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Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech

ImageFacebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park.CreditCreditJason Henry for The New York Times Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech Under fire for stirring up distrust and violence, the social network has vowed to police its users. But leaked documents raise serious questions about its approach. Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park.CreditCreditJason Henry for The New York […]

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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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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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‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye ImageGovernment officials, researchers and advertising executives have warned that microtargeting tools, like the kind Facebook offers, can be exploited to polarize and manipulate voters.CreditRichard Drew/Associated Press By Natasha Singer Aug. 16, 2018 Facebook has made a mint by enabling advertisers to identify and reach the very […]