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This March 29, 2018 file photo, shows the logo for social media giant Facebook at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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January 07, 2020 - 4:34 pm
By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation. But the policy leaves plenty of loopholes. The social...
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Jeff Katz
December 17, 2019 - 5:05 pm
British House of Lords member Lady Jenny Tonge became the latest left-winger to blame Jeremy Corbyn's landslide defeat on Jews in the United Kingdom. According to Breitbart News, Tonge made her feelings about the election known on Facebook, blaming the "pro-Israel" lobby and UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim...
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November 14, 2019 - 9:51 am
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Thursday for Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google and other tech companies to urgently take measures to remove child porn from the web and prevent children from accessing pornography online. Francis told a Vatican conference...
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November 08, 2019 - 3:50 pm
By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions. The company said Friday that mention of the...
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November 04, 2019 - 10:21 am
By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg's social network in Washington is shrinking. Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scandals, the site's role in Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and...
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Jeff Katz
October 30, 2019 - 11:58 am
Liberals are furious with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg because he said the president's social media should not be shut down, but it seems they've forgotten the growing number of conservative voices that have already been censored by Zuckerberg's company alone. Is Facebook actively doing this or...
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October 23, 2019 - 3:23 pm
By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endured hours of prickly questioning from lawmakers Wednesday as he defended the company's new globally ambitious project to create a digital currency while also dealing with widening scrutiny from U.S. regulators...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
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October 21, 2019 - 1:11 pm
By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world. The efforts include a special security tool for elected...
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September 18, 2019 - 6:12 pm
By DESMOND BUTLER and BARBARA ORTUTAY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group...
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Jeff Katz
September 18, 2019 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported. But a whistleblower's...
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