The question had been raised before: What if Facebook, struggling with the global “fake news” problem, just threw up its Like hands and de-prioritized news altogether? In the dawn of 2018, it doesn’t seem as far fetched anymore. Mark Zuckerberg’s goal for the new year (joining previous annual goals of
Dozens of Companies Are Using Facebook to Exclude Older Workers From Job Ads A few weeks ago, Verizon placed an ad on Facebook to recruit applicants for a unit focused on financial planning and analysis. The ad showed a smiling, millennial-aged woman seated at a computer and promised that new
Crawling transparency logs, so you don’t need to By Richard Chirgwin Facebook has expanded its year-old certificate transparency project to make it easier for developers to watch for dodgy certs. The Social Network™ first started offering tools so people didn’t have to comb through transparency logs themselves. As the company noted
Shutterstock Laura Bliss, Edge Hill University The severity of abuse conducted online during 2017’s general election has brought the issue into sharp focus for politicians, some of whom have urged the prime minister to legislate against Facebook, Twitter and Google to make them liable for content posted on their sites.
Grazing FB is ruining your life, admits social network after probing its army of addicts By Shaun Nichols in San Francisco Facebook has just publicaly slapped itself upside the head, admitting that its very existence is often detrimental to the wellbeing of its users. An analysis today from Facebook’s research director David Ginsberg
Claire Bessant Associate Professor in Law, Northumbria University, Newcastle A toddler with birthday cake smeared across his face, grins delightedly at his mother. Minutes later, the image appears on Facebook. A not uncommon scenario – 42% of UK parents share photos of their children online with half of these parents
Written by Mong Palatino On October 19, 2017, Facebook began testing a new system for its newsfeed in Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Slovakia, Serbia, Guatemala and Cambodia. In the experiment, Facebook users only see posts from their friends (alongside sponsored content) in their regular News Feed. Updates from news outlets, NGOs, political parties
Facebook tried to fix its fake news problem by putting comments that included the word “fake” at the top. Software-engineering genius! Sadly it didn’t work out, reports the BBC. The trial, which Facebook says has now concluded, aimed to prioritise “comments that indicate disbelief”. It meant feeds from the BBC, the