It’s clear Facebook fired this exec for being pro-Trump

Facebook denies it pushed top exec Palmer Luckey out the door for being publicly pro-Trump, but that’s clearly what happened. As Monday’s Wall Street Journal reported, Facebook’s internal message boards turned red with fury over Luckey’s 10-grand donation to an anti-Hillary-Clinton group at the height of the 2016 campaign. According to e-mails the Journal unearthed, top management — apparently all […]

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Chilling final Facebook post of ex-Marine with PTSD who shot up bar

‘Yeah… I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is ‘hopes and prayers”: Chilling final Facebook post of ex-Marine with PTSD who gunned down 11 in bar shooting Law enforcement believes they have found the final Facebook post of gunman who killed 11 in California Ian David Long, 28, opened fire at Borderline Bar and Grill in […]

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Experts say the Trump immigration ad pulled by NBC and Fox exposes a flaw in the way political ads are reviewed — and it could become a problem for TV networks

NBC, Fox, and Facebook all pulled an ad widely condemned as racist following public backlash. While all three companies have their own advertising standards teams that evaluate ads, an initial review didn’t flag anything as impermissible in the ad. Some experts note a perceived difference in the way ads are reviewed for commercial products and political issues. Brand-safety issues come […]

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What Google searches and social media trends can tell us about the midterm elections

Millions of Americans are heading to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in 435 House seats, 35 Senate races and 36 gubernatorial contests. While exit polls may give insight into how people are voting, social media and Google searches also offer some clues about which candidates and issues were getting the most attention online leading up to the midterms. […]

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Facebook fined for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook was slapped with a symbolic £500,000 ($905,000) fine by the UK's privacy regulator for "serious" violations of data protection rules that paved the way for the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fine is the highest possible for the Information Commissioner's Office under old rules that predated this year's European Union revamp of privacy penalties. The ICO said that between 2007 […]

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Mom’s ‘Gut Feeling’ Helped Prevent A School Shooting Just Minutes Before It Happened

A New Jersey mom’s gut feeling has helped thwart a shooting plot at a school hundreds of miles away from her home. Koeberle Bull of Lumberton, New Jersey, has never visited nor gave much thought about Kentucky. This, however, changed last Wednesday when she received a private message on Facebook from a stranger. The message came from a man named […]

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Facebook urged to act over social media pages from behind bars

Prison officers call on Facebook and Ministry of Justice to help stop inmates from publishing videos of bullying, violence and drug use One page with 15,000 followers ‘names and shames’ the worst prison officer Videos from behind bars have shown one prisoner eating cockroaches in his cell Others show random acts of violence, drug taking and other illegal activity Facebook and […]

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Facebook removes advert because it featured naked statue

Facebook removes company’s advert for fine-dining event in Dorset because footage ‘caught a glimpse of Roman statue’s backside’ The fine dining event is being held at The Italian Villa at Compton Acres in Poole  It is a popular wedding venue which comes complete with landscaped gardens  Beales Gourmet, a catering company based there, uses Facebook to advertise But this time […]

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Facebook ‘could face £1.2billion fine’ over 50million users’ data hacked

Facebook could face a fine of more than £1.2 BILLION following a huge data breach which saw details from 50 million users compromised. Ireland’s Data Protection Commission – an EU privacy watchdog – has demanded information from the social network about the scale of the breach, which emerged on Friday. It has since emerged that Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg’s account, […]

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