Facebook Breach

Mike Isaac and Sheera Frenkel writing for the The New York Times about a Facebook security breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users:

“The breach, which was discovered this week, was the largest in the company’s 14 years history.”

The Cambridge Analytica scandal, that exposed the data of 87 million of Facebook’s users, from earlier this year, was not a breach. This is.

The article ends with:

“Users who posted breaking stories about the breach from The Guardian, The Associated Press and other outlets were prompted with a notice that their posts had been taken down. So many people were posting stories, they looked like suspicious activity to the systems that Facebook uses to block abuse of its network.

‘We removed the post because it looked like spam to us'”

Think about this for a moment: Facebook removed legitimate news posts from legitimate news outlets about the largest breach in its history on its own platform.