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Democrats are trying to limit foreign influence on US elections — beginning with Google and Facebook ads

A group of House and Senate Democrats are calling on the US government to issue new “guidance” to stop foreign advertisers from spending money on Facebook, Google and other web platforms in a bid to influence American elections.

AT&T Throttling Case Back in Court

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a Federal Trade Commission throttling case against AT&T that has major implications for the agency’s reach over telecommunications companies.

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Google Offers to Auction Off Shopping Ad Spaces to Rivals in Response to EU

Apparently, Alphabet’s Google has proposed overhauling its shopping search results so that rivals can bid for space to display products for sale, as part of the company's efforts to comply with the European Union’s antitrust order.

Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters'

Until the week of Sept 11, Facebook enabled advertisers to direct their pitches to the news feeds of almost 2,300 people who expressed interest in the topics of “Jew hater,” “How to burn jews,” or, “History of ‘why jews ruin the world.’”

Advertisers are furious with Apple for new tracking restrictions in Safari 11

A group of digital advertising and marketing organizations has come together to condemn Apple for what the coalition says is a “unilateral and heavy-handed approach” to user privacy on Mac.

Facebook Moves to Keep Ads From Running on Objectionable Videos

Facebook’s enormous audience has long been catnip to advertisers.

Facebook needs to answer these questions about the Russian campaign to influence American voters

We now know that a Russian organization spent two years trying to influence American voters using Facebook. Here are the questions Facebook has yet to answer and why it matters:

Russia Used Facebook Events to Organize Anti-Immigrant Rallies on US Soil

Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook’s event management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests in the US, including an August 2016 anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rally in Idaho.