After giving users to capability to export their posted photos and videos to Google Photos last December – the first step in its broader Data Portability initiative – Facebook is now also facilitating the transfer of your Facebook visual content to Dropbox and Koofr, as it continues to explore new options in this respect. As explained by Facebook: “We’ve long believed that if […]

Facebook's Testing a New Way to Help Publishers Maintain Connection with Paying Subscribers

With news organizations looking for more ways to generate revenue from online readers, as the COVID-19 crisis forces more jobs cuts and publication closures across the industry, Facebook is now testing a new option that would enable a publishers’ subscribers to link their Facebook account to the publication, so that they could view the publishers content direct

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Facebook Outlines New System for Detecting Fake Accounts and Misinformation Based on Interactions

Facebook has published an outline of a new system that it’s developed which will help it improve its detection of fake accounts and misinformation, adding to its existing approaches and refining its overall effort in eliminating bad actors from its platforms. But it’s fairly technical – in this post, I’ll provide a simplified overview of Facebook’s new Temporal

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Facebook algorithm found to 'actively promote' Holocaust denial

Similar content is also readily accessible across Twitter, YouTube and Reddit, says UK-based counter-extremist group. Facebook’s algorithm “actively promotes” Holocaust denial content according to an analysis that will increase pressure on the social media giant to remove antisemitic content relating to the Nazi genocide. An investigation by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a UK-based counter-extremist organisation, found that

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How to edit your avatar on Facebook

Facebook recently introduced a new feature called Avatars that has been all the rage amongst the community. It allows you to create personalized virtual images of yourself that you can then use to express your opinions and emotions online.   Not only this, but you can also customize your Facebook Avatar according to your style and looks which will

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New Reports Underline Facebook's Role in Exacerbating Political Divides - But Will Facebook Take Action?

As part of the ongoing investigation into potential antitrust activity among US tech giants, the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple all recently appeared before the US House Judiciary Committee, where they were asked a range of questions relating to varying concerns about how their companies operate. And one of those queries was particularly pertinent

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Facebook Publishes Latest Update on Content Removals, Fake Accounts, Hate Speech and More

Facebook has published the latest version of its Community Standards Enforcement Report, which outlines all of the policy and rule violations that Facebook has taken action on, across both Facebook and Instagram, over the preceding three months. The latest version of the report utilizes a new layout to present the data, which is essentially a large page of

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https://www.shortstack.com/blog/facebook-competition-rules/

With over 2.5 billion active accounts, Facebook is the world’s largest social network. However, tricky ever-changing algorithms can make it difficult to reach people on the sprawling network. Contests and competitions can change that, by sparking excitement about your brand and putting it in front of people who may otherwise never see you, because they are

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YouTube has banned several prominent white supremacist channels, including those belonging to Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer. Other channels banned include American Renaissance (with its associated channel AmRen Podcasts) and the channel for Spencer’s National Policy Institute. The channels repeatedly violated YouTube’s policies, a YouTube spokesperson said, by alleging that members of protected groups were inferior.

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Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple Face Difficult Questions from House Judiciary Committee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBFDQvIrWYM&feature=emb_logo The CEOs of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple all fronted the House Judiciary Committee in the US today as part of a five-hour hearing which intended to establish whether the tech giants have been operating in an anti-competitive manner. The subsequent rulings based on the hearings could, eventually, result in new regulations restricting, or even reducing, the

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