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Facebook Stock Hits All-Time Record High Despite Ongoing Screw-Ups

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the social media giant gave access to the data of up to 87 million users to an app partnered with an ultra-sketchy election data firm, still isn’t totally resolved, with news breaking this week investigators from four agencies are looking into Facebook’s conduct. But all the negative attention the site has received this year has apparently failed to blunt its momentum. Read More >>

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Facebook Vows to Fix Its Biggest Problems, but It’s Clearly Ready to Move on

Mark Zuckerberg may have ditched the dark suit he wore during his congressional appearances last month, but the serious data-privacy and election-security issues raised during his testimony are still very much on his mind. Read More >>

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Twitter Joins Facebook in Supporting Law That Rips the Veil Off of Political Ads

Ahead of the Zuckening on Tuesday afternoon, Twitter formally declared support for the Honest Ads Act, legislation crafted in the wake of the previous great social media scandal—Russian propagandists targeting American voters with fraudulent ads online during the 2016 presidential election. Read More >>

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Facebook’s Plan To Fight Election Interference Includes Weeding Out Fake Memes and Videos

Facebook has started fact-checking photos and videos, as a part of a larger plan to prevent foreign agents from using the platform to spread propaganda and influence elections. Read More >>

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US Lawmakers Introduce ‘Honest Ads Act’ to Govern Online Political Advertising

US Senate lawmakers on Thursday unveiled their first major legislative effort to increase transparency in online political advertising, called the Honest Ads Act. Sponsored by Senators Mark Warner, Amy Klobuchar, and John McCain, the bill attempts to align rules for online advertising with those broadcast on television and radio airwaves. Read More >>