"We told our customers about the error when we discovered it - and updated our help center to explain the issue", a company spokeswoman told the Journal.
Facebook's growth is dependent on convincing advertisers that people are watching more video on its site, Bloomberg notes, and the company is battling to win back trust after finding evidence that Russians used the social network to meddle in the 2016 United States presidential election and revealing that hackers stole personal info on 29 million users. "They also would have seen that they had spent considerable money on past advertising campaigns that were not enjoying anywhere near the average viewership that Facebook had represented".
A legal-filing brought against the social network by a group of small advertisers contends that Facebook knowingly falsified its average viewership statistics for over a year as a means of duping advertisers into signing up for video ads in the false belief that more members were viewing them than was actually the case. Facebook is defending the misrepresentation charges saying the lawsuit is "without merit".
"In addition to Facebook knowing about the problem far longer than previously acknowledged, Facebook's records also show that the impact of its miscalculation was much more severe than reported", the filing says.
If advertisers were more widely aware of this fact, and in particular, if they knew that their advertisements were among those that were not drawing viewers' attention, they would be less likely to continue buying video advertising from Facebook.
NASA's Chandra Observatory back in action
Only the essential instruments it needs to survive are now working, but all of its scientific equipment are otherwise safe. The team has completed plans to switch gyroscopes and place the gyroscope that experienced the glitch in reserve.
Kandahar governor, police chief killed in insider attack
At least two US soldiers were reported wounded in the incident, but Miller was said to be unhurt, according to the officials. The Czech Defense Ministry said five of its soldiers were wounded in the blast, one of them seriously.
Citing 80,000 pages of internal Facebook documents obtained during court proceedings, the plaintiffs claim the company had already received several inquiries about suspect video metrics by July 2015 and soon determined the cause, but did not follow up on those inquiries for a full year. Videos viewed for less than three seconds, or not viewed at all, were not included in the metrics.
The case stems from September 2016, when a report from The Wall Street Journal found that Facebook had miscalculated the time spent watching videos by 60% to 80%. In the latest version of the complaint filed Tuesday, those claims were unredacted.
The plaintiffs also said the inflation of the metrics ran to 150-900%, not 60-80%.
Last month, Kansas City psychotherapist Danielle Singer filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the company had falsely inflated the potential reach of its advertisements.
"Facebook either knew that the average viewership metrics it was reporting. was false or reported those metrics recklessly and without regard for their truth", the complaint alleges.
Erdogan said on Twitter that he hoped the two countries will continue to cooperate "as it befits two allies". But "forgiveness has to be part of this, we have not an option not to forgive , as Christians".
Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $3. Many investors consider earnings performance to be one of the most important factors when deciding which stocks to choose.
The report claims that Barcelona ace Lionel Messi was also consulted about the decision to bring the Brazilian back. Senior Barcelona players have assured president Josep Maria Bartomeu they would be happy to welcome back Neymar .
Ranbir, who flew overseas for his father, Rishi Kapoor's medical treatment has stood like a rock by his side. In a video clip that is now viral, the duo can be seen exiting a building and making their way to a auto .
Altuve had both hands on his helmet in disbelief while standing on second base, where he stopped when the play ended. The decision cost Jose Altuve a first-innings two-run home run that would have drawn the Astros level at 2-2.
The migrant caravan from Honduras has swelled in size despite President Donald Trump threatening to cut aid to the country. The official also said the migrant caravan will be a "prominent" topic of discussion at those meetings.
Cassie and Diddy have split after 11 years together. " The decision was amicable and they remain friends ". Meanwhile, Cassie has been unusually quiet about her relationship and has since unfollowed his accounts.
A senior European Union official later said Mrs May had indicated she was "ready to consider" a longer transition period. The EU hopes an extended transition will be enough to help May accept its plan for the Irish border, an official said.
Under Powell, the Fed has been gradually raising rates as the economy has strengthened as a way to prevent a run-up in inflation. Trump followed up previous strong attacks on the Fed by complaining again that interest rates are rising too quickly.
Ministerial sources told Sky News "the most we can hope for is that they don't rule a November summit out". Although Barnier said the two sides need "much more time" to work "calmly and patiently" on a deal.
Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana
All the remaining product had been removed as of Wednesday, when Kreutz was at the store dealing with a flooding issue. Now, more than 30 states have OK'd the medical use of marijuana , and nine have approved recreational use by adults.
Kershaw's strong outing lifts Dodgers to 3-2 NLCS lead
Woodruff, the reliever who homered against Kershaw in Game 1, walked following Arcia's one-out single to begin the rally. The Dodgers have won three out of four games at home during the playoffs compared to a 2-2 record on the road.
Kanye West switches tongue in 'second home' Uganda
The benefits to Uganda could come in the form of "military training, arms, and development money" from the US. The meeting came just a few days after West met with U.S. president Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's visit to Dubbo
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now in Australia on the first leg of their first overseas tour as a married couple. Excited school children jumped up and down waving Australian flags as the royal couple stepped onto the tarmac.
$1 million Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey
There was also a $150,000 winning Powerball ticket sold in Owensboro for Wednesday night's drawing. Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C.
Afghanistans Zazai smashes six sixes in an over
Chris Gayle smashed 80 off 48 balls to help Balkh Legends achieve a mammoth total of 244 for six in 20 overs. The 20-year-old produced a whirlwind 12-ball half-century which included 7 sixes and four boundaries.