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Google and Facebook’s latest efforts to ‘save’ journalism are already getting eye rolls

Google says it has implemented new algorithms in an attempt to elevate original news reporting. Here, Trystan Upstill speaks about Google News at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., on May 8, 2018. (Jeff Chiu) September 13 at 10:59 PM Editor’s Note: Two sentences originally published in this story used language similar to […]

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Judge calls Facebook’s view on user privacy ‘so wrong’ as class-action lawsuit proceeds

(Reuters) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users’ private data, calling the social media company’s views on privacy “so wrong.” While dismissing some claims, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said users could […]

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New York governor orders discrimination probe into Facebook’s advertising platform

(Reuters) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Financial Services to investigate reports that state-regulated advertisers were using Facebook Inc’s advertising platform in a discriminatory manner. This is the second investigation that the state governor has ordered into the social media company this year. In February, Cuomo ordered two […]

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Facebook’s A.I. Whiz Now Faces the Task of Cleaning It Up. Sometimes That Brings Him to Tears.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer, was tearing up. For half an hour, we had been sitting in a conference room at Facebook’s headquarters, surrounded by whiteboards covered in blue and red marker, discussing the technical difficulties of removing toxic content from the social network. Then we brought up an episode […]

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The Man Deciding Facebook’s Fate

Advertisement Supported by The Man Deciding Facebook’s Fate ImageJoseph J. Simons, the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, is a lawyer who has focused on antitrust regulation for most of his career.CreditCreditAndré Chung for The New York Times By Cecilia Kang March 8, 2019 WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission has no shortage of critics […]

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Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech

ImageFacebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park.CreditCreditJason Henry for The New York Times Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech Under fire for stirring up distrust and violence, the social network has vowed to police its users. But leaked documents raise serious questions about its approach. Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park.CreditCreditJason Henry for The New York […]