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Nearly 6,000 Twitter accounts magnified recent far-right messaging on Brexit, F-Secure says

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Typical messages examined during the timeframe in question included posts criticizing credible media outlets, accusations that immigrants were killing house pets, and graphic images of violent protests.

Facebook suit accuses two Ukrainians of distributing adware disguised as quizzes

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

When Facebook users installed malicious software extensions that masqueraded as online quizzes, they were unwittingly injecting advertisements into their news feeds and exposing their friend lists, according to the lawsuit.

Facebook purges accounts for spreading hate speech, this time in the U.K. and Romania

by Joe Warminsky • 3 weeks ago

The social media giant says it shut down dozens of accounts, pages and groups intended to "engage in hate speech and spread divisive comments on both sides of the political debate" in the United Kingdom and in Romania.

A bot doesn't need to talk like a bot for Twitter to notice

by Jeff Stone • 3 weeks ago

The approach is an attempt to solve a problem that keeps changing.

How China used Western social media for a late-2018 charm offensive

by Jeff Stone • 3 weeks ago

Xinhua, People’s Daily and others sought to subtly manipulate public opinion in the U.S. by promoting flattering images of Chinese culture, including tourist destinations and panda bears.

How hackers are extorting Instagram users and throwing away the key

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

Trend Micro research on the phishing of Instagram users underscores how hackers are exploiting the value of social-media brands.

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