Facebook bans 22 more pages linked to Alex Jones

Facebook on Tuesday began enforcing the new rules of its recently updated recidivism policy, which is why 22 pages linked to right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his website InfoWars are no longer there. “We use a broad set of signals to determine if a Page violates our recidivism policy and determined these Pages violated […]

A top Australian wedding magazine was forced to shut down after getting called out for excluding same-sex couples in its pages

Lucas Schifres/Getty Images A top Australian wedding magazine was forced to shut its doors after it recieved backlash for refusing to feature same-sex couples in its spread. White Magazine’s founders issued a statement explaining that it was “no longer economically viable” after advertisers began pulling out of the publication over its beliefs.  According to the […]

The Russian connection? Banned Facebook pages were featured on 2016 ‘blacklist’

A host of alternative news pages banned by Facebook last week were first featured on the PropOrNot blacklist in 2016 – a list of “Russian propaganda” sites that was compiled with little evidence and called “McCarthyite.” Facebook banned 800 alternative media pages last week, ranging from left-leaning organizations like The Anti-Media to flag-waving opinion sites […]

Facebook: Iran’s been posting hundreds of fake pages since 2011

Enlarge / A car passes by Facebook’s corporate headquarters location in Menlo Park, California, on March 21, 2018. (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Yet again, Facebook announced that it removed hundreds of inauthentic pages, groups, and accounts on its platform that were used to “mislead others about who they were and what they were doing.” The Tuesday […]

Facebook pulls hundreds of ‘inauthentic’ pages linked to Iran and Russia

Once again, Facebook is notifying the media that it has mass-removed accounts exhibiting “coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram.” This time around, Mark Zuckerberg said the cull caught up 652 pages that it says were linked to a campaign originating in Iran, as well as an unspecified number of accounts linked to Russian military […]

Facebook bans Alex Jones and InfoWars pages

Facebook has removed four pages from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, saying that the channels “repeatedly” violated its hate speech and bullying policies. Last week, Facebook removed four videos from the channels and suspended the controversial radio personality for 30 days. However, today it wrote that since the earlier action didn’t seemed to deter Jones, it […]

In nearly 500 pages of answers, Facebook stonewalls some senators’ questions

Enlarge / The Facebook logo is displayed at the 2018 CeBIT technology trade fair on June 12, 2018 in Hanover, Germany. (credit: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images) Earlier this week, Facebook submitted nearly 500 pages worth of written responses to dozens of US senators’ questions stemming from CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s April 2018 testimony before two committees. In […]

Facebook removes Pages of two groups run by Richard Spencer

Earlier this week, during his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Mark Zuckerberg responded to a question from Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) about hate groups by saying, “We do not allow hate groups on Facebook, overall. So, if there’s a group that their primary purpose or a large part of what they do […]

Facebook will verify identities of popular Pages and political ad buyers

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Friday endorsed U.S. legislation to regulate political ads across the internet, a concession to lawmakers days before he is scheduled to testify in two U.S. congressional hearings. Zuckerberg also said Facebook would begin requiring people who want to run ads on the social network addressing political issues to verify […]