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Welcome to day 69 of Palmer Watch — another day in which neither Palmer Luckey nor Facebook will tell me if the founder of Oculus VR even works at the social networking giant or not.

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Who doesn't love a good scary problem that has a "-gate" suffix? An Israeli security firm has dubbed a particularly nasty outbreak of ransomware "ImageGate" and that will help us all remember that if you receive a random image on your favourite social network, you probably shouldn't click it.

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If you were to read The Verge's glossy 2,000-word exclusive about Facebook's first test flight of an internet-beaming drone, you'd think the June 28 flight was an unmitigated success. Published with photos provided by Facebook on the same day the company announced the test flight to the world, the story featured quotes from Mark Zuckerberg on the importance of the project and scenes of elated Facebook employees wiping away tears of joy as "Aquila" took to the sky.

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Last week, Mark Zuckerberg really pushed the limits of a Friday night news dump when he posted Facebook's new plan for dealing with fake news, which includes vague notes on "warnings" and "disrupting fake news economics". Again, the social media mogul mostly communicated that he would just like us to trust him.

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It's day 323 of the dark, dark year that is 2016. It's also day 55 of Palmer Watch! Has anyone heard from him yet? Does the founder of Oculus VR, which Facebook bought for $US2 billion ($2.6 billion), even work there any more?

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Some Facebook employees have formed a secret, unofficial task force to help the company combat fake news, according to a Buzzfeed report. The group has reportedly challenged Mark Zuckerberg's comments claiming that fake news on the platform didn't affect the election.