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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 29 2018

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

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

Jun 28 2018

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

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.

Jun 25 2018

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

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.

Jun 20 2018

Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube

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

Jun 14 2018

Facebook's public relations chief to step down

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.

Jun 13 2018

Twitter updates app to highlight big events, news stories

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.

Jun 06 2018

U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over Chinese data sharing

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.

Jun 06 2018

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

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

Jun 04 2018

Washington state sues Facebook, Google over election ad disclosure

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.

Jun 04 2018

Washington state sues Facebook, Google over election ad disclosure

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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