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Facebook building internal "intelligence service" to combat fake news

Under growing pressure from Congress to tackle the spread of online disinformation, Facebook recently hired researcher Ben Nimmo and is strengthening its ties with the US intelligence community. [...]
Published on 17.02.2021 at 11:30 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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Facebook drops San Francisco-Hong Kong submarine cable amid growing national security concerns

Facebook has withdrawn its proposal for the Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE), according to a September 10 FCC filing. The move comes just weeks after the social media giant abandoned the Hong Kong link of another trans-Pacific submarine cable, the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), after US agencies flagged the project for potential national security risks.

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