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Facebook has launched an archive of US political ads along with the details of who purchased them; to roll out in other countries soon
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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.

Facebook crisis management in tailspin too, Zuckerberg silence is making things worse
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Facebook crisis management in tailspin too, Zuckerberg silence is making things worse

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.

Delete Facebook and forget about it, says WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton
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Delete Facebook and forget about it, says WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton

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
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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.

Facebook data whistleblower: 'fake news to the next level'
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Facebook data whistleblower: 'fake news to the next level'

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.