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Meta details actions against eight spyware firms

Details about the spyware firms, based in Italy, Spain and the UAE, were shared by the social media giant in its quarterly adversary threat report.
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 10: A police officer stands guard before the closing session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People on March 10, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA – MARCH 10: A police officer stands guard before the closing session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People on March 10, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Meta: Pro-Chinese influence operation was the largest in history

Meta researchers said the operation relied on thousands of accounts to spread pro-Chinese messages and attack critics of Beijing.
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The Facebook logo is displayed next to a screen showing that the Facebook website is down on October 04, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. Social media applications Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are experiencing a global outage that started before 9 a.m. (P.S.T.) on Monday morning. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook blames networking issues, not a cyberattack, for long downtime

Smoke doesn't always mean fire.
In this photo illustration, a smart phone screen displays the logo of Facebook on a Facebook website background, on April 7, 2021, in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

Spanish-language misinformation about vaccines is evading Facebook’s moderators

Spanish language posts boasting false claims that the covid-19 vaccine causes magnetism are avoiding fact-checkers at a higher rate than English language posts.
Chairman Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) listens during the confirmation hearing for William Burns, nominee for Director of the CIA, before the Senate Intelligence Committee February 24, 2021. (Photo by Tom Brenner-Pool/Getty Images)

Senator hammers Facebook, Instagram over COVID-19 misinformation

Sen. Mark Warner says he is particularly disturbed about how Instagram's algorithm appears to be promoting vaccine misinfo.
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