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Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

Sep 13 2019

One of Facebook's third-party fact-checkers accused Britain's governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform.

Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

Sep 13 2019

Sept 13 One of Facebook's third-party fact-checkers accused Britain's governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform.

Democrat O'Rourke presses U.S. social media companies to combat disinformation

Sep 06 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's campaign on Friday called on Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google to do more to fight disinformation ahead of the November 2020 election.

Facebook, Microsoft launch contest to detect deepfake videos

Sep 05 2019

Facebook Inc is teaming up with Microsoft Corp, the Partnership on AI coalition and academics from several universities to launch a contest to better detect deepfakes, the company said in a blog post https://ai.facebook.com/blog/deepfake-detection-challenge on Thursday.

Facebook, tech firms meet with U.S. intelligence on 2020 election security

Sep 04 2019

U.S. technology companies including Facebook Inc , Alphabet's Google , Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc met with U.S. intelligence agencies on Wednesday to discuss security strategies ahead of the November 2020 election.

Twitter CEO's hacked account sends racist tweets before being secured

Aug 30 2019

SAN FRANCISCO The account of Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey was hacked on Friday afternoon, sending public tweets and retweets including racial slurs and curse words to 4 million followers before Twitter secured the account. | Video

Facebook tightens rules for U.S. political advertisers ahead of 2020 election

Aug 28 2019

Facebook Inc is tightening its political ad rules in the United States, it said on Wednesday, requiring new disclosures for its site and photo-sharing platform Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November 2020.

Pinterest will direct vaccine searches to major health groups

Aug 28 2019

Pinterest Inc users searching for vaccine-related information will be shown results from leading public health groups, in an effort to combat health misinformation on the site, the social media company said in a blog post on Wednesday.

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