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Facebook auditors say it’s failing on civil rights

The findings from a new civil rights audit commissioned and released by Facebook show that the tech giant repeatedly failed to address issues of hatred, bigotry and manipulation on its platform.Why it matters: The report comes as Facebook confronts a growing advertiser boycott and criticism for prioritizing freedom of speech over limiting misinformation and protecting…

Organizers of Facebook Advertising Boycott Call Consulting With Zuckerberg a ‘Dissatisfaction’

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, February 15, 2020. (Andreas Gebert/Reuters) Activists behind a boycott of Facebook by major advertisers said a virtual meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other senior leadership on Tuesday was “a disappointment” and shows the platform has failed “to meet the…

The New York City Times and CNN Rip Facebook, However Spend Millions on Facebook Ads

The paper of record has spent $24.5 million on Facebook ads this year, while at the same time skewering its moderation policies The New York Times has been critical of Facebook for years, but that hasn’t stopped the paper of record from being one of Facebook’s biggest advertisers. From the start of 2020 to late…

Will the Facebook advertising boycott force the social media giant to change? Not likely

CLOSE The Nazis used the red triangle to mark political prisoners. USA TODAYHundreds of advertisers say they won't spend money on Facebook in July or beyond over concerns the social media company isn't doing enough to stop hate speech.  But the exodus of spenders may not be enough to push CEO Mark Zuckerberg to make the level of change that…

Facebook unintentionally shared user information with a minimum of 5,000 apps, even after the 90-day cutoff date

Facepalm: It seems like every year, there's some privacy and security issue with Facebook. This time, at least 5,000 apps retained user data access even after they were supposed to lose it automatically. Facebook has revealed that at least 5,000 app developers had access to user data even after users were inactive for 90 days.…

Facebook and Google-backed advertisement companies are objecting to Apple’s brand-new cautions on user tracking

Bottom line: Apple is bolstering privacy in iOS 14 with new features that help users understand how apps use their data and decide whether they want to allow tracking for personalized ads or other purposes. Advertisers in Europe aren't happy about the development, but the company is determined to make them use new tools that…

Why Facebook is well placed to weather an advertising boycott

Its real worry remains regulationSOCIAL NETWORKS know a thing or two about virality. Still, Facebook was probably surprised by the speed at which a small protest, begun on June 17th by a collection of American civil-rights groups, has gained steam. By July 1st the #StopHateForProfit campaign, which accuses it of publishing material that incites violence,…

This Stat Will Make Facebook & Amazon’s Antitrust Hearing Insanely Awkward

The combined market value of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google stock is equivalent to nearly one-quarter of U.S. GDP. The CEOs of the four firms will testify before Congress later this month. Legislators are looking into antitrust issues raised against the tech giants. Nothing exposes the sheer economic dominance of U.S. tech stocks like Facebook…

With Facebook hemorrhaging marketers, CEO consents to meet boycott organizers

Founder and CEO of US online social media and social networking service Facebook Mark Zuckerberg (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images) Advertisers flee over the platform's tolerance of hate speech and disinformation. Is Zuckerberg about to cave? Matthew Rozsa July 1, 2020 11:17PM (UTC) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg agreed on Wednesday to meet with civil rights…

Facebook releases Avatars, its Bitmoji competitor, in India

Facebook Avatars, which lets users customize a virtual lookalike of themselves for use as stickers in chat and comments, is now available in India, the social juggernaut’s biggest market by users account. The American firm said Tuesday it had launched Avatars to India as more social interaction moves online amid a nationwide lockdown in the…

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You had a great run. You sailed through the steady-state parts and even tackled the toughest moments of the set like a pro. All good, except...cough, cough, hack, what? Nothing can break your post-run euphoria quite like a coughing fit. But why are you hacking now when you breathed just fine during your workout?Before you…