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Jr. assistant ends life after posting video on FB.

The alleged suicide of a junior assistant working in the Department of Medical and Health created flutter here after the person posted a video on Facebook.N. Ravi Kumar, a junior assistant working at ...

- The Hindu - IN

Facebook to show people if they fell for Russian propaganda.

Facebook said it will help people see if they liked or followed posts considered part of a Russian effort to meddle with last year's US election.

- IOL - ZA

Facebook opens 2nd office combating hate speech in Germany.

Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech.

- PhysOrg - NL

Facebook may be working on a new shortcut to tag friends in comments.

A hidden feature in Facebook suggests the social networking site is experimenting with a new way to tag friends in comments. Let's recap: currently, to mention someone, you just need to type '@' and then the person's name. But a new feature, which is buried deeply within the site, takes a different tack and introduces a new ...

- The Next Web - US

Hollywood Star Gerard Butler Adopted a Puppy From Bulgaria.

  Actor Gerard Butler adopted a puppy from Bulgaria. He even released a photo with it on social networks Facebook and Instagram. As a comment to the dog, he wrote: "I'm grateful for the new little puppy in my life. She was homeless and I saw her while I was filming in Bulgaria. Stole my heart, "Butler wrote. The Hollywood ...

- Novinite - BG

Facebook will introduce tool to help users identify pages created by Russian propaganda groups.

Facebook is creating a new tool that will help users find out if they have interacted with social media pages created by Russian groups as propaganda.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Facebook to let users see if they followed Russian 'troll farm' pages ‚Äď media.

Facebook says it is creating a portal enabling users to learn whether they liked or followed pages or accounts linked to a shadowy Russian company that U.S. officials accuse of trying to influence last year's presidential election with socially divisive posts, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

- UNIAN - UA

Facebook, Google and start-ups oppose net neutrality U-turn.

Opponents say the proposed changes could threaten the US's start-up ecosystem.

- BBC - UK

An Updated List of Facebook's Algorithm Changes.

If you do Facebook marketing, one thing that you might want to understand is the Facebook algorithm.

- Entrepreneur.com - US

Facebook is testing a feature to help you find people to play games with.

Facebook is quietly testing a new feature that lets users find other people to play videogames with. Some users have reported seeing a new icon, 'Find Players,' in the area used to compose statuses and posts. From what we can tell, this is relatively bare-bones. The things you'd expect from such a feature ‚ÄĒ like ...

- The Next Web - US

Rep. Joe Barton caught on tape threatening ex-lover with the police to protect his secret sex life.

In 2015, after a sexually explicit, mainly online relationship with a woman ended, Rep. Joe Barton threatened to report the woman to the Capitol Police, according to a recording obtained by The Washington Post. Barton had reportedly sent the woman sexually explicit photos, videos, and messages over the course of their ...

- The Week - US

'We Are Disappointed': Tech Companies Speak Up Against the FCC's Plan To Kill Net Neutrality

An anonymous reader shares a report from Business Insider: The FCC is planning to kill net neutrality -- and some tech companies are starting to speak out. Pro-net neutrality activists, who argue the principle creates a level playing-field online, are up in arms about the plan. And some tech companies are now speaking out ...

- Slashdot - US

She Died in Her Crib. Her Parents Blame Their Apartment

Two-year-old Taqwa Dakhlalla was "all ever wanted," a little girl who made the lives of her parents "ceaselessly better," according to Facebook posts. Then tragedy struck. On Dec. 11, 2016, Janna Walton and Abdullah Dakhlalla put their daughter to sleep in a room in their Portland, Ore., apartment...

- Newser - US

New Facebook tool will show which Russian troll accounts you Liked or followed

It’s thought that around 146 million people may have seen Russian propaganda on social media platforms before and after the 2016 US election. For those worried they might have engaged with accounts created by the Internet Research Agency, Facebook is creating a tool showing users what Facebook Pages or Instagram...

- Techspot - EC

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg acknowledges partnership with EDII

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg on Thursday acknowledged that Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India , based out of Ahmedabad, will be one of its key partners in providing digital training in India. Speaking about partnerships with institutes, including EDII, to implement the digital training ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Facebook to expose Russian fake news pages

It will release a tool to let people see if they had followed now-deleted Russia-linked pages.

- BBC - UK

By year's end, you'll know if you liked a Kremlin-created Facebook page

This tool will be available for use by the end of the year in the Facebook Help Center.'

