SPAN Will Use Facebook to Live-Stream Hearings on Russia Political Meddling
31 October, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Katrina Soto
US social media giant Facebook will roll out new measures to increase transparency of political advertisements on its platform.
Facebook will be one of the platforms where you'll be able to hear the company's top lawyer get questioned by US lawmakers about the social giant's role with respect to Russian interference in the 2016 USA election.
Facebook said it's expanding transparency measures to all advertising.
Facebook also announced recently that its Canadian division would run an "election integrity initiative" to promote authentic dialogue and civic engagement in the run-up to the 2019 Canadian federal election. "This equivalents around four-thousandths of one percent (0.004%) of substance in News Feed, or roughly 1 out of 23,000 bits of substance".
The testimony by Facebook's general counsel, Colin Stretch, was submitted to the Judiciary Committee ahead of a hearing on Tuesday with executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter.
"We show ads based on people's interests and other profile information - not what you're talking out loud about", it said. "A number of the ads encourage people to follow Pages on these issues, which in turn produced posts on similarly charged subjects".
Facebook first informed lawmakers in September that it had identified 470 accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency, and that those accounts spent approximately $100,000 on more than 3,000 ads between June 2015 and August 2017.
Still, the Post noted, that number is relatively small compared with the total number of posts Facebook users see in their news feeds. That estimate is up from a tally of 201 accounts that Twitter reported in September.
PJ Vogt, the presenter of a tech podcast called Reply All, asked Twitter users to call in on Thursday (26 October) if they believed that "Facebook uses your mic to spy on you for ad reasons".
In an interview with The Atlantic earlier this month, Warner stressed that "all these companies need to come fully clean about what happened in 2016".
McNair apologized on Friday, and Pro Football Talk reported that he met with the team on Saturday, but players were not satisfied. Despite rumors that the players would remove the Texans decals from their helmets, they ended up leaving them on.
Under the shadow of bayonets, they hold a plebiscite every day, demanding that India leave Jammu and Kashmir, she said. The protesters also raised slogans in favour of Kashmir's freedom movement and against Indian occupation of Kashmir.
Federal law requires that 80 percent of all entrance fees collected at a national park be spent on maintenance at that park. And annual $80 passes for federal lands would not change, though fees would go up for pedestrians and motorcyclists.
Fortunately for the human race, Sophia made comments more along those lines at the recent Future Investment Initiative event. Before awarding citizenship to the Arab Kingdom she had to go to Moscow and learn Russian language.
Previously known as Captain Marvel, Shazam first appeared in Whiz Comics #2 (February 1940), published by Fawcett Comics. This latest image is the second artistic look at Levi as Shazam that we've seen since the casting announcement was made.
The eyes of the world were firmly fixed on Saudi Arabia this week at a major conference focused on investment and development. Futures were poised to cap their biggest weekly rally since July in London, and crude in NY increased to a six-months high.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that his side deserved their 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon. Antonio Valencia fired over just before the victor , while Lukaku would have scored if not for Hugo Lloris' outstretched arm.
Other motorists spotted him October 16 on Interstate 90 near West 117th Street after taking his mother's auto . At least four OH highway patrol troopers then picked up the chase, which went on for about another 20 miles.
She was sent to Tampa, Florida to work in the WWE's developmental territory known as Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). He was part of the Nexus stable and eventually teamed with Titus O'Neil to form the Primetime Players.
Jamie Vardy and Demarai Gray discuss Leicester City's approach to their win over Everton in Claude Puel's debut as manager. The latest defeat left Everton 18th in the league standings, having lost six of their opening 10 games of the season.
Despite two lost fumbles by Mark Ingram , the Black and Gold defense kept the Bears in-check. During the 2017 campaign so far, Miller caught 20 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns.
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The OnePlus 5T launch event date might finally be confirmed
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