Facebook announced that it would add information to its community standards about its so-called satire exception when moderating content. The change was made in response to a recent decision by its Oversight Board that required it to reinstate a comment with an adaption of the “two buttons” meme commenting on Turkey’s response to the Armenian genocide. This week, in a news […]

Facebook Delays Taking a Cut on Paid Events and Fan Subscriptions till 2023

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not happy with Apple, and he’s not afraid to call them out by name in airing his grievances. As you can see here, Zuckerberg has today announced that its creator revenue tools, including paid online events, fan subscriptions and badges, will remain free for creators to use up until 2023. Facebook

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With eCommerce on the rise, fueled by the various COVID-19 lockdowns and mitigation measures around the world, virtually every online platform is now working to align with this shift, and facilitate new shopping processes to help connect consumers with the most relevant recommendations and offers. And Google is arguably in the best position to facilitate

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Facebook has unveiled a raft of new messaging features across Messenger, Instagram Direct and Messenger Kids, with new, themed stickers and backgrounds, visual replies and read receipts on IG, improved audio recording tools and an updated archive feature. None of these new tools is groundbreaking, necessarily, but they do all add something extra, which could be helpful

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Facebook has added a new range of emotional health resources to mark the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month, which builds on the platform’s existing range of self-help tips, exercises, and external links available via its Mental Health Resource Center, in order to facilitate support. As explained by Facebook: “We’ve worked with leading authorities around the world

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Gmail, Google Pay, other Android apps crash; tech giant working on a fix

The issue is being caused by a service called Android WebView, a Chrome-powered feature that allows users to view webpages in Android apps; Google has asked users to use web versions of apps. Several Android users were baffled by notifications informing that many of the Google applications, including Gmail, have crashed. The affected apps also

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Parler has now been booted by Amazon, Apple and Google, and it may have to go offline temporarily

Parler, the alternative social media platform favored by conservatives, now finds itself virtually homeless on the internet as Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOGL) have all booted it from their platforms in a span of a little more than 24 hours. Amazon will remove Parler from its cloud hosting service, Amazon Web Services, Sunday evening, effectively kicking it off of the public

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Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp is updating its privacy policy. This new policy could have a significant impact on users, so this is why it matters. What has changed in the new privacy policy? First and foremost, it’s worth remembering that WhatsApp remains end-to-end encrypted, making your messages completely safe. What will change, however, is

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All the platforms that have banned or restricted Trump so far

Platforms are rapidly removing Donald Trump’s account or accounts affiliated with pro-Trump violence and conspiracies, like QAnon and #StoptheSteal. Here is a running list: REDDIT:  WHAT: Reddit has banned the subreddit group “r/DonaldTrump,” a spokesperson confirmed to Axios on Friday. COMMENT: “Reddit’s site-wide policies prohibit content that promotes hate, or encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence against groups

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Google suspends Parler social networking app from Play Store; Apple gives 24-hour warning

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Friday suspended the Parler social networking service from its app store, citing posts inciting violence and demanding “robust” content moderation from the app favored by many supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump. Apple Inc on Friday also gave the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan, pointing

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