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Facebook Says It Removed 652 Disinformation Accounts Linked To Russia And Iran

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has identified and banned more accounts engaged in misleading political behavior ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly, Iran, for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” that included the sharing of political […]

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Google Confirms It Tracks Locations Even After Users Turn Off Location History

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. The change comes days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even if users have turned […]

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Won't Suspend Alex Jones, Says It's On Media To ‘Refute’ His Lies

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, said Tuesday night that his platform hadn’t suspended conspiracy theorist Alex Jones because he “hasn’t violated our rules.”  “We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday,” Dorsey wrote on Twitter. “We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules. We’ll […]