Highlights from the Senate Intelligence hearing with Facebook and Twitter

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Another day, another political grilling for social media platform giants. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s fourth hearing took place this morning, with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey present to take questions as bearded wiseman CEO Jack Dorsey (whose experimental word of the month appears to be “cadence” — as in he frequently said […]

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Heres Twitters position on Alex Jones (and hate-peddling anti-truthers) hint: Its a fudge

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The number of tech platforms taking action against Alex Jones, the far right InfoWars conspiracy theorist and hate speech preacher, has been rising in recent weeks — with bans or partial bans including from Google, Apple and Facebook. However, as we noted earlier, Twitter is not among them. Although it has banned known hate peddlers […]

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Facebook culls tens of thousands of fake accounts ahead of UK election

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Facebook has revealed that it has purged tens of thousands of fake accounts in the U.K. ahead of a generalelection next month. The BBC reported this non-specific figure earlier today, with Facebook alsosaying it is monitoring the repeated posting of the same content or a sharp increase in messaging and flagging accounts displaying suchactivity. Providing […]

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