Trump Health Official Apologizes for Facebook Outburst
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U.S.|Trump Health Official Apologizes for Facebook OutburstMichael R. Caputo, the head of communications at the Department of Health and Human Services, apologized to the health secretary and his staff and is considering a medical leave.Michael R. Caputo, the assistant secretary of health for public affairs, told staff members that he was under stress because of…

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Facebook Moves to Stop Election Misinformation
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The social network said it would block new political ads in late October, among other measures, to reduce misinformation and interference.Facebook is taking steps to minimize misinformation and election confusion as President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. vie for the presidency.Credit…Photographs by Erin Schaff/The New York TimesPublished Sept. 3, 2020Updated Sept. 22, 2020SAN FRANCISCO…

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Free Speech Champion Mark Zuckerberg Announces Plan to Censor His Employees
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Photo: Graeme Jennings/Pool (Getty Images)Facebook employees have recently been wondering if perhaps Facebook—which lets politicians lie in ads, festers with extremist movements like QAnon, and by design amplifies authoritarian propaganda, misinformation, and hate speech—is actually the bad guy.Hey, pal, why don’t you shut the fuck up, CEO Mark Zuckerberg responds. According to reports in CNBC…

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Facebook Gaming will now allow partnered streamers to play copyrighted music
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Today, Facebook Gaming is set to allow its partnered streamers to play copyrighted, popular music in the background of their live streams — which means they’ve seemingly solved the copyright problem that’s plagued live-streaming (and basically the entire internet) since the beginning. In a press release, a spokesperson for Facebook Gaming put it like this:…

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Facebook addresses political controversy in India, monetization opportunities, startup investments
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At the beginning of the previous decade, Facebook had a tiny presence in India. It had just started to slowly expand its team in the country and was inking deals with telecom operators to make access to its service free to users and even offer incentives such as free voice credit. India’s internet population, now…

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Chinese propaganda network on Facebook used AI-generated faces
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Facebook removed two networks of fake accounts spreading government propaganda on the platform Tuesday, one originating in China and one in the Philippines. In its latest report on this kind of coordinated campaign, the company says it took down 155 Facebook accounts, 11 pages, nine groups and seven Instagram accounts connected to the Chinese activity…

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