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Facebook sues to curb data scraping, fake Instagram likes from outside developers

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

It's part of an effort to show Facebook can regulate itself.

Facebook sues to stop domain scammers from impersonating Instagram, WhatsApp sites

by Jeff Stone • 4 weeks ago

A range of U.S. tech firms now are using court orders to curb apparent scamers.

Facebook scrubbed accounts related to QAnon and a designated hate group in April

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

The takedowns were part of a broader effort that included not just QAnon, but also inauthentic behavior from Russia, Iran and elsewhere.

How China's government used social media against movements in Taiwan, Hong Kong

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

It's the latest evidence that governments’ use of social media for propaganda efforts have become an everyday reality for much of the world’s population.

Russian IRA troll farm outsourced new operation to Ghana, Nigeria

by Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

The Russian troll farm is working out of two African countries to spread division in the U.S.

U.S. must increase defenses against Iranian information operations, report says

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

Iranian bots and trolls are subtler than Russia's, according to researchers at the Atlantic Council.

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