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Why do you see what you see on your Facebook news feed?

Sep 6, 2018
A new Pew poll looks at what Americans do — and don't — know about how the social media feed works.
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Facebook, it might be time to face facts. You're a publisher.

Jul 20, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg is in a "lose-lose situation" a Mashable editor says.
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Facebook is being more transparent with its ads, but is it doing enough to police them?

Jun 29, 2018
To combat fake ads and news, we need to study their effects more, says Tom Merritt of Daily Tech News Show.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, on May 1.
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Mark Zuckerberg to Congress: My team will get back to you on that

Apr 12, 2018
All the questions that Zuckerberg and his teams have yet to answer.
One hundred cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, April 10, 2018. Advocacy group Avaaz is calling attention to what the groups says are hundreds of millions of fake accounts still spreading disinformation on Facebook. 
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Europe's top antitrust official: If there's no regulation, "you have just the laws of the jungle and not the laws of democracy"

Apr 12, 2018
Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, says Facebook doesn't need to know the name of your dog or your mother's maiden name.
EU Commissioner of Competition Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on antitrust cases at the EU Headquarters in Brussels.
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The Data Economy: Policy (or lack thereof)

Apr 12, 2018
The U.S. has few policies around privacy and data. That's great, until it's bad.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, 2018 in Washington, D.C. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm linked to the Trump campaign.
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Erasing your digital footprint is hard

Apr 2, 2018
Companies track our activity all over the web, so can anyone reclaim their privacy?
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Facebook plans to end partnerships with data brokers

Mar 29, 2018
Facebook knows a lot about its users — their searches, their likes, even their chat history. But data brokers have information Facebook doesn’t.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Why Facebook thinks you know these random people

The social media platform is tracking more about your acquaintances than you might realize.
Facebook comes up with some interesting "people you may know" suggestions.
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Mark Zuckerberg won't talk to U.K. Parliament about Cambridge Analytica

Mar 27, 2018
The Facebook CEO can't be forced to testify, but it might hurt his reputation, our London bureau chief says.
Mark Zuckerberg isn't a British citizen, so he can't be compelled to appear before the United Kingdom Parliament.
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