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Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’ 19 Sep 5:20pm Updated Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’
Seven weeks before the midterm elections, the social network is setting up a central hub to root out disinformation and false news. We visited the operation.
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Facebook accused of job ad gender discrimination 18 Sep 8:12pm Facebook accused of job ad gender discrimination
Women in three US states were allegedly not shown job ads for certain "male-dominated professions".
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Facebook Accused of Allowing Bias Against Women in Job Ads 18 Sep 7:55pm Updated Facebook Accused of Allowing Bias Against Women in Job Ads
A case filed with federal regulators says the company’s targeting technology is used to screen out female candidates in violation of the law.
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Facebook and Financial Firms Tussled for Years Over Access to User Data 18 Sep 9:45am Updated Facebook and Financial Firms Tussled for Years Over Access to User Data
Facebook had been haggling with financial firms over its access to users’ sensitive financial information for years, well before coming under fire for its handling of personal data.
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Bertelsmann to Merge Unit That Moderates for Facebook With Rival 18 Sep 9:18am Updated Bertelsmann to Merge Unit That Moderates for Facebook With Rival
Bertelsmann has agreed to merge the part of its business that offers content moderation services for the likes of Facebook with a competitor.
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Bertelsmann to Merge Unit That Moderates for Facebook With a Competitor 18 Sep 8:28am Bertelsmann to Merge Unit That Moderates for Facebook With a Competitor
Bertelsmann has agreed to merge the part of its business that offers content moderation services for the likes of Facebook with a competitor, the German media giant said Tuesday.
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 Ripple founder beats Zuckerberg as fifth richest man 7 Jan 4:28am Ripple founder beats Zuckerberg as fifth richest man
You are unlikely to have heard of him, but cryptocurrency Ripple founder Chris Larsen last week briefly overtook Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg to become the world’s fifth richest man.
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Big Tech to Join Legal Fight Against Net Neutrality Repeal 5 Jan 6:24pm Big Tech to Join Legal Fight Against Net Neutrality Repeal
The announcement, by the Internet Association, made clear that companies like Google, Facebook and Netflix would back a legal fight.
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 Save money automatically when posting on Facebook 30 Dec 2017, 9:45am Updated Save money automatically when posting on Facebook
Oval lets you save some money every time you post on Facebook, and it says it's planning similar moves with other social media networks in the not too distant future.
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The Worst Job in Technology: Staring at Human Depravity to Keep It Off Facebook 28 Dec 2017, 8:00am Updated The Worst Job in Technology: Staring at Human Depravity to Keep It Off Facebook
Social media giants hire legions of contractors to hunt for pornography, racism and violence in a torrent of posts and videos. This is one of the fastest-growing jobs in the technology world—and perhaps the most grueling.
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Yes, More Facebook Friends Are Asking You for Money 26 Dec 2017, 5:34pm Yes, More Facebook Friends Are Asking You for Money
Calls for donations have been popping up more often on newsfeeds, after Facebook eliminated fees and made it easier to donate to fund-raisers.
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Facebook founder in fresh bet on data start-up 24 Dec 2017, 8:50am Facebook founder in fresh bet on data start-up
A firm which invests part of the vast wealth of the founders of Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter is leading a €40m (£35m) fundraising for Collibra, a Brussels-based data start-up.
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Journalist Charged With Rioting at Inauguration Day Protest Goes Free 21 Dec 2017, 5:41pm Updated Journalist Charged With Rioting at Inauguration Day Protest Goes Free
In a case that drew the attention of First Amendment watchdogs, a 37-year-old freelancer who chronicled the event on Facebook was found not guilty.
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Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination 21 Dec 2017, 3:35pm Updated Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination
The ability to aim a message at a particular audience has been a crucial marketing tool, but may be at odds with laws against bias in hiring.
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Facebook strikes music deal with Universal 21 Dec 2017, 12:45pm Facebook strikes music deal with Universal
The firms are working together on new music products and have signed a licensing agreement.
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Ron Lieber Answers Your Questions About the Republican Tax Bill 21 Dec 2017, 11:58am Updated Ron Lieber Answers Your Questions About the Republican Tax Bill
Two New York Times reporters will answer reader questions on Facebook Live about the sweeping $1.5 trillion tax overhaul.
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Ask Us Your Questions About the Republican Tax Bill 20 Dec 2017, 8:00am Updated Ask Us Your Questions About the Republican Tax Bill
Two New York Times reporters will answer reader questions on Facebook Live about the sweeping $1.5 trillion tax overhaul.
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China tells web giants they must accept limits 18 Dec 2017, 8:57am China tells web giants they must accept limits
Web giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter would be welcome to operate in China if they adhered to Beijing's strict censorship and surveillance laws, regulators have said.
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 Now you can get a mortgage through Facebook with Nuvo 18 Dec 2017, 6:41am Now you can get a mortgage through Facebook with Nuvo
Nuvo provides easy and free access to a large number of mortgage products and advice. We caught up with the firm's founders Richard Hayes and Nick Sherratt to find out more.
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 Now you can get a mortgage through Facebook 18 Dec 2017, 5:53am Now you can get a mortgage through Facebook
Nuvo provides easy and free access to a large number of mortgage products and advice. We caught up with the firm's founders Richard Hayes and Nick Sherratt to find out more.
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Is Monzo the Facebook of banking? 17 Dec 2017, 4:00am Is Monzo the Facebook of banking?
It is a truly unusual thing – a bank young people are excited about. But while its speed and ease of use are impressive, there is a problem – it’s not making moneyA letter from the bank tends to arouse dread. In these mostly paperless days, it usually means you’ve gone overdrawn again or the interest rate on your savings account has moved even closer to zero. Best not open it now; stick it on the pile for later-slash-never. But when my new
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Is the global desire to buy British a bad thing for UK tech firms? 16 Dec 2017, 11:00am Is the global desire to buy British a bad thing for UK tech firms?
Apple’s purchase of Shazam is just the latest big overseas acquisition of a UK tech business, but will it stop us developing our own Facebook?Apple’s acquisition of music-recognition app
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State of the Art: Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That. 15 Dec 2017, 7:13pm State of the Art: Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That.
In a remarkable blog post, Facebook cited research showing that “passively consuming” social media made people feel worse. It also said it was trying to fix the problem.
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Facebook Overhauls Video-Ad Strategy 14 Dec 2017, 7:24pm Facebook Overhauls Video-Ad Strategy
The social-media company is changing its video-ad strategy again, potentially amplifying tensions with many publishers who were already frustrated with their inability to earn significant money from videos posted on the platform.
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Facebook to Give Countries a Chance to Tax Its Profits From Local Ads 13 Dec 2017, 7:34am Updated Facebook to Give Countries a Chance to Tax Its Profits From Local Ads
Facebook plans to book more revenue in the countries where it sells ads, becoming the latest tech company to bow to pressure from nations to simplify its tax structure and potentially pay more income tax overseas.
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Facebook to overhaul Irish tax scheme 12 Dec 2017, 10:54am Facebook to overhaul Irish tax scheme
The advertising giant is to change its tax arrangements in about 30 countries after a similar move in the UK.
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Facebook in major tax overhaul 12 Dec 2017, 10:34am Updated Facebook in major tax overhaul
Facebook is to change its tax structure in about 30 countries after a similar move in the UK.
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The Shift: The ‘Alt-Right’ Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess. 11 Dec 2017, 8:33pm Updated The Shift: The ‘Alt-Right’ Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess.
Hard-right activists, censored and banned by Twitter and Facebook, tried to create their own digital services. But they appear to have hit obstacles.
