Facebook to share Russia-linked ads with U.S. Congress

Image result for facebook ceoSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it intends to impart to U.S. congressional agents about 3,000 political promotions that it says Russia-construct agents kept running with respect to Facebook in the months previously, then after the fact a year ago’s U.S. presidential race.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has been under strain to accomplish more to keep the utilizationof Facebook for race control, said in a live, communicate on Facebook that he upheld the examination by the U.S. Congress. Zuckerberg laid out nine stages that he said Facebookwas taking to discourage governments from utilizing the world’s biggest interpersonal organization to meddle with decisions.

In one noteworthy change, Facebook will make political advertisements on the interpersonal, organization more straightforward, so individuals can see which promotions are being keptrunning regarding a decision, he said. Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch said in a different blog entry that the informal organization does not uncover content softly under any conditions, but rather that the organization needs to help secure the honesty of U.S. races.

We trust the general population merits a full bookkeeping of what occurred in the 2016 decision,” Stretch composed.


Google firing sparks debate over sexism in Silicon Valley

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A Silicon Valley culture war pitting liberal-leaning tech firms against a small conservative cohort took on new intensity on Tuesday after Google fired a male engineer for a memo that decried the company’s commitment to hiring women.

Memo author James Damore, 28, received jeers, cheers and a couple of job offers, while the debate raged on social media and some tech firms took steps to prevent similar episodes from embroiling their companies.Damore confirmed his dismissal from Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday, after he wrote a 10-page memo that said the company was hostile to conservative viewpoints and that women on average have more neuroticism.

Many in Silicon Valley found his views, which argued that men in general may be biologically more suited to coding jobs than women, offensive and destructive. The manifesto was embraced by some, particularly on the political right, who branded him a brave truth-teller. The episode recalled past examples of the wide gulf between US conservative activists and the tech sector.

In 2014, Brendan Eich was forced out as Mozilla’s chief executive after his opposition to gay marriage became public. Most technology executives held the opposite view, and tech companies often gave benefits to same-sex couples well before gay marriage was legalized.