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Facebook’s Sandberg deflected blame for Capitol riot, but new evidence shows how platform played role

Fliers and hashtags promoting the pro-Trump rally circulated on Facebook and Instagram in the days and weeks beforehand.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 13th, 2021

Facebook Played Major Role Coordinating "Capitol Riot" As Sandberg Deflects Blame

Facebook Played Major Role Coordinating "Capitol Riot" As Sandberg Deflects Blame.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 14th, 2021

House Democrats to look into social media’s role in Capitol riot as part of broad disinformation inquiry

House Democrats plan to investigate the role Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites had in the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol as part of a broader look at the rising threat of disinformation online......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 12th, 2021

Facebook, Twitter could face punishing regulation for their role in U.S. Capitol riot, Democrats say

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Category: topSource: washpostJan 8th, 2021

Nearly 1 in 5 of the rioters charged in Capitol insurrection are military veterans, study shows

The report comes after rioters were photographed in military gear, with others seen planning and carrying out the violent riot us.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 22nd, 2021

Nearly 1-in-5 of the rioters charged in Capitol insurrection are military veterans, study shows

The report comes after rioters were photographed in military gear, with others seen planning and carrying out the violent riot us.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 21st, 2021

Selena Gomez emailed Sheryl Sandberg months before the Capitol siege to highlight US militia group activity on Facebook

The actress told Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg that major tech firms needed to crack down on political lies and violent speech. Selena Gomez seen on the set of "Only Murders in the Buildi.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 17th, 2021

Facebook temporarily stops ads related to "weapon accessories and protective equipment" ahead of the inauguration and after the Capitol Hill riot

After the Capitol Hill riot on January 6, Buzzfeed News reporting about these kinds of ads showing up on feeds has contributed to this pause. In this photo illustration a Facebook logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique/SO.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytJan 16th, 2021

James Murdoch, son of Fox News mogul Rupert Murdoch, said news outlets that promoted "lies" are to blame for US Capitol riot

James Murdoch, who broke with the family empire last year, said, without naming Fox News, that certain news outlets had "unleashed insidious forces." .....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJan 16th, 2021

Philadelphia-area law deans among 157 to sign statement denouncing Capitol riot, election challenge

The rare joint statement said lawyers representing President Trump “betrayed the values of our profession” by challenging election results without evidence......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 12th, 2021

Silicon Valley braces for political blowback as Democrats seethe over tech’s role in Capitol riot

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Category: topSource: washpostJan 8th, 2021

Federal prosecutors are investigating Trump"s role in inciting the deadly Capitol riots

"If the evidence fits the element of a crime, they're going to be charged," said Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJan 7th, 2021

Column: It is not just Trump. Blame California social media companies for D.C. riot too

Companies such as Facebook and Twitter have .....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJan 7th, 2021

Facebook and Instagram have blocked Trump for 24 hours after the president published posts spouting misinformation as his supporters violently stormed the US Capitol

The company said it was responding to two policy violations and that Trump will not be able to post on either platform during the suspension. Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 7th, 2021

Twitter, Facebook lock down Trump after social media-fueled riot in D.C.

A tumultuous attempt to seize the U.S. Capitol brought.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJan 6th, 2021

Column: It is not just Trump. Blame California social media companies for DC riot too

Companies such as Facebook and Twitter have .....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJan 6th, 2021

A well-known QAnon influencer dubbed the "Q Shaman" played a highly visible role in the Capitol siege

A leader in the QAnon conspiracy-theory movement kept popping up at Wednesday's Capitol siege in Washington, DC. Jake Angeli, the "Q Shaman," was one of several protesters to confront Capitol Police officers at the US .....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 6th, 2021

Facebook let advertisers target users interested in "pseudoscience," allowing them to capitalize on conspiracy theories that falsely blame 5G cell towers for the coronavirus (FB)

Darren Staples/Bloomberg via Getty Images Facebook allowed advertisers on its platform to specifically target users interested in "pseudoscience," the nonprofit newsroom The Markup reported Thursday. One targeted ad promoted a so-.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 23rd, 2020

Facebook just acquired the virtual reality studio behind the critically-acclaimed role-playing game "Asgard"s Wrath"

Facebook/Tech Insider Facebook has bought Sanzaru Games, a US video game developer that makes games for the Oculus virtual reality platform. Since.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 26th, 2020

Hiltzik: There"s still no evidence that taxes are driving residents out of California

California has been losing residents for years, but Trump's tax bill may not have played a role. California has been losing residents for years, but Trump's tax bill may not have played a role......»»

Category: topSource: latimesFeb 13th, 2020

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said the social media platform doesn"t run political ads "for the money" but for "political discourse"

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Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 23rd, 2019