Facebook says bug mistook legitimate news stories for spam

Business / Tech Mar 18, 2020

Facebook says bug mistook legitimate news stories for spam

Facebook Inc. said a filter for combating spam on the social network was beset by a bug that mistakenly eliminated legitimate news stories and other posts, miscategorizing them as content that violates its rules. Several users complained on social media that their posts, including those ...

World / Politics Mar 13, 2020

Facebook and Twitter say Russian meddling in U.S. poll harder to spot

Facebook and Twitter revealed evidence Thursday suggesting that Russian efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election are getting more sophisticated and harder to detect. The companies said they have removed dozens of fake accounts and pages from their services. Facebook said the network of accounts ...

Business / Tech Feb 6, 2020

CERN physics lab drops Facebook over data concerns

Europe's physics lab CERN on Wednesday said it had stopped using a Facebook team-chat application because of concerns about handing over data to the U.S. tech giant. CERN said it wound up its Facebook Workplace account on Jan. 31 after the U.S. firm gave it ...

YouTube to ban 'manipulated' content linked to elections

Business / Tech Feb 4, 2020

YouTube to ban 'manipulated' content linked to elections

YouTube said Monday it would remove election-related videos that are "manipulated or doctored" to mislead voters, as part of its efforts to stem online misinformation. The Google-owned video service said it was taking the measures as part of an effort to be a "more reliable ...

Facebook sets out battle plan against coronavirus fake news

Business / Tech Jan 31, 2020

Facebook sets out battle plan against coronavirus fake news

Facebook will begin removing fake claims and conspiracy theories about the new coronavirus, stepping up efforts to fight the spread of misinformation about a viral outbreak from China that has killed more than 200. The spread of the virus, which has been declared a global ...