During a House panel on Oct. 23, 2019, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the company’s policy on political advertising.
Facebook has had a series of scandals related to ‘fake news’ on the network, and in particular its effect on elections around the world. Staff used the tools to track down and deal with hoaxes including posts which claimed that Facebook would start charging people to use the service. Other hoaxes dealt with by the team centred on the popular myth that Facebook ‘listens to’ users via their microphones - or that Mark Zuckerberg is an alien.
Workers were reportedly forced to attend after-hours team building activities.
Facebook shares fell more than 2 percent in early trading on Tuesday after the two founders of Instagram left the social networking giant.
The Facebook CEO spent an uncomfortable five hours in front of US senators yesterday, trying to convince the world Facebook was dealing with the data scandal threatening to engulf it.
Facebook stocks rose 4.5%, boosting the entrepreneur's fortune by around £2.1bn.
At least one person has worn a costume to Mark Zuckerberg's congressional hearing. Alongside a slew of spectators and protesters, it appears that this individual showed up on Capitol Hill dressed as a "Russian troll." Get it? Do you get it? <em>Do you get it?</em> SEE ALSO: This Facebook tool will tell you instantly if your data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica Here's a photo, courtesy of <em>New York Times </em>reporter Kevin Roose <em>.</em> Someone came to the hearing dressed as a Russian troll. pic.twitter.com/ZdPEK9MDne — Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) April 10, 2018 The troll appears to be activist Amanda Werner, who previously crashed the Senate Equifax hearing wearing a Monopoly Man costume. From the looks of it, they've also taken a seat inside, and are live-tweeting the hearing should you want to follow along. "Today, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that Russian troll farms reached 126 million Facebook users. Donald Trump won the electoral college by just 70,000 votes," Werner said in a statement. "Since Zuckerberg allowed millions of Russian trolls to undermine our democracy, I assume he won't mind if one Russian troll undermines his credibility." Hello, Twitter. pic.twitter.com/mDxhZWZXPx — The Russian Troll (Formerly Known as Monopoly Man) (@wamandajd) April 10, 2018 #Zuckerberg hearing pic.twitter.com/n8S2uJZWcR — Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) April 10, 2018 Troll how you want to troll, we suppose. In this day and age, maybe you <em>can't</em> be too on the nose. WATCH: Facebook is using facial recognition — here's how to turn it off
Sir Tim Berners-Lee described the Cambridge Analytica scandal as a ‘serious moment’ for the web.
The teenager in this grainy home video went on to invent a world-changing platform for online communication and become a driving force for globalization. Zuckerberg dropped out of university but is about to receive an honorary degree there, and shared the clip ahead of his graduation ceremony.
Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during the annual Facebook F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, April 18, 2017. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled the Tech giant’s first augmented reality system – and confirmed reports that a ‘mind control’ interface is being created. As he appeared at Facebook’s annual F8 Developer Conference in California, he announced the ‘second act’ in Facebook’s camera development – a platform that will allow developers to create AR apps in a bid to take on Snapchat.
On April 18 during Facebook’s annual developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg commented on the so-called Facebook murder in Cleveland, saying, “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr., and we have a lot of work… and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening.”
In December, the social media site announced that it would be teaming up with independent fact-checkers in a bid to curb the spread of false truths and misinformation on the site. The resulting tool was first seen by Facebook users earlier this week as they attempted to share a story that falsely claimed thousands of Irish people were taken to America as slaves. The article, titled: “The Irish slave trade – the slaves that time forgot”, was initially published by the American entertainment blog Newport Buzz only days before St Patrick’s Day on 17 March.
It seems that even at work, you will no longer be able to escape from Facebook - after the company launched a new app, Workplace. The idea is that it’s like Facebook (complete with profiles, chats and News Feed), but used within workplaces (who pay Facebook to use it). It’s a bit different to ‘normal’ Facebook - you don’t log in with your normal account, but use a special work one, and there’s a News Feed and messaging for your company.
When it comes to privacy, Facebook really isn’t your friend - and even if you’re careful, you might be giving away more than you think. Facebook builds up a hidden dossier of data on every user - a frighteningly detailed picture of that person, built from how they use Facebook and other sites. News organisation Pro Publica has created a Chrome plug-in which reveals exactly what Facebook knows, in an easy-to-read format.
Pouting selfies might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but taking them - and sending them to friends - actually makes people happier, according to new research.
A story from a psychotherapist who found that her patients started to be recommended each other as friends highlights the risks of giving Facebook your phone number. A psychotherapist in a small town told Fusion that after she shared her phone number with Facebook, she started to be recommended her patients as ‘People You May Know’. Facebook says, ‘Everyone who uses Facebook has control of the information they share, this includes the information people include within their profile, and who can see this information.