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Should 6-Year-Olds Be on Social Media? Facebook Launches Messenger Kids 4 Dec 2017, 10:07pm Updated Should 6-Year-Olds Be on Social Media? Facebook Launches Messenger Kids
Facebook said it is rolling out a new messaging app for its youngest audience yet—children between the ages of 6 and 12, but experts are questioning whether such young children are ready for any social-media access.
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New Facebook App for Children Ignites Debate Among Families 4 Dec 2017, 7:28pm Updated New Facebook App for Children Ignites Debate Among Families
Some parents welcomed Messenger Kids, the tech giant’s first major foray into connecting children under 13 to its services, but others worried about social media’s deeper intrusion.
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Facebook Has a New Messaging App Aimed at Children 13 and Under 4 Dec 2017, 2:06pm Facebook Has a New Messaging App Aimed at Children 13 and Under
Facebook’s new app, Messenger Kids, is the social network’s first major foray into connecting children under 13 to its sprawling set of services.
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Good or Bad? Facebook Launches New Messenger Kids App 4 Dec 2017, 10:11am Good or Bad? Facebook Launches New Messenger Kids App
Facebook said it is rolling out a new messaging app for its youngest audience yet—children between the ages of six and 12, but experts are questioning whether such young children are ready for any social-media access.
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Facebook Has a New Messaging App Aimed at Those 13 and Under 4 Dec 2017, 10:01am Facebook Has a New Messaging App Aimed at Those 13 and Under
Facebook’s new app, Messenger Kids, is the social network’s first major foray into connecting children under 13 to its sprawling set of services.
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Facebook Launches Chat App for Tykes and Tweens 4 Dec 2017, 9:28am Updated Facebook Launches Chat App for Tykes and Tweens
Facebook said it is rolling out a new messaging app for its youngest audience yet—children between the ages of six and 12, but experts are questioning whether such young children are ready for any social-media access.
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Facebook and Google targeted in Australian media probe 4 Dec 2017, 12:42am Facebook and Google targeted in Australian media probe
The inquiry will examine whether the disruption by digital platforms has harmed media consumers.
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Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office 3 Dec 2017, 8:02pm Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office
US social media giant says 2,300 people will work for the company in the UK by the end of 2018.
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The Shift: How 41 People in Lithuania Took Over Your Facebook Feed 30 Nov 2017, 5:38pm Updated The Shift: How 41 People in Lithuania Took Over Your Facebook Feed
The viral publisher Bored Panda is thriving on the social network despite the algorithm changes that doomed its competitors.
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The Six Laws of Technology Everyone Should Know 27 Nov 2017, 5:59am The Six Laws of Technology Everyone Should Know
Three decades ago, a tech historian, Melvin Kranzberg, explained society’s unease with technology in six laws we all need to understand in the era of Facebook, Google and the iPhone.
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The 6 Laws of Technology Everyone Should Know 26 Nov 2017, 10:37pm Updated The 6 Laws of Technology Everyone Should Know
Three decades ago, a tech historian, Melvin Kranzberg, explained society’s unease with technology in six laws we all need to understand in the era of Facebook, Google and the iPhone.
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Were You a Victim of Russian Propaganda? Facebook Will Help You Find Out 24 Nov 2017, 8:42pm Updated Were You a Victim of Russian Propaganda? Facebook Will Help You Find Out
Facebook said it was planning to roll out a new tool so you can figure out whether the page or account you followed or liked was run by Russian agents.
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Facebook Plans to Let Users Know If They Followed Russian Pages 23 Nov 2017, 8:46pm Updated Facebook Plans to Let Users Know If They Followed Russian Pages
Facebook plans to tell millions of users who liked or followed any of the 290 Facebook and Instagram pages created by Russian actors that they were ensnared in an alleged misinformation campaign around the U.S. presidential election last year.
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Facebook Founder’s Favor Comes With Complications 23 Nov 2017, 6:28pm Updated Facebook Founder’s Favor Comes With Complications
Wherever Mark Zuckerberg goes in Silicon Valley, he seems to generate a housing problem, including at an R.V. community where residents were evicted this month.
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 Tencent, the Chinese website that’s bigger than Facebook  22 Nov 2017, 9:27am Tencent, the Chinese website that’s bigger than Facebook 
China's social media platform Tencent has become bigger than its more famous US rival Facebook and it is the first firm in China to surpass the $500 billion valuation mark.
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 The Chinese website that’s grown bigger than Facebook  21 Nov 2017, 8:26pm The Chinese website that’s grown bigger than Facebook 
China's social media platform Tencent has become bigger than its more famous US rival Facebook and it is the first firm in China to surpass the $500 billion valuation mark.
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Takeovers Roar to Life as Companies Hear Footsteps From Tech Giants 21 Nov 2017, 8:28am Updated Takeovers Roar to Life as Companies Hear Footsteps From Tech Giants
Mergers and acquisitions announced in the U.S. in November hit a near-record $200 billion as CEOs in many industries join forces to fend off competition from Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix.
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The Shift: Snapchat’s New Test: Grow Like Facebook, Without the Baggage 15 Nov 2017, 5:32pm Updated The Shift: Snapchat’s New Test: Grow Like Facebook, Without the Baggage
Under pressure from investors, Snap is making radical changes. Can it emulate Facebook without losing its innovative spirit?
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Channel 4 in European TV ad alliance to take on Google and Facebook 13 Nov 2017, 2:53pm Updated Channel 4 in European TV ad alliance to take on Google and Facebook
Deal will allow advertisers to run campaigns on video-on-demand that could potentially reach up to 160 million viewers Channel 4 has joined an alliance of Europe’s biggest broadcasters to run commercials across their video-on-demand (VOD) services, in a move to combat Google and Facebook’s dominance of online advertising. Channel 4, which offers shows including Great British Bake Off, Gogglebox, Humans and Hunted via All4, will be the exclusive UK partner in the alliance, the European Broadcaster Exchange (EBX).
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China Spreads Propaganda to U.S. on Facebook, a Platform It Bans at Home 8 Nov 2017, 4:40pm Updated China Spreads Propaganda to U.S. on Facebook, a Platform It Bans at Home
The Chinese government does not allow its people to access Facebook, but it uses the network to influence opinion overseas.
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Snap Loss More Than Triples as User Growth Again Slows 7 Nov 2017, 4:23pm Snap Loss More Than Triples as User Growth Again Slows
Snap Inc.’s quarterly loss more than tripled as slowing user growth hampered the company’s ability to claw more revenue from advertisers and compete with larger rival Facebook Inc.
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The Paradise Papers: Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments 5 Nov 2017, 8:30pm Updated The Paradise Papers: Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments
Leaked files show that a state-controlled bank in Moscow helped to fuel Yuri Milner’s ascent in Silicon Valley, where the Russia investigation has put tech companies under scrutiny.
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Facebook Vows to Sacrifice Growth for Secure Operations 1 Nov 2017, 10:44pm Facebook Vows to Sacrifice Growth for Secure Operations
Facebook extended its dominance in online advertising in the third quarter but said it would sacrifice some future growth to invest more heavily in its safety and security operations to address the growing scrutiny of its power and influence.
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Facebook Profit Jumps 79% 1 Nov 2017, 9:42pm Updated Facebook Profit Jumps 79%
Facebook said third-quarter profit jumped 79% on its continued dominance in online advertising, as the social media giant’s aggressive pursuit of growth drew scrutiny Wednesday from lawmakers investigating alleged Russian propagandists’ activity on Facebook.
