Facebook shut down Russian APT28 trolls before the 2016 U.S. election

The most interesting part of Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared testimony for Congress that was released today shows that Facebook has been fighting Russian election interference since before the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Facebook shut down accounts related to Russian GRU military intelligence-linked group APT28, also known as Fancy Bear, which had created an organization called DCLeaks […]

Facebook Live broadcasts have doubled YoY since the livestreaming feature launched in 2016

Today marks two years since Facebook Live’s launch. The post Facebook Live broadcasts have doubled YoY since the livestreaming feature launched in 2016 appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Twitter now says 1.4 million people interacted with Russian trolls during 2016 presidential campaign

 Twitter has now updated the number of people engaging with Russian trolls during the 2016 presidential campaign to 1.4 million. That’s more than double the initial 677,775 Twitter originally said had seen, followed or retweeted one of these accounts. Read More Social – TechCrunch

Keyword Research Beats Nate Silver’s 2016 Presidential Election Prediction

Posted by BritneyMuller 100% of statisticians would say this is a terrible method for predicting elections. However, in the case of 2016’s presidential election, analyzing the geographic search volume of a few telling keywords “predicted” the outcome more accurately than Nate Silver himself. The 2016 US Presidential Election was a nail-biter, and many of us […]

Is holiday paid search more competitive in 2017 than 2016?

Columnist Andy Taylor explores year-over-year Auction Insights data from AdWords, revealing insights into this year’s holiday paid search landscape. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Is holiday paid search more competitive in 2017 than 2016?

Columnist Andy Taylor explores year-over-year Auction Insights data from AdWords, revealing insights into this year’s holiday paid search landscape. The post Is holiday paid search more competitive in 2017 than 2016? appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, […]

Facebook and Google competed for anti-immigration ad dollars during the 2016 election

 In a textbook illustration of the conflict of interest between Facebook and Google’s ostensible dedication to free speech and their ostensible espousal of progressive values, the internet giants reportedly took millions in advertising money from a major anti-immigration group at the same time as both were engaged in pro-immigration advocacy. Read More Social – TechCrunch

U.S. Congress asks Facebook, Google, and Twitter to testify on Russian meddling in 2016 election

Executives from Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have been asked to testify to the U.S. Congress in coming weeks as lawmakers probe Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, committee sources said on Wednesday. A Senate aide said executives from the three firms had been asked by the Senate Intelligence Committee to appear […]

Government requests for Facebook user account data up 9% in second half of 2016, but content restrictions declined

 Facebook today released its latest report on global government requests for the second half of 2016, noting there has been a 9 percent increase in requests for user account data compared with the earlier part of that year, but a 28 percent decrease in content restrictions for violating local law. However, that latter decrease doesn’t necessarily […]

IAB: Paid search was 48 percent of total digital spend in 2016

Spending declined on the desktop but grew by nearly billion overall because of mobile. The post IAB: Paid search was 48 percent of total digital spend in 2016 appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines […]