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Inside Facebook’s Election β€˜War Room’

By SHEERA FRENKEL and MIKE ISAAC

Seven weeks before the midterm elections, the social network is setting up a central hub to root out disinformation and false news. We visited the operation.

If You See Disinformation Ahead of the Midterms, We Want to Hear From You

The Times is looking for examples of online ads, posts and texts that contain false claims and are being deliberately spread. Here's how to send a tip.

The Interpreter: As Germans Seek News, YouTube Delivers Far-Right Tirades

By MAX FISHER and KATRIN BENNHOLD

A researcher found the platform’s recommendation system had steered viewers to fringe and conspiracy videos on a neo-Nazi demonstration in Chemnitz.

Twitter Bars Alex Jones and Infowars, Citing Harassing Messages

By KATE CONGER and JACK NICAS

When Facebook and YouTube booted Mr. Jones, the internet provocateur, last month, Twitter did not. On Thursday, it joined them.

Republicans Accuse Twitter of Bias Against Conservatives

By CECILIA KANG and SHEERA FRENKEL

Republicans and Democrats sparred over censorship on social media, as the Justice Department said it would examine whether the services were purposely “stifling the free exchange of ideas.”

Twitter’s Dorsey Avoids Taking Sides in Partisan House Hearing

By CECILIA KANG, SHEERA FRENKEL, KATE CONGER, MATTHEW ROSENBERG and NICHOLAS FANDOS

Mr. Dorsey testified before the House on the moderation of online content. Earlier in the day, he appeared at a Senate hearing with Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.

Facebook and Twitter Have a Message for Lawmakers: We’re Trying

By CECILIA KANG and SHEERA FRENKEL

In prepared testimony ahead of congressional hearings on Wednesday, Facebook and Twitter displayed a conciliatory approach over issues such as disinformation and manipulation.

Facebook’s Private Groups Offer Refuge to Fringe Figures

By KEVIN ROOSE

Many private groups reviewed by The Times contained content and behavior that appeared to violate Facebook rules, like those against hate speech.

State of the Art: Here’s the Conversation We Really Need to Have About Bias at Google

By FARHAD MANJOO

President Trump’s charges that Google shows anti-conservative search bias is wrong. But Google may well be biased against minorities and others who lack real-world power.

Bits: The Week in Tech: Democracy Under Siege

By NATASHA SINGER

Microsoft busted Kremlin-linked hackers who broadened their targets in the United States. And Facebook, YouTube and others found new influence campaigns originating from Russia and Iran.

How FireEye Helped Facebook Spot a Disinformation Campaign

By KATE CONGER and SHEERA FRENKEL

The cybersecurity company has shifted its attention to detecting disinformation and uncovering social media campaigns intended to influence politics.

Europe Worries as Facebook Fights Manipulation Worldwide

By ADAM SATARIANO

The social network’s disclosure of a new misinformation effort shows manipulation of its platform isn’t a phenomenon limited only to Americans.

Facebook Identifies New Influence Operations Spanning Globe

By SHEERA FRENKEL and NICHOLAS FANDOS

The social network removed hundreds of fake accounts and pages targeting people in different countries and regions that originated in Iran and Russia.

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