Facebook has denied allegations by a by a U.K. news outlet that it gave preferential treatment to some pages that promote hate speech because of financial interest, saying that creating a safe environment for its users remains a top priority.
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation and other civil liberties groups are protesting the U.S. State Department’s proposal to collect social media profiles from Visa holders.
Kremlin linked news sites like RT and Sputnik figure prominently in an online disinformation campaign portraying Syrian humanitarian workers (“White Helmets”) as terrorists and crisis actors, according to an analysis by researchers at University of Washington and Harvard.
A data leak by a company called AggregateIQ has revealed that the obscure Canadian firm developed the software Cambridge Analytica used and sold to clients during the 2016 election to help Republican campaigns target voters, security firm UpGuard revealed this week. Clues in the data suggest other well known GOP linked data and research firms were also involved.
The departure of Facebook Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos is just the latest in which the respected security executive clashed with higher ups over the handling of a major data breach.