Report: Facebook Paid Political Consulting Group to Discredit Critics

Headline Roundup November 15th, 2018

A new report by the New York Times alleges that Facebook sought to "delay, deny and deflect" amid the criticism it received for its handling of Russian disinformation and hate speech. The network has terminated its relationship with Definers, a GOP-opposition political consulting group that it hired to tie its critics to liberal philanthropist George Soros.

Report: Facebook Paid Political Consulting Group to Discredit Critics

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Sheryl Sandberg was seething. Inside Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters, top executives gathered in the glass-walled conference room of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

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Facebook slammed a blockbuster New York Times report for "inaccuracies" and cut ties with a GOP-opposition firm after the newspaper painted a scathing portrait of Mark Zuckerberg and

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Facebook has cut ties to a political consulting group, Definers Public Affairs, that it hired to discredit its critics and opponents in the wake of scrutiny its received over the past year.

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