Sarah FrierBoth Facebook and Twitter are blocked in China. But many people still access the services in the mainland through VPN. The sites are accessible in Hong Kong, where protests have gone on for months. If you want more info, here's our QuickTake
We removed seven Pages, three Groups and five Facebook accounts as part of a small network that originated in China and focused on Hong Kong.
Sarah FrierFacebook found similar activity: "Although the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities, our investigation found links to individuals associated with the Chinese government."
We are disclosing a significant state-backed information operation focused on the situation in Hong Kong, specifically the protest movement and their calls for political change.
Sarah FrierTwitter taking down 936 fake accounts "attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong, including undermining the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement on the ground." Calls it a "coordinated state-backed operation."
Sarah FrierMy latest @BW—
The FTC settlement gave Facebook permission to keep its most valuable stuff—users’ data—all to itself. Now we’ll see FB do things in the name of privacy/encryption (like, combining messaging apps) that it’s actually doing for other reasons
Sarah FrierHere's a Facebook crisis that actually affects the bottom line:
The system to sell ads keeps breaking, interrupting what brands are trying to accomplish. Advertisers are coming together and sharing their frustrations... in a FB group. by @KurtWagner8
Sarah FrierFacebook chipping away at Instagram's independence. The team working on Instagram's direct messaging product is now reporting into the Facebook Messenger team, rebuilding the entire thing on top of Messenger bloomberg.com/news/articles/… Also, soon all IGers get @ FB email addresses
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