Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Tech
News18 » Tech
1-min read

Facebook Blocks Researcher From Viewing Russian Ads

According to Albright, Facebook said the information was not meant to be public and the company considered it a "bug" that he was able to find and download the data through the Facebook-owned social media analysis tool CrowdTangle.

IANS

Updated:October 13, 2017, 2:51 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules (photo for representation, image: Reuters Pictures)
Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules (photo for representation, image: Reuters Pictures)
Loading...

Keeping up with its promise to help the US Congress to probe misinformation spread on its platform via Russian ads during the US presidential poll, Facebook has blocked a researcher from viewing the ads on its social media site. A report in The Washington Post late on Thursday said that the researcher had looked at the information to study the reach of ads associated with an alleged Kremlin-backed campaign and was still combing through Facebook posts when the social networking giant deleted them from the public record.

"Analyst Jonathan Albright had downloaded posts from six of the Facebook pages before learning information from all 470 accounts was no longer publicly available," the report said. According to Albright, Facebook said the information was not meant to be public and the company considered it a "bug" that he was able to find and download the data through the Facebook-owned social media analysis tool CrowdTangle. Facebook confirmed it fixed the flaw in CrowdTangle that allowed Albright to see information from inactive Facebook pages, CNet reported.

The flaw had exposed the content that was already deleted from Facebook pages. "Across all our platforms we have privacy commitments to make inactive content, that is no longer available, inaccessible," a Facebook representative was quoted as saying. On Wednesday, the US House Intelligence Committee leaders announced to make some of the 3,000 Russian ads public that appeared on Facebook during the 2016 US presidential election. The decision was taken after US Congress leaders met Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg late on Wednesday.

Watch: Honor 9i Review | The Quad Camera Smartphone | Feat TheUnbiasedBlog

 

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: ---
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results