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Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Can't Stop All Election Interference

Wrapping up Facebook’s worst year yet, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg admitted that he has no fix for the hate speech and election interference plaguing his company. In a celebratory New Year’s post on the platform last week, the social media giant said his personal goals of 2018 had been focused on “preventing election interference, stopping the […]

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Russia 'meddled in all big social media' around US election

Russia used every major social media platform to influence the 2016 US election, a report claims. New research says YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram and PayPal – as well as Facebook and Twitter – were leveraged to spread propaganda. The report, released today by the US Senate, exposes the scale of Russian disinformation efforts. Its authors criticise […]

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The Shift: Facebook Had a Good Election Day. But It Can’t Let Up Now.

The Shift Facebook Had a Good Election Day. But It Can’t Let Up Now. ImageFacebook’s war room at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., where workers monitored election-related content on the social network.CreditCreditMonica Davey/Epa By Kevin Roose Nov. 7, 2018 After an Election Day largely free of viral social media misinformation, and with little trace […]

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Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election

Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election Image Fernando Haddad, Brazil’s presidential candidate for the Workers Party. Political messages on WhatsApp have targeted voters ahead of Brazil’s fiercely contested presidential election. CreditCreditLeo Correa/Associated Press By Mike Isaac and Kevin Roose Oct. 19, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past few months, the 120 million […]

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Uber And Lyft Plan To Offer Free And Discounted Rides On Election Day

With less than a month until the 2018 midterms, ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft have announced plans to offer free and discounted rides to the polls.  In partnership with #VoteTogether and Democracy Works, Uber will provide free rides to those who need transportation on Nov. 6. Customers will also be able to use the ‘Get […]