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Facebook bans hundreds of groups and accounts linked to the far-right amorphous boogaloo movement

Facebook has banned a network of hundreds of Facebook accounts, groups, and pages associated with the loosely organized, far-right, anti-government "boogaloo" movement from its platform. In a sta.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 30th, 2020

Facebook Accused of Ignoring Government Warnings Before Mob Violence in Sri Lanka

Months ahead of deadly riots, leaders saw a rising tide of hate speech on the site. Angry mobs of Buddhists in Sri Lanka last month attacked minority Muslims, burning mosques and killing at lea.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneApr 22nd, 2018

Selling to Extremists: YouTube Ran Ads for Major Brands on Channels Promoting Nazis, Pedophilia, Propaganda

YouTube reportedly ran ads linked to Facebook, Amazon and even the U.S. government on extremist channels......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 20th, 2018

Facebook bans violent U.S.-based anti-government network from its platform

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJun 30th, 2020

As Trump warns of leftist violence, a dangerous threat emerges from the right-wing boogaloo movement

At a time when President Trump and other top U.S. officials have alleged — with little evidence — that leftist groups were fomenting violence, supporters of an extreme right-wing group calling .....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJun 17th, 2020

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly brushed aside internal research that Facebook exposed users to more and more extreme views, saying he never wanted the topic brought to him again (FB)

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook conducted internal efforts in 2016 and 2018 to examine whether the platform's algorithm was encouraging the polarization and the proliferation of extremist content, according to The Wall Street Journal. Although Fac.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 26th, 2020

The ADL"s extremism statistics make it seem like ultraright-wing violence in the US is more common than it actually is

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts The Anti-Defamation League's statistics about extremism have been cited as authoritative by much of the press, including its most publicized claim that nearly three-quarters of extremist killings .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 24th, 2020

Coronavirus relief checks could reportedly take up to 5 months to arrive without direct deposit, according to a leaked memo

REUTERS/Brian Snyder Americans who don't have direct deposit set up with the federal government could have to wait for up to five months to get their coronavirus relief checks, according to a report by NBC News.  The payments for people with dire.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 2nd, 2020

Facebook has reportedly been cracking down on employees" nonstop chatter on company message boards about at-home farming and DIY face masks (FB)

Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images Facebook employees wer.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 25th, 2020

Google, Facebook, and other tech companies are reportedly in talks with the US government to use your location data to stop the coronavirus — and to see if social distancing is really working

Bing Google, Facebook, and other major tech companies are reportedly in talks with the US government to aggregate people's location data to help track .....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytMar 17th, 2020

Facebook employees reportedly feel guilty that the company didn"t fix a known security risk fast enough to prevent its biggest data breach ever (FB)

REUTERS/Erin Scott Facebook knew about a security risk for nine months before the issue contributed to the biggest hack in the company's history, according to a report by the Telegraph.  Citing legal documents from a class-action lawsuit agains.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 10th, 2020

United, American Airlines drop flights to Hong Kong amid coronavirus outbreak

Interest in travel to Hong Kong was already weakened by months of anti-government protests in the city, and has fallen off more recently as the coronavirus outbreak spreads in China......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsFeb 4th, 2020

Video evidence appears to show Iranian security forces "shooting to kill" protesters after demonstrations broke out, UN says

Reuters Iranian security forces have shot at protesters from helicopters and a rooftop and have aimed at peoples' heads in using "severe violence" to quell anti-government unrest last month, th.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 6th, 2019

Pro-democracy candidates advance in key Hong Kong elections

Election was seen as a test of support for the anti-government protests that rocked the Chinese territory for more than five months......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsNov 24th, 2019

Watch the viral clip of Sacha Baron Cohen tearing into Mark Zuckerberg over hate speech, violence, and political lies on Facebook

Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen had harsh words for the country's biggest tech companies while accepting the International Leadership Award from the Anti-.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 22nd, 2019

Highlights: Hong Kong paralyzed for fifth day, students guard campuses

Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fifth day on Friday, forcing schools to close and blocking some major highways, as university students barricaded campuses and authorities struggled to calm the violence......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 14th, 2019

Hong Kong to unveil depth of recession amid protests, trade war

Hong Kong is expected to confirm on Friday it plunged into recession for the first time in a decade, amid concerns the economy could be in even worse shape than feared as months of anti-government protests take a heavy toll......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 14th, 2019

Hong Kong in recession as protests escalate

Hit by five months of anti-government protests, Hong Kong has fallen into recession, according to its financial secretary. David Pollard reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersOct 28th, 2019

Zuckerberg: If Warren becomes president, Facebook will sue

Leaked audio comments from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly include him saying that the tech company would likely have no choice but to sue the U.S. government to stave off being broken up if Elizabeth Warren becomes president......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 1st, 2019

Zuckerberg: If Warren becomes president, Facebook would sue US govt

Leaked audio comments from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly include him saying that the tech company would likely have no choice but to sue the U.S. government to stave off being broken up if Elizabeth Warren becomes president......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 1st, 2019