Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook's global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told a...
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Facebook is setting up a system to prevent foreign interference in domestic elections - and as long as those pesky foreigners don't know how to set up a US mailing address, it should be foolproof.
Three-quarters of all EU users may have had sensitive data inferred about them by Facebook, including things like sexual orientation, religion and political leanings
People wishing to take out ads naming political candidates will be sent a verification code in the post.
Facebook's executive Rob Goldman has come under fire after an extraordinary outburst in which he claimed Russia's influence on Donald Trump's 2016 US presidential election victory has been overstated.
Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said. The postcard verification is Facebook's latest effort to respond ...
Facebook has found itself at the centre of another Russia controversy after Rob Goldman, its vice president of advertising, took to Twitter to accuse the media of misrepresenting the truth in relation to the way Russian trolls had co-opted the social network for their own ends. The comments were
In an effort to prevent foreign actors from surreptitiously manipulating audiences with ads concerning US elections, Facebook will send postcards in the mail to verify advertisers’ presence in the country, reports Reuters. Katie Harbath, Facebook’s global director of policy programs, said that
Facebook’s global director of policy programs says it will start sending postcards by snail mail to verify buyers of ads related to United States elections. Katie Harbath, who described the plan at a conference held by the National Association of Secretaries of State this weekend, didn’t
The indictment released on Friday laid out in specific detail how prosecutors believe Russians adopted false onl ine personas to push divisive political content, including ads.