Category: Social Media

Facebook Grew Marketplace to 1 Billion Users. Now Scammers Are Using It to Target People Around the World. — ProPublica

Facebook says it protects users through a mix of automated systems and human reviews. But a ProPublica investigation based on internal corporate documents, interviews and law enforcement records reveals how those safeguards fail to protect buyers and sellers from scam listings, fake accounts and violent crime. Source: Facebook Grew Marketplace to 1 Billion Users. Now Scammers Are Using It to Target People Around the World. — ProPublica

Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election

The report, written in October 2019 and obtained by MIT Technology Review from a former Facebook employee not involved in researching it, found that after the 2016 election, Facebook failed to prioritize fundamental changes to how its platform promotes and distributes information. Source: Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election