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These Are the Ads Russia Bought on Facebook in 2016 1 Nov 2017, 6:55pm These Are the Ads Russia Bought on Facebook in 2016
A look at some of the ads designed by Russia to exploit divisions in American society and to tip the 2016 election in favor of Donald J. Trump.
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Facebook, Under Fire in Russia Inquiry, Posts 79% Rise in Profit 1 Nov 2017, 6:45pm Facebook, Under Fire in Russia Inquiry, Posts 79% Rise in Profit
Facebook’s top executives skipped congressional hearings on Russian meddling to report the company’s blockbuster financial results to shareholders.
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Facebook ad revenue tops $10bn 1 Nov 2017, 6:23pm Updated Facebook ad revenue tops $10bn
Profits climbed 80% year-on-year at the social media giant as users passed two billion.
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 Facebook profits soar as advertising brings in $10bn 1 Nov 2017, 6:15pm Facebook profits soar as advertising brings in $10bn
The firm said profits were $4.7bn (£3.5bn) in the three months to the end of September, up 80 per cent. However it warned that investing in better security would hit future profits.
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State of the Art: The Upside of Being Ruled by the Five Tech Giants 1 Nov 2017, 6:10pm Updated State of the Art: The Upside of Being Ruled by the Five Tech Giants
What if it’s not that bad that so much economic, social and political power is held by Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft?
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Facebook ad revenues hit $10bn for first time 1 Nov 2017, 4:07pm Facebook ad revenues hit $10bn for first time
Facebook's shares have jumped in after-hours trading after it reported a 49% jump in quarterly advertising revenue to levels above $10bn for the first time.
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New Data Shows Russian Ads Targeted Facebook Users by Profile 1 Nov 2017, 4:04pm Updated New Data Shows Russian Ads Targeted Facebook Users by Profile
Russian operatives targeted users on Facebook by race, political preference, religion and interests such as gun ownership, according to troves of data released by lawmakers as part of a probe into Russian manipulation on social media around the U.S. election
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Lawmakers Tell Social-Media Firms More Regulation May Be Coming 1 Nov 2017, 2:46pm Lawmakers Tell Social-Media Firms More Regulation May Be Coming
Lawmakers warned officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter that they are considering stricter regulations on social media platforms after the tech firms failed to prevent Russian influence during the 2016 election and beyond.
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Lawmakers Warn Tech Executives More Regulation May Be Coming for Social Media 1 Nov 2017, 2:11pm Lawmakers Warn Tech Executives More Regulation May Be Coming for Social Media
Lawmakers warned officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter that they are considering stricter regulations on social media platforms after the tech firms failed to prevent Russian influence during the 2016 election and beyond.
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Senators Press Tech Officials Over Missed Signs of Russia Influence 1 Nov 2017, 10:47am Updated Senators Press Tech Officials Over Missed Signs of Russia Influence
Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google were asked to explain why they didn’t recognize Russia-linked accounts earlier, as the officials struck a contrite tone about the role their platforms played in stoking political tensions during the 2016 campaign.
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Buyer Beware: Looted Antiquities Flood Online Sites Like Amazon, Facebook 1 Nov 2017, 7:25am Updated Buyer Beware: Looted Antiquities Flood Online Sites Like Amazon, Facebook
A flood of potentially stolen art objects from the Middle East is showing up on Amazon, eBay, Facebook and WhatsApp, often ensnaring unsuspecting buyers
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Tech Executives Head Back to Capitol Hill: DealBook Briefing 1 Nov 2017, 6:51am Tech Executives Head Back to Capitol Hill: DealBook Briefing
Lawyers for Facebook, Google and Twitter will testify again on Russian interference in the 2016 election, but may say less than lawmakers want to hear.
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How to Fix Facebook? We Asked 9 Experts 31 Oct 2017, 9:15pm Updated How to Fix Facebook? We Asked 9 Experts
Technologists, academics, politicians and journalists suggested ways to improve Facebook — as a product, a company or both.
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Tech Giants Disclose Russian Activity on Eve of Congressional Appearance 31 Oct 2017, 2:27pm Updated Tech Giants Disclose Russian Activity on Eve of Congressional Appearance
Facebook, Google and Twitter are set to divulge new details showing that the scope of Russian-backed manipulation on their platforms before and after the U.S. presidential election was far greater than previously disclosed, reaching an estimated 126 million people on Facebook alone, according to people familiar with the matter, prepared copies of their testimonies and a company statement.
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Tech Giants Testify as Washington Focuses on Russia: DealBook Briefing 31 Oct 2017, 7:23am Tech Giants Testify as Washington Focuses on Russia: DealBook Briefing
Executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter will appear before a Senate committee as the capital remains abuzz about the charges in the Mueller investigation.
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Russian Influence Reached 126 Million Through Facebook Alone 31 Oct 2017, 2:21am Updated Russian Influence Reached 126 Million Through Facebook Alone
Facebook, Google and Twitter disclosed more about Russian agents’ use of their platforms in the 2016 election as they prepare for hearings before Congress.
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Russian-Backed Facebook Accounts Staged Events Around Divisive Issues 31 Oct 2017, 12:11am Updated Russian-Backed Facebook Accounts Staged Events Around Divisive Issues
In one city, a pro-police rally. In another, a demonstration against the police. The accounts publicized and funded real-life events in 2016 that often pushed competing agendas.
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As Apple and Facebook Chiefs Visit, Xi Jinping Vows Deeper Reform 30 Oct 2017, 10:47pm As Apple and Facebook Chiefs Visit, Xi Jinping Vows Deeper Reform
Newly elevated to Mao-like status, China’s president held court before wealthy and influential executives from his country and the United States.
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Facebook Estimates 126 Million People Saw Russian-Backed Content 30 Oct 2017, 6:43pm Facebook Estimates 126 Million People Saw Russian-Backed Content
Facebook Inc. estimates that about 126 million people may have seen content posted by Russian-backed accounts over more than two years that sought to disrupt American society, the social-media giant plans to tell congressional investigators Tuesday, according to a prepared copy of the remarks obtained by The Wall Street Journal.
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The Shift: Forget Washington. Facebook’s Problems Abroad Are Far More Disturbing. 30 Oct 2017, 12:44pm Updated The Shift: Forget Washington. Facebook’s Problems Abroad Are Far More Disturbing.
As the social media giant grows in the developing world, its platform is being used to spread misinformation and incite violence.
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Russian-Backed Facebook Accounts Organized Events on All Sides of Polarizing Issues 30 Oct 2017, 10:03am Russian-Backed Facebook Accounts Organized Events on All Sides of Polarizing Issues
Workers behind Russian-linked Facebook accounts helped organize or finance real-life events, often working directly with U.S. activists and playing both sides of the same hot-button issues.
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Zuckerberg Pays Another Visit to China 30 Oct 2017, 9:09am Zuckerberg Pays Another Visit to China
The Facebook CEO’s appearance follows a recent series of actions possibly indicating renewed efforts to re-enter the Chinese market, where the social-networking site has been blocked since 2009.
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Mark Zuckerberg Pays Another Visit to China 30 Oct 2017, 8:52am Updated Mark Zuckerberg Pays Another Visit to China
The Facebook CEO’s appearance follows a recent series of actions possibly indicating renewed efforts to re-enter the Chinese market, where the social-networking site has been blocked since 2009.
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The Race to Rein In Facebook Has Begun 30 Oct 2017, 12:13am Updated The Race to Rein In Facebook Has Begun
Facebook and other internet giants face possible sweeping change as lawmakers and regulators line up to enforce vows of transparency for political content.
