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Facebook to Be Called Before Senate Panel on Russian Meddling

The Senate Intelligence Committee expects representatives of Facebook Inc. to testify at a public hearing examining Russia’s use of social media to …

Richard Burr

Facebook Could Be Back in China in 2018

Facebook Inc.'s (FB) efforts to regain access to the Chinese market could pay dividends as soon as next year, according to a note from Mizuho Tuesday.<p>…

Investing

Twitter says its controls are weeding out users advocating violence

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the "promotion of terrorism" earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down.<p>U.S. and European governments have been pressuring social media companies …

Social Media

Facebook to Open New Artificial Intelligence Lab in Montreal

Facebook Inc. is opening its first artificial intelligence research lab in Canada and has chosen Montreal to house the project.<p>This is Facebook’s …

Artificial Intelligence

News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day

SoFi CEO Mike Cagney to Leave Firm Immediately<p>Online lender Social Finance said CEO Mike Cagney would immediately step down and give up his seat on the company's board, an about-face as the company deals with accusations of improper workplace culture.<p>'Angry Birds' Maker Rovio Sets Pricing for $1 …

Google disables a "majority" of the ad keywords that Buzzfeed reported to be racist and anti-semitic

Alphabet Inc’s <b>Google</b> said it had disabled a “majority” of the offensive keywords that <i>BuzzFeed</i> found could be used by advertisers to target people …

Buzzfeed

‘Dreamer’ Application Fees to Get Funding From Facebook Backed Group

<b>US:</b> FWD.us, a pro-immigration group co-founded by Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, is raising funds to help undocumented immigrants …

Immigration

House Democrat Pushes for Facebook Testimony on Russia Collusion

The highest-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Facebook could have evidence of whether President Donald Trump’s campaign …

Business

Facebook quietly released their Bonfire app in Denmark – and we found it

Bonfire, Facebook’s group video chat app, has sprung up on the Danish iOS App Store, suggesting the social media giant is slowly rolling it out to customers.<p>We first learned about Bonfire in July of this year. Essentially, it borrows several features from current teen-fave (and Meerkat successor) …

Technology

Facebook to launch election integrity effort in Canada

TORONTO, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc FB.O, under pressure over its role in possible Russian meddling in last year's U.S. presidential election, …

United States

Facebook Will Shut Off Ads for Publishers That Violate Standards

Facebook Inc. is adding new standards for publishers that are eligible to run ads with their content -- they have to be real people, for example, and …

Business

U.S. election agency seeks comment after Facebook cites Russian ads

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Election Commission voted on Thursday to seek public comment on possible regulatory changes after Facebook Inc (FB.O) said that Russians bought ads on the No. 1 social network during the U.S. presidential campaign.<p>Commissioners agreed to accept comment for 30 days on …

Technology

Billionaire investor Robertson says stocks are in a 'bubble'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Julian Robertson said on Tuesday stocks are in a bubble, one day after the broad market hit another record high.<p>Fueled by low interest rates, most stocks are now highly valued, the octogenarian founder of pioneering hedge fund firm Tiger Management said at …

Business

Campaigning in the Age of Facebook

It's a new era in American politics, and America needs new rules.<p>When Facebook Inc. admitted last week that an operation connected to Russia bought some $100,000 worth of advertising on its network during the 2016 campaign, it raised some unsettling questions about the intersection of social media …

Business

Facebook Ups Instagram's Ad Appeal

Facebook Inc. (FB) is getting serious about turning its popular Instagram social media platform into a money-making machine by making it more …

Investing

Facebook's Chinese Push Still Faces Some Huge Challenges

When you've managed to get your digital services used by about 30% of the world's people but are still mostly shut out of a country with about a …

Tech Industry

Facebook Is Willing to Spend Big in Video Push

Social-media giant could spend as much as $1 billion to cultivate original shows for its platform<p>Facebook Inc. is loosening its purse strings in its drive to become a major hub for video.<p>The social-media giant is willing to spend as much as $1 billion to cultivate original shows for its platform, …

Facebook Ad Metrics Under Fire Over Conflicting Census Data | Investopedia

Facebook Inc. (FB) has come under fire regarding its advertising metrics after a research analyst pointed out a discrepancy between user reach and …

U.S. Census

Facebook Taps Former Chinese Official to Woo Beijing on Access

New hire comes from LinkedIn, which submitted to censorship to enter China’s market<p>BEIJING—Facebook Inc. has hired a veteran executive and former Chinese official for a new position leading its government relations here, in another sign it is escalating efforts to regain access to China.<p>William …

China

Facebook Hires Former Chinese Exec to Make Inroads in China

Facebook Inc. (FB) hired William Shuai, formerly of LinkedIn Corp.'s China operations, for a new position at the company as it looks to regain access …

Investing

Two-thirds of Americans consume news on social media, mostly via Facebook: Survey

About two-thirds of American adults are getting “at least some of their news on <b>social media</b>” with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a Pew …

United States

Zuckerberg to Testify in Shareholder Suit on Voting Rights

Mark Zuckerberg is heading back to court.<p>Facebook Inc.’s chief executive officer is expected to testify later this month in a shareholder lawsuit …

Business

Facebook Ready To Spend $1B On Original Video

Like Apple, Facebook is reportedly ready to spend upwards of $1 billion on original video content. “Facebook Inc. is loosening its purse strings in …

Advertising Industry

Facebook and Microsoft built an open source project makes neural nets more flexible

Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have teamed up to create an open source tool that makes it easier for AI developers to transfer their projects to …

Machine Learning

Facebook May Be Overestimating Its Ad Reach

Facebook Inc. claims its platform can reach more people than actually exist in the U.S., which could hurt its push to compete for TV advertising …

Business

Facebook Reportedly In Talks With Record Labels To Buy Rights To Tons Of Music

Getting your video on Facebook taken down for copyright infringement regarding the song you used is nothing new, but that issue could become a thing …

Facebook

Facebook says likely Russian-based operation spent money on ads on issues

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc said Wednesday it had found that an influence operation likely based in Russia spent US$100,000 on ads promoting divisive …

United States

WhatsApp aims to coin it

Facebook Inc is gearing up to make money from WhatsApp, the messaging service used by more than a billion people every day, the Wall Street Journal …

News (South Africa)

Facebook Exaggerating Potential Reach by Millions, Analyst Says

Facebook Inc. is claiming that its platform can reach more people than actually exist in the U.S., which could hurt its push to compete with …

Business

Facebook Finds Election Ad Spending Likely From Russia

Facebook Inc. says it found about $100,000 in ad spending connected to fake accounts likely run from Russia that aimed to stir political controversy …

Business