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Teens dump Facebook for YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-31T23:57:37+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

A Pew survey of teens and the ways they use technology finds that kids have largely ditched Facebook for the visually stimulating alternatives of Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram. Nearly half said they’re online “almost constantly,” which will probably be used as a source of FUD, but really is just fine. Even teens, bless

Google launches a Q&A app for neighborhood communities in India – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-31T08:33:46+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Google is increasing its focus on India after it released a new social app that’s aimed at building neighborhood communities within cities in the country. The company’s ‘Next Billion’ team in charge of emerging markets has dedicated significant resources to India. Its initiatives include data-friendly versions of YouTube and other popular services, its

Messenger Kids no longer requires the kids’ parents to be friends, too – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-30T20:21:58+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Facebook’s Messenger Kids application, which allows children under 13 to chat with parents’ approval, is today rolling out a small, but notable change – it no longer requires that the children’s parents be Facebook friends with one another, in order for the children to connect. This solves one of the problems with the

Facebook’s policy on white supremacy plays right into a racist agenda – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-29T23:54:02+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

In an ongoing series over at Motherboard, we’re learning quite a bit about how Facebook polices hate speech and hate organizations on its platform. Historically, the company has been far less than transparent about its often inconsistent censorship practices, even as white supremacist content — and plenty of other forms of hate targeted

Facebook mistakes Kentucky woman for a Westworld bot – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-29T18:48:49+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

PSA: Don’t use a popular brand name for your online accounts. Facebook’s social media team accidentally directed users to the Messenger account of a random Facebook user this morning, instead of the new HBO Westworld Messenger account it was trying to promote. On Twitter, the Messenger account instructed followers to chat with “Tes,

Papua New Guinea threatens to close Facebook for a month to investigate its harmful impact – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-29T15:45:55+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Facebook is proving problematic for many governments worldwide, but few would think to shut it down entirely. That’s exactly the approach that Papua New Guinea, the Pacific sea island nation located near Australia, is proposing to take with a new measure that could see the social network closed off for a month. During that

To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-28T21:19:51+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

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Facebook has a very specific Pepe the Frog policy, report says – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-26T22:16:21+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Facebook doesn’t ban fictional characters with hateful content as a rule, but interestingly Pepe the Frog is well enough established as a hate speech symbol that Facebook has a very particular policy devoted only to the cartoon frog. Motherboard got their hands on some content moderation policy documents from Facebook that show Pepe,

Twitter unveils new political ad guidelines set to go into effect this summer – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-31T00:25:44+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Following the unrelenting wave of controversy around Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Twitter announced new guidelines today for political advertisements on the social networking site. The policy, which will go into effect this summer ahead of midterm elections, will look towards preventing foreign election interference by requiring organizations to self-identify and

Facebook and Instagram launch US political ad labeling and archive – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-24T21:59:37+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Facebook today revealed that it’s chosen not to shut down all political ads because that could unfairly favor incumbents and candidates without resources to buy pricey TV ads. Instead, it’s now launching its previously announced “paid for by” labels on political and issue ads on Facebook and Instagram in the U.S. and its