Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook ‘Better Prepared’ for Election Meddling, Zuckerberg Says

HIGHLIGHTS We have recently thwarted foreign influence campaigns: Zuckerberg Zuckerberg outlined a series of steps Facebook has taken Facebook was ill-prepared for the 2016 US election, he said Facebook is better prepared to defend against efforts to manipulate the platform to influence elections and has recently thwarted foreign influence campaigns targeting several countries, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday. Zuckerberg, posting on his Facebook ... Read More »

Facebook Says Will Not Remove Fake News, Will Demote It Instead

Facebook has said that it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards. Instead, it says posts that it deems to be fake news will be “demoted” in the news feed. The social network is currently running an advertising campaign in Britain that declares “fake news is not our friend”. But it said ... Read More »

World Emoji Day 2018: Twitter, Facebook Reveal Usage Statistics, Apple Releases 70 New Emoji Characters

Apple unveils 70 new emoji characters coming later this year. HIGHLIGHTS Cake emoji is the most used by Indians on Facebook ‘Crying while laughing’ emoji is used frequently on Twitter in India Apple has released custom emojis of its top management World Emoji Day 2018, similar to each iteration since 2014, is on Tuesday, July 17. World Emoji Day was ... Read More »

Facebook Joins Skill India Mission to Empower Youth

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook entered into partnership with NSDC MSDE will incorporate training on digital marketing skills in its courses Facebook’s training programmes have upskilled more than 200,000 youth Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India. The partnership, signed in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, will ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Buying UK-Based AI Startup to Fight Fake News

Facebook is reportedly acquiring London-based startup Bloomsbury AI that has developed natural language processing (NLP) technology to help machines answer questions. According to a report in TechCrunch on Monday, “multiple sources say Facebook is paying between $23 million and $30 million (roughly Rs. 157 crores and Rs. 205 crores) to acquire Bloomsbury AI”. The social media giant aims to deploy the ... Read More »

Facebook Says Facing Multiple Inquiries From US, UK Regulators on Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

Facebook acknowledged Tuesday it was facing multiple inquiries from US and British regulators about the major Cambridge Analytica user data scandal. The leading social network offered no details but its admission confirmed reports of a widening investigation into the misuse of private data by Facebook and its partners. “We are cooperating with officials in the US, UK and beyond,” a Facebook spokesman said ... Read More »

Facebook Said to Have Given Phone Makers, Including Apple and Samsung, Access to User Data

Raising fresh concerns about Facebook’s privacy protection policies, a New York Times report has exposed how the social network allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends. Even before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, Facebook had data-sharing partnerships with the device makers, the report said citing company officials, adding that most of ... Read More »

Facebook Signs Deal With Universal Music Group, Promises Personalised Music Features

HIGHLIGHTS Universal Music Group (UMG) tied up with YouTube recently UMG called the Facebook deal its latest success Facebook promised more personalised music features alongside Facebook announced a licensing deal Thursday with Universal Music Group, its first with a major label, as the social media giant promised more personalized, interactive music features for its two billion users. The move marks a new ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Instant Games to Get Live Streaming, Video Chats, and More

HIGHLIGHTS You can share live gameplay with your Facebook audience Facebook is testing playing games during video chats Games like Angry Birds and Sonic Jump coming to Instant Games next year Launched in May this year, Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games is getting upgraded with features like a new live-streaming option that lets you broadcast Instant Games to all your friends ... Read More »

Facebook Camera Now Lets You Capture 360-Degree Photos

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has rolled out an update letting users capture 360-degree photos The update has been rolled out in both iOS and Android Users can also select their preferred starting view within the photo Making 360-degree photos more of a common experience, Facebook has rolled out an update letting users capture 360-degree photos using its in-app camera. The update has been rolled ... Read More »