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Facebook removes small pro-Trump network based in Romania

12:00am EDT

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Thursday it recently removed a small network of accounts operating from Romania that had been promoting President Donald Trump's re-election campaign with stories about his support from conservatives, Black Americans, Christians and followers of the QAnon web of baseless conspiracy theories.

U.S. officials now worry about election logistics more than hacking

Aug 07 2020

SAN FRANCISCO In a reversal from a few years ago, many officials who oversee U.S. election technology and outside security experts now worry less about hacking in the November elections than about misinformation and logistics such as a shortage of poll workers and slowdowns at the U.S. postal service.

Facebook removes one of largest QAnon conspiracy groups after false posts

Aug 07 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook said on Thursday it had removed one of the largest public groups devoted to the QAnon web of conspiracy theories after repeated violations of the company's policies.

Facebook removes small pro-Trump network based in Romania

Aug 06 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6 Facebook Inc said on Thursday it recently removed a small network of accounts operating from Romania that had been promoting President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign with stories about his support from conservatives, Black Americans, Christians and followers of the QAnon web of conspiracy theories.

Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts

Jul 23 2020

SAN FRANCISCO More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said, making it hard to defend against the hacking that occurred last week.

Twitter says hackers saw messages from 36 accounts, including Netherlands official

Jul 23 2020

Twitter said on Wednesday that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands. | Video

U.S. appeals court won't unseal papers in Facebook encryption fight

Jul 22 2020

SAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court on Wednesday declined to unseal a ruling that let Facebook avoid wiretapping a criminal suspect who was using one of the company's encrypted services.

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