Activist groups launch campaign to break up Facebook

May 22, 2018

A coalition of activist groups on Monday announced a campaign to break up Facebook, arguing that the huge social network “has too much power over our lives and democracy.” The groups created a website, and a Facebook page, to garner support for a petition to the US Federal Trade Commission to require the social media […]

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Activists from Myanmar and beyond call for Facebook to fix moderation

May 21, 2018

A new letter to Mark Zuckerberg calls for audits and global parity In a press conference today, a coalition of activists from Myanmar, Syria, and six other countries called on Facebook to take a more consistent and transparent approach to moderation. Facebook has come under fire for its role in fueling a genocide in Myanmar as well as […]

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Facebook has a new project to counter election interference globally

May 19, 2018

In a bid to prevent its platform from being abused during elections, Facebook on Thursday announced a partnership with Washington-based Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab that will independently monitor disinformation and other vulnerabilities in elections globally, including in India. Experts from the research lab will work closely with Facebook’s security, policy and product teams to get real-time insights […]

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The Facebook Privacy Scandal Still Continues!

May 18, 2018

The global social media giant Facebook, is under the scanner once again over privacy related concerns. In recent months, Facebook have been caught up with a number of privacy scandals and data protection issues including the infamous Cambridge Analytica data breach issue. The link with the earlier data scandal is the University of Cambridge’s Psychometrics Center […]

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Data on 3 million Facebook users exposed, report says

May 15, 2018

The data was collected for a project at the University of Cambridge, according to New Scientist. Researchers at the University of Cambridge uploaded user data from 3 million Facebook users onto a shared portal. They locked the data with a username and password. But students later posted the login credentials online. That exposed the data […]

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Facebook Is Actively Looking Into Launching A Paid Version: Report

May 7, 2018

After Facebook-CA data scandal became public, the company’s CEO and COO took turns to do some damage control . While doing so, they underlined the fact that Facebook’s basic operating model is advertising-based. In other words, to make Facebook accessible to most of the people, it must remain free and supported by ads. However, as per a new report […]

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Zuckerberg doubles down on Facebook’s fight against fake news, data misuse

May 3, 2018

During his biggest speech of the year, the social network’s CEO sidesteps controversy, argues Facebook is still good for the world. In the days leading up to F8, Facebook’s annual developer fest, the social network has been clear about its message. In a rare commercial spot, which debuted last week and aired during the heavily watched NBA Playoffs, […]

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Facebook to shrink size of fake news links after red warning labels failed

May 1, 2018

Facebook had earlier introduced red warning labels. But this led some users to share the false stories even more aggressively, forcing the social network to ditch the red flag. After Facebook’s red warning labels to flag fake news backfired, the social networking giant is now literally sizing down the doubtful stories to prevent the triumph […]

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For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

April 25, 2018

NEW YORK — If you’ve ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you’re in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn’t belong on its service – 27 pages worth of them, in fact. So please […]

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Facebook users, now you can appeal if the social network removes your posts/photos

April 24, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said today it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards. Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming months came as Facebook provided a first-ever look at internal standards used to decide what posts […]

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