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Facebook finally starts labeling problematic posts from politicians

Facebook finally starts labeling problematic posts from politicians

In a long post today, and following weeks of controversy and advertiser boycott threats, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has published a long post detailing some content policies coming to the platform, including the promise that there are "no exceptions for politicians." Among other things, Zuckerberg said the social media platform will start labeling problematic 'newsworthy' content from political figures.

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GIPHY denies removing Zuckerberg GIFs after Facebook acquisition

GIPHY denies removing Zuckerberg GIFs after Facebook acquisition

Facebook has bought GIPHY, and already the conspiracy theories are coming thick and fast, including suggestions that a thin-skinned Mark Zuckerberg has been quick to demand some censorship. The deal - reportedly worth $400 million - will see GIPHY's team join Facebook's Instagram group, a natural fit, so the social networking behemoth claims, given how much Instagram users rely on the GIF database.

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Instagram messages (DMs) released to web, desktop browsers

Instagram messages (DMs) released to web, desktop browsers

The release of direct messages (DMs) to Instagram's desktop environment (in a web browser) is upon us. This feature update will begin to appear for users around the world today - you might already have the feature available to you right this minute. No more tricking your desktop web browser into thinking it's a smartphone for you!

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg just revealed his goals for 2020 and beyond

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg just revealed his goals for 2020 and beyond

Entering into a new decade tends to elicit a bunch of forward-looking thoughts and ambitions from people, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Today he shared his goals not only for the next year, but the next decade. Zuckerberg generally spoke in very broad terms, but what he said today does give us an idea of what Facebook will look to do over the next ten years.

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Facebook’s privacy problem begins at the top

Facebook’s privacy problem begins at the top

Next to Google, Facebook is perhaps the biggest tech company holds most of the population personal data. The amount of information, be it text or photos, that people upload, provide it data points that can be used to build very accurate profiles. Unlike Google, however, Facebook hasn't been grilled over its privacy practices, or lack of it, until recently. Now all its old practices, messages, and secret policies are being dragged into the spotlight, revealing that Facebook's culture of disregarding users' privacy comes from its top executives.

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The four weirdest things at Facebook F8 2019 today

The four weirdest things at Facebook F8 2019 today

Facebook F8 2019 has begun, and the social network would like you to know that it has changed. Privacy, convenience, and supercharging your love-life are all on the agenda this year, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces the unenviable task of upending years of data scandals and growing mistrust among users. Read on for four of Facebook's most ambitious - or most misguided - announcements.

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WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger unification is Zuckerberg’s new obsession

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger unification is Zuckerberg’s new obsession

Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram messaging will be joined together, as the social network pulls together the various apps and services it owns. The shift will present a considerable architectural challenge for Facebook engineers, though the expectation is that - at least initially - end-users won't necessarily see any difference.

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10 facts Facebook buried on Thanksgiving

10 facts Facebook buried on Thanksgiving

Today we've run through a set of facts revealed by Facebook in an article published by outgoing Facebook Head of Communications and Policy Elliot Schrage. This is just the most recent piece of work published after the New York Times article published on November 14th, 2018. This NYT article went by the name "Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook's Leaders Fought Through Crisis."

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Facebook’s fate is skepticism even when it’s innocent

Facebook’s fate is skepticism even when it’s innocent

A new leak on how Facebook uses AI to predict users most susceptible to advertising has thrown trust in the social network back into the spotlight. The company has not been shy in discussing its work on artificial intelligence, which it uses in numerous ways to filter what it believes its users will be most interested in - and will keep them coming back for more.

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You’re apathetic about privacy, and Facebook is counting on it

You’re apathetic about privacy, and Facebook is counting on it

Facebook may be under scrutiny from privacy regulators, and its CEO in the hot seat in front of Congress, but the social network doesn't expect any of this outrage to affect its bottom line. The site has been repeatedly struck with negative headlines over the past month, beginning with revelations about how it provided third-party apps with user data and allegations that such data was used to manipulate the 2016 US presidential election.

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Facebook deleted Zuckerberg’s messages from users’ inbox [UPDATE]

Facebook deleted Zuckerberg’s messages from users’ inbox [UPDATE]

There is an implied, if not legal, understanding that even if you’re technically hosting your email or messages on someone else’s servers, your messages are to be considered sacrosanct. That is, service providers are not allowed to tamper with their contents (but they can scan them), at least without informing their owners. Now it seems that Facebook has respected neither principle and has allegedly deleted messages coming from the Facebook CEO and other execs. The problem is that those messages were deleted from other users’ inboxes, not Zuckerberg’s.

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Facebook Messenger is scanning all the links and photos you share [Updated]

Facebook Messenger is scanning all the links and photos you share [Updated]

Facebook is automatically scanning Facebook Messenger conversations for unacceptable content, the company has confirmed, monitoring both links and images shared. The revelation stemmed from an unexpected side detail from an interview with CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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