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Facebook Blocks NBC Website After Hacking Scare

nbc_peacockOn Thursday, Facebook users were not able to access links to NBC.com through the Facebook website, after reports surfaced that NBC.com had been hacked and was spreading malicious software to visitors.

“We will take action on Facebook when we observe malicious behavior on domains and sub-domains that are being shared; however, we don’t comment on specific sites,” a Facebook spokesperson told AllThingsD.

The news comes on the heels of a string of highly publicized hacking attacks on popular websites and companies, including Facebook, Apple and Twitter. All three of the aforementioned sites suffered instances of malware attacks.

NBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald