Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office.
President Donald Trump went on a “fake news” Twitter attack over the Russian indictments Saturday, citing a Facebook ad executive who said the Russians’ “main goal” was not to sway the presidential election.
On Friday, the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced that a grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals, along with 3 Russian entities, accused of “supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump … and disparaging Hillary Clinton.” The 37-page indictment was a big fat nothingburger. Show More Summary
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Facebook VP of advertising, Rob Goldman, tossed a hand grenade in the Russian meddling narrative in a string of tweets responding to Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals running a "bot farm" which, according to Mueller (via Deputy...Show More Summary
Noted without comment. Rob Goldman is the vice president of advertising at Facebook. Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 US election. I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was NOT the main goal. […]
"Hard to ignore the vice president of Facebook ads!"
More proof that the president is incapable of believing Russia tried to help him.
Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday. The postcard verification is Facebook’s latest effort to...
At the core of Facebook’s “well-being” problem is that its business is directly coupled with total time spent on its apps. The more hours you pass on the social network, the more ads you see and click, the more money it earns. That puts...Show More Summary
Three-quarters of all EU users may have had sensitive data inferred about them by Facebook, including things like sexual orientation, religion and political leanings
Prosecutors say the accounts were opened using fake identities to help bypass PayPal’s security measures.
We've all heard reports about how Russian operatives created and distributed ads and posts on Facebook between June 2015 and August 2017. The idea was to split the millions of Americans who saw these fabricated stories along party lines, thereby deepening existing hardline, ideological stances around controversial social issues. While it is unknown whether these...
State Senator Tom Campbell appears in a television ad for his U.S. Senate campaign. Congressman Kevin Cramer is running for the United States Senate. That’s not official official yet, but c’mon. Dude has a Facebook event for a Senate campaign announcement. Show More Summary
Advertisers have been complaining about brand safety issues on the web. Some are even threatening to pull ad spending from the big tech platforms. Yet the truth is, few brands will follow through on such sweeping threats. And the harsh...Show More Summary
Amid a flurry of Q4 13F filings, a few notable observations have emerged. First, after unwinding his modest Amazon stake in the quarter ended December 31, George Soros's family office, Soros Fund Management, added 2.47 million shares of Overstock worth $158MM, making him the third largest holder of the innovative online retailer. Show More Summary
Despite yet another report about users under 25 fleeing Facebook, ad agencies appear to be staying the course, regardless of whether they've been bullish or bearish on the world's largest social network. According to eMarketer's newest research, Facebook will lose two million monthly U.S. users under 25 this year, and it sees Snapchat picking up...
Giving up: Most of the internet, except for Happy Catholic which will be like my little hermitage. No Facebook, Goodreads, or Letterboxd. Adding on: Daily Mass during the week. I've been dreading it. Not dreading Mass but getting myself to follow a strict enough schedule to fit it in. Show More Summary
From sponsored content on Facebook and Instagram to curated Stories on Snapchat, social media advertising is growing and infiltrating almost every virtual corner of smart devices. According to Invesp, total social ad revenue is expected to reach $15 billion this year, and more than one-half of that total involves mobile social media advertising, with geotargeting...