Exclusive: An in-depth look at Facebook’s content police (Yahoo Finance)

Yahoo Finance: Exclusive: An in-depth look at Facebook’s content police. “Concerns about misinformation on Facebook reached a fever pitch after the 2016 presidential election, the outcome of which some have attributed to a Russian disinformation campaign on the platform. When revelations surfaced last year that Cambridge Analytica, a consulting firm hired by the Trump campaign, had harvested the data of 50 million Facebook users, distrust of the company worsened. In an exclusive interview at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters with the three executives who oversee content at Facebook, the company responded to its detractors.”

CNET: Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Sandberg very involved in content decisions, report says

CNET: Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Sandberg very involved in content decisions, report says. “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg are “incredibly involved” in the social network’s toughest content moderation decisions, according to a report by Yahoo Finance on Monday.”

Senator: Mark Zuckerberg should face “the possibility of a prison term” (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica: Senator: Mark Zuckerberg should face “the possibility of a prison term”. “Mark Zuckerberg has ‘repeatedly lied to the American people about privacy,’ Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said in a recent interview with the Willamette Week, a Portland alternative weekly newspaper. ‘I think he ought to be held personally accountable, which is everything from financial fines to—and let me underline this—the possibility of a prison term.'”

TechCrunch: Facebook really doesn’t want you to read these emails

TechCrunch: Facebook really doesn’t want you to read these emails. “So what is Facebook trying to bury in the horse latitudes of summer? An internal email chain, starting September 2015, which shows a glimpse of what Facebook’s own staff knew about the activity of Cambridge Analytica prior to The Guardian’s December 2015 scoop — when the newspaper broke the story that the controversial (and now defunct) data analytics firm, then working for Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign, had harvested data on millions of Facebook users without their knowledge and/or consent, and was using psychological insights gleaned from the data to target voters.”

CNET: Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s decision to keep up doctored Pelosi video

CNET: Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s decision to keep up doctored Pelosi video. “Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that the social network could have acted more quickly to flag a doctored video that made House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appear drunk. But he defended the company’s decision to leave up the video, one version of which got nearly 3 million views on social media.”

Mashable: Facebook shareholders try and fail to limit Mark Zuckerberg’s power

Mashable: Facebook shareholders try and fail to limit Mark Zuckerberg’s power . “Calls for Mark Zuckerberg’s power to be reined in continue to grow louder – not that it matters. That much was clear during Facebook’s annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, where Zuckerberg faced numerous calls for his power to be checked.”

CNN: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg faces contempt vote if he ignores Canadian subpoena, MP says

CNN: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg faces contempt vote if he ignores Canadian subpoena, MP says. “A senior Canadian politician is warning that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg could be held in contempt of Parliament if they fail to attend a hearing in Ottawa this week.”