Facebook rejects Australian regulator’s recommendation of more scrutiny of news feeds

Facebook Inc has rejected an Australian regulator’s recommendation for greater scrutiny over the social network’s advertising market power and the ranking of news articles in customers’ feeds. The proposal by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in December, along with a new regulator to police technology giants, is being watched closely in other countries… Read More Facebook rejects Australian regulator’s recommendation of more scrutiny of news feeds

Facebook to suspend, deactivate false accounts used for information operations

Facebook Inc. acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures it is taking to combat what it calls ‘information operations’ that go well beyond the phenomenon known as fake news. In a report and summary of response plans on its… Read More Facebook to suspend, deactivate false accounts used for information operations

Top internet firms launch initiative to curb spread of false information in France

Giant Internet firms Facebook and Google joined forces with news organizations on Monday to launch new fact-checking tools designed to root out “fake news” stories in France ahead of the country’s presidential election. Social networks and news aggregators came under fire during the U.S. presidential vote when it became clear they had inadvertently fanned false… Read More Top internet firms launch initiative to curb spread of false information in France

Facebook Inc. CEO, Mark Zuckerberg discloses steps taken to curb circulation of false information

Facebook Inc. is taking a series of steps to weed out hoaxes and other types of false information, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post on Friday evening. This comes as it faces withering criticism for failing to stem a flood of phony news articles in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election.… Read More Facebook Inc. CEO, Mark Zuckerberg discloses steps taken to curb circulation of false information