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Facebook Shut Down a Conservative ‘FB Anon’ Group Employees Used for Harassment

Photo: AP On Wednesday, Facebook CEO and much-rumored presidential hopeful Mark Zuckerberg posted to his personal page explaining why the company would renew efforts to crack down on hate speech across the site, citing the terrible violence that transpired at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12th. The same night, though, the Wall Street Journal reported that …

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HBO Suffers Social Media Hacks On Twitter, Facebook

HBO continues to suffer from hacker attacks. Tonight, it was their social media pages on Twitter and reportedly Facebook. Hi, OurَMiَne are here, we are just testing your security ,HBO team please contact us to upgrade the security – ourmine .org -> Contact — Rick Sanchez (@Rickanchez) August 17, 2017 OurMine is a hacker who has previously exploited media company …

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Thai Activist Jailed for the Crime of Sharing an Article on Facebook

Thai activist Jatuphat “Pai” Boonpattaraksa was sentenced this week to two and a half years in prison—for the crime of sharing a BBC article on Facebook. The Thai-language article profiled Thailand’s new king and, while thousands of users shared it, only Jutaphat was found to violate Thailand’s strict lese majeste laws against insulting, defaming, or threatening the monarchy. The sentence …

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After Charlottesville, Mark Zuckerberg pledges to remove threats on Facebook.

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg condemned the actions of white supremacists at last weekend’s deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., pledging to remove any threats of physical harm made on Facebook. “With the potential for more rallies, we’re watching the situation closely,” the Facebook CEO wrote in a post on his Facebook page. “We won’t always be perfect, but you have my commitment that we’ll keep …

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Staunton man’s Facebook post about Heyer spurs boycott | Local

STAUNTON — A businessman’s inflammatory Facebook post about Heather Heyer’s death at the Unite the Right rally triggered a local boycott of his product. John Sheffer, of Staunton, had been producing Merrywhite Bread for several months and selling it through convenience stores and at least one Staunton meat market. But Sheffer responded to someone on Facebook after Saturday’s violence. Sheffer… …

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Facebook bans white nationalist’s accounts over hate speech

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence. Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The Associated Press that the profile pages of Christopher Cantwell have been removed as well as a page connected to his podcast. Cantwell was featured in …

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Facebook bans white nationalist’s accounts over hate speech | Business

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence. Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The Associated Press that the profile pages of Christopher Cantwell have been removed as well as a page connected to his podcast. Cantwell was featured in …

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg post on Charlottesville, rally

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence on Wednesday after a white supremacy rally in Virginia over the weekend that resulted in one death. Zuckerberg said that while the process might not be perfect, the social media company is actively monitoring for threatening posts celebrating terrorism after the rally in Charlottesville. He also noted that the public discourse today lacks …

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Facebook shut down anonymous chat group for Trump-supporting employees

This poster advertising Facebook Anon was hung on Facebook’s campus just before the 2016 election. Business Insider Facebook shut down an anonymous online group for employees in late 2016 after it was increasingly used to talk about Donald Trump and other US presidential candidates. While initially pitched in 2015 as a way for employees to voice their concerns, the nature …

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