Facebook removes 190 white supremacist accounts trying to incite anti-protest violence

Facebook’s hate group whack-a-mole continues. The social network removed 190 accounts tied to white supremacist groups Proud Boys and American Guard, the Associated Press first reported, and Facebook confirmed to Mashable. The company said that those accounts were planning to … Read more…

‘Concerned’ scientists funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative urge Facebook to tamp down on incendiary speech

Scientists backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative urge Facebook to take a stronger stand on misinformation and incendiary speech. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

Facebook, Instagram Take Down Trump George Floyd Posts Over Alleged Copyright Violations

Facebook and Instagram claim Donald Trump’s video tributes for George Floyd violated copyright laws, and therefore took them down. The move follows a similar decision by Twitter. The removed items included videos narrated by Trump that talked about Floyd’s death … Read more…

Mark Zuckerberg responds to upset Facebook employees, pledges to build products to ‘advance racial justice’

Mark Zuckerberg on Friday responded to Facebook employees who were upset over the company’s decision to not moderate or take down a controversial post in which President Donald Trump said “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Tech BEST DEAL … Read more…

‘Live’ Facebook Protest Videos Drew Millions of Views, but Some Footage Was Years Old

A number of foreign-run Facebook pages appear to be spreading misleading—and widely viewed—videos about the protests in the U.S. using the platform’s live-video features. WSJ.com: US Business SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Talkspace CEO says he’s pulling out of six-figure deal with Facebook, won’t support a platform that incites ‘racism, violence and lies’

The company’s CEO said that he pulling out of a deal with Facebook that would have been potentially lucrative. But he said he can’t move forward until the company moderates post that incite violence. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: … Read more…

Trump expected to sign executive order that could threaten punishment against Facebook, Google and Twitter over allegations of political bias

The move comes two days after Twitter took the rare step of labeling one of the president’s tweets and linking viewers to news articles that fact-checked his claims. Technology BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Pregnant Katy Perry ‘can’t wait to drink again’ when baby is born as she hosts sober Facebook Live before American Idol

KATY Perry, who’s currently pregnant with her and fiance Orlando Bloom’s first child together, is “very excited” when she’s able to drink again. The American Idol judge, 35, opened up about her pregnancy while hosting a Facebook Live event for … Read more…

Pregnant Katy Perry ‘can’t wait to drink again’ when baby is born as she hosts sober Facebook Live before American Idol

KATY Perry, who’s currently pregnant with her and fiance Orlando Bloom’s first child together, is “very excited” when she’s able to drink again. The American Idol judge, 35, opened up about her pregnancy while hosting a Facebook Live event for … Read more…

Facebook Invests $5.7 Billion In India, Buying Stake In Reliance Industries’ Digital Division Jio Platforms

Facebook Tuesday announced a $ 5.7 billion investment in Jio Platforms Limited, part of Reliance Industries, making the social media giant its largest minority shareholder. In a blog post  FB said the sizeable investment “underscores our commitment to India, and … Read more…

Pro-gun activists using Facebook groups to push anti-quarantine protests

A trio of far-right, pro-gun provocateurs is behind some of the largest Facebook groups calling for anti-quarantine protests around the country, offering the latest illustration that some seemingly organic demonstrations are being engineered by a network of conservative activists. Technology … Read more…

Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube issue joint statement on misinformation

In an unprecedented move to reassure customers and flag the potential for misinformation about COVID-19 on their platforms, all of the major social media companies and their parent corporations issued a joint statement on their efforts. Last week, U.S Chief … Read more…

Facebook, Twitter suspend Russian-linked operation targeting African Americans on social media

Facebook and Twitter have disabled a Russian operation designed to stoke racial tensions among African Americans in the United States, the companies announced Thursday, raising fresh alarms that the Kremlin may seek to interfere in the 2020 presidential election and … Read more…

Australia sues Facebook for $529 billion. That’s more than the government makes in a year.

Facebook is being sued by the Australian government for allegedly violating the country’s privacy laws, with requested damages potentially reaching $ 529 billion. The Cambridge Analytica data scandal may have been years ago now, but its effects still linger on. … Read more…

U.S. legislation targets online child sexual abuse; threatens encryption on Facebook, Google

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on the powerful judiciary committee on Thursday introduced a bill aimed at curbing online distribution of child sexual abuse material that technology and civil liberties groups said was an attack on strong encryption critical … Read more…

Coronavirus live updates: Facebook confirms contractor tested positive, South Korea reported 438 new cases

The total number of confirmed cases in South Korea is now 5,766, including 35 deaths, according to the country’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. US Top News and Analysis COMMUNITY NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

Facebook sends cease-and-desist to facial recognition startup Clearview AI over photo scraping

Facial recognition software startup Clearview AI has been under fire over revelations it’s been training its machine learning algorithm on billions of publicly available photos, including public personal images scraped from social media without permission. Now Facebook has become the … Read more…

5 Lessons From Q3 Earnings in Entertainment and Tech, From Teflon Facebook to Disney’s Streaming Onslaught

With the third quarter earning season officially wrapped up, it’s time to take a step back and see how major entertainment and tech companies held up at a time of transition. For many content-based … news entertainment – BingNews DEAL … Read more…

Facebook and YouTube block spread of supposed whistleblower’s name and photo. Twitter allows both.

Facebook and YouTube said they would block references to the supposed whistleblower’s name under their policies against “coordinating harm.” But Twitter said it would permit such references, including posts that both name the person and show pictures supposedly depicting the … Read more…

Watch live: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg is grilled in Congress on cryptocurrency, 2020 election

Washington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating … Read more…

Years after Obama used Facebook to help him win the presidency, Silicon Valley is under Democratic fire

The Democratic Party’s rapidly fading love affair with Big Tech has broken into open acrimony in recent weeks, punctuated by a presidential debate Tuesday in which leading candidates took turns decrying the industry’s impact on the nation and workshopping ways … Read more…

Facebook, Google and Twitter face fresh heat from Congress on harmful online content

The continued struggles of Facebook, Google and Twitter to stop the spread of hate speech, disinformation and other harmful content online has sparked heightened interest on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are expected to unveil legislation to probe the matter in … Read more…

The Facebook page ‘Vets for Trump’ was hijacked by a North Macedonian businessman. It took months for the owners to get it back.

The takeover of Vets for Trump underscores how money, politics and online misinformation remain deeply and often invisibly entangled ahead of the 2020 presidential election, despite years of promises by government officials and technology companies to combat such problems. Technology … Read more…

House lawmakers ask Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google to turn over trove of records in antitrust probe

The requests ask each of the tech giants to provide detailed information about their internal operations, including copies of key communications between top-level executives and records related to “any prior investigation” they have faced on competition grounds. Technology BEST DEAL … Read more…

The Debrief: Puerto Rico governor resigns, Mueller testimony reaction, FTC Fines Facebook | ABC News

ABC News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release … Read more…

Vaping companies reprimanded for violating tobacco ad rules on Facebook, Instagram

The FDA and FTC issued warning letters to four e-cigarette companies for allegedly using influencers to advertise their products on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter who failed to include required warnings that e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click … Read more…