Facebook may well look back on 2018 as its annus horribilis. From the Cambridge Analytica scandal in March, to a data breach affecting 29 million users in September, from accusations of fraud over misrepresentation of video viewing figures, to claims that it is destroying the very fabric of society, the social network’s reputation has suffered a battering. Much of this criticism is entirely warranted. But Facebook’s ham-fisted attempts to address the most pressing concerns around disinformation have fallen flat. Do you like good gadgets? Those sweet cool gadgets? Oh, yeah Earlier this month the ad giant rolled out new transparency rules that would force political advertisers in the UK to publicly declare when they had paid for an advert. The scheme has also been established for the US and Brazil. But the new rules are a fiasco! Business Insider was able to run adverts as being “paid for” by Cambridge Analytica, while Vice posed as US senators and ISIS … [Read more...] about Facebook Ad Library: Only 3 “Brexit” ads for whole month. Yeah, right!
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What appeared to be the biggest “Black Lives Matter” page on Facebook was actually “a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia,” CNN Tech reported on Monday, and it managed to raise over $100,000 while sending some of that money to Australian bank accounts. Just as troubling, CNN reported that Facebook initially declined to remove the page when contacted, even as other counterparts in the industry quickly moved to do so: Fundraising campaigns associated with the Facebook page were suspended by PayPal and Patreon after CNN contacted each of the companies for comment. Donorbox and Classy had already removed the campaigns. ... Only after almost a week of emails and calls between CNN and Facebook about this story did Facebook suspend the page, and then only because it had suspended a user account that administrated the page. According to the CNN report, the page had some 700,000 followers as well as a Facebook Group with 40,000 members, and did its … [Read more...] about Facebook’s Largest Black Lives Matter Page Was Allegedly an Australian Scam
Technology By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News 9 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43698733 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Facebook members will find out from 17:00 BST whether they are among the 87 million potential users whose data was shared with Cambridge Analytica.Every account holder will … [Read more...] about Facebook to warn users in data scandal