Pro-Trump Super PAC Used Facebook Ads Urging People to Register to Vote to Mine Users' Personal Information
As Facebook navigates controversy for its policy allowing political candidates to use false information in ads, a Super PAC working to reelect President Donald Trump is in hot water for its own falsehoods.
The Committee to Defend the President ran a number of Facebook ads resembling ballots, falsely telling viewers that their voter registration was incomplete.
I Love America, a Facebook page with 1.1 million followers and a larger reach than many respected media outlets, is run by 10 Ukrainians, with another manager from France, one from Kazakhstan, and one from the United States.
The news comes as President Donald Trump faces criticism for pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the son of former Vice President and one of Trump's 2020 presidential election opponents, Joe Biden.
On Saturday night, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a message on his page for Yom Kippur. Tradition dictates celebrants reflect on the past year and ask forgiveness for their mistakes. Zuckerberg did just that.
As the investigation continues over Russian backed interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Zuckerberg apologized for his company's role.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, announced they would invest $3 billion into research to prevent, manage––and cure––the world's diseases by the end of the century. The couple will invest the money through their philanthropy organization, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
A Chinese beverage company called “face book” unsuccessfully fought Mark Zuckerberg’s monolithic social media empire for the right to use the name. In traditional Peking Opera, a “face book” or Lian Shu, refers to the intricate masks worn to indicate a historical character. It is a centuries-old phrase, and Zhongshan-based Zhujiang Beverage company, which produces milk-flavored drinks and porridges, recently held the Chinese trademark for “face book.”
Bill Gates is investing in clean energy. He’s joining up with nearly 30 other billionaires, from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to Virgin Group’s Richard Branson, to form a new clean energy investment group. Their goal: a world where clean energy is not more expensive than today’s hydrocarbon energy.