"I appreciate Facebook's stated commitment to addressing this pernicious problem, but much more is necessary to protect against the kind of destructive disinformation campaign Russian Federation mounted during the last election", Blumenthal said in a statement emailed to The Hill on Friday.
Facebook has said that an estimated 150 million people on Facebook and its subsidiary, Instagram, saw ads that were created and paid for by a Russian propaganda firm. Meaning, if you Liked a status or followed a page from your friends' Newsfeed, Facebook's tool is utterly useless. Most of these propaganda related posts, according to TNW, were centered on gun control, LGBTQ issues, race and religion. Some of the pages and accounts promoted the candidacy of Donald Trump and criticized his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton. It will tell you if you inadvertently liked or followed such Pages.
A principal architect of such "fake news" is believed to be the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian company that is alleged to have used social networking sites to influence public opinion in the United States through fakes accounts and proxy publications.
Facebook has been criticized for being slow the acknowledge the extent to which its platform was used by Russian Federation during the 2016 election.
Samsung announces upgraded Notebook 9 with S Pen That S Pen doesn't contain a battery; it has 4,096 pressure levels as well as a 0.7mm tip, plus tilt detection. Samsung has updated its lightweight Notebook 9 series from 2017 with Intel's 8th generation Core i7 chips.
Google, Facebook and other tech firms joined global news organizations earlier this year in a major initiative aimed at identifying "trustworthy" news sources, in the latest effort to combat online misinformation.
"Do you not also have an obligation to let those folks know that that was a hoax, that - or at least inform them who was behind that sponsored advertisement", Rep. (D-Ala.) asked Facebook's general counsel Colin Stretch during the November House hearing.
Microsoft and Twitter also agreed to participate in the "Trust Project" with some 75 news organizations to tag news stories which meet standards for ethics and transparency. To further clear your doubts and enforce its claims, the social media giant launched the new portal where you can see if you have engaged with Pages linked to Russian trolls.
'Our community continues to grow and our business is doing well, ' Zuckerberg said. Currently, users may only use the feature on the desktop version of Facebook. It only shows you the content the Russian entity targeted at you directly.
After Schnatter's comments , white supremacists vowed to make Papa John's the official pizza of the so-called alt-right. The website posted a picture of a Papa John's pizza with a swastika fashioned from pepperoni.
Substitutes: Khaled Al Senaani (for Khaseif, 51) 7, Eissa Mohamed (for Khalifa, 60) 6, Ahmed Rabia (for Al Hosani, 72) 6. The match began in a dramatic style as the hosts Al Jazira managed to keep a clean slate till the 31st minute.
According to the CDC, life expectancy for the USA population in 2016 was 78.6 years, a decrease of 0.1 year from 2015. In 2016, accidents replaced chronic lower respiratory diseases as the third leading cause of death , the report said.
So, Reliance Jio now has a Rs 199 tariff plan like other telecom operators, and it offers better benefits than others. There is yet another prepaid pack, priced at Rs. 197, which offers 1GB data per day with a validity of 14 days.
As the vaccine for this year's northern hemisphere flu season is the same, that could mean the season may be especially severe. It excludes deaths during flu pandemics and from conditions exacerbated by the flu , such as heart disease.
The SEC suspended the trading in the company until January, citing "concerns regarding the accuracy and adequacy of information". It seems that the "dominos effect" is going to both crypto and non-crypto companies.
The army had also posted that "It was wrong not to arrest her immediately, because she tried to block the soldiers' mission". The video of her confrontation with the soldiers was widely shared by pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian activists on the web.
Today, we're launching Snooze , which will give you the option to temporarily unfollow a person, Page or group for 30 days. With it, you can easily mute one or some of your friends' posts who keep on publishing irritating cat videos.
After Patrick Jiron , 80, admitted to having marijuana, the deputies performed a search with the help of a drug canine. Vrbka said the couple claims to not have known it was illegal to transport marijuana in the state of Nebraska.
The list goes on as Xiaomi makes Wi-Fi routers, repeaters, VR headsets, vehicle chargers, Bluetooth headset, and even backpacks. The Redmi Note 4 variant with double the storage will also be getting a generous Rs 1,000 discount during the sale.
It should be noted, however, that Carr's statement fails in a number of respects to respond to points made in Langhoffer's letter. He said the agreement was laid out in June before a lawyer at GSA, Richard Beckler, a Trump appointee, who has since died.
Russian Federation and China have the relatively closest diplomatic relations with the insular state of North Korea. Trump, however, tweeted in October that Tillerson was "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea.
Second, it got me looking back into games I half-completed or overlooked, wondering if they would receive a PS4 remaster. The new version will include an online battle feature, support for cross-saving and an all-new character named "Rin".
Abbas also promised to seek full membership for Palestine at the United Nations , despite a previous push failed to do so in 2011. Francois Delattre, France's ambassador to the United Nations , said his country regretted the USA decision over Jerusalem.
Photo Sandra Bullock , left, and Cate Blanchett in a scene from the trailer for "Ocean's 8 ". "We're not a reboot", she told EW . Matt Damon and Carl Reiner reprise their original roles in the Ocean's franchise as Linus Caldwell and Saul Bloom, respectively.
The vice president wanted to make sure that he was in place to break a tie if it were necessary, the official said. The leader of Egypt's Coptic Church had already cancelled his meeting with Pence to protest the United States move.
TyLon asked the Grinch , "Why are you stealing Christmas?" They showed up with a Grinch and let Tylon arrest him. In another post, the boy shows the video evidence of the Grinch stealing the presents to the officer.
Other major guidance models, including the normally reliable European model, are projecting a later return of colder air. Weather forecasts are showing increasingly unsettled conditions all over the United Kingdom during the Christmas period.
The phones run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and will most likely be getting the Android Oreo update sometime in 2018. The Galaxy A8 and A8+ are the first budget-oriented Samsung phones to feature the infinity display .
Michelle even co-hosted the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games with Prince Harry when it came to Florida past year . The Prince and the ex-President appear to have developed a friendship beginning when Mr Obama was in office.
Members of the editorial and news staff of The Detroit News were not involved in the creation of this content . For a second year, the Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle fundraiser is struggling to meet its goal.
Christmas events in the city, which is a center of Christian pilgrimage, normally provide a big boost to its economy. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital a milestone.
Thursday for much of central Pennsylvania, including Centre County, has been issued by the National Weather Service . Sun and 38 is forecast for Monday and Tuesday , with a slight chance for rain and snow on Tuesday .