Facebook is giving U.S. Congress a large load of ad data today
Facebook on Monday plans to hand over about 3,000 political ads to the U.S. government believed to have been purchased by Russian sources during the 2016 presidential election cycle.
Weeks ago, Facebook revealed that it had found more than $100,000 worth of ads regarding divisive and political issues that were purchased by a company linked to Russia.
Facebook soon after said it would share the Kremlin-tied data with Congress, and the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, promised changes to the way that Facebook handles politics.
Uber’s leadership is experiencing issues again
It’s only been a few weeks since ride-hailing company Uber named its new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, but already, there are problems among Uber’s leadership team.
They began last week when the company’s former CEO, Travis Kalanick, who was ousted from his head role but has remained on Uber’s board, appointed two new board members without informing anyone on Uber’s leadership team.
Kalanick made the move because Uber directors are set to discuss on Tuesday changes to the board that would reduce Kalanick’s power while increasing Khosrowshahi’s.
Uber has been trying to shed its negative image since Khosrowshahi’s hire. But this latest infighting seems to be holding that effort back.
Google is making changes to help publishers
The company has announced that it is altering its search engine model in order to promote publisher subcriptions.
Google is eliminating its “first click free” program, which placed articles higher in searches if publishers agreed to offer some of its work for free.
Google is also offering publishers new online payment options, tools for targeting readers and new options inside Google News.
The changes mark a big turn for Google, which, alongside Facebook, generates most of the online ad revene and previously clashed a lot with publishers regarding its search engine model and other issues.
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