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    This falls under the category of "Better Late Than Never":

    Facebook expands efforts to stop hoaxes and fake news

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...D=ansmsnnews11

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    Facebook is now trying to weed out fake political ads -- and they've been mistakenly identifying ads from restaurants, hair salons and other businesses as "political." This is just the latest in a long string of problems for Facebook.

    A day care center and a dog rescue benefit: On Facebook, they were political ads

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/b...tical-ads.html

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    This is the Facebook news thread -- and lately all the news about Facebook is bad. Here is the latest example:

    Yet another massive Facebook fail: Quiz app leaked data on 120 million users for years

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...htLh?ocid=AMZN

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    The problems for Facebook just keep coming and coming and coming and coming and,,,,,,,

    Facebook says more than 800,000 users may have been affected by a bug that unblocked people the users had previously blocked

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/faceboo...800k-accounts/

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    Facebook bought Moves in 2014 and tbh in 2017 and launched Hello in 2015. All three apps are being shut down. Facebook needs to develop an app that can tell them which other apps are not worth buying.

    Facebook shutting down three apps due to 'low usage'

    http://www.businessinsider.com/faceb...w-usage-2018-7

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    A market research firm just released lists of the most popular apps, games and streaming services. Even with all its many problems of fake accounts, fake news, data leaks and data sharing, Facebook is the number-one app. Go figure!

    Facebook is most downloaded app of all time

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...C3u5?ocid=AMZN

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    Con artists known as "catfishers" pretend to be lonely so they can meet others and scam them out of their money -- and Facebook is launching a dating app that wil make the con artists' jobs a whole lot easier. Lovely.

    Facebook's dating app revs up romance scams

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/faceboo...romance-scams/

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    Another embarrassment for Facebook. To their credit, they apologized and restored the post. I wonder if Facebook would censor "War is hell," "Damn the torpedoes" and "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

    Facebook censored a post for 'hate speech.' It was the Declaration of Independence.

    http://www.latimes.com/business/tech...706-story.html

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    Cambridge Analytica used leaked data from many millions of Facebook users in an effort to ensure Donald Trump won the Presidential election. I wonder if Trump will reimburse Facebook for the cost of the fine. Hmm.....Naaahhh!

    Facebook hit with UK fine for failing to safeguard users' data

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/faceboo...-user-privacy/

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    This Boston-based data analytics firm has an archive of more than one trillion social media posts. That is scarier than any scenario George Orwell could have envisioned.

    Facebook suspends Kremlin-tied data firm Crimson Hexagon
    Firm had government contracts Facebook was unaware of.

    https://www.thewrap.com/facebook-sus...gon-data-firm/

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