Twitter Says It Labelled 300,000 ‘Deceptive’ US Election Tweets

Twitter labeled 3,00,000 tweets related to the US presidential election as “potentially misleading” in the two weeks surrounding the vote, making up 0.2 percent of election-related posts, the company said Thursday. The social network said the labels were issued between October 27 and November 11, one week before and after the US presidential election on …

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Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg Defends No longer Postponing Ex-Trump Aide Steve Bannon From Platform

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told an all-staff meeting on Thursday that former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon had not violated enough of the company’s policies to justify his suspension when he urged beheading two senior US officials, according to a recording heard by Reuters. Zuckerberg acknowledged criticism of Facebook by President-elect Joe Biden but said …

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Fb, Swamped With Incorrect information, Extends Publish-Election US Political Commercial Ban

Facebook on Wednesday said its post-election ban on political advertisements would likely last another month, raising concerns from campaigns and groups eager to reach voters for key Georgia races in January that will decide control of the Senate. The ban, one of Facebook’s measures to combat misinformation and other abuses on its site, was supposed …

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Fb Gets rid of Professional-Trump ‘Prevent the Thieve’ Election Staff

Facebook on Thursday shut down a pro-Trump group organising protests against vote-counting, saying it was being used to delegitimise the election process and included “worrying” calls for violence. The group, called “Stop the Steal,” was just days old but had topped 3,00,000 members by the time it was removed for violating Facebook policies. The social …

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Twitter, Fb Flag Donald Trump’s US Election Posts as ‘Probably Deceptive’

Twitter and Facebook early Wednesday flagged President Donald Trump’s comments on the US presidential election, that remained too close to call. Twitter said a Trump tweet alleging an effort to steal the election was potentially misleading. “We placed a warning on a Tweet from @realDonaldTrump for making a potentially misleading claim about an election,” Twitter …

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Fb Political Ads Ban Creates Confusion Forward of US Presidential Elections

Confusion over political ads at Facebook marred the onset of what was supposed to be a cooling period ahead of the US presidential election. Mistakes implementing a ban on new paid advertisements at Facebook during the week leading up to November 3 had rival parties complaining the leading social network was undermining campaign efforts. “We’re …

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‘Who the Hell Elected You?’ US Senate Tech Listening to Turns Into Political Showdown

A US Senate hearing to reform an Internet law and hold tech companies accountable for how they moderate content quickly turned into a political scuffle as lawmakers not only went after the companies but also attacked each other. Lawmakers are split on ways to hold Big Tech accountable under Section 230 of the Communications Decency …

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Fb Mentioned to Dangle Emergency Assembly to Keep watch over US Elections Content material

Facebook may introduce emergency measures to regulate viral content in case of election-related conflicts and unrest in the US, the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing sources. According to the report, Facebook intends to calm the possible violence with tools that were specially developed for so-called countries at-risk. The tools that have already been used …

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FCC Will Transfer to Explain Key Social Media Felony Protections, Chairman Ajit Pai Says

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday the agency will move forward to set new rules to clarify the meaning of a key legal protection for social media companies. The announcement came as Republicans expressed anger over Twitter decision to bar sharing a New York Post story about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son. US President …

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