Facebook has launched an archive of US political ads along with the details of who purchased them; to roll out in other countries soon
Facebook pledged seven months ago to create a cache, saying on the eve of US congressional hearings that it wanted to increase transparency about its role in political advertising.
The crisis-management playbook is pretty simple: Get ahead of the story, update authorities and the public regularly, assume responsibility and take decisive action. Crisis-management experts say Facebook is 0-for-4.
As Facebook reels from the scandal over hijacked personal data, a movement to quit the social network has gathered momentum, getting a boost from a high-profile co-founder of the WhatsApp messaging service acquired by the huge social network in 2014.
Facebook gets hammered, Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix suspended as stunning data breach spooks users
#DeleteFacebook is trending on social media in response to stunning allegations that UK based data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica used information from more than 50 million Facebook accounts to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.
A Trump-affiliated firm under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users created profiling algorithms that "took fake news to the next level," a former employee said.