President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign decried the move as an attempt to muzzle conservatives on social media.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has come under criticism from rival Elizabeth Warren, who charges that Buttigieg is too cozy with Facebook. Buttigieg’s aides confirmed that his campaign hired two digital analytics staff recommended by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
A state-level antitrust investigation into the social network now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general.
The focus will be on Facebook’s plan to create a digital currency and its role in housing. The company agreed in a legal settlement in March to overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads.
BotSlayer—a free software tool that is open to the public—scans social media looking for evidence that what appears to be grassroots political activity is actually being generated automated accounts.
Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech companies.
A small team of researchers at Indiana University, in collaboration with LinkedIn, has created the first-ever global map of labor flow—how people move between jobs and industries in geographic regions. IU researchers said their findings provide useful insights into the growth and movement of the economy.