- Ars Technica UK - US

News24.com | Giant snake removed from car in Parktown

A man has posted a picture on Facebook of a massive reptile being extracted from his bonnet after he parked his car in Parktown, Johannesburg.

- News24.com - ZA

Rep. Joe Barton caught on tape threatening ex-lover with the police to protect his secret sex life

In 2015, after a sexually explicit, mainly online relationship with a woman ended, Rep. Joe Barton threatened to report the woman to the Capital police, according to a recording obtained by The Washington Post. Barton had reportedly sent the woman sexually explicit photos, videos, and messages over the course of their ...

- The Week - US

Facebook will Show Users what Russian Propaganda They Liked or Followed

  On Wednesday, Facebook announced a new portal that lets users see which Internet Research Agency-linked Facebook pages or Instagram accounts they liked or followed between January 2015 and August 2017, when the pages were shut down, reported BBC.  The Internet Research Agency is a troll farm with ties to the Russian ...

- Novinite - BG

Bloomberg: Facebook to show users which Russian propaganda they followed

Facebook Inc. will show people which Russian propaganda pages or accounts they√ʬĬôve followed and liked on the social network, responding to a request from Congress to address manipulation and meddling during the 2016 presidential election. The post Bloomberg: Facebook to show users which Russian propaganda they followed ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

YouTube star Jack Maynard deletes Facebook account after social media posts come back to haunt him

YouTube star Jack Maynard has deleted his Facebook account following an allegation that he requested nude pictures from a 14-year-old girl when he was himself 16.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Facebook to launch Russian propaganda tool

Facebook says it will show users if they followed or "liked" Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram.

- Stuff - NZ

Facebook's testing an Instagram-style 'Collections' feature for saved posts

Facebook is trialing a new feature that should make it easier to rifle through your saved posts and find the ones you actually want to revisit. It's called Collections, and it's similar to the Instagram feature of the same name that launched in April: in addition to saving posts from your feed to an ever-expanding list you ...

- The Next Web - US

Facebook will be releasing a tool to see if you liked Russian propaganda

Before the end of the year, there will be a tool in Facebook's Help Center which will allow users to see if they engaged with content made by the Internet Research Agency before the 2016 US election.

- Neowin.net - US

Facebook to open Nigerian hub next year in African tech drive

Social media company to train 50,000 Nigerians in digital skills.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Facebook to show people if they fell for Russian propaganda

Facebook on Wednesday said it will help people see if they liked or followed posts considered part of a Russian effort to meddle with last year's US election.

- PhysOrg - NL

Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in

NEW YORK ‚ÄĒ Facebook says it will show users if they followed or 'liked' Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram. The company said Wednesday it will launch a portal to let people see which accounts of the Internet Research Agency they followed between January 2015 and August 2017. The tool will be ...

- SFGate - US

What's the Latest Direction of the Mueller Investigation?

Jacob Heilbrunn, Daniel McCarthy Politics, North America Jacob Heilbrunn and Daniel McCarthy discuss updates in the Russia investigation and American politics. Editor's Note: In our latest Facebook Live interview Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of the National Interest, and Daniel McCarthy, editor at large of the American ...

- The National Interest - US

Vegas lawyer is suspended partly for Facebook comments accusing judge of religious bias

The Nevada Supreme Court has suspended a Las Vegas lawyer for six months partly because he accused a judge of religious discrimination on Facebook.Jacob Hafter…

- ABA Journal - US

Facebook to show people if they fell for Russian propaganda

Facebook on Wednesday said it will help people see if they liked or followed posts considered part of a Russian effort to meddle with last ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Facebook still allowed race exclusion for housing advertisers

Last year, ProPublica revealed that Facebook allowed housing advertisers to exclude races in their campaigns. Facebook said they would address the issue. ProPublica returned to the topic. Facebook didn't do…Tags: advertising, facebook, people

- FlowingData - US

Facebook to show people if they fell for Russian propaganda

A software tool will soon allow users to see whether they engaged with such pages before last years election The post Facebook to show people if they fell for Russian propaganda appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Did you see secret Russian propaganda on Facebook? Soon you can find out

Facebook Inc. announced today that it will release a new tool that will allow users to see if any of the pages they have liked or followed were secretly created by the Internet Research Agency, an organization backed by the Russian government as part of a misinformation campaign to influence U.S. elections. Facebook will ...

- SiliconANGLE - US

Facebook to let users see if they interacted with Russian trolls

As many as 126 million people could have seen content posted on pages related to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm

- CBS NEWS - US

Facebook will now show you the Russian bots you unknowingly follow

Facebook is taking steps to help people understand how they may have been influenced by Russian propaganda profiles and Pages across its properties. The social networking company today announced that it plans to launch a portal where anyone can go to find out if Pages or Instagram accounts they like or follow were set up ...

