Facebook To Require Verified Identities For Political Ads
Apr 09 2018 by Elias Hubbard
And it blocks messages that don't comply. Until the Unsend feature rolls out to everyone, Facebook says they won't use it on any more of Zuckerberg's messages.
However, Facebook seems to have taken a step backward as far as regaining their users' trust goes.
Facebook launched Messenger as a stand-alone app in 2014. This is a one-day boycott of Facebook and its associated apps including Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. WhatsApp had 1 billion daily users in 2017.
Sandberg's admission functions as the societal media large struggles to address mounting safety considerations in the aftermath of revelations that 87 million Facebook users may've needed their information harvested by Cambridge Analytica, the contentious data firm that was used by an occasion by President Trump's no effort through the 2016 presidential election.
This week, Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify before Congress, where, as Romm wrote, he will get "an uncomfortable grilling from Democrats and Republicans who believe the social giant is responsible for everything from fake news to online extremism".
The company also announced Wednesday a slew of changes to its privacy policies.
The Canadian company at the heart of the worldwide scandal over the unauthorized use of Facebook information received $100,000 in federal funding a year ago to develop data-driven tools for political campaigns, The Canadian Press has learned.
Facebook says page administrators and advertisers will be verified by being asked to provide a government-issued ID.
The searchable archive of ads will also show audience information and the demographic audience for each ad.
Cambridge Analytica disputed the number.
Facebook's reputation took another hit this week, with the revelation that the company sent a doctor on a secret mission to top U.S. hospitals, to try and convince them to share private patient data.
Facebook has admitted up to 2.7 million people in the European Union may have been caught in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the bloc announced on Friday. By increasing transparency around ads and Pages on Facebook, we can increase accountability for advertisers improving our service for everyone, Facebook said.
It is quite clear that Facebook is trying to normalize the situation and make it look like it wasn't a big deal.
Kogan's application "thisismydigitallife" on the social network was downloaded by 335 users in India.
Sandberg's interview is just one of several damage-control efforts taken by Facebook since news of the scandal broke last month. It is not hard to boycott an insecure messenger as there are many alternatives. Because it's mine. You gave it to me. Yeah, me neither, that never happened to me, ever.
It is clear that you can not trust facebook at all. It is time regulatory agencies start doing their job and enforce the law.