Katie Paul

Twitter, Facebook restrict users' dissemination of New York Post story on Biden

15 Oct 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook and Twitter cast doubt on a New York Post story that made claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son, taking proactive steps to restrict dissemination of the story in the hours after it was published on Wednesday.

Meet the Americans 'standing by' for possible election violence

09 Oct 2020

Some Americans worried about possible violence after the U.S. presidential election are forming community watch groups, others are working on conflict de-escalation and still others are purchasing guns, according to two dozen voters, online groups and data surveyed by Reuters.

Facebook bans militarized calls for poll watching but won't pull 'Army for Trump' video

08 Oct 2020

Facebook Inc on Wednesday banned calls for poll watching that use "militarized language," as it tightened a slew of restrictions ahead of U.S. elections next month amid mounting alarm that unfounded claims online could result in violence. | Video

Facebook steps up promotion of groups content in feeds, around the web

02 Oct 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Thursday it would start promoting content from public Facebook Groups in users' news feeds and in search engine results, defying calls by watchdog groups to limit algorithmic recommendations ahead of U.S. elections next month.

Facebook sees uptick in Proud Boys content after presidential debate

01 Oct 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc identified an "uptick" in content related to the far-right Proud Boys on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump declined to condemn the group during Tuesday night's presidential debate, a company executive said on Twitter. | Video

Facebook overhauls Instagram messaging, enabling cross-app chats with Messenger

30 Sep 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would start replacing the direct messaging service within Instagram with a version of its Messenger app, the first major step in its plan to tie together messaging across its suite of apps.

Facebook critics launch rival oversight board

26 Sep 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Critics of Facebook Inc , including the organizers of an advertising boycott against the company, on Friday launched their own oversight board to review the company's content moderation practices.

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