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How to Lock Down Your Facebook Account For Maximum Privacy and Security

Recent studies show that privacy concerns are very much on the minds of Facebook users. Part of being a responsible member of any  online community is educating yourself and your loved ones on how to properly configure the privacy and security settings offered by the platform. The fact that Facebook has over a billion members,…

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Woman Sues Facebook For Deleting Her Comments

Facebook is no stranger to legal battles–with other companies, foreign governments and even its own users. That’s what happened this month when a woman filed a civil suit against the company for $1 million, alleging it infringed on her First Amendment rights by deleting her comments. The woman, Amanda Kaye Phillips, is defending herself in…

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Typing ‘Following Me’ in your Facebook Block List Will Not Show Your Followers

A viral message is spreading around Facebook that claims you can see who is following you by going in to your ‘Blocking‘ settings and typing ‘Following Me‘ in the ‘Block Users’ search bar. This is a silly hoax like most messages that circulate wildly on Facebook. If you follow the directions in the post, all…

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Facebook Scam Tries To Take Advantage Of Hurricane Victims

It’s a sad reality of Facebook: after tragedy strikes, you can be sure con artists will try to trick people into handing over their hard-earned cash. That’s what happened last week when a Facebook scam offering to send victims of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey on a cruise went viral. The post, which was shared…

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Facebook Accused Of Silencing Reports Of Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

Facebook is no stranger to controversy surrounding what content it does and does not delete from the platform. Another ugly example occurred this week when activists in Myanmar accused the social media giant of censoring posts that document ethnic cleansing in the country. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have been displaced from Myanmar after the…

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Facebook Content Moderators Say The Company Didn’t Prepare Them To Detect Propaganda

The controversy over Facebook’s role in the spread of fake news in the 2016 presidential election continued to rage this week, and now Facebook employees themselves are weighing in on the issue. Investigators have recently accused Facebook of selling $100,000 in ads to a shady Russian company, and according to several former content moderators, the…

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Facebook Bans Monetization Of Violence, Porn, Hate Speech And More

Facebook tightened its advertising rules this week to ensure publishers of violence, pornography, hate speech and more can’t cash in on offensive content. The move comes as Facebook deals with a public backlash over its sale of ads to a shady Russian company during the 2016 presidential election. According to the site’s new guidelines, publishers…

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Facebook Can Now Tell Users About Government Search Warrants

It’s no secret that Facebook loves to collect our personal data. However, the social media giant isn’t exactly keen on sharing that info with others. That’s why the company has fought so hard for the right to tell users when the government issues a search warrant for their personal information. And this week, the site…

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Lawmakers, Advocates Push Facebook To Reveal Full Truth About Election Fake News

Facebook has found itself embroiled in another major controversy this month after the company revealed it sold ads to a shady Russian political company during the 2016 election. The controversy heated up again this week when lawmakers and a watchdog group called on Facebook to reveal everything it knows about the connection. The social media…

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Facebook Might Let You Create A Private Profile

Facebook lets you control a number of privacy settings for your profile. You can decide who’s able to see your posts, and what types of your content these other users are able to access. However, no matter how well you safeguard yourself, your profile still exists and is relatively easy to find in cyberspace. However,…

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Facebook Testing Tinder-Like Matching Feature

Facebook is often accused of intruding too much into users’ lives. Those concerns won’t be eased this week with news that Facebook is testing a “match” feature on Messenger that looks an awful lot like the dating app Tinder. According to a reporter for Vice’s Motherboard, the Messenger app showed him a notification that said…

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Report: Facebook Refuses To Share Data With Fake News Fact-Checkers

Facebook is back in the news this week for its role in spreading fake news during the 2016 election. Now the company faces more bad press after a Politico report accused Facebook of “undermining” its own fight against fake news by refusing to share important information with fact-checking groups. The social media giant first pledged…

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Facebook Admits It Sold Ads To Russian Political Company During 2016 Election

Facebook took a lot of heat in the wake of the 2016 presidential election for its role in facilitating the spread of fake news. Now, according to a bombshell report from The Washington Post, the site recently discovered that it sold ads to a shady Russian political company during the election. Representatives from Facebook told…

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