The social network says the action is in line with its rules about civic integrity and elections.
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The social network will also stop recommending health groups.
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"They're gonna be the next step on the road to augmented reality glasses," Mark Zuckerberg says. "And they look pretty good too."
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People will be able to select content from Facebook Watch, the social network's video hub.
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In August, President Donald Trump signed an order banning TikTok from the United States. The only way the social network can work in the United ... The post China: We’d rather shut down TikTok than give it to the United States appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Facebook Campus is a return to Facebook's roots of catering to college students. The feature is launching for select US colleges.
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The social network is rolling out a Facebook Campus pilot at 30 US colleges.
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The social network started to experience issues starting at 1 p.m. PT on Wednesday.
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The social network CEO admits that "partisan content" has high engagement.
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The social media giant is facing a backlash from its own employees over content moderation decisions.
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It didn’t take long for Facebook to copy Snapchat’s Stories format and begin to use it throughout its social networks. Unfortunately for Zuckerberg, it only really caught on for Instagram. Seemingly admitting defeat, Facebook is running a test in which it brings Instagram Stories right onto your news feed. Facebook currently allows anyone to crosspost their stories from Instagram on Facebook, but it’s so far been a manual process, requiring users to actively choose to post their stories on the social network. The change was spotted by @ec_wife on Twitter: View Instagram story directly from Facebook. Hm..new? @MattNavarra pic.twitter.com/FtIBw0uMVz — Audrey 電商人妻®… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook,Instagram
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The social network says the president violated its rules about civic integrity and elections.
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The social network said Thursday that the event organizer, not the company, pulled down the event listing.
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Image: Twitter Twitter is officially rolling out its new quote tweets counter, which lets you easily see every time a given tweet has been retweeted alongside a comment. “Tweets about a Tweet add more to the conversation, so we’ve made them even easier to find,” the company said, also noting that the new counter will be shown between the existing “Retweets” and “Likes” labels. The social network has been testing the feature for a few months now, with different names and user interface designs. It’s experimented with labeling the counter as “Retweets with Comments” rather than “Quote Tweets” for example, and it’s also tested hiding it in a sub-menu rather than showing it directly on the tweet. Tweets about a Tweet add more to the conversation, so... Continue reading…
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So sorry this keeps happening. Best out of three, er, four, er ten? Stop us if you've heard this one before – or not because you have absolutely heard this one before – but Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is very sorry he helped make society a little worse.…
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Facebook said the developers violated its terms of service
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Whatever you want to say about LinkedIn, it’s hard to deny it’s been successful in cornering a specific segment of the internet. A good segment? Lord no, the worst, but it’s a segment all the same. Anyway, I very rarely use the social network, but am amused enough by it to keep an eye on its evolution. Specifically, the way its UX design has shifted. [Read: 4 ridiculously easy ways you can be more eco-friendly] As haphazard as lots of the design is, there does appear to be a goal: driving up in engagement. That makes sense, but where the real… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: LinkedIn
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Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge In this week’s episode of “should the social network leave it up or take it down?” we have Facebook wading into another thorny moderation situation, this time in Thailand. According to a report from The Guardian, the company has removed a Facebook group with more than 1 million members after it was threatened by the Thai government for violating local laws around defaming the ruling monarch. The group, called “Royalist Marketplace,” was created in April by academic Pavin Chachavalpongpun, a critic of the Thai government and its king, Maha Vajiralongkorn, who now lives in Japan. However, on Monday, the group was restricted based on a legal request from Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society. The group was dedicated to... Continue reading…
Google's YouTube and Twitter are also formulating plans to deal with election trouble.
