When Donald Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19 and subsequently sent to Walter Reed Hospital, no one knew quite how to react. There were a number of possibilities on the table, including the possibility that the president could die of the illness.
Democrat Joe Biden’s campaign has criticized Facebook for not removing false or misleading posts by President Donald Trump’s account. The president has used his social media channels to spread conspiracy theories about the presidential race, particularly about mail-in voting, which he insists would “rig” the general election.
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss made a joke about it last week when emceeing the Democratic National Convention last week. “If we all vote, there is nothing Facebook, Fox News and Vladimir Putin can do to stop us,” she said.
Appearing on Geraldo Rivera’s radio show earlier today on WTAM in Cleveland, President Donald Trump insisted he is being unfairly censored by Twitter and Facebook after the social media companies blocked a video shared by accounts linked to him and his campaign for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.
Matt Gaetz is calling for a criminal investigation of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly lying to Congress about social media bias against conservative.
The Republican congressman has written to Attorney General William Barr accusing Zuckerberg of making false statements during congressional appearances.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has responded to Donald Trump’s attacks on him in an early morning TV appearance. He defended himself from the President’s attacks as they took on a new, more pernicious form.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg says organizing protests against stay-at-home orders on the social media site is misinformation. The remarks come as some conservatives have taken to the streets.
The Facebook CEO spoke to Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos on Monday. He confirmed his site would take a dim view of the protests.
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.