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The arrival of hundreds of self-described patriots, many carrying assault rifles, at the Gettysburg National Cemetery on July Fourth is a stark reminder that online hoaxes can spark dangerous and volatile behavior offline. Militias, bikers and others flocked to the Civil War memorial in response to an apparent hoax that circulated on Facebook and Twitter, …

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook said Friday that it will flag all “newsworthy” posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from President Donald Trump. CEO Mark Zuckerberg had previously refused to take action against Trump posts suggesting that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud, saying that people deserved to hear unfiltered statements …

Joe Biden is escalating his months-long battle with Facebook.  The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee yesterday unveiled an open letter calling on Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to lay out clear rules for everyone — including President Trump — that prohibit “threatening behavior or lies about how to participate in an election.” He also wants the …

Mark Zuckerberg has said Facebook will review its content policies after facing widespread backlash, including from its own employees, over the decision to leave up controversial posts from Donald Trump. Facebook will look at improving content policies while also building products to advance racial justice, the CEO said on Friday in response to the protests …

One day in the autumn of 2015, a small but significant change was implemented at the Instagram offices in Menlo Park, California. Employees arrived at work to discover the rubbish bins under each desk had disappeared. The bins had allowed people to work efficiently – no one had to stand up to throw away a …

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will ‘temporarily hold off’ on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE is defending Google, Facebook and other big tech companies he’s repeatedly railed against when …

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Square co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey. Getty Images | CNBC It’s hard to think of a better way for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to poke Mark Zuckerberg in the eye than announcing a rebuttal to his controversial stance on political advertising just minutes ahead of Facebook’s earnings call. …

Facebook employees work in the office at the new Facebook campus, known as Building 20, located at 1 Facebook Way. (Biz Herman for The Washington Post) Ctrl + N Facebook’s own employees blasted the social network’s policies that allow politicians to make false claims in ads in an open letter, marking a rare public display of …

Many of Facebook’s third-party fact checkers have still not been told that the company now expects them to vet adverts as well as user content for misinformation – though, controversially, not political adverts. Some fact checkers only found out that they should be vetting paid adverts after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg described the new …

Mark Zuckerberg touted Facebook as a champion of “free expression” in a wide-sweeping speech, offering a staunch defense of the social media giant following several rocky years characterized by allegations against the platform of censorship and bias. Speaking at Georgetown University on Thursday, Zuckerberg defended the company’s decision to allow misinformation in political advertising on …