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Zuckerberg Reportedly Calls Out Employee Who Posted Support For BLM And Police On Facebook’s Internal Message Board

CEO Mark Zuckerberg criticized a staffer recently on Facebook’s internal message board after the employee condemned “critical race theory” and expressed support for both the police and the black lives matter movement, The Daily Beast reported Wednesday. A Facebook staffer shared a post on the company’s internal Workplace channel in late August titled “In Support of Law Enforcement and Black ...

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‘Shrouded In Obscurity’: AT&T Asks The FCC To Crack Down On Big Tech Companies Like Facebook, Google And Apple

AT&T will ask the Federal Communications Commission to adjust the legal shield protecting big tech companies and argue that Facebook and Google are not open with the public about how their algorithms impact public discourse, the telecommunications giant said Monday. AT&T will make comments to the FCC Wednesday asking the agency to reinterpret Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, ...

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Twitter, Facebook Censor Trump Over Post Suggesting Children Are ‘Almost Immune’ From Coronavirus

Twitter partially suspended President Donald Trump’s campaign Twitter account on Wednesday for posting a tweet containing a video of Trump suggesting children are “almost immune” to coronavirus. The post contains an interview Trump gave to Fox News Wednesday morning in which the president made the claim relating to children and the ongoing pandemic, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Facebook removed ...

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Facebook Forms ‘Equity And Inclusion’ Teams To Analyze How Minority Users Are Affected By Its Algorithm

Facebook and Instagram announced it will develop teams to analyze potential racial bias on the social media platforms to see if the platforms differently affect minority users, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The teams were created partly in response to advertiser boycotts of the company due to internal policies and employee dissatisfaction with official responses to social issues, and ...

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Project Veritas Rolls Out Another Video Showing Facebook Moderators Discussing Why They Target Trump, Conservatives

A Facebook moderator who works at one of the company’s third-party contractors explained why he uses his authority as a censor to target President Donald Trump’s supporters in an undercover video from a Project Veritas operative released Thursday. The video shows a Facebook content moderator working for Cognizant, noting that he focuses on Trump’s supporters because they scare him. The ...

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Project Veritas Video Shows Facebook Content Moderators Discussing Censoring Conservatives, Reveals ‘Exception’ Given To Don Lemon For Hate Speech

Facebook content moderators discussed using their positions to censor Republicans and conservatives in an undercover video released by activist group Project Veritas on Tuesday. The video shows individual Facebook content moderators working for a third party contractor, Cognizant, expressing their eagerness to censor supporters of President Donald Trump. The footage also shows that CNN host Don Lemon was granted an ...

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Biden Asks Supporters To Help Him ‘Fix Facebook To Protect Democracy And Beat Trump’

Former Vice President Joe Biden asked his Twitter followers Thursday to help him protect democracy and his own presidential campaign from the social media misinformation that he believes allowed President Donald Trump to win the presidency in 2016. Social media platforms’ decision to allow disinformation to run “rampant” negatively impacted the Democratic Party in 2016, Biden told his Twitter followers ...

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Zuckerberg Reportedly Defends Move Not To Nix Trump’s ‘THUGS’ Post, Leans On Free Speech Principles

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly pushed back Tuesday against company employees who lashed out at him for not nixing a post on President Donald Trump’s profile calling rioters “THUGS.” Facebook’s adherence to free speech principles “show that the right action where we are right now is to leave this up,” he said during a question and answer session on a ...

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Facebook Is Giving $1,000 To Content Moderators Who Said Online Trolls Turned Them Into Conspiracy Theorists

Facebook agreed to pay out a $52 million settlement to thousands of current and former content moderators who said they are suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome after viewing upsetting content on the job, The Verge reported Tuesday. Each moderator will receive a minimum of $1,000 and will be eligible for additional compensation if they are exhibiting other trauma due to ...

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Facebook, Their Bully Narrative, and COVID-19

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST “Facebook announced Thursday that it will start warning users if they have liked, reacted or commented on harmful Covid-19 posts that the company has found to be misinformation and removed. The feature will roll out in the coming weeks… “‘These messages will connect people to COVID-19 myths debunked by the World Health Organization including ones we’ve ...

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Facebook Users Look For Answers As Company’s AI Goes Haywire After Moderators Were Sent Home

Facebook said Tuesday a bug in the company’s anti-spam system that is randomly and mistakenly flagging user content is unrelated to any changes in the workforce due to coronavirus. Twitter users tweeted images of a warning they received from Facebook suggesting their content violated company policies against spam. The content was flagged due to a bug rather than a lack ...

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How Social Media Echo Chambers Dupe the Public

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST Social media has become a staple in our society. Through these platforms, we stay connected with family and friends, create “cyber friends”, glean information, and take action on events and issues that are important to us. As social media spheres become more politicized they also become more compartmentalized. This leads to the danger of producing large ...

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Facebook Will Now Allow Campaigns To Use Sponsored Content After Bloomberg’s Meme Posting Spree

Facebook is now allowing presidential campaigns to use sponsored content after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s team paid several social media influencers to hype the candidate. Facebook will allow so-called branded content from political candidates. The company and subsidiary Instagram previously banned such content from politicians, according to a Facebook representative, Politico reported. “After hearing from multiple campaigns, ...

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Pelosi Tries And Fails To Badger Facebook, Twitter Into Nixing An Edited Video Of Her SOTU Speech Rip

Facebook and Twitter are refusing to bow to requests from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to nix an edited video of the California Democrat tearing up President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. The edited video was posted on both social media platforms after the Tuesday night SOTU in which Pelosi can be seen ripping to shreds copies of the ...

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Soros Takes A Page Out Of Liz Warren’s Playbook, Says Facebook And Trump Are Conspiring To Win Reelection

Billionaire financier George Soros floated the possibility Thursday that President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are conspiring to get the president reelected. The tech titan has the ability to allow misinformation to spread widely on the platform, Soros said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He did not provide evidence supporting his theory — Soros is ...

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