Facebook says it took down network affiliated with Roger Stone that included fake accounts

Facebook on Wednesday took down a network of more than 100 pages and accounts affiliated with Trump confidante Roger Stone for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” The flamboyant political consultant confirmed to Fox News his accounts either have been restricted or taken down. Stone’s personal accounts were among 54 Facebook accounts, 50 Facebook pages and four Instagram accounts closed for […]

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Facebook Bans Network With ‘Boogaloo’ Ties

Facebook said on Tuesday that it took down a network of accounts, groups and pages connected to an antigovernment movement in the United States that encourages violence. People and groups associated with the decentralized movement, called boogaloo, will be banned from Facebook and Instagram, which Facebook also owns, the company said. Facebook said it had […]

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Facebook to Ban Network With ‘Boogaloo’ Ties

Facebook said on Tuesday that it was taking down a network of accounts, groups and pages connected to an antigovernment movement in the United States that encourages violence. People and groups associated with the decentralized movement, called boogaloo, will be banned from Facebook and Instagram, which it also owns, the company said. Facebook said it […]

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Wirecard says missing $2.1B likely never existed amid financial scandal

The $2.1 billion that went missing from Wirecard’s accounts likely never existed in the first place, the German payments processor said Monday as a massive financial scandal engulfed the company. Wirecard admitted last week that it couldn’t confirm the existence of some 1.9 billion euros attributed to its bank trust accounts last year. But the […]

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Shares of German payment processor Wirecard plunge over ‘missing’ $2.1B

Wirecard’s auditor has refused to sign off its 2019 accounts over a missing $2.1 billion, sending its shares down more than 60 percent as the German payments firm warned the delay could cause billions in loans to be called in as early as Friday. The existence of 1.9 billion euros in cash balances on trust […]

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Twitter removes 170,000 users over Chinese propaganda links

Twitter has removed more than 170,000 accounts that it linked to a Chinese propaganda campaign. The social-media giant said the network used “a range of manipulative and coordinated activities” to spread messages supportive of the Chinese Communist Party. Twitter found 23,750 “highly engaged” accounts and roughly 150,000 “amplifier” accounts that were designed to boost their […]

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Facebook suspends white nationalist accounts over protest threats

Facebook has suspended accounts linked to white nationalist groups amid raging protests against racism and police brutality. Some of those accounts urged people to bring weapons to recent demonstrations following last week’s police killing of George Floyd, according to Facebook. The company also took down accounts that falsely claimed to be affiliated with the leftist […]

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Bucks investigating the reported hacking of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s social media accounts

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly was hacked Thursday. Social media accounts registered to Antetokounmpo briefly featured inappropriate messages that, according to his agent, Alex Saratsis, and others close to the player, did not originate from the reigning NBA MVP. The issue has been resolved and the offending posts have been removed from Antetokounmpo’s accounts, […]

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Coronavirus stimulus bill offers relief for retirees

Retirees and pre-retirees considering tapping their qualified retirement accounts to survive tough times just got a tax break. The recently passed $2 trillion stimulus law features loan provisions that are designed for anyone “who experiences adverse financial consequences as a result of being quarantined or being furloughed.” The law provides tax reduction benefits for those […]

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College Made Them Feel Equal. The Virus Exposed How Unequal Their Lives Are.

The political science class was called “Forced Migration and Refugees.” Students read accounts of migrants fleeing broken economies and seeking better futures, of life plans drastically altered and the political forces that made it all seem necessary. Then suddenly, the subject matter became personal: Haverford College shut down and evicted most students from the dormitories […]

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McDonald’s slammed for separating Golden Arches to promote social distancing

It’s a supersize lapse in judgment. Last week, the social-media accounts of McDonald’s Brasil separated the brand’s Golden Arches in order to encourage social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak, Ad Age reported. But the reimagined spaced-out M has since been scrubbed after critics slammed the move as insensitive. “F - - k right off you award-desperate morons,” wrote […]

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