Facebook reportedly tweaked algorithm to make a ‘nicer news feed’ following US election

Angela Lang/CNET This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the voting in November and its aftermath. In the days following the US election on Nov. 3, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly approved an emergency change to the social network’s algorithm to show authoritative news more prominently in people’s news feeds. The move […]

Senate Democrats urge YouTube to remove election misinformation

Angela Lang/CNET A group of Democratic senators has demanded that misinformation about the election be taken down from YouTube, the most popular video platform in the world.  In a letter to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, the lawmakers expressed concern over the impact of...