The Federalist Society's black tie attendees were blasted with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's disturbing testimony about Justice Kavanaugh's sexual assault as they entered the annual gala at which Kavanaugh was the keynote speaker.
The Senate Intelligence Committee will release a new report this week that has the results of a study of the millions of social media posts provided to Congress detailing Russian efforts to help elect President Donald Trump, according to a Washington Post story Sunday.
By Joseph Menn
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it would team with two U.S. non-profits to slow the global spread of misinformation that could influence elections, acknowledging that fake news sites were still read by millions.
Even though he has accomplished nothing but pass a tax cut bill for the wealthy, Trump lost it over criticism from NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and claimed that he has already made America great again.
Russia has been using social media for several years to sow discord among the American electorate, and now Democrats have their own army of social media specialists to fight back.
U.S. intelligence services have confirmed many times that the Russian attack on America was not done by just hacking systems, it also has been done through massive social media campaigns involving the use of “bots” and disinformation campaigns.
Trump has been trying to ban reporters from covering White House events for months because he didn't like their questions.
On June 18, 2016, one of Facebook’s most senior executives sent out a shocking memo telling employees that there could be negative consequences of the company’s growth, including getting people killed, but these consequences were “justified.”
Facebook and Google use your personal data to make money. Consumer data is the core of their advertising businesses. By making your private data accessible to third parties they have attained a combined market value of $1.2 trillion.
Facebook was sued on Tuesday by several civil rights groups who allege that the social media company with over 2 billion users allows advertisers to discriminate in violation of several different federal laws.
Back in 2014 start-up company Cambridge Analytica was looking for a way to obtain private Facebook data from tens of millions of American Facebook users. To accomplish this difficult task Cambridge Analytica got help from one or more employees at Palantir Technologies, a top Silicon Valley company which has done top-secret work for the NSA, the CIA and the Pentagon.
Facebook’s legal troubles continue to grow in number and intensity. Over recent days we have reported that:
- Facebook is being sued in U.S. by its users over improper data harvesting,
- The FTC Opened an investigation into Facebook’s violation of a 2011 consent decree, and
- Facebook CEO Zuckerberg was invited to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing.
And now it has been reported that the Attorneys General of 37 states have joined forces to investigate Facebook.
According to Bloomberg News Facebook has dropped nearly $100 billion in market value over the past 10 days, and is headed for its worst month in nearly six years. Its stock price was down over 6% Monday in early trading.
Cambridge Analytica had a detailed 27-page blueprint for making Donald Trump victorious in the 2016 presidential election according to exclusive new reporting in The Guardian newspaper. The internal company document which was leaked by a high-level source from the company, explains how data was used to create 10,000 different ads that supported Trump. These ads were all played to different targeted audiences during the summer and fall of 2016, and the ads were viewed billions of times.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg issued a statement late Wednesday on the Cambridge Analytica data scandal which has embroiled his company in global controversies and seen a loss of up to $50 billion in market value.
‘The Heat is On’ is a Glenn Frey song made famous by the 1980’s TV show ‘Miami Vice.’ Given all the news about how Facebook data was improperly used to manipulate hundreds of millions of people in elections, the song’s title is an apt description of the environment that the social media giant is currently facing.
Top executives of Cambridge Analytica (Cambridge) – the company that credits itself with helping Donald Trump win the presidency through its improper use of Facebook data – have been secretly filmed boasting about how they could fix elections by entrapping political candidates.
Everybody knows that Steve Bannon helped Donald Trump win the presidency, but very few people know how he did it. But now thanks to whistleblower Christopher Wylie, information has come out that shows how Bannon and others supporting the Trump campaign obtained data from over 50 million Facebook users without their express permission.
The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said.
Trump and Putin got some bad news as Facebook has announced that they will be unveiling a tool that will allow people see if they liked or followed Russian created content.