Suspects in recent attacks allegedly posted to hate-filled forums such as 8chan, which brim with racist content. Posts are almost always anonymous, making it difficult for law enforcement to identify who is using the sites.
When Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey testifies before Congress this week, he’ll likely be asked about an issue that has been hovering over the company: Just who decides whether a user gets kicked off the site?
Securities regulators are investigating whether Facebook Inc. adequately warned investors that third parties may have obtained users’ data in violation of Facebook’s policies, people familiar with the matter said.
The SEC and FBI join the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission in probing how the political analytics firm Cambridge Analytica purchased data on 87 million users of Facebook without their consent.
Facebook gave dozens of companies special access to user data, detailing for the first time a spate of deals that contrasted with the social network’s previous public statements that it restricted personal information to outsiders in 2015.
Facebook rolled out new features designed to make it easier to identify fake pages, an issue that Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said was the company’s priority ahead of the midterm elections.
Facebook turned in more than 450 pages of homework to U.S. lawmakers, defending itself against claims that it is a monopoly and sidestepping questions about the effectiveness of an app that can effectively spy on competitors.
Twitter is turning to greater automation in its battle against abuse on its platform, saying its software will start automatically demoting response posts that it determines are likely to disrupt or disturb users’ conversations.
Newly released documents show how Russian propagandists on Facebook grew increasingly sophisticated and inflammatory in their tactics over two years as they worked to sow discord in the U.S. before and after the 2016 presidential election.
Facebook fired an employee who bragged about his access to private user information, highlighting the potential for certain Facebook employees to abuse their access to the private information of the social network’s users.
Georgia WellsFacebook has fired the employee who bragged on Tinder about his access to user data