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David Ingram

In Mexico, fake news creators up their game ahead of election

Jun 29 2018

MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO Ahead of Mexico's presidential election on Sunday, Facebook pages criticizing the leftist frontrunner feature posts with thousands of "likes" and no other reactions or comments, suggesting automation, a report on Thursday from the Atlantic Council said. | Video

In Mexico, fake news creators up their game ahead of election

Jun 28 2018

MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 Ahead of Mexico's presidential election on Sunday, Facebook pages criticizing the leftist frontrunner feature posts with thousands of "likes" and no other reactions or comments, suggesting automation, a report on Thursday from the Atlantic Council said.

When a text can trigger a lynching: WhatsApp struggles with incendiary messages in India

Jun 25 2018

MUMBAI A WhatsApp text circulating in some districts of India's central Madhya Pradesh state helped to inflame a mob of 50-60 villagers into savagely beating up two innocent men last week on suspicion that they were going to murder people and sell their body parts.

Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube

Jun 20 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc-owned social network Instagram launched a mobile app on Wednesday dedicated to user-generated videos up to an hour long, intensifying the competition for consumers' time among ad-supported streaming services such as YouTube. | Video

Facebook's public relations chief to step down

Jun 14 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Thursday that Elliot Schrage, who as head of communications and public policy has led the social network's response to scandals about privacy and election meddling, would step down from the company after a decade.

Twitter updates app to highlight big events, news stories

Jun 13 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it is changing its service to give more space to major events such as the World Cup, earthquakes, royal weddings and elections in a bid to make it easier for people to find interesting tweets.

U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over Chinese data sharing

Jun 06 2018

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc faced criticism on Wednesday from Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers who demanded that the social media company be more forthcoming about data it has shared with four Chinese firms.

Facebook enlists anchors from CNN, Fox News, Univision for news shows

Jun 06 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would introduce U.S. news programs this year hosted by Anderson Cooper of CNN, Shepard Smith of Fox News and Jorge Ramos of Univision to try to improve the quality of news on the social network. | Video

Washington state sues Facebook, Google over election ad disclosure

Jun 04 2018

SAN FRANCISCO The state of Washington said on Monday it had sued Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google for allegedly violating state campaign finance law by failing to maintain information about who buys election ads.

Washington state sues Facebook, Google over election ad disclosure

Jun 04 2018

SAN FRANCISCO The state of Washington said on Monday it had sued Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google for allegedly violating state campaign finance law by failing to maintain information about who buys election ads.

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