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Facebook to invest $300 million in local news initiatives

New York : Facebook says it is investing 300 million over the next three years in local news programs, partnerships and other initiatives. The money will go toward reporting grants for local newsrooms, expanding Facebook’s program to help local newsrooms with subscription business models and investing in nonprofits aimed […]

Facebook to invest $300 million in local news initiatives

New York : Facebook says it is investing 300 million over the next three years in local news programs, partnerships and other initiatives. The money will go toward reporting grants for local newsrooms, expanding Facebook’s program to help local newsrooms with subscription business models and investing in nonprofits aimed […]

Breaking up (with Facebook) is hard to do: Here’s how

NEW YORK  — Every relationship has a breaking point. Even yours with Facebook. There’s a way out, though the social network will try to win you back with promises to do better. Maybe even flowers. For some users, though, the past two years of privacy scandals, election manipulation […]

Outgoing Facebook exec takes fall for hiring opposition firm

NEW YORK  — Facebook’s outgoing head of communications is taking the blame for hiring Definers, the public relations firm doing opposition research on the company’s critics, including billionaire philanthropist George Soros. In a Facebook post that went up late Wednesday, Elliot Schrage said the responsibility to hire Definers rests with […]

Facebook, Twitter do not find Chinese meddling in 2018 U.S. elections: Bloomberg

Social media companies Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc have not detected Chinese meddling in the 2018 U.S. elections, Bloomberg reported bloom.bg/2AqGNkuon Wednesday, citing unnamed press representatives for both companies. U.S. President Donald Trump last month accused China of seeking to meddle in Nov. 6 congressional elections, a charge almost […]

Facebook fuels broad privacy debate by tracking non-users

open view web desk SAN FRANCISCO – Concern about Facebook Inc’s respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not. Privacy concerns have swamped […]

Contrite Zuckerberg says Facebook in ‘arms race’ with Russia

open view web desk Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg accepted personal responsibility Tuesday for the leak of data on tens of millions of its users, while warning of an “arms race” against Russian disinformation during a high-stakes hearing with US lawmakers. In his first formal congressional appearance, the Facebook […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg aims to pacify U.S. lawmakers

open view web desk SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON – Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will strike a conciliatory tone on Tuesday in testimony before Congress in an attempt to blunt possible regulatory fallout from the privacy scandal engulfing his social network. The 33-year-old internet mogul is scheduled to […]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg to testify before U.S. House panel April 11

open view web desk WASHINGTON- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will testify next week before a congressional committee over a political consulting firm’s misuse of customer data to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, U.S. lawmakers said on Wednesday. Zuckerberg will appear before the U.S. House […]

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