Academics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data on political ads-targeting the site.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, there has been a spike in complaints about social media scams, especially on Facebook and Instagram.
Calls for Twitter and Facebook to temporarily halt their respective trending features in the U.S. ahead of the 2020 presidential election are gaining steam with just two weeks until Election Day.
Facebook is facing its toughest challenge yet: an election complicated by a pandemic, a deeply divided nation lured by conspiracy theories and alternate versions of reality.
Facebook is limiting the distribution of a story in the New York Post about a purported email between Hunter Biden and an adviser to a Ukrainian energy company.
Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust
These onions are arousing some suspicion over their content.
Facebook has removed more than 275 accounts that used fake profiles to pose as conservative Americans. The platform announced Thursday that it's also banned an Arizona-based marketing firm that its investigation found was behind the fake accounts.
Democratic lawmakers are calling for Congress to rein in Big Tech, possibly forcing Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business and imposing new uniformity on the terms they offer users.
The move comes less than two months after Facebook said it would stop promoting the group and its adherents — but faltered with spotty enforcement.
Facebook announced Wednesday it is banning ads that “praise, support or represent” QAnon and any militarized social movements on the platform.
Celebs are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” to protest against the failure of Facebook to stop hateful content and curb election misinformation.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a tense clash with Axios editor-in-chief Mike Allen over the suggestion that Facebook is a "right-wing echo chamber."
The tensions in the United States over racism and policing are likely targets for efforts to interfere in the November election. That's according to lawmakers and experts, who say there are signs that Russia is seeking to exploit the divide.
Facebook announced a new research partnership to study the role its social media platforms have on society during elections.
With just two months left until the U.S. presidential election, Facebook says it is taking additional steps to encourage voting, minimize misinformation and reduce the likelihood of post-election “civil unrest.”
The Australian measure would require Facebook to compensate media organizations for its use of their stories.
Facebook says it will restrict the right-wing conspiracy movement QAnon and will no longer recommend that users join groups supporting it, although the company isn’t banning it outright.
The platform had temporarily banned ads and listings for hand sanitizer and wipes to help protect against inflated prices and hoarding amid the pandemic.
Beginning Thursday, U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages -- labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election.