Elizabeth Dwoskin

Facebook used people’s data as a bargaining chip, emails and court filings suggest

Facebook executives in recent years appeared to discuss giving access to their valuable user data to some companies that bought advertising when it was struggling to launch its mobile ad business, according to internal emails quoted in newly-unred

Facebook’s Sandberg now says the company’s work with the political consultancy Definers crossed her desk

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg admitted that she had received information about the company’s work with Definers, the Republican-affiliated consultancy that conducted opposition research into Facebook’s critics.

Facebook says it removed a flood of hate speech, terrorist propaganda and fake accounts from its site

Facebook said it had removed more than a billion fake accounts and taken action against millions of posts, photos and other forms of content that violated its prohibition against hate speech, terrorist propaganda and child exploitation, the latest

From Silicon Valley elite to social media hate: The radicalization that led to Gab

Gab has become the most visible of a collection of services catering to people mainstream companies such as Twitter and Facebook have rejected as too hateful, extreme or threatening in their posts as part of a crackdown on extremism.

Facebook’s former security chief warns of tech’s ‘negative impacts’ — and has a plan to help solve them

For two years, Alex Stamos was the Facebook executive tasked with defending the company’s systems against Russian interference and other critical threats.

Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit

Facebook said that it has purged more than 800 US publishers and accounts for flooding users with politically oriented content that violated the company’s spam policies, a move that could reignite accusations of political censorship.

Mainstream advertising is still showing up on polarizing and misleading sites — despite efforts to stop it

Online advertising systems regularly put mainstream ads alongside content from the political fringes — and dollars in the pockets of those producing polarizing and politically charged headlines. This mismatch of online content and ads, which digit

Tech firms step up to confront online threats. But some ask, what about the White House?

Technology giants increasingly are casting themselves as defenders of online integrity as American democracy, yet again, comes under attack.

Facebook is rating the trustworthiness of its users on a scale from zero to 1

Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to 1.

Several groups banned by Facebook had strong similarities to Twitter accounts linked to Russia six weeks ago

At least three groups that Facebook banned recently for spreading disinformation shared similar names and traits with Twitter accounts that had been linked publicly to Russia earlier this year, underscoring the challenges of swiftly shutting down