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Dem senator to query Facebook about report on treatment of critics

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Senator Amy Klobuchar told the Senate Judiciary Committee she would send a letter seeking details about a New York Times article that named the Minnesota Democrat as a target of an aggressive Facebook lobbying campaign that relied partly on a Republican opposition research firm.
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How Facebook's PR Firm Used a Conservative News Site to Fiercely Attack Its Rivals

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On Wednesday, the New York Times published an extensive investigation into Facebook's efforts to deflect criticism and downplay the Cambridge Analytica and Russian election meddling scandals that have embroiled the company over the past two years. As part of its push to salvage its public image in the wake of the scandals, Facebook reportedly began working more closely with an opposition research firm called Definers Public Affairs.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: I Didn't Know About Our Controversial Lobbying, Opposition Research Tactics

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he was unaware of the social networking giant's controversial opposition research and lobbying tactics until after he read a scathing New York Times investigation published Wednesday.
Speaking with reporters on Thursday during a media briefing, Zuckerberg explained his surprise with the report's allegations that the Definers public relations firm, working on behalf of Facebook, performed a number of controversial services intended to deflect attention away from Facebook during a time of tremendous turmoil for the once Silicon Valley darling.
Among some of...
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The research firm Facebook hired to smear its critics has been pushing an anti-Apple campaign that has Qualcomm's fingerprints on it

The research firm Facebook hired to smear its critics has been pushing an anti-Apple campaign that has Qualcomm's fingerprints on it

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A New York Times story said that Facebook had employed a Washington DC-style research firm to spread potentially damaging stories about Facebook's critics.
The story also mentioned that there is another technology client which is paying the firm, Definers Public Affairs, to spread negative stories about Apple.
Business Insider reporters have previously been contacted by Definers representatives about information they think could be damaging to Apple and positive for Qualcomm.
While all signs appear to point toward Qualcomm as the mystery client, Qualcomm has remained silent and has yet to...
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‘Get it right!' Israeli consulate spars with US journalist over Gaza headlines

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An American journalist who pointed out the extensive edits the New York Times made to its article about the Israeli bombing of Gaza found himself in a heated Twitter argument with the Israeli consulate.
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6 Questions After *The New York Times*' Facebook Bombshell

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From Sheryl Sandberg's next steps to the accusations about George Soros, Facebook has a lot of explaining to do.
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