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It took Facebook two months to realize “Stop the Steal” might turn violent

EnlargeVictor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesIt took Facebook less than two days to shut down the original “Stop the Steal” group but two months for it to realize that the group and its offspring had spawned a “harmful movement” that thrived on the platform and would ultimately lead to violence. The news comes from a Facebook internal report ana...
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Facebook acknowledges personal information of 500M users posted online, says data is ‘old’

The phone numbers and personal data of more than 500 million Facebook users has been posted online by a low-level hacker in a forum for free.Alon Gal, CTO of Hudson Rock, a cybercrime intelligence firm first discovered the leak on Saturday. Read more: Head of Facebook Canada warns news posts could be blocked as last resort “All 533...