No net benefit to American society could be the next thing to go
Comedy Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai thinks that there is a conspiracy by ISPs to rule the world and is dismantling net neutrality to put them in their place, but now he has another cunning plan – getting rid of social media.
Building a portal
Facebook is building a portal that will let some users see if they liked or followed Russian propaganda from Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts between January 2015 and August 2017.
Opinion Well, let’s take that with a pinch of salt
The leading social media companies in the world - all American mega corporations - have pledged to suppress so-called “fake news” and replace the stories with “geek news”.
Why should the Russians have all the fun?
While the Russians using Facebook advertising to help Donald Trump win the election has garnered all the attention, the Chinese government has also been buying adverts.
Buy one get another free
US tech giants are spending a small fortune on "lobbying" politicians and the situation is getting worse.
Not just Facebook
While it has been confirmed President Putin was splashing out cash on Facebook advertising to get Donald Trump elected in the US, it seems he was also spending a small fortune on Google too.
Fake news, conspiracy theories, Muslim invasions all reported as fact
The first serious test of Google and Facebook at handling fake news failed dismally as the pair crashed and burned during the Las Vegas shooting.
All slanted at promoting US racial tension
More than 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were bought in Russia in the months before and after last year’s US presidential election.
3,000 adverts on show
Facebook will turn over copies of political ads purchased by Russian sources to congressional lawmakers, who are investigating the country's potential interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
That will cost you 1.2 million
Spain's Data Protection Authority has issued a 1.2 million euro fine against Facebook after it found three cases when the company collected data without informing users, as required by European Union privacy laws.