Facebook 'observed propaganda efforts' by governments - Citifmonline

Facebook has admitted that it observed attempts to spread propaganda on its site, apparently orchestrated by governments or organised parties. The firm has seen “false news, disinformation, or networks of fake accounts aimed at manipulating public ...

Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda - Jakarta Post

In this April 18, 2017 file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. In a paper posted online on Thursday, April 27, Facebook security researchers said the company will ...

Beyond 'fake news:' Facebook fights 'information operations' - KTUU.com

NEW YORK (AP) Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to sway political sentiment, including elections. That's a long way from CEO Mark Zuckerberg's assertion in November that the idea ...

Facebook to fight propaganda - Alive For Football

Ultimately, the social media firm is serious in rooting out bad elements from the platform. In reply to Collins, a representative for Facebook stated fake news is the biggest challenge that the platform has been facing and it will be a mammoth task to ...

Facebook gearing up to fight propaganda - pppFocus

Separately, Facebook released its global transparence report showing government requests for account data increased by nine percent in the second half of 2016 from 59,229 to 64,279 requests. Facebook is beefing up its attack on fake news by targeting ...

Facebook steps up fight on state-led propaganda - The Sun Daily

Facebook says it is taking aim at efforts by governments and others to use the social media network to manipulate public opinion. — AFP. FACEBOOK said Thursday it is stepping up its security to counter efforts by governments and others to spread ...

On being politically correct - The Asian Age

The US election being a case study, with French election, Facebook was able to tighten its grip around malicious content generators. Facebook is taking steps to crack the whip on malicious content generated through fake accounts, purposefully carried ...

Facebook confessed that secret services use it for fake informations - Weekly Observer

Facebook announced in a statement that several states are using the popular platform to manipulate public opinion. This was also the case during the presidential elections in the US and France, but the company promises to do everything to eliminate ...

Facebook Tightens Its Belts To Combat Political Propaganda On Its Platform - Socpedia

Facebook has conceded that administrations or different vindictive non-state performing artists are utilizing its social network to impact political feelings in ways that could influence general elections. It is far from what the CEO Mark Zuckerberg's ...

Facebook says gov'ts exploited its platform to manipulate opinion - Rappler

INFO-OPS FEATURES. Facebook lists the features of information operations that it has observed on its platform. Screenshot from Facebook. MANILA, Philippines – Facebook just took a step forward in the battle against misinformation, disinformation, fake ...

Facebook admits it was used by 'malicious actors' during US election - The Drum

Facebook has admitted that “malicious actors” had created “fake personas” to spread fake news across its social network last year. The admission came in a report by the technology firm's security team, which said its data “does not contradict” the US ...

Report: Facebook really is used for propaganda and to influence elections - BetaNews

It's something that many people have expected for some time, and now we know that it's true. Facebook has admitted that governments around the world have used the social network to spread propaganda and try to influence the outcome of elections.

Facebook steps for a new procedure - Hiru News

According to a special report on such observations, it has been identified that Facebook has numerous fake accounts and lot of wrong activities are done through those. However, they say that this number is minute when compared to the whole Facebook site.

Facebook to counter bid by govts to influence discussions - The Straits Times

WASHINGTON • Facebook says it is stepping up its security to counter efforts by governments and others to spread misinformation or manipulate discussions for political reasons. The new effort expands Facebook's security efforts beyond "abusive" actions ...

Facebook admits 'fake news' is a problem, pledges to curb 'information operations' - CyberScoop

More than six months after its founder first claimed that digital propaganda on social media had no discernible impact on the U.S. presidential election, Facebook publicly acknowledged such threats Thursday and announced plans to counter disinformation ...

Viewpoints: Fake news harms us all - Buffalo News

The sad but unavoidable truth of our time is that media illiteracy – the inability to discern real news from the fake – is rampant. But what is even more troubling is that the importance of news has fallen so far so rapidly, except perhaps in elite ...

Russia eyed after Facebook says it was used by 'malicious actors' during US presidential election - Fox News

A report released by Facebook this week "does not contradict" the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence's assertion that Russia attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. The Facebook report, released Thursday, describes ...

Facebook Hints You-Know-Who Tried To Manipulate U.S. Election - Huffington Post Canada

Facebook has issued a security report in which it says it found evidence of a coordinated attempt to manipulate last year's U.S. election through its platform. In a white paper issued Thursday, members of Facebook's security team said they found ...

Donald Trump Signing Executive Order Banning Facebook Is A Hoax - Business 2 Community

Reports that President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning Facebook are false. Like other fake executive orders Trump has signed, there is no truth to the claim that Facebook will be banned in the United States—it is nothing more than ...

Facebook Puts 'Freebooters' On Notice - MediaPost Communications

Some publishers don't think Facebook has done enough to fight “freebooting” when Page owners post copyright-protected video they don't actually own. In response, the social giant is improving its Rights Manager tool, including further automating the ...