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Facebook Portal not a snooping device, says Facebook exec
Nov09

Facebook Portal not a snooping device, says Facebook exec

  Facebook Portal hit the shelves Thursday as a talking speaker that rivals the Google Home Hub and Amazon Echo. Yet, the social network wants to clarify that it will not pry on you or your family. “The timing of the launch is a challenge, in terms of the brand and trust, and we’re committed to improving on it,” said Andrew Bosworth, Facebook VP of consumer hardware. Privacy is a pressing concern in talks about...

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Facebook boasts better removal of terrorist content
Nov08

Facebook boasts better removal of terrorist content

  Facebook has removed more than 12 million terrorist content from April to September 2018, the company wrote in a blog post. Facebook said terrorist content are posts that praise, represent or endorse terrorist groups ISIS, al-Qaeda and connected groups. The takedown of terrorist content falls under the company’s ongoing effort to clear its service from harmful, hateful content, including fake news, spam and propaganda. “We...

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New LinkedIn Algorithm Redistributes Feedback from Top to Bottom Creators
Oct21

New LinkedIn Algorithm Redistributes Feedback from Top to Bottom Creators

  LinkedIn has updated its algorithm to spawn more engagement on posts. It found that people limited posting updates because top content creators always had the limelight. The LinkedIn Engineering team shared the story on how they found, experimented on and solved the problem for its 567 million members. The Problem LinkedIn members can partake in feed conversations as creators or viewers. When a viewer visits the homepage, the...

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Facebook Watch now with rights to MTV’s The Real World
Oct19

Facebook Watch now with rights to MTV’s The Real World

  Facebook says more than 50 million US users spend at least a minute monthly on Watch. It also claims that total view times on its dedicated video platform has increased 14 times since the start of 2018. The social network has promoted Facebook Watch in News Feed prompts and several other ways. It also has more than 241 million monthly active users in North America. Given those facts, 50 million monthly viewers of at least one...

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Twitter Testing TV Show Collections and Annotations for Added Context
Oct19

Twitter Testing TV Show Collections and Annotations for Added Context

Twitter wants more insight and context on trending conversations. It is adding new tweet collections for TV shows and Moments annotations to explain key features. The social network wants to tap into its popularity to accompany TV viewing. TV Show Collections     A Twitter research has shown that 60 percent of TV buffs in the US tweet their opinions about the shows they watch. Twitter has decided to add event pages for TV...

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