Mark Zuckerberg

  • Facebook Jul 8

    ‘Same Old Defense': Civil Rights Groups Hammer Facebook After Meeting

    The leaders of four civil rights groups called for advertisers to continue boycotting Facebook on Tuesday after a meeting with the company’s top executives that left them feeling unconvinced of the social media giant’s commitment to stopping hate speech.

  • Facebook Jun 11

    Biden Calls on Facebook to Rein in Misinformation and Voting Threats

    Former Vice President Joe Biden issued an open letter to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, calling for the social media giant to stamp out misinformation, including proposing a two-week pre-election period where all political ads are fact-checked. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also called for “clear rules — applied to everyone, including Donald Trump — that prohibit threatening behavior and...

  • Facebook May 30

    Zuckerberg Says He's ‘Struggling' With Trump's Latest Posts But Leaving Them Up

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday he wasn’t going to take down President Donald Trump’s posts about shooting alleged looters in Minneapolis nor put a warning on them as Twitter, but he acknowledged he had been “struggling all day” with how to respond. Zuckerberg, in a late afternoon post on his Facebook wall, largely stood by his long-held view that social...

  • Facebook Nov 4, 2019

    From Toast of Town to Toxic: Facebook CEO on Outs With Dems

    Mark Zuckerberg’s social network in Washington is shrinking. Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scandals, the site’s role in Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and accusations that Facebook crushes competitors. Now, with the 2020 elections approaching, Democrats especially are homing in on the conduct of the social media giant...

  • Facebook Oct 31, 2019

    Twitter Bans Political Ads After Facebook Refused to Do So

    Twitter is axing political ads from its site, CEO Jack Dorsey announced Wednesday.

  • Facebook Oct 25, 2019

    Facebook Launches a News Section – And Will Pay Publishers

    Over the course of its 15 year history, Facebook has variously ignored news organizations while eating their advertising revenue, courted them for video projects it subsequently abandoned, and then largely cut their stories out of its newsfeeds . Now it plans to pay them for news headlines — reportedly millions of dollars in some cases. Enter the “News Tab,” a...

  • Facebook Oct 24, 2019

    Watch: AOC Grills Zuckerberg Over Facebook Allowing Lies in Political Ads

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about his company’s complex policies involving false information in political advertisements during a congressional hearing on Wednesday. Earlier this month, Facebook said it would allow politicians to run advertisements on its social networks even if they include false information, but this week, the company said that it would not allow anyone...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Oct 23, 2019

    Zuckerberg Testifies on Digital Currency, Political Fact-Checking

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took questions about the company’s Libra currency on Wednesday from the House Financial Services Committee.

  • Facebook Oct 21, 2019

    Facebook Ramps Up Election Security Efforts Ahead of 2020

    With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world.

  • Facebook Oct 17, 2019

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Defends Speech Rules, Says Tech Companies Are New ‘Fifth Estate'

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday launched a defense of how tech companies promote and regulate free speech, arguing that Facebook and its peers make up a new “fifth estate” in society alongside the traditional news media. Zuckerberg, in a speech at Georgetown University, echoed language from the 18th Century, when people first began referring to journalists in the press...

  • Massachusetts Oct 14, 2019

    Elizabeth Warren Ramps Up Battle With Facebook

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., ramped up her criticism of Facebook this weekend, taking aim at the company’s policy on political advertising and for having “contributed” to media job losses, NBC News reports. One of the leading 2020 Democratic candidates, Warren’s weekend of prodding Facebook comes amid continued scrutiny of the tech giant, which she has called to be broken up....

  • Facebook Oct 13, 2019

    Facebook's Libra Currency Battered by Defections, Pushback

    Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency.

  • JUDGE Oct 3, 2019

    US House Panel Taps Defunct Startup for Facebook Files

    A U.S. congressional committee has requested a trove of internal Facebook documents that the company’s critics say will demonstrate how the social media giant unfairly leveraged its market dominance to crush or absorb competitors. The request by the House Judiciary Committee comes amid a flurry of new antitrust investigations of technology giants, including ones by the Federal Trade Commission and...

  • Massachusetts Oct 1, 2019

    Zuckerberg Blasts Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Break Up Facebook and Says It's an ‘Existential' Threat

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the company’s challenges in two hours of leaked audio from internal meetings published in part by The Verge on Tuesday. The audio from two July Q&A meetings with employees provides a glance into Zuckerberg’s thoughts on key issues facing his company while not under the spotlight of press cameras or a congressional hearing. He also...

  • Donald Trump Sep 20, 2019

    Senate Tech Critic to Facebook's Zuckerberg: Sell WhatsApp, Instagram

    As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Thursday with President Donald Trump and other critics of the tech industry, the Senate’s most vocal detractor offered a challenge: Sell your WhatsApp and Instagram properties to prove you’re serious about protecting data privacy. It may have been more than Zuckerberg expected from his private meeting with Sen. Josh Hawley, a conservative Republican from...

  • Facebook Aug 20, 2019

    Facebook Rolls Out Tool to Block Off-Facebook Data Gathering

    Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information about you on outside websites and apps.

  • CEO Jul 25, 2019

    Record $5B Facebook Fine Won't End Scrutiny of the Company

    Facebook survived its latest brush with U.S. privacy regulators, at the cost of a record $5 billion fine and other restrictions imposed by the Federal Trade Commission. But it’s far from home free. While the company looks set to prosper in the wake of the FTC case, it faces a series of other investigations into its privacy practices in Europe...

  • Facebook Jun 27, 2019

    Zuckerberg Says Facebook ‘Evaluating' Deepfake Video Policy

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is evaluating how it should handle “deepfake” videos created with artificial intelligence and high-tech tools to yield false but realistic clips. In an interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado on Wednesday, Zuckerberg said it might make sense to treat such videos differently from other misinformation such as false news. Facebook has...

  • Facebook Jun 20, 2019

    Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

    Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services and boost ads on its platforms. But the effort, which...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2019

    Facebook's Zuckerberg Is the Focus of Latest Doctored Video

    Three weeks after Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine: fake footage showing him gloating over his one-man domination of the world. It’s the latest flap over deviously altered “deepfake” videos as Facebook and other social media services struggle to stop the...

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