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Facebook Reportedly Paid For Smear Campaign Against George Soros

In an effort to muffle criticism of how it handled Russian interference and disinformation, Facebook reportedly carried out a campaign to discredit dissenters that included targeted attacks on Jewish billionaire philanthropist George Soros.  A New York Times investigation, published Wednesday, delves into the social media giant’s handling of the controversy and chaos following the discovery of targeted […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook as Furor Over Its Tactics Grows

Supported by Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook as Furor Over Its Tactics Grows ImageMark Zuckerberg fielded questions from reporters on Thursday about his and Sheryl Sandberg’s management of Facebook.CreditCreditTom Brenner/The New York Times By Cecilia Kang, Matthew Rosenberg and Mike Isaac Nov. 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive and chairman, held […]

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Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg Calls Explosive NYT Report 'Simply Untrue'

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg weighed in on the recent explosive New York Times article that reported the social network carried out a campaign to discredit those who criticized how it handled Russian interference and disinformation. In a lengthy Facebook post published Thursday night, the “Lean In” author wrote that the Times’ “allegations saying I […]

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Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak has some advice for Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook: Stop putting money before morals

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesApple cofounder Steve Wozniak. Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak has some advice for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. His comments came before the bombshell New York Times report that detailed Facebook’s efforts to combat criticism and negative coverage. Wozniak said Facebook should put people above technology, give users more options on how their data is […]

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Facebook Removes Iranian Network That Was Spreading Disinformation

Facebook Removes Iranian Network That Was Spreading Disinformation ImageThese posts were among the ones Facebook removed when it shut down accounts linked to an Iranian influence network. By Mike Isaac and Sheera Frenkel Oct. 26, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Last year, when Facebook disclosed a sweeping, coordinated disinformation campaign carried out by Russian agents, the […]