Tag Archives: Facebook

Contrite Facebook Executives Seek to Ward Off More European Rules

Facebook executives are fanning out across Europe this week to address the social media giant’s slow response to abuses on its platform, seeking to avoid further legislation along the lines of a new hate speech law in Germany it says goes too far. Facebook’s communications and public policy chief used an annual meeting in Munich of some of Europe and Silicon ... Read More »

Facebook Testing Local News Section Called ‘Today In’

Facebook is testing a new feature in its app where it will have city-specific local news, events and announcements available on its platform. The test is currently live for a new section called ‘Today In’ in six US cities, Recode reported on Wednesday, citing a company spokesperson. The cities are New Orleans, Little Rock, Billings, Peoria, Olympia, and Binghampton. Photo Credit: Facebook Users ... Read More »

Facebook, Sony Sign Deal for Online Videos

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook users now won’t see their videos taken down over copyrights Sony/ATV artists will now be paid royalties The deal gives access to over 4 million songs Sony/ATV Music Publishing signed an agreement with Facebook, seeking a share of the social media industry’s burgeoning revenue by letting users post songs from artists like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. For Facebook ... Read More »

Facebook to Shut Down ‘M’ Virtual Assistant Messenger Bot by January 19

HIGHLIGHTS M is a bot that was available through Facebook Messenger It reportedly was only available to about 2,000 people Facebook said it has learnt what users wanted from bots Facebook is shutting down its text-based virtual assistant called ‘M’ that helped researchers train an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system. According to a report on The Verge, ‘M’ was available through a bot on Facebook ... Read More »

Facebook and Twitter Are Too Big to Allow Fake Users

There’s something in common between amazing story of “Nicole Mincey”, the pseudonymous Twitter user with 146,000 followers who was retweeted by President Donald Trump and then disappeared overnight along with a few other online personae, and a recent prank by a Berliner frustrated with his inability to get Twitter to remove hate speech. The common element is the obvious solution to both problems, ... Read More »

How to Delete a Facebook Account Permanently

How to delete Facebook account on your mind? It is not that difficult HIGHLIGHTS Facebook hides away the process to delete accounts in Help Centre It can take up to 90 days for the data to be deleted from Facebook Alternatively, users can choose to temporarily deactivate their accounts Facebook is the largest social networking website in the world, with over 2 ... Read More »

Facebook Partners Nielsen to Unveil Ad Performance Measurement Solutions

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook, Nielsen launch “Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift” solution Advertisers can interpret their cross-platform results Available to eligible advertisers via their Facebook representative In a bid to provide brands way to compare advertisements performances, Facebook has introduced new measurement solutions that will enable advertisers to see the impact of their ad campaigns on the social networking platform and TV. Facebook, ... Read More »

Microsoft, Facebook Complete the Highest-Capacity Subsea Cable to Cross the Atlantic

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft, Facebook, Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second Speed delivered by Marea can stream 71 million HD videos simultaneously In an incredible feat, Microsoft, Facebook and the telecom infrastructure company Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable across the Atlantic Ocean that is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of ... Read More »

Chinese tech giant Tencent has surpassed Facebook in market value

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters. Tencent has made a “breakthrough” in gaining an e-payment license in Malaysia for local transactions, and plans a launch early next ... Read More »

Maybe Facebook Is Broken

Revelations about Russia’s use of Facebook, Google and Twitter to sow discord in the U.S. have led to a lot of discussion about how to keep propaganda out of our social media feeds. Proposals include abandoning “likes,” making people use their real names, and regulating, altering or even eliminating the algorithms the companies use to decide who sees what. But what if ... Read More »