Facebook planned to remove fake accounts in India – until it realized a BJP politician was involved | Social media- Tempemail

Facebook allowed a network of fake accounts to artificially inflate the popularity of an MP from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), for months after being alerted to the problem. The company was preparing to remove the fake accounts but paused when it found evidence that the politician was probably Continue Reading

Facebook knew of Honduran president’s manipulation campaign – and let it continue for 11 months | Technology- Tempemail

Facebook allowed the president of Honduras to artificially inflate the appearance of popularity on his posts for nearly a year after the company was first alerted to the activity. The astroturfing – the digital equivalent of a bussed-in crowd – was just one facet of a broader online disinformation effort Continue Reading

‘Facebook isn’t interested in countries like ours’: Azerbaijan troll network returns months after ban | Facebook

Facebook has allowed a state-backed harassment campaign targeting independent news outlets and opposition politicians in Azerbaijan to return to its platform, less than six months after it banned the troll network. A Guardian investigation has revealed how Facebook allowed an arm of Azerbaijan’s ruling party, the YAP, to carry out Continue Reading

Revealed: the Facebook loophole that lets world leaders deceive and harass their citizens | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook has repeatedly allowed world leaders and politicians to use its platform to deceive the public or harass opponents despite being alerted to evidence of the wrongdoing. The Guardian has seen extensive internal documentation showing how Facebook handled more than 30 cases across 25 countries of politically manipulative behavior that Continue Reading

Another huge data breach, another stony silence from Facebook | Facebook

Half a billion Facebook users’ accounts stolen. Personal information compromised. Telephone numbers and birth dates drifting across the internet being used for God knows what. And for four days, from Facebook’s corporate headquarters, nothing but silence. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it is. This week saw reports of a Continue Reading

Facebook ‘still too slow to act on groups profiting from Covid conspiracy theories’ | Facebook

Covid conspiracy theorists are seeking to profit from the millions of followers they have built up on Instagram during the pandemic by marketing health supplements, wellness courses and juicers to them. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has identified more than 100 Covid conspiracy accounts promoting products to an audience of Continue Reading

Facebook removes over 16,000 groups trading fake reviews | Facebook

Facebook has removed more than 16,000 groups trading fake reviews after the UK’s competition regulator criticised the company for failing to make good on a previous promise to clamp down on the practice. In January 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority secured an agreement from Facebook to “better identify, investigate Continue Reading

Facebook will not notify more than 530m users exposed in 2019 breach | Facebook

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Facebook has not notified the more-than 530m users whose details were exposed on a hacker forum in 2019 and has no plans to do so, according to company representatives. Business Insider reported last week that phone numbers and other details from Facebook Continue Reading