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Now fake Facebook accounts are using fake faces

Artificially-generated faces of people who don't exist are being used to front fake Facebook accounts in an attempt to trick users and game the company's systems, the social media network said Friday. Experts who reviewed the accounts say it is the first time they have seen fake images like this being used at scale as part of a single social media campaign.

Spending on ads focused on impeachment soars

Spending on television ads that focus on impeachment has nearly tripled in the last two months, a sign of how much the fast-moving impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill is seeping into the political debate ahead of the 2020 elections.

Facebook halts activist's fake ad plan

A San Francisco man tried to call out Facebook's controversial false ads policy by running false ads of his own. Now the company is barring him from doing so — and the man told CNN Business he's now considering legal action.

Man runs for governor of California so he can run false Facebook ads

A San Francisco man is going to extreme lengths to call out Facebook's controversial policy of allowing politicians to run false ads on its platform. On Monday morning, he registered as a candidate in California's 2022 gubernatorial election -- not with the primary goal of becoming governor, but so he can run false Facebook ads of his own.

Pressure mounts on Facebook amid political ad controversy

Facebook executives are facing mounting pressure, including from inside the company, to make sweeping changes to how the social media site runs political ads -- including reversing a controversial policy that allows politicians to run false ads and how voters are targeted on the platform.

Mitch McConnell raises money, vowing to stop impeachment

In a new campaign video on Facebook, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell pitches himself as the man who can end the House's impeachment inquiry, a sign of how the chief Republican in the chamber might handle an impeachment trial should the House pass articles charging President Donald Trump with crimes.

Trump using Facebook to run ads about impeachment

President Donald Trump is using his powerful social media presence to push back against the impeachment inquiry, tweeting and retweeting more than 100 times over the weekend and his reelection campaign has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Facebook ads on the topic over the past week.

EEOC: Employers illegally used Facebook ads for gender, age bias

Seven employers, including Capital One and car rental company Enterprise, violated federal law when they used Facebook ads to exclude workers based on their age, gender or both, according to rulings from the federal agency that enforces laws prohibiting workplace discrimination.

Ad spending surges as Dems race to make debate cut

With the deadline fast approaching to qualify for the September debate stage, a handful of Democratic presidential candidates is on a spending spree to find donors and supporters who can help them meet the debate requirements.