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11 Things We’d Really Like to Know: How Will We Outsmart A.I. Liars?

By CADE METZ — November 20th 2018 at 03:38

For better and worse, humans are only improving their ability to deceive themselves with technology.

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11 Things We’d Really Like to Know: How Will We Outsmart A.I. Liars?

By CADE METZ — November 20th 2018 at 03:38

For better and worse, humans are only improving their ability to deceive themselves with technology.

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Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats’ Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MATTHEW ROSENBERG — November 17th 2018 at 18:45

Tech giants have found key allies among Democrats for years, a bond strengthened through mutual interests and campaign donations. But a year of scandals has forced a reckoning in Washington.

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Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats’ Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MATTHEW ROSENBERG — November 17th 2018 at 22:52

Tech giants have found key allies among Democrats for years, a bond strengthened through mutual interests and campaign donations. But a year of scandals has forced a reckoning in Washington.

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letters: Decades of Fake News, Courtesy of the Kremlin

November 16th 2018 at 18:33

Videos about Russia’s disinformation operations inspired one reader to draw a humorous map — “my way of shrinking my fright” — while others expressed their fears in our comments.

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A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog

By JACK NICAS and MATTHEW ROSENBERG — November 16th 2018 at 02:24

The opposition research firm had focused on the internet company’s competition. But ahead of a Senate hearing it had a new target: senators.

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‘Facebook Cannot Be Trusted to Regulate Itself’

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD — November 16th 2018 at 17:01

Only Congressional hearings can answer what the company knew about Russian meddling — and when.

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A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog

By JACK NICAS and MATTHEW ROSENBERG — November 16th 2018 at 02:24

The opposition research firm had focused on the internet company’s competition. But ahead of a Senate hearing it had a new target: senators.

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Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook as Furor Over Its Tactics Grows

By CECILIA KANG, MATTHEW ROSENBERG and MIKE ISAAC — November 16th 2018 at 00:50

Mr. Zuckerberg said that he wouldn’t step down as chairman and that his No. 2, Sheryl Sandberg, was “doing great work” despite questions about their management.

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Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook as Furor Over Its Tactics Grows

By CECILIA KANG, MATTHEW ROSENBERG and MIKE ISAAC — November 16th 2018 at 06:11

Mr. Zuckerberg said that he wouldn’t step down as chairman and that his No. 2, Sheryl Sandberg, was “doing great work” despite questions about their management.

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Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

By SHEERA FRENKEL, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, CECILIA KANG, MATTHEW ROSENBERG and JACK NICAS — November 14th 2018 at 23:30

Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — the social network faced one scandal after another. This is how Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg responded.

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Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

By SHEERA FRENKEL, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, CECILIA KANG, MATTHEW ROSENBERG and JACK NICAS — November 14th 2018 at 22:17

Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — the social network faced one scandal after another. This is how Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg responded.

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A 3-part documentary: Operation Infektion: A three-part video series on Russian disinformation

By ADAM B. ELLICK and ADAM WESTBROOK — November 13th 2018 at 19:43

Russian Disinformation: From Cold War to Kanye

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Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News

November 12th 2018 at 18:02

We reveal how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit.

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Truth and Virtue in the Age of Trump

By PAUL KRUGMAN — November 13th 2018 at 02:28

You’re a hero if and only if you serve The Leader’s interests.

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Cooperating Witness in Mueller Inquiry Predicts His Own Indictment for Lying

By SHARON LaFRANIERE — November 13th 2018 at 02:12

Jerome Corsi, an associate of Roger J. Stone Jr., said his negotiations with the special counsel’s office have broken down after two months.

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Bits: The Week in Tech: Social Media Faces Another Election Test

By MIKE ISAAC — November 9th 2018 at 15:00

After a disastrous performance two years ago, social media companies rightly took disinformation and voter suppression seriously ahead of the midterms.

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The Shift: Facebook Had a Good Election Day. But It Can’t Let Up Now.

By KEVIN ROOSE — November 8th 2018 at 00:30

Facebook made strides toward cleaning up its service in the last two years. But it continues to behave most responsibly only when placed under a microscope.

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The Shift: Facebook Had a Good Election Day. But It Can’t Let Up Now.

By KEVIN ROOSE — November 8th 2018 at 00:30

Facebook made strides toward cleaning up its service in the last two years. But it continues to behave most responsibly only when placed under a microscope.

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Russian Trolls Were at It Again Before Midterms, Facebook Says

By SHEERA FRENKEL and MIKE ISAAC — November 7th 2018 at 18:31

The company said Tuesday that it had taken down more than 100 Facebook and Instagram accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency, a troll farm.

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