- VentureBeat - US

Facebook updates Messenger to allow for higher quality images

Facebook is now bringing higher quality images to its Messenger app. The firm revealed the update which should be rolling out to several countries for both iOS and Android devices.

- Neowin.net - US

Facebook Plans to Let Users Know if They Followed Russian Pages

Facebook plans to tell millions of users who liked or followed any of the 290 Facebook and Instagram pages created by Russian actors that they were ensnared in an alleged misinformation campaign around the U.S. presidential election last year.

- Wall Street Journal - US

The Feds Are Officially Cracking Down on Basement Biohackers

Kristen Brown, reporting for Gizmodo: The Food and Drug Agency has issued a stern warning to anyone who might be crazy enough to undertake gene therapy in the do-it-yourself fashion. Definitely don't do this at home, a statement released on Tuesday implies. And if you do, we'll throw every law we can at you. The FDA's ...

- Slashdot - US

Facebook To Show Users Which Russian Propaganda They Followed

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Facebook will show people which Russian propaganda pages or accounts they've followed and liked on the social network, responding to a request from Congress to address manipulation and meddling during the 2016 presidential election. The tool will appear by the end of the ...

- Slashdot - US

Facebook plans to roll out tool to show users if they liked or followed a Russia-linked account on Facebook or Instagram but not if they saw Russia-linked ads

Tony Romm / Recode: Facebook plans to roll out tool to show users if they liked or followed a Russia-linked account on Facebook or Instagram but not if they saw Russia-linked ads¬† —¬† So far, Google and Twitter have not detailed their plans.¬† —¬† Facebook is trying to alert some U.S. users that they fell ...

- Mediagazer - US

Facebook's latest move on Russian fake news is too little, too late

Facebook published a blog post Wednesday outlining its plans to fully explain how Russian agents used its social network to influence the 2016 presidential elections. The cornerstone of its transparency going forwards will be a tool, accessible by the end of the year, that should let users know if they liked or followed a ...

- Boy Genius Report - US

UK government says it'll charge a 20% tax on companies' earnings that are held offshore from April 2019, a move widely seen to be aimed at tech companies

Shona Ghosh / Business Insider: UK government says it'll charge a 20% tax on companies' earnings that are held offshore from April 2019, a move widely seen to be aimed at tech companies¬† —¬† - The Treasury is cracking down on big tech firms like Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple that shift UK profits offshore to ...

- Techmeme - US

Facebook To Notify Users If They Liked A Fake Russian Account

Recently there have been reports of how Russia is trying to influence events in the US by spreading propaganda through fake accounts on social media. Companies like Google have found Russia-linked ads across its services like YouTube, Google Search, and Gmail. They are not alone as Facebook has found similar ads on its ...

- Ubergizmo - US

How does fiction become fact? With a little help from social media.

New York Times From the false reports during the Las Vegas shooting to fake Russian Facebook accounts during the election, people have started to wonder if social media is blurring the line between fact and fiction... Whenever there's a major event that happens on this lovely planet we call Earth, whether it be the latest ...

- TiPb - US

Facebook is developing a tool to let users know if they interacted with Russian troll accounts

Russia's use of Facebook and other social media to try to influence the outcome of elections around the world has been the subject of investigation for some time now. Millions of Facebook users were exposed to divisive ads placed by Russia, and the social networking site is doing what it can to be transparent about what ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Ari Melber Hits Zuckerberg: Facebook Doesn't Care if it Posts Propaganda 'As Long As You Keep Clicking'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a regular target for MSNBC's Ari Melber.

- Mediaite - US

Facebook to Let Users See Whether They 'Liked' Russian Accounts

Facebook Inc. said Wednesday that it would build a web page to allow users to see which Russian propaganda accounts they have liked or followed, after U.S. lawmakers demanded that the social network be more open about the reach of the accounts. U.S. lawmakers called the announcement a positive step. The web page, though, ...

- Voice of America - US

Were You a Victim of Russian Propaganda? Facebook Will Help You Find Out

Facebook said it was planning to roll out a new tool so you can figure out whether the page or account you followed or liked was run by Russian agents.

- New York Times - US

Why Boosting Your Facebook Posts Is Just Throwing Money Down the Drain

If you're going to pay for Facebook ads, make sure you do so in a smart way.

- Entrepreneur.com - US

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