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Since last week, Facebook India‘s director of policy, Ankhi Das, has been under the spotlight for her role in taking moderation decisions that favored the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). A report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published last Friday suggested that on multiple instances, Das overruled the moderation team’s decision to remove certain violence-inciting communal posts by BJP‘s leaders on the social network. According to the report, Facebook didn’t block several posts from BJP leaders that spoke against Rohingya Muslim community, and also blamed Muslims at large for spreading “Corona Jihad.” [Read: Most mobile apps suck — here’s how… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
Facebook announced Wednesday it was taking down pages and accounts that promote QAnon, a conspiracy theory with a growing number of followers. An estimate published by the Guardian said QAnon pages on the social media platform had 4.5 million followers. After sporadic moves to limit QAnon's spread, Wednesday's move is the company's most significant to date. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook is finally cracking down on QAnon, a baseless conspiracy theory that accuses prominent politicians of links to pedophilia and has been linked to violence. For huge numbers of people, it may be too late. Over the past few months, QAnon content has run rampant on Facebook, reaching millions of people and growing rapidly as the pandemic fueled paranoia and enflamed distrust of the government. Numerous analyses over the past weeks and months have shown how Facebook has provided QAnon adherents an extraordinary platform to spread their virulent and fact-free narrative — illustrating how Facebook is still struggling to police dangerous misinformation on its social network four years after its widely publicized failures in the 2016 US election. On Wednesday, Facebook announced that it was taking down a swath of pages and accounts promoting QAnon, while also updating its policies to slow the spread of content from pages that it is leaving up.  "Today we are expanding our Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy to address organizations and movements that have demonstrated significant risks to public safety but do not meet the rigorous criteria to be designated as a dangerous organization and banned from having any presence on our platform," the company wrote in a blog post. Qanon followed the discredited Pizzagate conspiracy theory, which falsely accused senior Democratic politicians of being part of a secret pedophile ring. An unknown figure known as "Q", who claims to be a senior intelligence official, posts "drops" of bogus information about political elites' secret child-trafficking agendas and US President Donald Trump's purported fight against them. The FBI has warned that it poses a potential domestic terrorism threat. It has grown in popularity and attention over the last few years, spreading through Facebook's groups and pages to sweep up millions of people.  Several recent attempts to quantify its size and growth illustrate the current pervasiveness of the conspiracy theory. An investigation by The Guardian earlier in August found that 170 prominent QAnon pages had a combined 4.5 million followers across Facebook and Instagram and were growing fast, with "dedicated communities for QAnon followers in at least 15 countries on Facebook." This vast reach was confirmed by internal documents from Facebook obtained by NBC News. The company's own internal research reportedly found that "the top 10 groups ... collectively contain more than 1 million members, with totals from more top groups and pages pushing the number of members and followers past 3 million." And an analysis conducted by social media research firm Storyful detailed in a Wall Street Journal report found that "membership in 10 large public QAnon Facebook groups swelled by nearly 600% from March through July, to about 40,000 from about 6,000." Facebook has previously taken sporadic action against the movement, banning a 200,000-strong group in early August, but its announcement on Wednesday is its most significant to date.  It says it has removed 790 groups, 100 pages, and 1,500 ads, and added new restrictions to an additional 1,950 groups, 440 Facebook pages, and 10,000 Instagram accounts. The social networking giant is also trying to prevent the ability to boost the popularity of pages and groups it is allowing to remain, stopping the promoting of them in recommendations via algorithms, reducing QAnon content's prominence in the newsfeed and search, and blocking its followers' access to tools like ads and fundraising. This crackdown may help to slow QAnon's spread — but it comes only after it has already found a vast audience through the social network.  In the 2016 election, Facebook's failures to police its platform led to Russia utilizing the social network to spread political misinformation to sow division during the election and boost Donald Trump. There's no suggestion that Russia is behind the recent QAnon surge — though it has promoted it online in the past — but its growth shows that Facebook still faces significant difficulties with policing its own services. Do you work at Facebook? 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The social network says it removed 790 groups, 100 pages and 1,500 ads tied to QAnon.
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has conducted its biggest purge yet of the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy movement, announcing on Wednesday that it has removed nearly 800 groups related to the topic in its latest moderation sweep. The removals coincide with a new, broader moderation policy detailed in a blog post published today regarding how Facebook handles borderline violent content, with a specific focus on QAnon and “US-based militia organizations.” Now, the social network says it will be purposefully disabling these groups’ ability to organize on Facebook, but not banning the topics they organize around outright as they often do not call directly for real-world violence. “We already remove content calling for or advocating violence and we ban organizations... Continue reading…
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