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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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U.S. bill to regulate internet ads gains bipartisan support with McCain

U.S. legislation that would impose new disclosure requirements on political ads that run on Facebook and other websites received support on Wednesday from Senator John McCain, giving a bipartisan boost to a bill already popular among Democrats.

12 Oct 2017

Facebook pushes ad overhaul before 2018 U.S. election: executive

SAN JOSE, Calif. Facebook Inc has begun overhauling how it handles political ads on its platform and may put some changes in place before U.S. elections next year, Facebook's chief technology officer said on Wednesday.

12 Oct 2017

Facebook to sell portable headset for virtual reality

SAN JOSE, Calif. Facebook Inc is launching a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing more mobile uses than the company's existing Oculus Rift product, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday.

03 Oct 2017

Facebook says 10 million U.S. users saw Russia-linked ads

NEW YORK Some 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year's U.S. presidential election, Facebook said on Monday.

02 Oct 2017

Facebook to hire 1,000 people to review ads after Russian buys

NEW YORK, Oct 2 Facebook Inc plans to hire 1,000 more people to review ads and ensure they meet its terms, as part of an effort to deter Russia and other countries from using the social media network to interfere in others' elections, it said on Monday.

27 Sep 2017

Twitter to test 280-character tweets, busting old limit

NEW YORK The days of Twitter Inc limiting messages to 140 characters, a signature of the social network since its launch in 2006, may be numbered. | Video

26 Sep 2017

NFL signs deal to put game highlights on Facebook

NEW YORK The National Football League and Facebook Inc have signed a deal to bring NFL game recaps and highlights to the world's largest social network, culminating years of talks, the NFL said on Tuesday.

26 Sep 2017

Facebook, Google bound to change handling of politics ads - marketing executives

NEW YORK Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google have little choice but to rein in internet political ads in the face of growing U.S. government pressure, a panel of advertising consultants and executives said on Monday.

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