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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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Facebook AI Learns To Look, Act Like A Human From Watching People On Skype

Facebook wants to create technology that can interact with users on a near-flawless basis. That has led the company to invest heavily in chat bots—and, according to a recent study, AI that can look and act like a human to a creepy degree. The bot, called “Learn2Smile,” is controlled by an algorithm that was trained…

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Facebook Has Mapped The Entire Human Population From Space

Facebook tries hard to shake its reputation as a Big Brother presence in our lives. However, the company does itself no favors when it announces things like this: it has used satellite information to map the entire human population. An executive at Facebook told a space tech convention this week that the site knows where…

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Report: You Can’t Block Mark Zuckerberg Or His Wife On Facebook

Facebook touts itself as a platform for open communication. However, tech publication Quartz recently uncovered a feature of the site that undermines that goal. According to the report, you cannot block Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg or his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Facebook. When a reporter from Quartz did try to block the couple, she received…

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Facebook Is Now Bigger Than Every Religion Except Christianity

Facebook is the largest social media platform in the world, and it isn’t particularly close. However, it is also now one of the largest communities in human history—period. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, Facebook has more monthly active users than there are members of every major world religion except Christianity.…

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Facebook Home Video Chat Device Faces Privacy Backlash

Facebook is unquestionably the biggest social media platform in the world. However, the company wants to be so much more than that. For instance, one of the site’s plans for tech domination involves producing consumer electronics for the home, similar to the Amazon Echo. However, the device Facebook created to compete with the Echo is…

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