Tag: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Fugitive Paul Ceglia Fights US Extradition in Ecuador

A New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is fighting extradition from Ecuador where he was arrested after fleeing before his trial in the United States more than three years ago. Paul Ceglia, 45, a wood pellet salesman, faced charges of mail fraud and wire fraud over his alleged forging of documents to extort […]

Facebook Asked to Change Platform Rules for Journalists and Researchers

A group of First Amendment advocates have urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to change the social media giant’s platform rules to enable public service journalism and research on its platform. The issue is especially pressing, says Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute, as reporters and researchers investigate Russian interference in the midterm elections through platforms such as Facebook’s. […]

Facebook Unveils 3-Pronged Strategy to Fight Fake News

To stop false news from spreading on its platform, Facebook has said it put in place a three-pronged strategy that constitutes removing accounts and content that violate its policies, reducing distribution of inauthentic content and informing people by giving them more context on the posts they see. Another part of its strategy in some countries is partnering […]

Facebook Reportedly Lets Advertisers Target Sensitive User Interests

Just a few days ahead of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect, a Guardian investigation has found that Facebook lets advertisers to target users it thinks are interested in sensitive subjects such as homosexuality, Islam or liberalism. Religion, sexuality and political beliefs are explicitly marked out as sensitive information under new data protection laws, […]