A former 2012 Barack Obama campaign official said Facebook allowed the campaign to use the platform in ways it wouldn’t have allowed others to do because the company was on the campaign’s side.
Facebook’s attempts to crack down on fake news have targeted a well-known Christian satirical publication, the Babylon Bee.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) said Friday it is “disappointing” that social media companies would assist in the Russian government’s censorship of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki was one of several tech and media executives who attacked Facebook at a conference in California on Monday.
Facebook announced Friday it will ask users to grade news organizations based on trustworthiness in order to combat sensationalism, misinformation, and polarization.