Tag: Social

Facebook Launches Searchable Archive of US Political Ads

Facebook on Thursday launched an archive of US political ads that appear on the world’s largest social network, showing who paid for them and other details, after an outcry over Russians’ alleged purchase of such ads during the 2016 elections. The archive tool will be rolled out to other countries in coming months, it added. Facebook, […]

Facebook Partners Digital Forensic Research Lab to Fight Election Interference Globally

In a bid to prevent its platform from being abused during elections, Facebook on Thursday announced a partnership with Washington-based Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab that will independently monitor disinformation and other vulnerabilities in elections globally, including in India. Experts from the research lab will work closely with Facebook’s security, policy and product teams to get […]

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, […]

Facebook Details Policing for Sex, Terror, Hate Content

Facebook axed 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said Tuesday, detailing how it enforces “community standards” against sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech. Responding to calls for transparency after the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, Facebook said those closures came on top of […]