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Facebook proved popular with Russian election trolls     – CNET
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Social network singled out in indictment charging 13 Russians with interfering with the US election.

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Facebook Admits SMS Notifications Sent Using Two-Factor Number Was Caused by Bug
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Facebook has clarified the situation around SMS notifications sent using the company’s two-factor authentication (2FA) system, admitting that the messages were indeed caused by a bug. From a report: In a blog post penned by Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, the company says the error led it to “send non-security-related SMS notifications to these […]

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Facebook will send postcards to verify US election ad buyers
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Facebook has a new yet very old solution to fighting Russian manipulation attempts during future US elections: conventional mail. Global policy program director Katie Harbath has revealed that the social network will send postcards to verify the ide…

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Facebook Messenger gets more excited about your love life     – CNET
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Lovebirds get digital doo-dads like streamlined access to heart-eye emoji and priority placement on each others’ contacts lists.

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Google and Facebook could be in FTC crosshairs     – CNET
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During a Senate confirmation hearing, nominees to serve on the Federal Trade Commission say they’d be open to considering antitrust action against big tech firms.

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Facebook adds Elizabeth Olsen dramedy to its growing video lineup
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Facebook will soon be home to a half-hour dramedy series starring Elizabeth Olsen, Deadline reports. The show is currently untitled, but was formerly known as Widow, and is thought to be about a young widow who's reconnecting with people from her pas…

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Zuckerberg describes his mistakes in Facebook birthday post     – CNET
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The Facebook chief executive says he’s made “almost every mistake you can imagine” as the social network puts 14 candles on its cake.

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How Facebook stole the news business
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 Big news outlets stupidly sold their soul to Facebook. Desperate for the referral traffic Facebook dangled, they spent the past few years jumping through its hoops only to be cut out of the equation. Instead of developing an owned audience of homepage visitors and newsletter subscribers, they let Facebook brainwash readers into thinking it was […]

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Facebook Is Gobbling Less of Users' Time
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The social media industry may have to struggle to rehydrate in light of some surprising and troubling metrics Facebook released on Wednesday. In addition to a pause in user growth, there have been signs that user engagement may have reversed course. The decline may have something to do with Facebook’s efforts to recover from accusations […]

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