Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the social media giant is actively looking for fake accounts to shut them down. Zuckerberg said the company shut down 470 accounts operated by a Russian organization named the Internet Research Agency. (April 10) -- The Associated Press
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Oct.11 -- Facebook Inc. said it removed 559 pages and 251 accounts that were coordinating the spread of misinformation and spam in the U.S. Bloomberg's Sarah Frier reports on "Bloomberg Technology."
(10 Apr 2018) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington -10 April 2018 1. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D) California: ++CAMERA PANS TO FEINSTEIN++ "Mr. Zuckerberg what is Facebook doing to prevent foreign actors from interfering in U.S. elections." 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook: "One of my greatest regrets in running the company is that we were slow in identifying the Russian information operations in 2016. We expected them to do a number of more traditional cyber attacks which we did identify and notify the campaigns that they were trying to hack into them but we were slow to identifying that type of new information operations." 3. Close of Feinstein 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook: "I have more confidence that we're going to get this right because since the 2016 election there have been several important elections around the world where we've had a better record. There's the French presidential election, there's the German election, there was the U.S. Senate Alabama special election last year." 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D) California: "Explain what is better about the record." 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook: "So we've deployed new AI tools that do a better job of identifying fake accounts that may be trying to interfere in elections or spread misinformation and between those three elections we were able to proactively remove tens of thousands of accounts that -- before they could contribute significant harm. And the nature of these attacks though is that, you know, there are people in Russia whose job it is to try to exploit our systems and other Internet systems and other systems as well. So this is an arms race. I mean they're going to keep on getting better at this and we need to invest in keeping on getting better at this too, which is why one of the things I mentioned before is we're going to have more than 20,000 people by the end of this year working on security and content review across the company." 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D) California: "Speak for a moment about automated bots that spread disinformation. What are you doing to punish those who exploit your platform in that regard?"" 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook: "We were able to determine that a number of Russian media organizations that were sanctioned by the Russian regulator were operated and controlled by this Internet Research Agency. So we took the step last week, it was a pretty big step for us, of taking down sanctioned news organizations in Russia as part of an operation to remove 270 fake accounts and pages part of their broader network in Russia that was the action not targeting international interference as much as -- I'm sorry, let me correct that. There was primarily targeting spreading misinformation in Russia itself as well as certain Russian speaking neighboring countries." 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D) California: "How many accounts of this type have you taken down?" 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook: "The ones that we've pegged back to the IRA. We can identify the 470 in the American elections and the 270 that we specifically went after in Russia last week. There were many others that are systems catch which are more difficult to attribute specifically to Russian intelligence." 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D) California: "Why didn't Facebook ban Cambridge in 2015?" 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook: 13. Wide of floor showing committee and Zuckerberg STORYLINE: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the social media giant is actively looking for fake accounts to shut them down. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d2eed73b5bf7c5c07be13c98a91cbdea Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Google and Facebook have announced new steps to restrict ads on pages with false information, in an effort to stop the spread of "fake news." CNET editor Dan Ackerman joins CBSN with the details.
(18 Oct 2018) Facebook has set up a new "war room" inside its Silicon Valley headquarters to exile fake accounts, weed out bogus news stories and prevent malicious attempts to sway national elections from within its social network and other major services, Instagram and WhatsApp. The very existence of the war room is a testament to how dramatically Facebook's attitude has changed since President Donald Trump's election nearly two years ago. Within days of Trump defying the election polls to defeat Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg brushed off assertions that the outcome had been influenced by fictional news stories and other disinformation pumped into Facebook by the Russian government and others as "crazy." But he and other Facebook executives eventually changed their stance as they discovered that thousands of ads promoting false information on its social network had been traced to Russia. The war room is a major part of Facebook's ongoing repairs. The technology draws upon the artificial intelligence that Facebook says it has been building to identify 'inauthentic' behaviour and posts circulating among its social network's more than two billion users. Zuckerberg knows that it will also take a human touch to get matters under control. Facebook provided a tightly controlled glimpse at its war room to The Associated Press and other media, leading up to the second round of presidential elections in Brazil on October 28 and the US mid-term elections on November 6. More than 20 different teams now coordinate the efforts of more than 20-thousand people - mostly contractors - focused on shutting down fake accounts and stopping other abuses on Facebook and its other services. As part of the crackdown, Facebook also has hired fact-checkers, including The Associated Press, to vet new stories posted on its social network. Facebook credits its war room and other stepped-up patrolling efforts for removing 1.3 billion fake accounts during the past year, and jettisoning hundreds of pages set up by foreign governments and other agents looking to create mischief. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a1b40cdfb74a62acfd0d222aaae45b55
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People who got election news on Facebook might have been looking at more fake stories than real ones. BuzzFeed reached that surprising conclusion after analyzing the last three months of campaign coverage. The website studied how Facebook users engaged with bogus news stories, as compared to authentic ones. Jericka Duncan reports on what it means for voters.
May.23 -- Tessa Lyons, Facebook Inc. product manager for the news feed, joins "Bloomberg Technology" to discuss the continued efforts to combat misinformation and fake news and how the changes in the news feed algorithm has impacted publishers.