Facebook, Social Media

Facebook, Social Media

Rising tide of leaks threatens to inundate Facebook | Malay Mail

Rising tide of leaks threatens to inundate Facebook | Malay Mail

23/10/2021 9:39:00 AM

Rising tide of leaks threatens to inundate Facebook | Malay Mail

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23 ― Facebook held back from doing all it could to stop users from being radicalised and US election misinformation from flooding the social network, according to media reports yesterday. An array of US news outlets cited documents from former Facebook worker Frances Haugen,...

and elsewhere yesterday focused on how Facebook apparently intensified political division.Examples included an internal finding that 10 per cent of political content viewed by US users in the days after the election perpetuated the falsehood that the vote had been rigged.

Anwar most qualified to lead opposition - Batu MP Ministry to promote wood carving in govt office premises Kepong MP: Why does PM need three advisers costing RM150,000 a month? | Malay Mail

What has come to be known as the “Big Lie” has been repeated relentlessly by former President Donald Trump and enraged his supporters, who stormed the US Capital in a deadly attack on January 6.Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms banned Trump from their platforms for encouraging the violent effort to thwart the democratic process.

Revelations published yesterday indicated that Facebook could have anticipated such trouble.'Carol's journey'The information was reportedly found in the thousands of internal documents Haugen provided to regulators at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. headtopics.com

Haugen told US lawmakers early this month that the social media giant fuels division, harms children and urgently needs to be regulated, drawing pledges Congress would take up long-delayed action.The testimony by Haugen has fuelled one of Facebook's most serious crises yet, and prompted a denial from CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who said in a post on his account that her claim the company prioritises profit over safety was “just not true.”

A common theme in revelations is that Facebook knew about problems hurting users and society but chose, in large part, to ignore them.Articles Friday referred to a report compiled by Facebook's own internal researchers titled “Carol's Journey to QAnon.”

Facebook's security team in 2019 reportedly created a fake account for a “conservative mother from North Carolina” given the profile name Carol Smith.The social network software quickly offered Smith a “barrage of extreme, conspiratorial and graphic content” including from the QAnon movement known for unfounded conspiracy theories, according to the researchers.

DefenceFaced with the mounting criticism, Facebook yesterday detailed anew steps it has taken to protect the election and keep the social network safe.“Our comprehensive strategy to protect the US 2020 elections began years before the election cycle even began and was designed to last through the inauguration,” Facebook vice president of integrity Guy Rosen said in a blog post. headtopics.com

Wrong priorities: PM chastised for having three advisors costing RM50k each Sistem JPJ kuno, kata Menteri Pengangkutan - Utusan Digital Embrace Malaysian Family concept as method to preserve dakwah, says minister | Malay Mail

“Responsibility for the insurrection itself falls squarely on the insurrectionists who broke the law and those who incited them.”Facebook's tenacious efforts to fend off critics is not likely to appease elected officials openly calling for action against the tech giant.

More revelations from leaked documents appear in store, and a former member of Facebook's integrity team emerged Friday as another whistleblower.The former employee reportedly told US regulators that Facebook dismissed controversy over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election as a “flash in the pan” and that managers undermined efforts to fight disinformation for fear of angering Trump or his fans. ― AFP

Read more: Malay Mail »

Sulaiman reports for duty as Melaka's 13th Chief Minister

MELAKA: Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali has begun his official duties as the 13th Chief Minister of Melaka at his office at Kompleks Seri Negeri, Ayer Keroh here.

EU lawmakers push for closer ties with Taiwan amid rising Chinese pressure | Malay MailBRUSSELS, Oct 21 ― The European Union must deepen ties with Taiwan and start work on an investment deal with the island, EU lawmakers said in a resolution adopted today, a move likely to anger Beijing as a similar EU-China deal struck in 2020 has been put on ice. The European Parliament in the...

KJ sounds early warning over rising Klang Valley Covid-19 hospitalisationsSarawak and Negeri Sembilan are showing similar trends. It isn't so hard to slap back lockdown and checkpoint. Is it? Saya nak jual peti ais saya untuk beli susu pempers , makanan anak2 dah 2hri tiada susu dn mknn, sya ibu tunggal bru strt krja smula tpi blum gji . Ada yg sudi bli pti ais sya ni tk 😢 jual rm250 shaja msih elok sjuk lgi , hrp ada yg sudi bli amenn Kejayaan

Haiti gang leader threatens to kill American hostages | Malay MailPORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 22 — The leader of a Haitian gang who kidnapped a group of North Americans over the weekend has threatened to execute them, according to video seen by AFP. The footage shot Wednesday but released Thursday on social media showed Wilson Joseph, wearing a suit and surrounded by...

Erdogan threatens to expel 10 Western envoys, report media | Malay MailISTANBUL, Oct 21 — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today threatened to expel the ambassadors of the United States, Germany and eight other Western countries after they condemned the detention of a civil society leader. Parisian-born philanthropist and activist Osman Kavala, 64, has been in...

EU lawmakers push for closer ties with Taiwan amid rising Chinese pressure | Malay MailBRUSSELS, Oct 21 ― The European Union must deepen ties with Taiwan and start work on an investment deal with the island, EU lawmakers said in a resolution adopted today, a move likely to anger Beijing as a similar EU-China deal struck in 2020 has been put on ice. The European Parliament in the...

Oversight panel rebukes Facebook, will review VIP system | Malay MailWASHINGTON, Oct 22 — Facebook ’s oversight panel announced Thursday a probe of the company’s system to reportedly exempt high-profile users from its own rules, accusing the embattled social media giant of a lack of transparency. A series of damning Wall Street Journal stories driven by a...