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Mark Zuckerberg:
Facebook will make Pages disclose who paid for political ads and let users see all current ads from that advertiser, rolling out over the coming months   —  I just went live a minute ago.  Here's what I said:  —  Today is my first day back in the office after taking parental leave.
Sep 21, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Colin Stretch / Facebook:
Facebook says it will hand over information on Russia-linked ads bought during 2016 election campaign to Congressional investigators   —  Two weeks ago, we announced we had found more than 3,000 ads addressing social and political issues that ran in the US between 2015 and 2017 and that appear …
Sep 21, 2017, 3:38 PMIn context
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Facebook rolls out Custom Audience tool that lets advertisers target users who interacted with physical store, called a business office, more   —  Facebook is using its online-to-offline ad measurement tools for offline-to-online ad targeting.  —  Facebook is making it easier for brands …
Sep 21, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Sources: Facebook and Google now negotiating changes for sex-trafficking bill SESTA with senators, after vehemently opposing it   —  WASHINGTON — Last month, Facebook and Google came out forcefully against a bill that would hold companies accountable for hosting sex trafficking on their websites.
Sep 21, 2017, 12:01 PMIn context
Reuters:
Saudi Arabia to lift ban it imposed in 2013 on VoIP calls, will make services that satisfy regulatory requirements, like Skype and WhatsApp, available today   —  RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet phone calls, a government spokesman said, part of efforts to attract more business to the country.
Sep 21, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Blaming algorithms obscures the true source of Facebook's ad problem: the structure of the company's ad business and the decision-making of those who run it   —  Facebook's ad network lent itself to abuse by Russian hackers and racists.  The problem has nothing to do with algorithms.
Sep 20, 2017, 5:20 PMIn context
Sheryl Sandberg:
Facebook will strengthen enforcement of ad targeting policies, add more human oversight, and urge users to report potential abuses directly   —  Last week we temporarily disabled some of our ads tools following news reports that slurs or other offensive language could be used as targeting criteria for advertising.
Sep 20, 2017, 3:48 PMIn context
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
Twitter removed 300K terror-related accounts in first half of 2017, a 20% decline from previous six months, with 75% suspended before posting first tweet   —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the …
Sep 19, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Patreon confirms it's raised a $60M Series C led by Thrive Capital; sources say the valuation was $450M   —  Patreon upgrades content creation from a passion to a profession by paying artists 95% of subscription payments from fans instead of 55% of skimpy ad revenue like Facebook and YouTube.
Sep 19, 2017, 11:22 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Former Facebook and Snap ad exec Sriram Krishnan announces he is joining Twitter as senior director of product   —  Krishnan, who previously worked on ad tech, is trying something new.  —  Twitter has hired Sriram Krishnan, a former ad tech executive from Facebook and Snap, but he won't be working on ads.
Sep 18, 2017, 9:25 PMIn context

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