Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled

Facebook has published its latest “enforcement report“, which details how many posts and accounts it took action on between October 2018 and March 2019. During that six-month period, Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts – more than ever before. More than seven million “hate speech” posts were removed, also a record high. For […]

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5 Percent Of Facebook Is Fake

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Facebook is mapping demographics, human movement, and network coverage to combat diseases

Facebook is partnering with a handful of organizations to combat diseases using real-time maps powered by satellite imagery, computer vision, census data, and Facebook’s proprietary data. The social networking giant has been working on population mapping for a while already — back in 2016, it revealed that it was applying its computer vision smarts to […]


Facebook is using its trove of data on 2.4 billion people to build maps to help fight diseases

A map produced using Facebook’s data showing movement around London. &quotThese data are useful to public health organizations looking at the spread of communicable diseases, such as the flu,” Facebook says.Facebook Facebook is trying to use its hoards of data to combat the spread of infectious diseases. It is sharing maps showing human movement and […]

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Political pressure builds for FTC to punish Facebook with more than a ‘bargain’ fine

Two top Senate lawmakers on Monday expressed frustration with a federal probe into Facebook’s privacy practices, urging the government to move more swiftly and consider imposing tough punishments that target the company’s top executives. The message — delivered by Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.) — reflects the mounting political […]

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Trump warns he’ll ‘monitor the censorship’ on social media after Facebook banned some far-right leaders

President Trump on Friday threatened to “monitor” social-media sites for their “censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS,” a day after Facebook permanently banned far-right figures and organizations including the conspiracy theory site InfoWars. Trump’s subtle threat — delivered in a series of tweets — marked the president’s latest broadside against Silicon Valley, which he has repeatedly accused […]