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After Yellow Vests Come Off, Activists in France Use Facebook to Protest and Plan

Supported by After Yellow Vests Come Off, Activists in France Use Facebook to Protest and Plan Image“Without Facebook there wouldn’t be such a movement, but the online activity is fueled by the energy in the streets,” said Thomas Mirallès, a real-estate agent in France who moderates a Facebook group for “Yellow Vest” protesters.CreditCreditPaolo de Grenet […]

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Internal documents show how Facebook decided to put in a feature that collected call and SMS data without users knowing

ReutersMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and chairman. Internal Facebook emails released on Wednesday by British Parliament reveal the discussions leading to the “log scraping” practice that collected call and SMS text logs from Facebook users on Android devices. Facebook initially planned to make the practice an “opt-in” feature that gave users a choice, and even then […]

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An HR exec who's worked at Facebook and Amazon says no one should become a manager without taking a key step

Courtesy of Bharath Jayaraman“You hire adults, you treat them like adults,” said Bharath Jayaraman, pictured. Before making someone a boss, allow them to have some management experience, so they know what they’re getting into. That’s advice from Bharath Jayaraman, vice president of people at Paxos and a former HR exec at Facebook and Amazon. Jayaraman […]

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Sheryl Sandberg Is Said to Have Asked Facebook Staff to Research George Soros

Supported by Sheryl Sandberg Is Said to Have Asked Facebook Staff to Research George Soros ImageSheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, wanted to know whether George Soros stood to gain from criticizing the company, according to people with knowledge of an email she sent.CreditCreditEric Thayer for The New York Times By Nicholas Confessore and Matthew […]

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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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Facebook approved 100 phony political ads that were allegedly 'paid for' by every United States senator

ReutersMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and chairman. Facebook approved 100 fake political ads -each one claiming to have been to be paid for by a different US senator. Earlier this year, Facebook started displaying the name of the politician or entity sponsoring political ads, in a move meant to increase transparency. Just a few days earlier, […]

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Facebook revenue jumps 33% to $13.73 billion in Q3 2018, but growth continues to slow

After reporting lower-than-expected growth last quarter, Facebook once again slightly missed Wall Street expectations on monthly active users, daily active users, and revenue in its Q3 2018 earnings report. Facebook reported 2.27 billion monthly active users and 1.49 billion daily active users this quarter, below an expected 2.29 billion and 1.51 billion. Last quarter, those […]