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The Week Ahead: Tech Companies Face Congress, Fed News and Jobs Numbers 29 Oct 2017, 9:00pm The Week Ahead: Tech Companies Face Congress, Fed News and Jobs Numbers
Lawyers for Google, Facebook and Twitter will discuss Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the Federal Reserve could get a new leader.
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Facebook Steps Up Efforts to Sway Lawmakers 26 Oct 2017, 8:07pm Updated Facebook Steps Up Efforts to Sway Lawmakers
As the probes of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election turn to the role of social-media giants, Facebook is looking to boost its influence in Washington amid talk of potential federal regulation.
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Snap, Twitter Battle for Second Place---by Different Measures 25 Oct 2017, 10:54pm Updated Snap, Twitter Battle for Second Place---by Different Measures
Twitter gauges its popularity by how many monthly users it has while Snap touts its daily users, making it impossible to accurately compare the size and growth of the social-media companies against their bigger rival, Facebook.
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Finding My Rosie the Riveter 25 Oct 2017, 9:20am Updated Finding My Rosie the Riveter
I had reached out on Facebook to a dozen of the plant’s steelworkers who had agreed to train their replacements from Mexico. Shannon was the one who wrote me back that same day.
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MPs want info on Russia-linked Facebook accounts 24 Oct 2017, 10:00am MPs want info on Russia-linked Facebook accounts
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has been urged to hand over details of activities by Russian-linked accounts during the EU referendum and this year's General Election.
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Russian State Outlet Thrives on YouTube, Facebook 24 Oct 2017, 9:07am Updated Russian State Outlet Thrives on YouTube, Facebook
Although Google, Facebook and Twitter have spent months trying to ferret out covert Russian influence on their sites, RT, which U.S. officials call a top Kremlin propaganda tool, uses social-media platforms as the main distributors of its content.
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Mind: How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media 23 Oct 2017, 11:32am Updated Mind: How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media
Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer up memes designed to feel real, if only for an instant — long enough for our minds to make a false connection.
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Meet the People Who Will Defend Google, Facebook and Twitter Before Lawmakers 20 Oct 2017, 7:23pm Meet the People Who Will Defend Google, Facebook and Twitter Before Lawmakers
The internet companies are putting their general counsels in the hot seats in front of lawmakers on Nov. 1.
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Adani posts weird video ad on Facebook to fend off Carmichael criticism 20 Oct 2017, 5:33pm Adani posts weird video ad on Facebook to fend off Carmichael criticism
The post – with misspellings and all – targets people in Melbourne and displays ‘allegations’, which it labels as ‘lies’ The Adani Group has promoted a bizarre video advertisement on Facebook, in which the Indian company responds to revelations its Australian coal operations face growing financial risks. The video, targeting people in Melbourne, flashes up text on the screen, backed by fast and upbeat percussive music. It displays “allegations”, which are labelled as “lies”, followed by attempts to set the record straight. It also misspells “Abott point”, its coal terminal.
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Facebook to Test News-Subscription Sign-up 19 Oct 2017, 4:06pm Updated Facebook to Test News-Subscription Sign-up
Facebook will soon begin testing a feature that will allow news publishers to sign up subscribers through its Instant Articles program.
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BuzzFeed CEO: Google, Facebook Should Share More Revenue 18 Oct 2017, 6:48pm Updated BuzzFeed CEO: Google, Facebook Should Share More Revenue
BuzzFeed Chief Executive Jonah Peretti said Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google will have to find better ways to share revenue with media companies if they want to support quality content.
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Facebook Buys TBH, a Teen-Targeted Anonymous Poll App 16 Oct 2017, 8:12pm Facebook Buys TBH, a Teen-Targeted Anonymous Poll App
Facebook, which is trying to make inroads with younger users, said Monday that it bought TBH, an anonymous polling app that has become an overnight sensation among teens.
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Buster Jack: the eBay vigilantes who are outconning the con men 14 Oct 2017, 2:00am Buster Jack: the eBay vigilantes who are outconning the con men
A secretive network of ‘bank busters’ have made it their mission to help shut down accounts used by internet fraudsters Like thousands of other truck drivers, the first thing Alan Davies reaches for when he is on a break is his mobile. But unlike his colleagues he’s less interested in the football scores or chatting on Facebook. Instead he is posing as a gullible buyer on eBay with one intention – getting scammers to hand over their bank details, accounts that his group will subsequently ask the banks to shut down. Davies – not his real name – is one of a growing band of guardian angels who spend their spare time engaging with the mostly east European gangs that are trying to scam unsuspecting UK consumers on an almost industrial scale.
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Facebook Users Were Unwitting Targets of Russia-Backed Scheme 13 Oct 2017, 10:22pm Updated Facebook Users Were Unwitting Targets of Russia-Backed Scheme
Facebook accounts linked to Russian operatives amassed hundreds of thousands of followers the past couple of years with posts, ads and events that stoked strong emotions over issues including race and immigration.
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Facebook to Disclose Targets of Russia-Backed Election Ads 13 Oct 2017, 9:43am Updated Facebook to Disclose Targets of Russia-Backed Election Ads
Facebook will disclose the types of people targeted by Russian-backed election ads, operating chief Sheryl Sandberg said, adding that the social-media site was manipulated in a way it shouldn’t have been.
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Bits: Farhad and Nicole’s Week in Tech: Russia, Russia Everywhere 13 Oct 2017, 9:00am Bits: Farhad and Nicole’s Week in Tech: Russia, Russia Everywhere
In this week’s tech news roundup: How Israeli spies watched Russian spies watch Americans. Also, Facebook’s Russia problem continues.
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Facebook Goes to Washington: DealBook Briefing 13 Oct 2017, 7:19am Facebook Goes to Washington: DealBook Briefing
Sheryl Sandberg went on a public relations offensive with lawmakers as investigations into Russian interference in the presidential election continued.
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How Facebook’s Ad System Works 12 Oct 2017, 8:36pm Updated How Facebook’s Ad System Works
Facebook rewards catchiness, and the unique nature of the social network’s ads may have aided Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Sheryl Sandberg Blitzes Washington in P.R. Push for Facebook 12 Oct 2017, 8:11pm Updated Sheryl Sandberg Blitzes Washington in P.R. Push for Facebook
Ms. Sandberg visited Washington, acting as the tech giant’s chief ambassador while trying to contain a spiraling public relations crisis.
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Sheryl Sandberg Says Facebook Will Hand Over More Data on Russia-Linked Ads 12 Oct 2017, 11:53am Sheryl Sandberg Says Facebook Will Hand Over More Data on Russia-Linked Ads
Ms. Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, said Thursday that the company had agreed to deliver more information, including ad-targeting data, to government officials.
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Facebook Sets Goal of a Billion Virtual-Reality Users, Unveils New Headset 12 Oct 2017, 10:26am Updated Facebook Sets Goal of a Billion Virtual-Reality Users, Unveils New Headset
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced an ambitious goal of getting a billion people into virtual reality and said he wants to ensure the technology is “a force for good.”
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Alibaba Sizes Up Facebook, Amazon With R&D Funding Splurge 11 Oct 2017, 1:16pm Updated Alibaba Sizes Up Facebook, Amazon With R&D Funding Splurge
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba says it will nearly triple spending on research and development, to more than $15 billion over the next three years, as it seeks to keep pace with Western rivals such as Alphabet and Amazon.
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The Shift: We Asked Facebook 12 Questions About the Election, and Got 5 Answers 11 Oct 2017, 12:37pm The Shift: We Asked Facebook 12 Questions About the Election, and Got 5 Answers
Facebook responded to some questions about its role in the 2016 presidential election, and its plans to safeguard its platform in the future.
