Xeni Jardin

Xeni Jardin

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Xeni Jardin is a technology-culture journalist. A co-editor of BoingBoing.net, she is a contributor to Wired magazine and NPR's Day to Day. Jardin is a breast cancer survivor.

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Facebook  acknowledged    on Monday   before Congress that more than 126 million users potentially saw political ads bought by a Kremlin-linked company.

Are tech companies responsible for the spread of fake Russia-sponsored content?

Facebook acknowledged on Monday before Congress that more than 126 million users potentially saw political ads bought by a Kremlin-linked company.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

During her trip to Washington, Sheryl Sandberg said Russian-linked ads would have been allowed on Facebook had they been posted by real people rather than fake accounts.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on the Hill; Twitter blocks Rose McGowan

During her trip to Washington, Sheryl Sandberg said Russian-linked ads would have been allowed on Facebook had they been posted by real people rather than fake accounts.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Sunday night, as reports of the mass shooting in Las Vegas came out, so did false information about it.

How fake news spread so easily in the wake of the Vegas shooting

On Sunday night, as reports of the mass shooting in Las Vegas came out, so did false information about it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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