Four limited liability companies created in June and August of this year are behind a swath of Facebook political ads—mainly attacking Republican politicians and their donors, but also sometimes boosting Democrats.
Congress is eying a series of new regulations to tighten federal oversight of social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter amid fears that foreign governments and rogue regimes will attempt to sway the 2018 midterm elections.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and far-right radio host Alex Jones had a tense exchange on Wednesday, with Rubio snapping at him not to touch him while Jones harangued the Florida lawmaker over what he called a “Big Tech” conspiracy to silence him.
Facebook said Friday it has taken steps to weaken an Iranian influence operation targeting internet users around the world after a Reuters investigation found the campaign is significantly more expansive than previously thought.
This year’s midterm elections simply aren’t the same without Facebook spouse Sean Eldridge, the husband of failed publisher Chris Hughes who is best known for being Mark Zuckerberg’s roommate at Harvard and pioneering the “poke” button. According to a scientific Free Beacon analysis, Eldridge was by far the worst candidate of the 2014 cycle, losing by …
Liberal billionaire George Soros drastically increased his shares in a handful of tech companies after previously bashing such companies as a “menace” and while a coalition of progressive groups he financially backs pushes a campaign that includes a goal of breaking up Facebook.
Conspiracy website Infowars was kicked off multiple social media platforms Monday morning, with the sites citing the Alex Jones outlet’s history of hate speech.