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How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics 10 Oct 2017, 11:44am Updated How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics
A Times examination of Russian-linked Facebook pages used in the 2016 election found that much of the content was taken directly from videos and posts from Americans.
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8 Oct 2017, 7:50pm Dove Drops Ad After It Draws Criticism for Being Racist
In a Facebook ad for Dove body wash, a black woman removes her shirt to reveal a white woman. The company apologized, but similar ads by others have been common.
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Facebook Cut Russia Out of April Report on Election Influence 6 Oct 2017, 10:41am Updated Facebook Cut Russia Out of April Report on Election Influence
Facebook cut references to Russia from a public report in April about manipulation of its platform around the presidential election because of concerns among the company’s lawyers and members of its policy team, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Five Things to Know About Hidden Russian Influence on Social Media 5 Oct 2017, 10:28am Five Things to Know About Hidden Russian Influence on Social Media
Congressional investigations looking into Russian interference in the election have ensnared Google, Facebook and Twitter, and some observers say they believe recent disclosures are only the tip of the iceberg.
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Russia-Linked Facebook Pages Pushed Divisions Long After Election 4 Oct 2017, 9:36am Updated Russia-Linked Facebook Pages Pushed Divisions Long After Election
Some Russia-linked accounts that Facebook said bought ads around the U.S. election continued to post divisive messages as recently as this past August about hot-button social issues and events including the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
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Facebook UK profits could spark tax scrutiny 4 Oct 2017, 7:29am Facebook UK profits could spark tax scrutiny
Facebook's UK business has swung back into profit, but is still likely to face further accusations that it doesn't pay enough tax.
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Facebook Pages Linked to Russia Pushed Divisions Long After Election, Including on Charlottesville 3 Oct 2017, 3:31pm Updated Facebook Pages Linked to Russia Pushed Divisions Long After Election, Including on Charlottesville
Some Russia-linked accounts that Facebook said bought ads around the U.S. election continued to post divisive messages as recently as this past August about hot-button social issues and events including the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
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Russia-Linked Facebook Pages Pushed Divisive Views Through August 3 Oct 2017, 1:55pm Updated Russia-Linked Facebook Pages Pushed Divisive Views Through August
Some Russia-linked accounts that Facebook said bought ads around the U.S. election continued to post divisive messages as recently as this past August about hot-button social issues and events including the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
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Facebook Estimates 10 Million Users Saw Russian-Backed Ads 3 Oct 2017, 12:22pm Updated Facebook Estimates 10 Million Users Saw Russian-Backed Ads
Facebook Inc. on Monday said it estimates 10 million people saw ads it has discovered on its platform paid for by Russian entities, but warned that it may not have uncovered all malicious activity that attempted to interfere in the American political process.
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The Shift: After Las Vegas Shooting, Fake News Regains Its Megaphone 2 Oct 2017, 7:33pm The Shift: After Las Vegas Shooting, Fake News Regains Its Megaphone
The latest fake news flare-up, aided by 4Chan trolls and Russian news agencies, comes at an inconvenient time for companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter.
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Facebook’s Russia-Linked Ads Came in Many Disguises 2 Oct 2017, 6:55pm Updated Facebook’s Russia-Linked Ads Came in Many Disguises
The Russia-linked ads used to influence the 2016 election included those from a fake gun-rights group, a bogus gay rights group and even a phony dog lovers group.
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Scrutiny Over Fake Accounts Turns From Facebook to Twitter 2 Oct 2017, 6:45pm Updated Scrutiny Over Fake Accounts Turns From Facebook to Twitter
As Congress and others scrutinize Russia’s alleged use of social media to influence the U.S. election, one focus is the prevalence on Twitter of bots, or automated accounts, used to mislead and manipulate.
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Facebook, Amid Furor Over Russia-Backed Ads, Plans to Add Reviewers 2 Oct 2017, 3:01pm Updated Facebook, Amid Furor Over Russia-Backed Ads, Plans to Add Reviewers
Facebook, on the defensive as it hands over data on Russian-backed ads on its platform, said it plans to add 1,000 new workers to review ads even though it will count mostly on users to flag questionable ads.
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Facebook, Under Scrutiny for Russia-Backed Ads, Plans to Add 1,000 Reviewers 2 Oct 2017, 1:05pm Updated Facebook, Under Scrutiny for Russia-Backed Ads, Plans to Add 1,000 Reviewers
Facebook, on the defensive as it hands over data on Russian-backed ads on its platform, said it plans to add 1,000 new workers to review ads even though it will count mostly on users to flag questionable ads.
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Facebook Is Still In Denial About Its Biggest Problem 2 Oct 2017, 10:25am Updated Facebook Is Still In Denial About Its Biggest Problem
Facebook, which went mainstream as a friendly place to swap baby pictures and cat videos, has yet to fully come to terms with what Russian-paid election ads may have done to its brand and reputation.
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Uber’s Latest Mess, Facebook, Tax Pessimism: DealBook Briefing 2 Oct 2017, 6:48am Uber’s Latest Mess, Facebook, Tax Pessimism: DealBook Briefing
A showdown looms at the ride-hailing company after its co-founder Travis Kalanick responded to a proposal to limit his power by naming two new directors.
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Facebook to Deliver 3,000 Russia-Linked Ads to Congress on Monday 1 Oct 2017, 11:00pm Facebook to Deliver 3,000 Russia-Linked Ads to Congress on Monday
The social network will share the information with federal investigators as part of an ongoing investigation into the 2016 election.
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Facebook Blocks Chinese Billionaire Who Tells Tales of Corruption 1 Oct 2017, 8:19pm Updated Facebook Blocks Chinese Billionaire Who Tells Tales of Corruption
The company, which acted at a sensitive time for China, said Guo Wengui had posted personal information that violated its terms of service.
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Google Prepares to Brief Congress on Its Role in Election 29 Sep 2017, 10:21pm Google Prepares to Brief Congress on Its Role in Election
Following scrutiny of Facebook and Twitter, the search giant is examining if Russians used its services to meddle in last year’s election.
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Facebook’s Ad-Targeting Problem, Captured in a Literal Shade of Gray 28 Sep 2017, 8:44pm Updated Facebook’s Ad-Targeting Problem, Captured in a Literal Shade of Gray
Many of the social network’s ad-targeting terms are legitimate in principle but can be problematic in practice. Consider, for instance, the word “confederate.”
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Amid Facebook’s Troubles, Message to Advertisers Stays Consistent 28 Sep 2017, 7:18pm Updated Amid Facebook’s Troubles, Message to Advertisers Stays Consistent
At Advertising Week, the social network extolled its size and reach to marketers, even while facing criticism over the misuse of its ad-targeting tools.
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Australia’s Big Media Set to Get Bigger, With Help From Lawmakers 28 Sep 2017, 7:13pm Updated Australia’s Big Media Set to Get Bigger, With Help From Lawmakers
New legislation would ease ownership limits to help local owners compete with Google and Facebook. Critics say it would largely benefit Rupert Murdoch.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects Trump bias claims 27 Sep 2017, 10:32pm Updated Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects Trump bias claims
Mark Zuckerberg hits back on Facebook after the US president calls the site "anti-Trump".
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Twitter, With Accounts Linked to Russia, to Face Congress Over Role in Election 27 Sep 2017, 8:51pm Updated Twitter, With Accounts Linked to Russia, to Face Congress Over Role in Election
Facebook has faced the most scrutiny over social media’s role in the 2016 election. But Twitter may have been used even more extensively by Russians.
