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Cambridge Analytica ex- employee agrees to interview with House Democrats
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee will soon have the opportunity to question the former employee who helped reveal that a political data firm with ties to Donald Trump ’s campaign used data collected from millions of Facebook profiles without permission to help its political messaging
In wake of Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg summoned to UK Parliament
A member of the British Parliament wants Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before a committee to answer questions about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Damian Collins, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, is leading an inquiry into so-called "fake news." In his letter ,
Congress turns up heat on Facebook after allegations of data harvesting
Congress is ratcheting up political pressure on Facebook after reports that a political data analytics firm employed by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign received personal data and information from up to 50 million profiles on the popular social networking site. Lawmakers involved in
Facebook blocks data group tied to 2016 Trump campaign
Cambridge Analytica, the London-based political data analytics firm tied to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign , has been suspended from Facebook, the social media giant announced late Friday. The company was a key partner for the Trump campaign’s digital operation in 2016. Questions have been
President Donald Trump drops more than 200 spots on the Forbes Billionaires list
President Donald Trump dropped more than 200 spots on Forbes' list of global billionaires this year. Trump, who made his money in real estate and entertainment through his reality show before entering office, has dipped in his standing before, but this is the most dramatic drop since the launch of
Facebook asked to end Messenger Kids app by child advocates
Several parents and advocates are pleading with Facebook to reconsider its Messenger Kids app, which began a preview release in December 2017, because of the potential negative health effects on children. The advocacy group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, detailed the concerns about the
Facebook changing News Feed to increase 'meaningful interactions'
Facebook is changing its site so that users can have “more meaningful social interactions,” according to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg . In a Facebook post on Thursday evening, Zuckerberg wrote that there will be several changes made to the site over the next few months. The first
Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's challenge is to make Facebook 'safe and secure'
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes on a personal challenge every year, and for 2018, he plans to make his social media company a more safe and secure platform, a challenge that comes after last year's discovery that Russian-linked content was available to millions of Facebook users. “The world
Facebook will let users know if they liked Russian-linked election propaganda
Facebook has developed a new tool that it says will allow users to see if they liked or followed accounts and content linked to a Russian internet company that was outed as a troll farm after the 2106 election. The extent of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is the subject of multiple
Russian-generated Facebook posts pushed Trump as 'only viable option'
Several anti-immigrant messages with an explicit pro-Trump slant are included among the 3,000 pieces of Russian-linked political content Facebook plans to turn over to Congressional investigators, ABC News has learned. Posts that circulated to a targeted, swing-state audience on the social media