Tag Archives: Facebook

After London Attack, Facebook to ‘Aggressively Remove Terrorist Content’

Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a “hostile environment” for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from Internet firms. Three attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby on Saturday night in Britain’s third major ... Read More »

Apple, Facebook and other big tech stocks tank, weigh on Wall Street

Big tech was slammed Friday as investors took profits from the group, which some fear has become a massive market bubble. The sell-off accelerated in afternoon trading, with the Nasdaq falling 2.4 percent, and names like Facebook and Apple, down 4 percent. The S&P tech sector was down 3.3 percent Friday but was still up 18 percent for the year. ... Read More »

Facebook Trending Topics Tweaked to Show More News Sources

HIGHLIGHTS New design will offer a “carousel” with a variety of websites Aim is to help people “feel more informed about the news in their region” The update “does not affect how trending topics are identified” Facebook on Wednesday unveiled its latest redesign to its “trending topics” feature – its latest move to give users a variety of sources on ... Read More »

Is social media making you unsociable? Research reveals Facebook and Twitter stops you seeing friends

Social media should be one of the best ways of being, well, sociable. But new research has revealed it could be having the opposite effect and leaving people more and more isolated. And the more social media sites people are signed up to, the less likely they are to see their friends in real life. LooseEnds, an app designed to ... Read More »

Canadian Police Investigate Facebook Beating Video in Murder Case

Canadian police said on Wednesday they were investigating whether a beating captured on video, reported to have been distributed through social networking site Facebook, may be connected to a young woman’s murder. The video is the latest example of Facebook being used to document violent crimes, a pattern that has led the company to re-evaluate some of its policies. “This ... Read More »

Facebook Launches ‘Disputed’ Tag to Crack Down on Fake News

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook had launched tools to tackle fake news back in December It now features a ‘disputed’ tag next to the stories that are deemed fake It is unclear how many people currently have access to the “fake news” Social media giant Facebook has launched its much hyped “fake news” crackdown initiative in the US, tagging as “disputed” the stories ... Read More »

Facebook chief Zuckerberg posts manifesto defending social media

Treatise seeks to counter concerns about fake news and terrorism recruitment Read next Rise of refugee ‘fake news’ rattles German politics WEDNESDAY, 15 FEBRUARY, 2017 Mark Zuckerberg © AFP Share on Twitter (opens new window) Share on Facebook (opens new window) Share on LinkedIn (opens new window) Save FEBRUARY 17, 2017 by: Richard Waters in San Francisco Facebook co-founder Mark ... Read More »

Facebook and Google Begin to Police Fake News

The 2016 U.S. Presidential election cycle won’t be soon forgotten. It shattered old conventions and introduced a completely new way of running a campaign, including fake news. No doubt some of that content was generated for political purposes. But, for better worse, some fake news was created simply for profit. For social media giants Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL), this ... Read More »

MailChimp Gives Users the Ability to Create Facebook Ad Campaigns

A company known for more than a decade as a email marketing platform is launching into social media advertising as well.  Email provider Mail Chimp has announced the introduction of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) Ad Campaigns, which according to the company will help users engage with existing customers and reach out to new ones. The platform for Facebook Ad Campaigns can be ... Read More »

How to Use Facebook Live for Your Small Business

Should you be using Facebook Live for your business? Is it worth your time and effort? According to Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), videos (live and otherwise) are viewed more than four billion times per day. And with Facebook giving priority to live videos in the news feed, you certainly may want to consider this service for getting your business message out. So ... Read More »