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    Facebook Is ‘Just Trying to Keep the Lights On’ as Traffic Soars in Pandemic

    The social network is straining to deal with skyrocketing usage as its 45,000 employees work from...

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    Surge of Virus Misinformation Stumps Facebook and Twitter

    Secret labs. Magic cures. Government plots. Despite efforts by social media companies to stop it, false...

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    Leonardo DiCaprio Responds to Brazil’s President About Amazon Fires

    The actor and environmentalist released a statement on Saturday after President Jair Bolsonaro falsely accused him...

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    Russia Tests New Disinformation Tactics in Africa to Expand Influence

    Facebook said it removed three Russian-backed influence networks aimed at African countries. The activity by the...

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    Facebook Finds New Disinformation Campaigns and Braces for 2020 Torrent

    The company also announced several new steps to reduce the spread of false information, including an...

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    Europe’s Margrethe Vestager Takes a Rare Step Toward Big Tech

    The E.U.’s top antitrust regulator ordered Broadcom to halt specific practices while the bloc investigates possible...

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    Brother of Qandeel Baloch, Pakistani Internet Star, Gets Life Term for Her Murder

    The case had returned the spotlight to a rampant practice of “honor killings” in Pakistan. The...

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    Egypt Protests Came as a Total Shock. The Man Behind Them Is Just as Surprising.

    The videos of a potty-mouthed millionaire, who cheerfully insults the president, spurred protests across Egypt. His...

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    E.U.’s New Digital Czar: ‘Most Powerful Regulator of Big Tech on the Planet’

    Margrethe Vestager, whose billion-dollar fines have made her loathed by Silicon Valley, has won new powers...

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    Facebook Suspends Netanyahu Campaign Bot for Hate Speech

    A message sent out by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign accused Israel’s Arab politicians of wanting...

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    ‘We’re at War’: A Covert Social Media Campaign Boosts Military Rulers

    After protesters were killed in Sudan, an obscure Egyptian company ramped up a covert influence operation...

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    Facebook Connected Her to a Tattooed Soldier in Iraq. Or So She Thought.

    Renee Holland sent her Facebook friend thousands of dollars. She became entwined in a global fraud...

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    We Wanted to Know How Online Radicalization Was Changing the World. We Started With Brazil.

    What we found there, for an article and an episode of “The Weekly,” went far beyond...

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    Facebook Dodged a Bullet From the F.T.C. It Faces Many More.

    The social network may have escaped restrictions and financial bruising with the F.T.C.’s settlement, but its...

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    Will Hiding Like Counts Be Good for Instagram Users? Test Is Expanded to 6 More Countries

    The social media platform theorizes that the move may reduce pressure on users.

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    The Government Cut Their Internet. Will Abuses Now Remain Hidden?

    With ethnic conflict spreading in Rakhine State in Myanmar, a government-led online shutdown could hide human...

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    France Will Debate a Bill to Stop Online Hate Speech. What’s at Stake?

    The plan, which is up for discussion in Parliament this week, would make it mandatory for...

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    Far-Right Trolls, Not Grannies, Drive Outrage Over German Satire

    A song about a grandmother and her gas-guzzling motorcycle fuels a national debate in Germany. At...

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    Facebook Apologizes for Vulgar Translation of Chinese Leader’s Name

    “This should not have happened and we are taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again,”...

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    He Combs the Web for Russian Bots. That Makes Him a Target.

    Ben Nimmo helped pioneer disinformation investigations. His work is now more urgent as misleading internet tactics...

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    Britain to Create Regulator for Internet Content

    To push Google, Facebook and other internet giants to police their own platforms, Britain said its...

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    Silicon Valley Heads to Europe, Nervous About New Rules

    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai have journeyed to Brussels as the European Union drafts...

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    Facebook, Google and Twitter Rebel Against Pakistan’s Censorship Rules

    The battle is the latest skirmish between internet companies and governments over who decides what content...

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    Coronavirus Outrage Spurs China’s Internet Police to Action

    Online enforcers are dragging in hundreds for questioning as an assault on online speech continues. They...

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    How Russia’s Troll Farm Is Changing Tactics Before the Fall Election

    The Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency, which interfered in the 2016 election, is using different methods to...

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    Bored Russians Posted Silly Art Parodies. The World Has Joined In.

    Frozen dumplings as skulls and A/C ducts as fashion accessories. A Facebook group for art re-enactors...