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  • 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...
  • Data on 3 million Facebook users exposed, report says

    Researchers at the University of Cambridge uploaded user data from 3 million Facebook users onto a shared portal. They locked the data away with a username and password, but then students later posted the login credentials online, too, according to a report on Monday from New Scientist. That exposed...
  • Facebook suspending some for misusing data

    Facebook is suspending about 200 apps that it believes may have misused data. The social media giant said in a blog post Monday that the suspensions resulted from its investigation into all apps that had access to large amounts of information before Facebook changed its platform policies in 2014. Those...
  • Dem lawmakers release thousands of Russian Facebook ads

    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency, providing the fullest picture yet of Russia’s attempt to sow racial and political division in the U.S. before and after the 2016 election. Most...
  • How to Use Facebook to Bring in an Extra $10,000 a Month Without Running Ads

    By simply using Facebook Messenger, I was able to friend request and go deep with the owner of a fast-growing company. With just a few Messenger chats, our talks turned into multiple sales where I helped the company with its podcast, website and digital marketing strategy. Related: Multiply Your...
  • Meet the new team leading Facebook after the company’s biggest shakeup in history

    Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergChip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook is going through a massive executive shakeup, reorganizing and assigning new leaders to practically all of its major product teams. Under the new structure, Facebook will be divided into three teams: family of apps, central product services, and new platforms and infrastructure,...