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Facebook Responds to Trump and Positions Itself as Election-Ready 27 Sep 2017, 7:32pm Updated Facebook Responds to Trump and Positions Itself as Election-Ready
Facebook, under fire after the American presidential election, responded to criticism from President Trump and touted its efforts for the German elections on Sunday.
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EU tax crackdown on tech giants will damage growth, US body warns 26 Sep 2017, 5:25pm Updated EU tax crackdown on tech giants will damage growth, US body warns
Plan to take more tax from firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon may hamper cooperation with US, EU told The American Chamber of Commerce in Europe has warned that the EU’s plans to take more tax from technology giants such as Google, Facebook and
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Facebook, NFL Strike Video Deal 26 Sep 2017, 10:56am Updated Facebook, NFL Strike Video Deal
The National Football League plans to put game highlights and recaps on Facebook, as the social network works to increase premium video content for its “Watch” platform.
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The Shift: Reddit Limits Noxious Content by Giving Trolls Fewer Places to Gather 25 Sep 2017, 3:09pm The Shift: Reddit Limits Noxious Content by Giving Trolls Fewer Places to Gather
A new study shows that the website reduced hate speech by shutting down two particularly poisonous forums. The findings could have implications for social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
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Facebook Drops Stock Move That Would Have Solidified Zuckerberg’s Control 23 Sep 2017, 2:57pm Facebook Drops Stock Move That Would Have Solidified Zuckerberg’s Control
The social network’s board withdrew a stock reclassification proposal after a shareholder suit that would have put Mr. Zuckerberg in a courtroom.
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Facebook Abandons Plans to Change Share Structure, Avoiding Lawsuit 23 Sep 2017, 12:55pm Updated Facebook Abandons Plans to Change Share Structure, Avoiding Lawsuit
Facebook abandoned a plan to change its stock structure that would have given Mark Zuckerberg more control, the latest in a string of reversals by the social-media giant.
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 Facebook nixes plan for new stock class ahead of trial 23 Sep 2017, 10:03am Facebook nixes plan for new stock class ahead of trial
Mark Zuckerberg said Friday that Facebook is withdrawing plans to create a new class of stock that would have let him keep tight reins on the company even as he sold down his stake.
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Facebook Drops Stock Reclassification That Would Have Solidified Zuckerberg’s Control 22 Sep 2017, 9:03pm Facebook Drops Stock Reclassification That Would Have Solidified Zuckerberg’s Control
The social network’s board withdrew a stock reclassification proposal after a shareholder suit that would have put Mr. Zuckerberg in a courtroom.
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 JAMES ASHTON: Tame the tech titans 22 Sep 2017, 4:57pm JAMES ASHTON: Tame the tech titans
What sets apart these companies that now drive our daily lives – Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple – is their less-than-genteel approach to rules and regulation.
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Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress 22 Sep 2017, 10:25am Updated Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress
The company said it would turn over 3,000 ads linked to Russia to Congress after growing scrutiny about its role in last November’s presidential election.
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Facebook Says It Will Hand Over Russia-Backed Ads to Congress 22 Sep 2017, 9:55am Updated Facebook Says It Will Hand Over Russia-Backed Ads to Congress
Facebook, under fire for its response to Russian activity on its site before the U.S. presidential election, agreed to hand over detailed information on thousands of Russian-backed ads to congressional investigators.
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Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Very Bad Week for Digital Giants 22 Sep 2017, 9:00am Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Very Bad Week for Digital Giants
Apple’s Watch has a bug, Facebook might be undermining democracy, and Amazon is telling us how to make bombs. Tech news is weird right now.
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Amazon and Facebook keen on Premier League rights, say Manchester United 21 Sep 2017, 2:41pm Amazon and Facebook keen on Premier League rights, say Manchester United
Tech companies’ interest will escalate financial boom for top clubs
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EU Preps Tax Crackdown on Silicon Valley 21 Sep 2017, 10:45am Updated EU Preps Tax Crackdown on Silicon Valley
The European Union said it is ready to propose new taxes on companies like Facebook and Google by next spring if there isn’t “adequate global progress” toward a rewrite of corporate tax rules at an international level.
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Russian-Bought Ads on Facebook Spur Calls for Tighter Rules 21 Sep 2017, 9:33am Russian-Bought Ads on Facebook Spur Calls for Tighter Rules
The company is suddenly in the crosshairs of lawmakers pushing to crack down on exemptions that allow social-media companies to operate beyond the norms of political campaigns.
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Facebook to Curtail Ads Targeting Users Interested in Anti-Semitic Topics 21 Sep 2017, 5:04am Updated Facebook to Curtail Ads Targeting Users Interested in Anti-Semitic Topics
Facebook is adding more human reviewers to oversee its advertising system after a report showed that people could target ads at users interested in anti-Semitic and other hateful topics.
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The Getaway: How to Use Twitter and Facebook for Emergency Travel Information 21 Sep 2017, 5:00am The Getaway: How to Use Twitter and Facebook for Emergency Travel Information
You don’t have to like social media, but when a natural disaster or emergency strikes, it can provide essential travel tools.
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Facebook, After ‘Fail’ Over Ads Targeting Racists, Makes Changes 20 Sep 2017, 9:46pm Facebook, After ‘Fail’ Over Ads Targeting Racists, Makes Changes
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, promised “more human review and oversight” to make sure offensive terms aren’t used to target ads.
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Mediator: Facebook Knows More About Russia’s Election Meddling. Shouldn’t We? 18 Sep 2017, 6:40am Updated Mediator: Facebook Knows More About Russia’s Election Meddling. Shouldn’t We?
The social media giant owes it to its users to let them know if they interacted with what amounts to a digital spy. And that’s just the start.
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Morning Agenda: Tech Giants Feel the Pressure Worldwide 18 Sep 2017, 6:18am Morning Agenda: Tech Giants Feel the Pressure Worldwide
Facebook, Google and other technology titans are encountering more resistance to their empire-building, both abroad and at home.
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Facebook Navigates an Internet Fractured by Governmental Controls 18 Sep 2017, 4:29am Updated Facebook Navigates an Internet Fractured by Governmental Controls
The web is not as open as it once was, with nation-states exerting their power over the internet. Facebook and other tech companies are dealing with the consequences.
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Facebook Gave Mueller More Details on Russian Ad Buys Than Congress 16 Sep 2017, 11:53pm Updated Facebook Gave Mueller More Details on Russian Ad Buys Than Congress
Facebook handed over to special counsel Robert Mueller detailed records about the Russian ad purchases on its platform that go beyond what the company shared with Congress, according to people familiar with the matter.
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US retaliation feared as Brussels prepares to close Google’s tax loopholes 16 Sep 2017, 7:03pm US retaliation feared as Brussels prepares to close Google’s tax loopholes
Giant tech companies face being charged on turnover not profits EU leaders have agreed to make “swift” progress on raising the tax bills for digital giants such as Google and Facebook, despite warnings from smaller states that unilateral action could drive business away from Europe. France is pushing for a new way of taxing them on the basis of their turnover – rather than profits – to increase the amount collected from companies accused of paying too little in Europe.
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Google and Facebook Face Criticism for Ads Targeting Racist Sentiments 15 Sep 2017, 7:45pm Updated Google and Facebook Face Criticism for Ads Targeting Racist Sentiments
Both companies said they would change how their ad systems worked in response to two separate news reports exposing the issues.
