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Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 20
Facebook's effort to limit the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect - although that finding comes with a major caveat.

Facebook Takes on Food Delivery, Challenges Uber and Others

Facebook Takes on Food Delivery, Challenges Uber and Others

Oct 17
Several online services already offer food delivery, but that doesn't mean Facebook won't jump on board anyway.

Man Sues City for Arresting Him Over Parody Facebook Page

Man Sues City for Arresting Him Over Parody Facebook Page

By Dake Kang | Oct 16
A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech.

Russia-Backed Facebook Page Colored with Hot-Button Phrases

Russia-Backed Facebook Page Colored with Hot-Button Phrases

By Ryan Nakashima and Larry Fenn | Oct 14
An Associated Press analysis of the content on a now-shuttered Facebook page called "Being Patriotic" shows it's colored with words like "illegal," ''country" and "American" and phrases like "illegal alien," ''Sharia law" and "Welfare state."

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 13
A top Facebook executive says ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should "absolutely" be released to the public, along with information on whom the ads were targeting.

Families Use Facebook to Search for Loved Ones After Fires

Families Use Facebook to Search for Loved Ones After Fires

By Andrew Dalton | Oct 12
The increasingly familiar ritual of posting heartfelt please for help in locating loved ones was seen with recent hurricanes Harvey, Rita and Maria and after last week's Las Vegas shooting.

Facebook Begins 'Human Review' of Potentially Sensitive Ads

Facebook Begins 'Human Review' of Potentially Sensitive Ads

Oct 9
Facebook says it will begin manually reviewing advertisements that target certain groups and address politics, religion, ethnicity and social issues.

Why Facebook Keeps Stepping In It

Why Facebook Keeps Stepping In It

By Barbara Ortutay | Sep 29
Years of limited oversight and unchecked growth have turned Facebook into a force with incredible power over the lives of its two billion users. But the social network has also produced unintended social consequences.

Facebook: Accounts from Russia Bought Ads During U.S. Campaign

Facebook: Accounts from Russia Bought Ads During U.S. Campaign

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Jake Pearson | Sep 8
Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about $100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social network said Wednesday.

Facebook Envisions Watch Feature as TV for Social Media

Facebook Envisions Watch Feature as TV for Social Media

By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 14
Facebook envisions its new Watch feature as TV designed for social media, a place where users comment, like and interact with show creators, stars and each other - and never leave.

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