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Twitter’s efforts to suspend fake accounts have doubled since last year – TechCrunch

Bots, your days of tweeting politically divisive nonsense might be numbered. The Washington Post reported Friday that in the last few months the company has aggressively suspended accounts in an effort to stem the spread of disinformation running rampant on its platform. The Washington Post reports...

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Lawmakers send bipartisan letter to Google asking it to end partnership with Huawei

Google's got mail. Lawmakers from the Senate and House sent a letter today to Google boss Sundar Pichai asking him to reconsider the company's relationship with Chinese smartphone company Huawei. The letter argued that the relationship posed a serious national security threat. "Chinese telecommunications companies, such as...

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Here are 454 pages of Facebook’s written follow-up answers to Congress – TechCrunch

Facebook finished its homework. In a pair of newly uploaded letters, the two Senate committees that grilled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in April have published the social media giant’s written answers to their considerable body of questions. Zuckerberg faced criticism for not answering many of...

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Facebook shared data with Chinese telecom Huawei, raising US government security concerns – TechCrunch

Concerns around Facebook’s recently revealed data sharing relationship with some device makers just took a turn for the worse. The practice, first revealed over the weekend, is now confirmed to have included relationships with Chinese companies Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TCL, according to The New...

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Papua New Guinea threatens to close Facebook for a month to investigate its harmful impact – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook is proving problematic for many governments worldwide, but few would think to shut it down entirely. That’s exactly the approach that Papua New Guinea, the Pacific sea island nation located near Australia, is proposing to take with a new measure that could see the...

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Zuckerberg again snubs UK parliament over call to testify – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook has once again eschewed a direct request from the UK parliament for its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to testify to a committee investigating online disinformation — without rustling up so much as a fig-leaf-sized excuse to explain why the founder of one...

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