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Made You Click: How Facebook Fed You Political Ads for Less Than a Penny 15 Sep 2017, 6:43pm Updated Made You Click: How Facebook Fed You Political Ads for Less Than a Penny
Political ads on Facebook got into your news feed at a cost of less than a penny each, highlighting the outsize reach contentious paid content can have on the social-networking site.
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Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: New iPhones and Facebook Ads 15 Sep 2017, 9:00am Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: New iPhones and Facebook Ads
Two Times tech reporters discuss the week’s events and developments in Silicon Valley, including a certain Apple iPhone event.
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Fearing Anti-Semitic Speech, Facebook Limits Audience Targeting 15 Sep 2017, 4:27am Fearing Anti-Semitic Speech, Facebook Limits Audience Targeting
After a report that it allowed advertisers to seek out users interested in topics like “Jew hater,” Facebook also removed self-reported targeting fields.
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Instagram secrets 14 Sep 2017, 7:18pm Instagram secrets
The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.
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Europe Steps Up Bid to Boost Taxes on Internet Giants 13 Sep 2017, 2:35pm Updated Europe Steps Up Bid to Boost Taxes on Internet Giants
The EU pledged to propose new rules to tax internet giants such Google and Facebook, embracing France’s push for extra measures to squeeze more money out of multinationals operating in Europe.
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Facebook Moves to Keep Ads From Running on Objectionable Videos 13 Sep 2017, 10:15am Facebook Moves to Keep Ads From Running on Objectionable Videos
The social network, which hopes video will become an increasingly part of its business, said it would limit ads from appearing on unsuitable content.
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EU May Take New Tack in Taxing Tech Giants 13 Sep 2017, 10:13am Updated EU May Take New Tack in Taxing Tech Giants
The EU pledged to propose new rules to tax internet giants such Google and Facebook, embracing France’s push for extra measures to squeeze more money out of large multinationals operating in Europe.
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Facebook Pitches Brand Safety Ahead of Video Ad Push 13 Sep 2017, 9:36am Facebook Pitches Brand Safety Ahead of Video Ad Push
As Facebook ramps up its new ‘in-stream’ video advertising, the social media company is attempting to avoid the brand safety headaches that have plagued rivals such as YouTube in recent months.
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Facebook Is Willing to Spend Big in Video Push 8 Sep 2017, 7:41pm Updated Facebook Is Willing to Spend Big in Video Push
Facebook is loosening its purse strings in its drive to become a major hub for video. The social-media giant is willing to spend as much as $1 billion to cultivate original shows for its platform.
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8 Sep 2017, 6:18pm Updated S&P 500 Slips as Hurricane Irma Nears Florida; Tech Falls
The S&P 500 ended slightly lower on Friday as investors braced for potential damage from Hurricane Irma as it drove toward Florida, while a decline in big tech names like Apple and Facebook pushed the Nasdaq down more sharply.
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Facebook Taps Former Chinese Official to Woo Beijing on Access 8 Sep 2017, 1:04pm Updated Facebook Taps Former Chinese Official to Woo Beijing on Access
Facebook has hired a veteran executive and former Chinese official for a new position leading its government relations here, in another sign it is escalating efforts to regain access to China.
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Facebook Identifies $100,000 in Ad Spending by Fake Accounts With Suspected Ties to Russia 7 Sep 2017, 12:12pm Updated Facebook Identifies $100,000 in Ad Spending by Fake Accounts With Suspected Ties to Russia
Facebook said it has identified about 500 “inauthentic” accounts responsible for $100,000 in advertising spending that it believes have ties to Russia, following a review of ad buying on the site in response to intelligence-community concerns about Russian activity during the 2016 election.
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Fake Russian Facebook Accounts Bought $100,000 in Political Ads 6 Sep 2017, 10:02pm Updated Fake Russian Facebook Accounts Bought $100,000 in Political Ads
Facebook said that fake accounts and pages had bought 3,000 ads focused on divisive social issues, including race and immigration.
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Facebook Tells Advertisers It Can Reach Many Young People. Too Many. 6 Sep 2017, 9:53pm Updated Facebook Tells Advertisers It Can Reach Many Young People. Too Many.
An analyst pointed out that the company said it could reach 25 million more young Americans than last year’s United State census says exist.
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Facebook: Russia spent $100k on US election ads 6 Sep 2017, 4:03pm Facebook: Russia spent $100k on US election ads
Facebook says an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on divisive adverts during the run up to the US elections.
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Facebook Is Said to Seek a Shanghai Office 6 Sep 2017, 2:50pm Facebook Is Said to Seek a Shanghai Office
Even as the social network remains blocked in China, the company’s search for a Shanghai office indicates it is growing more positive about its prospects there.
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Facebook Tees Up WhatsApp to Make Money 5 Sep 2017, 4:23pm Updated Facebook Tees Up WhatsApp to Make Money
WhatsApp will eventually charge companies to use some future features in the two free business tools it started testing this summer.
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Facebook Lands Lonzo Ball and Basketball Family for Reality Show 30 Aug 2017, 12:55pm Facebook Lands Lonzo Ball and Basketball Family for Reality Show
To help jump-start its original video efforts, Facebook has landed a new reality show about a family of big basketball personalities.
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U.N. Agency Blasts Facebook Over Video of Migrants Being Threatened 28 Aug 2017, 12:08pm U.N. Agency Blasts Facebook Over Video of Migrants Being Threatened
Facebook is once again in hot water for allowing objectionable videos on its website, this time drawing a rare rebuke from a United Nations agency.
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UK TV industry risks losing £1bn a year to Amazon, YouTube and Facebook 27 Aug 2017, 10:29am UK TV industry risks losing £1bn a year to Amazon, YouTube and Facebook
Traditional broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Sky could follow other industries in losing out to digital ‘middlemen’, says report Traditional broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Sky could lose a combined £1bn per year if rival services from Amazon, Facebook and YouTube become dominant players in the TV industry over the next decade. A new report says that UK broadcasters could suffer the same fate as industries including music, news, insurance and property where powerful digital newcomers – including Apple, Google, YouTube, Moneysupermarket and Rightmove – muscled in as middlemen to take a significant share of revenues.
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Just Say No to Push Notifications 22 Aug 2017, 12:15pm Updated Just Say No to Push Notifications
App makers are out to capture our attention with reminders and alerts on our phones’ lock screens. Do we really need a reminder to post to Facebook? Joanna Stern proposes a notification bill of rights.
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HTC Joins Facebook in Slashing VR Headset Price 21 Aug 2017, 8:30pm Updated HTC Joins Facebook in Slashing VR Headset Price
HTC is dropping the price of its Vive virtual-reality headset by $200, weeks after Facebook made a similar price cut for its Oculus Rift goggles.
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Crowded TV Marketplace Gets Ready for Three Tech Giants 20 Aug 2017, 9:14pm Crowded TV Marketplace Gets Ready for Three Tech Giants
The arrival of Apple, Facebook and Google means that the hypercompetitive world of scripted TV is going to become even more ferocious.
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The World’s Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American 17 Aug 2017, 11:10pm Updated The World’s Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American
China’s Alibaba and Tencent have rocketed this year to become global investor darlings, inching up on Facebook and Amazon, as their sway in China grows.
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Facebook Courts Marketers With In-Stream Video Ads 17 Aug 2017, 11:00am Facebook Courts Marketers With In-Stream Video Ads
As Facebook ramps up its video ambitions, get ready for more commercial breaks.
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Facebook Shut Down Employee Chat Room Over Harassing Messages 17 Aug 2017, 9:10am Updated Facebook Shut Down Employee Chat Room Over Harassing Messages
Facebook dismantled a popular anonymous discussion board for employees last year that had become a forum for conservative political debate that sometimes degenerated into racist or sexist comments.
