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Bowing to pressure, Facebook will start labeling violating posts from politicians. But critics say it’s not enough.

The shifts are at least a partial retreat from the company’s traditional deference to speech it deems “newsworthy.” That includes Facebook’s decision this month to not label or remove a post by Trump that said, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Other companies, such as Twitter, which affixed a warning label on a similar […]

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Zuckerberg Defends Approach to Trump’s Facebook Posts

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, on Tuesday stood firmly behind his decision not to do anything about President Trump’s inflammatory posts on the social network, saying that he had made a “tough decision” but that it “was pretty thorough.” In a question-and-answer session with employees conducted over video chat software, Mr. Zuckerberg […]

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Facebook employees protest Mark Zuckerberg’s response to Donald Trump’s posts

(Reuters) — Facebook employees walked away from their work-from-home desks on Monday and took to Twitter to accuse Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg of inadequately policing U.S. President Donald Trump’s posts as strictly as the rival platform has done. Reuters saw dozens of online posts from employees critical of Zuckerberg’s decision to leave Trump’s most inflammatory […]

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Samsung posts weakest profit in more than 2 years, expects improved results in H2 2019

(Reuters) — South Korea’s Samsung Electronics flagged improved second-half results on expectations of a pick up in memory chip and smartphone sales, after posting its weakest profit in more than two years in the first quarter. The world’s top maker of semiconductors, however, warned of more short-term pain in the second quarter, with memory chip […]

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Years of Mark Zuckerberg’s old Facebook posts have vanished. The company says it ‘mistakenly deleted’ them.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes a drink of water as he testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Some old Facebook posts by CEO Mark Zuckerberg have disappeared, and the company says it “mistakenly deleted” them. “A few years ago some of Mark’s […]

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Small country, big dreams: Israel’s tiny spacecraft posts a selfie from orbit

Selfie image from Beresheet, taken 37,600 kilometers (23,400 miles) from Earth SpaceIL Curiosity and InSight aren’t the only spacefaring crafts snapping selfies — Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft shared an image of itself floating far above the Earth this week. The first privately funded mission to the moon was launched by the Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL at the […]

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Inside Facebook's suicide algorithm: Here's how the company uses artificial intelligence to predict your mental state from your posts

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Facebook is scanning nearly every post on the platform in an attempt to assess suicide risk. Facebook passes the information along to law enforcement for wellness checks. Privacy experts say Facebook’s failure to get affirmative consent from users for the program presents privacy risks that could lead to exposure or worse. In […]