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  • Young Father Takes his own Life After Facebook Harassment!

    A YOUNG father who was subjected to an online campaign accusing him of harassment killed himself by crashing his car into a tree. Ben Ghafoor, 25, died after his car collided with an oak tree near Peverells Wood Avenue in Chandler’s Ford, an inquest was told. Hours before, an ex-partner...
  • Facebook now allows you to try on clothes and makeup before you purchase

    Facebook is bringing augmented reality (AR) to its ads by letting you “try on” clothes and makeup before you buy. The AR ads appear the same way as any other in News Feed, with a new “Tap to try on” option in the photo. If you do so, Facebook...
  • Is Facebook still considered as the world’s front page ???

    Since the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook has come under fire for the rise of so-called “fake news,” an issue the company is correcting, albeit with mixed success. Despite its efforts, the social network has seen a significant drop in people using it for news, as messaging apps, including...
  • Reportedly Facebook provided user info to Apple and Samsung

    According to an extensive report by the New York Times, Facebook reached agreements with at least 60 different device makers — including companies like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and BlackBerry — providing access to large amounts of user data. More significantly, the agreements provided access to friends’ data, raising compliance issues with a...
  • Facebook introduces new transparency rules for paid political ads

    Facebook on Thursday introduced new transparency rules for paid political advertisements as part of its efforts to protect election integrity in the wake of Russians exploiting its platform during the 2016 U.S. presidential race. “Advertisers placing political ads are now required to verify their identity and location,” Facebook said...
  • Recommended Reading: The fate of Facebook’s free internet project

    What happened to Facebook’s grand plan to wire the world? Jessi Hempel, Wired For years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted the company’s Internet.org initiative that sought to bring connectivity to everyone in the world. It was presented an ambitious humanitarian effort, but things didn’t go according to plan. Wired...
  • Facebook Removed More Than 500 Million Fake Accounts In First Quarter Of 2018

    Facebook’s first community standards enforcement report says the social media giant disabled 583 million fake accounts in the first quarter of 2018, relying heavily on artificial intelligence. The report, released Tuesday, aims to show how Facebook is taking action against content that violates its standards. The staggering number of...
  • Facebook: We’re Much Better at Spotting Nudity Than Hate Speech

    (SAN FRANCISCO) — Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is more challenging than weeding out other types of unacceptable posts because computer programs still stumble over the nuances of human language, the company revealed Tuesday. Facebook’s self-assessment showed its policing system is far better...
  • Facebook reveals how much nudity, spam, and hate speech is removed

    For years, Facebook has relied on users to report offensive and threatening content. Now, it’s implementing a new playbook, as well as releasing the findings of its internal audits twice a year, CNET’s Jason Parker reports. On Tuesday morning, Facebook released its Community Standards Enforcement Preliminary Report, providing a look at...