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As Alibaba’s Profit Surges, Its Shares Catch Up With U.S. Online Giants’ 17 Aug 2017, 7:23am As Alibaba’s Profit Surges, Its Shares Catch Up With U.S. Online Giants’
Investors are beginning to value the e-commerce giant and Tencent, its rival, on par with Facebook and Amazon as their sway in China grows.
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Aw, Snapchat! Its shares stood little chance in the face of Facebook 13 Aug 2017, 2:00am Aw, Snapchat! Its shares stood little chance in the face of Facebook
Parent company Snap was vastly overvalued in March, and its chance of making huge profits is disappearing as fast as its photographs Not everybody can be the next Facebook – or least not easily or quickly. This has been a hard lesson for investors in Snap, owner of Snapchat. They should have known it all along, of course, since Facebook has never disguised its ambition to crush any social media upstarts that get in its way. But it didn’t prevent Snap being
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In China, Facebook Tests the Waters With a Stealth App 11 Aug 2017, 4:24pm Updated In China, Facebook Tests the Waters With a Stealth App
The social media giant has quietly authorized the release of a Chinese version of its Moments app, a highly unusual move that raises transparency questions.
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Sky faces paying extra £1.8bn for Premier League broadcast rights 11 Aug 2017, 12:10pm Sky faces paying extra £1.8bn for Premier League broadcast rights
Likely competition from Amazon could force Sky to pay £600m more each year to retain its lion’s share of football fixtures Sky could be forced to pay an extra £600m annually to retain the lion’s share of Premier League matches when the next rights auction launches this year, with Amazon emerging as a potential competitor for the biggest prize in UK sport broadcasting. Google, Apple, Facebook and Netflix are also viewed as possible rivals for Britain’s most valuable sports rights, which are split between Sky and BT under the current three-year deal. The prospect of a heated auction involving deep-pocketed tech firms has led analysts to estimate that Sky might have to pay a premium of up to 45% on the near-£4.2bn it paid last-time round. That means a further £1.8bn, or £600m annually, to keep Silicon Valley off the ball.
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Snap shares plunge 14% as losses mount 10 Aug 2017, 7:03pm Snap shares plunge 14% as losses mount
The social media company has seen its share price slide as it faces intense competition from Facebook.
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Snap shares plunge after earnings disappoint 10 Aug 2017, 5:03pm Snap shares plunge after earnings disappoint
The social media company has seen its share price slide as it faces intense competition from Facebook.
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The New Copycats: How Facebook Squashes Competition From Startups 10 Aug 2017, 9:38am Updated The New Copycats: How Facebook Squashes Competition From Startups
Tiny Houseparty has a promising video-chat app. The social-media giant has noticed and started developing one of its own. The power of Silicon Valley’s well-financed giants is starting to draw scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators.
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Facebook takes on rivals with video platform 10 Aug 2017, 2:02am Facebook takes on rivals with video platform
Facebook is launching a new platform which will see the social network giant take on the likes of YouTube as well as TV networks.
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Facebook introduces new video service 10 Aug 2017, 1:53am Facebook introduces new video service
The new platform, called Watch, will be personalised and allow users to see comments in real time.
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Facebook Introduces a Dedicated Home for Videos 9 Aug 2017, 11:08pm Facebook Introduces a Dedicated Home for Videos
The world’s largest social network is trying to coax its two billion monthly users to stay around and watch more videos.
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9 Aug 2017, 6:12pm Answering Your Questions About the Controversial Google Memo
In a Facebook Live conversation, two technology reporters discussed and responded to questions about a Google engineer’s anti-diversity memo.
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Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Snap and Google Tie-Up? 5 Aug 2017, 9:00am Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Snap and Google Tie-Up?
Farhad and Mike discuss the latest in Silicon Valley, including Facebook’s video chat ambitions and rumors of a Snap acquisition by Google.
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Facebook Drowns Out Fake News With More Information 3 Aug 2017, 3:55pm Updated Facebook Drowns Out Fake News With More Information
Starting Thursday, when Facebook users come across popular links in their feeds, they may also see a cluster of other articles on the same topic—part of the company’s strategy to limit the damage of false news without censoring posts.
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31 Jul 2017, 4:30pm Dow Hits Record High While Tech Retreats
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record closing high on Monday, helped by Boeing, while selling in Facebook, Alphabet and other technology companies checked the S&P 500 and pulled the Nasdaq lower.
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31 Jul 2017, 3:00pm Dow Hits High; Indexes Post Gains for Month
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high on Monday, helped by Boeing, while selling in Facebook, Alphabet and other technology companies kept the S&P 500 flat and pulled the Nasdaq lower. Indexes posted gains for the month.
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31 Jul 2017, 3:00pm Dow Hits Record High While Tech Cedes Ground
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high on Monday, helped by Boeing, while selling in Facebook, Alphabet and other technology companies kept the S&P 500 flat and pulled the Nasdaq lower.
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 Should you stay invested in Facebook, Google and Amazon? 29 Jul 2017, 10:05am Should you stay invested in Facebook, Google and Amazon?
Ali Unwin, manager of the Neptune Global Technology Fund, believes the big technology giants still present very attractive investment opportunities, despite recent regulatory concern.
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 Google, Facebook and Amazon generate £74 billion 29 Jul 2017, 4:26am Updated Google, Facebook and Amazon generate £74 billion
The world’s biggest tech companies face being broken up as they toast a formidable set of sales figures.
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 Facebook rakes in £7bn from 2bn users  28 Jul 2017, 5:38am Updated Facebook rakes in £7bn from 2bn users 
Social media giant Facebook surpassed analysts’ expectations with soaring advertising revenues in its first earnings report since reaching two billion users.
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27 Jul 2017, 11:54am US Stocks Rise, Led by Media and Phone Companies
U.S. stocks are on track to set more records Thursday as media companies and phone companies rise. Verizon Communications and Comcast are climbing after their second-quarter reports, while Facebook jumps as investors are pleased with its earnings, advertising revenue, and spending. Health care companies are lagging the rest of the market.
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Twitter sees monthly user growth stall 27 Jul 2017, 8:37am Twitter sees monthly user growth stall
Social networking site is facing competition from Facebook, and messaging app Snapchat.
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Facebook Searches for New Ad Slots as Profit Spikes 27 Jul 2017, 7:56am Updated Facebook Searches for New Ad Slots as Profit Spikes
Facebook’s news feed is running out of room for advertisements, but the social-media giant is making up for it with higher prices and new slots for ads in videos and its messaging apps. The company said profit spiked 71% in the second quarter.
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Facebook profits up 71% as mobile ad sales soar 27 Jul 2017, 1:46am Facebook profits up 71% as mobile ad sales soar
Facebook's profits climbed 71% to $3.9bn (£3bn) in the second quarter of this year, boosted by an increase in sales of mobile video adverts, figures show.
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Facebook Profit Jumps 71% 26 Jul 2017, 7:55pm Updated Facebook Profit Jumps 71%
Facebook’s profit rose a better-than-expected 71% in the second quarter, as the social-media giant benefited from expanding its use of ads.
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26 Jul 2017, 7:23pm Facebook’s Profit and Revenue Surge, Despite Company Predictions of a Slowdown
Facebook executives have cautioning investors that the social-networking giant’s growth might start to slow. The latest earnings report suggests that hasn’t happened yet.
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Facebook flush with advertising money 26 Jul 2017, 6:18pm Updated Facebook flush with advertising money
The social media company's profits jumped 71%, amid strong advertising spending and user growth.
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