Rob Facebook DecemberPaulReuters is losing a lot of important people in recent months. One of the latest casualties was Rob Leathern, who served as the advertising integrity manager and was in charge of consumer trust. He joined Facebook in February 2017 and had previously worked at LinkedIn and co-founded a startup. His team was focused on reducing viral misinformation and removing fake accounts.
Chief of Advertising Integrity
Rob Facebook DecemberPaulReuters, the chief of advertising integrity and director of product management at Facebook, has left the company. He was responsible for handling some of the company’s most sensitive topics and ad products. He posted his departure date on Facebook’s internal network, saying he is leaving the company to focus on consumer privacy issues.
Voting Information Center
In Rob Facebook DecemberPaulReuters, Facebook announced it would partner with Reuters to provide news to its Voting Information Center. The news will be delayed at least 15 minutes and is limited to five messages per person at any one time. The social networking site also limits the number of messages that can be forwarded at a time.
Pressure over Social Movements
The policy changes were made in response to increasing pressure over social movements. Since the summer, Facebook has removed about fourteen thousand groups. The company also paused recommendations for new groups and political groups. The “Stop the Steal” group, for example, has gathered 365,000 members in less than 24 hours.
The charges against Ceglia stem from allegations that he forged documents and inflated his stake in Facebook to earn millions of dollars. He was arrested at his home in Buffalo on Friday. A federal judge denied his request to throw out the charges, but gave him a temporary reprieve until noon Monday. He faces up to 20 years in prison for each count.
Rob Facebook DecemberPaulReuters is facing criticism from many quarters for its political advertising practices. Last year, it admitted that foreign influence played a role in the 2016 election, and promised to fix the problem by making its political ads more transparent. The social media giant made a series of reforms that were aimed at appeasing critics and staving off enforceable regulation. One of the reforms was a promise to link political ads to the page that paid for them. It also promised to display all ads and provide demographic data on their audiences.
While the data for campaign finance comes from disclosures required by candidates and parties, it may not represent all the funds spent on a candidate’s behalf. There are also satellite spending groups that may not have spent money on behalf of a candidate. Despite this, it is possible to get a full picture by visiting the FEC website, which also provides information on federal and state campaign finance laws.
Combat Meddling & Foreign Influence Campaigns
While Facebook has spent billions of dollars to combat meddling and foreign influence campaigns, the company’s stance on political advertising remains mixed. The social network has the potential to raise the profile of lesser-known candidates who may not have had a chance to gain much ground during the last election.
Social Media and Race: A Letter From John to “Mock n Rob”
The topics of “Racial Justice” and “Black Lives Matter” engender strong emotions and can become seeds for discourse on social media. For example, on Facebook, “Mock” of the podcast “Mock n’ Rob, Inc.” posted a letter from listener John in response to the email sent to parents of Hamilton Southeastern Schools after the conviction of Derek Chauvin.
Bill Gates stepped down from his board position at Microsoft in 2000 and took up the position of senior strategy advisor to the management team. His resignation from the board position was not a surprise, and the company enlisted him to lead its strategy. Today, Gates is still an advisor to the management team of Google. But his future is in question.