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Report: Arizona teens paid to file social media posts for campaigns

Facebook and Twitter opened investigations this week into a number of Arizona teenagers’ social media accounts for operating fraudulent profiles and spreading misinformation in support of the Trump campaign, reportedly for pay. The campaign was first reported by the Washington Post, which said Wednesday that Phoenix-based Turning Point Action recruited teenagers to take part in

Opinion

Opinion: An Open Letter on Political Discourse to My Facebook Friends

As Election Day draws nigh, here are a few thoughts. Hoping you won’t be offended. I treasure my Facebook friends. In this awful time of social isolation, you’ve been my lifeline to humanity. That goes for my friends who are Democrats, those who are Republicans, and those who are independents or otherwise aligned. I don’t

Social Media

Facebook curbs political ads – for 7 days before US election

Bracing for a contentious election with no immediate results and possible “civil unrest,” Facebook is enacting a host of measures to ensure its platform is not used to sow chaos and spread misinformation before, during and after the U.S. presidential election. But it’s not clear the changes are enough. The company said Thursday it will

Opinion

Opinion: Silicon Valley’s ‘Woke’ Mob Is More Dangerous Than Ever

As Joe Biden bunkers in his basement, he has found a powerful ally: Silicon Valley. Determined to oust President Trump in November, America’s social media technocrats are doing everything in their power to stifle all political speech that goes against their pre-determined liberal narrative. Facebook is the most egregious example. Known for banning a wide range of

Social Media

Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US election

U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages — labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election. It’s the social network’s latest step to to combat election-related misinformation on its platform as the Nov. 3 election nears — one in which many voters may be

Technology

Tech Titans Grilled at Congressional Antitrust Hearing

Members of a House subcommittee downloaded their frustrations on the CEOs of America’s Big Four tech giants during a heated hearing, accusing them of unfairly stifling competition. However, experts disagree on whether the hearing was a “political show” without any significant impact, or if the scrutiny could steer Congress to recommend regulatory changes. Jeff Bezos

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