Social networking

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Life’s a Bitche: Facebook says sorry for shutting down town’s page
Ville de Bitche in north-east France had fallen foul of social network’s algorithm

Kim Willsher in Paris

13, Apr, 2021 @12:34 PM

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Facebook knew of Honduran president’s manipulation campaign – and let it continue for 11 months
Juan Orlando Hernández falsely inflated his posts’ popularity for nearly a year after the company was informed about it

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco and Jeff Ernst

13, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘Facebook isn’t interested in countries like ours’: Azerbaijan troll network returns months after ban
State-backed harassment campaign targets journalists and dissidents in authoritarian country

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco and Luke Harding in London

13, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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How Facebook let fake engagement distort global politics: a whistleblower's account
The inside story of Sophie Zhang’s battle to combat rampant manipulation as executives delayed and deflected

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

12, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Revealed: the Facebook loophole that lets world leaders deceive and harass their citizens
A Guardian investigation exposes the breadth of state-backed manipulation of the platform

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

12, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Another huge data breach, another stony silence from Facebook | Carole Cadwalladr
The social media giant is still a law unto itself. Can anybody hold it to account?

Carole Cadwalladr

11, Apr, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Facebook ‘still too slow to act on groups profiting from Covid conspiracy theories’
Over 100 Instagram accounts are promoting dangerous antivax views and selling ‘detox’ products, investigation finds

Jasper Jackson, Alexandra Heal & Tom Wall

11, Apr, 2021 @5:45 AM

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Who will deal with your online presence when you die? How to create a ‘digital will’
Making a plan now can prevent identity theft, save records and stop friends getting painful pop-up reminders when you’re gone

Naaman Zhou

10, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Facebook removes over 16,000 groups trading fake reviews
Firm takes action after criticism by UK competitions regulator for failing to clamp down on illegal trade

Alex Hern UK technology editor

09, Apr, 2021 @2:29 PM

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Facebook will not notify more than 530m users exposed in 2019 breach
Company spokesperson said Facebook was not confident it had full visibility on which users would need to be alerted

Kari Paul and agencies

08, Apr, 2021 @6:47 PM

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Facebook says a breach that hit 533m is old news. Experts disagree
Regardless of when it was leaked, user data ‘is never really old’ – it’s still valuable to cybercriminals, analysts say

Kari Paul in San Francisco

06, Apr, 2021 @8:50 PM

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Facebook data leak: Australians urged to check and secure social media accounts
Experts urge users to secure accounts and passwords after breach exposes personal details of more than 500 million people

Mostafa Rachwani

05, Apr, 2021 @8:18 AM

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