Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook News Feed Algorithm Update to Curb ‘Tiny Group’ of Spammers

HIGHLIGHTS The move is another step to weed out spam Change would affect only links shared by a tiny group of spammers Facebook frequently tweaks the computer code behind the News Feed Facebook said on Friday it was changing the computer algorithm behind its News Feed to limit the reach of people known to frequently blast out links to clickbait stories, sensationalist ... Read More »

Facebook, Election Commission Partner on ‘Voter Registration Reminder’ on July 1

The Election Commission will launch a special drive to enrol new electors, and has collaborated with Facebook to launch a ‘voter registration reminder’ on July 1. According to an official release, a notification of the ‘voter registration reminder’ will be sent on July 1 to people who are eligible to vote on Facebook. The reminder will be sent out in ... Read More »

Facebook Now Has 2 Billion Users, Mark Zuckerberg Reveals

Facebook said Tuesday it now counts two billion active monthly users, as the social giant’s founder Mark Zuckerberg highlighted his new mission – not just connecting people, but helping them find common ground. “As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!” Zuckerberg wrote in a post marking the milestone. “We’re making progress connecting the world, ... Read More »

Facebook Video Creation App Launch Announced

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has announced it is planning to launch a new app for creators It’ll essentially be first made for just celebrities & star broadcasters Facebook is also reportedly running a small video tab test in India With an aim to empower its creator community, Facebook has announced that it is planning to launch a new app just for them ... Read More »

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube Form Global Working Group to Combat Terror Content

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube announced anti-terror partnership It’s called the ‘Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’ All platforms will mutually share each other’s resources to fight terror Social media giants Facebook, Google’s YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms. Responding to ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Video Chat Gets Animated Reactions, New Masks and Filters

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has added video filters to the app There are different versions of animated reactions within the app Users can now take screenshots pressing the round button in the app Facebook Messenger has a video call feature, and in order to promote its use the social media giant has added more features to make the feature more attractive than ... Read More »

Facebook wants to save the world. You’ve got work to do

For the past six months, Mark Zuckerberg has been zigzagging the US on a well-publicized, whirlwind tour to chat with people outside the insular bubble of Silicon Valley. Along the way, Facebook’s CEO met with Ford factory workers in Michigan, cattle farmers in Wisconsin and community leaders in New Orleans. But while Zuckerberg’s been attracting headlines and fueling speculation he wants ... Read More »

Facebook Wins Dismissal of US Lawsuits Linked to Terrorism

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed two lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook Inc liable for supporting terrorist groups by letting them use its social media platform to further their goals, including violence against Jews. US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn dismissed a $3 billion (roughly Rs. 19,450 crores) damages lawsuit by relatives of American victims of Hamas attacks, saying the ... Read More »

Facebook Moderation Guidelines Leaked, Show How It Reviews Hate Speech, Extremist Content

HIGHLIGHTS Challenges such as revenge porn have overwhelmed Facebook moderators It reviews around 6.5 million reports of potentially fake accounts a week It confirmed that it was using software to intercept graphic content Leaked Facebook documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, the Guardian reported, citing internal ... Read More »

Facebook Signs Deal With ESL to Live Stream E-Sports

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook to bring over 5,550 hours of e-sports events, original content It also recently announced a tie-up with Major League Baseball Twitter also partnered with ESL, Dreamhack to live stream tournaments Taking on Twitter and Amazon-owned Twitch when it comes to live-streaming sport events, Facebook has now announced a partnership with global e-sports company ESL to bring over 5,550 ... Read More »