Washington (CNN) – Social networking giant Facebook said Thursday that it is investigating the deletion of a post by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin that sounded off about plans for a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City.
Facebook is looking into "this incident to determine why and how the content in question was removed," spokesman Andrew Noyes said in a statement provided to CNN.
Palin re-posted the Facebook "note" Thursday morning. In the re-posted version, Palin responds to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg who was, in turn, responding to earlier comments by Palin about the planned mosque.
President Obama has lost out to Lady Gaga in the battle to be the first living person with more than 10 million fans on Facebook. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)
(CNN) - As if we already didn't know Lady Gaga is the biggest thing in the universe right now.
On Friday the shock singer broke 10 million followers on Facebook making her the first living person to have so many friends on the social networking site.
Gaga had been running neck and neck with President Barack Obama for the honor, but soon surpassed the Commander-in-Chief.
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(CNN) - Lady Gaga and President Obama don't often travel in the same circles, but they're the top competitors in a popularity contest that could have one of them setting a record by this weekend.
(CNN) – Facebook's privacy settings have turned into a political talking point in the California Democratic attorney general primary race. After candidate Kamala Harris released two advertisements leading up to Tuesday's primary that attacked Facebook and her opponent Chris Kelly, Facebook's former chief privacy officer, Kelly's campaign says the issue is simply a "distraction."
The Kelly campaign is calling Harris' criticism unfair. "She is criticizing Chris for something that has happened long after he left the company," Kelly spokeswoman Robin Swanson told CNN. "This is a distraction. She is attempting to use this as a distraction from the very serious problems she has with the San Francisco crime lab and a judge saying she is responsible for it."
But Harris campaign manager Brian Brokaw told CNN there is a "big difference" between the crime lab scandal, which has led to the hundreds of criminal cases being dismissed under Harris' watch, and the questions about Kelly and the Facebook. "Harris is a career prosecutor of a major city. Problems are inevitable and she has taken leadership and worked with the new police chief and proposed that it never happened again. Rather than ignoring the privacy scandals he is responsible for, has denied any responsibility."
Washington (CNN) – Facebook is defending its privacy policies Tuesday, ahead of a Senate Democratic press conference taking aim at the popular social networking website.
Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer of New York, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Mark Begich of Alaska, and Al Franken of Minnesota sent a letter to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg earlier Tuesday to voice their concerns over the site's recent changes with regards to third-party sharing of user's information.
In a letter to the senators, Elliot Schrage, the vice president of global communications for Facebook, said the new changes allow for enhanced personalization and social activity while providing users with the ability to limit who is able to view their information.
The senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into the privacy disclosures to ensure users are fully aware of the information they are making available to others.