executive of VMware, was hired in 2015 to expand Google’s cloud computing business.CreditCreditDamien Maloney for The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — Diane Greene, whose pursuit of Pentagon contracts for artificial […]

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A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog

Supported by A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog ImageSheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, testifying in September before a Senate committee.CreditCreditEric Thayer for The New York Times By Jack Nicas and Matthew Rosenberg Nov. 15, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — A small firm called Definers Public Affairs brought the dark arts of […]

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Facebook Reportedly Paid For Smear Campaign Against George Soros

In an effort to muffle criticism of how it handled Russian interference and disinformation, Facebook reportedly carried out a campaign to discredit dissenters that included targeted attacks on Jewish billionaire philanthropist George Soros.  A New York Times investigation, published Wednesday, delves into the social media giant’s handling of the controversy and chaos following the discovery of targeted […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook as Furor Over Its Tactics Grows

Supported by Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook as Furor Over Its Tactics Grows ImageMark Zuckerberg fielded questions from reporters on Thursday about his and Sheryl Sandberg’s management of Facebook.CreditCreditTom Brenner/The New York Times By Cecilia Kang, Matthew Rosenberg and Mike Isaac Nov. 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive and chairman, held […]

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Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg Calls Explosive NYT Report 'Simply Untrue'

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg weighed in on the recent explosive New York Times article that reported the social network carried out a campaign to discredit those who criticized how it handled Russian interference and disinformation. In a lengthy Facebook post published Thursday night, the “Lean In” author wrote that the Times’ “allegations saying I […]

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Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis ImageFacebook has gone on the attack as one scandal after another — Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — has led to a congressional and consumer backlash.CreditCreditTom Brenner for The New York Times By Sheera Frenkel, Nicholas Confessore, Cecilia Kang, Matthew Rosenberg and Jack Nicas […]

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For University of Minnesota, Chinese Tycoon’s Arrest Shines Light, Again, on Sexual Assault

For University of Minnesota, Chinese Tycoon’s Arrest Shines Light, Again, on Sexual Assault ImageRichard Liu, the founder and chief of JD.com, in 2016. Mr. Liu, who has denied wrongdoing, was in Minnesota for a global business program, aimed at Asian executives, that is on track to generate over $ 10 million in tuition since starting […]