Facebook will turn all US political advertising off again after Georgia runoffs – ITPro.works

Georgia is the only state in the U.S. right now where Facebook allows political ads to run, but after Tuesday’s polls close that’s set to change. According to Facebook’s site … Read More

Facebook hits pause on algorithmic recommendations for political and social issue groups – ITPro.works

With just days to go before the U.S. election, Facebook quietly suspended one of its most worrisome features. During Wednesday’s Senate hearing Senator Ed Markey asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg … Read More

Political strategist turned tech investor Bradley Tusk on SPACs as a tool for VCs – ITPro.works

Bradley Tusk has become known in recent years for being involved in what’s about to get hot, from his early days advising Uber, to writing one of the first checks … Read More

A PC gaming site had to ban political troll mods for games, because nowhere is safe – ITPro.works

NexusMods, a large platform and gathering place for modding PC games, has banned all content relating to the U.S. elections following a flood of troll content, saying “we’ve decided to … Read More

Facebook addresses political controversy in India, monetization opportunities, startup investments

At the beginning of the previous decade, Facebook had a tiny presence in India. It had just started to slowly expand its team in the country and was inking deals … Read More

Leaked memo excoriates Facebook’s ‘slapdash and haphazard’ response to global political manipulation – TechCrunch

A former Facebook data scientist dropped a detailed, damning memo on her last day there, calling the social network out for what she describes as an arbitrary, slow, and generally … Read More

Trump campaign demotes Brad Parscale, who famously led its Facebook political ad blitz in 2016 – TechCrunch

The Trump campaign’s unlikely digital marketing whiz is on the outs. Brad Parscale made headlines for his social media savvy in 2016, a strategy still credited for giving the then-candidate … Read More

As advertisers revolt, Facebook commits to flagging ‘newsworthy’ political speech that violates policy

As advertisers pull away from Facebook to protest the social networking giant’s hands-off approach to misinformation and hate speech, the company is instituting a number of stronger policies to woo … Read More

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