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Facebook exec says Russia did not interfere in the 2016 Brexit vote
Jun25

Facebook exec says Russia did not interfere in the 2016 Brexit vote

  A Facebook exec said “absolutely no evidence” exists that the social network’s users were influenced by Russian hacktivists in the 2016 Brexit poll. “We have found no evidence of a significant attempt by outside forces” to sway votes, Nick Clegg told the BBC on Monday. He is the vice president of global affairs and communications at Facebook. Clegg said they ran two studies with data from the run-up to the withdrawal vote to...

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Two US senators want social media firms to share how much their user data costs
Jun24

Two US senators want social media firms to share how much their user data costs

    Bipartisan US senators presented a bill on Monday asking social media firms to disclose extensive information on how they gather data and make money from their consumers. The Dashboard Act stands for Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight and Regulations on Data. The senators want to consumers to know how much their social media services are worth and that are free on face value. The bill requires...

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Facebook News Feed updated with new Page, Group ranking factors
Jun04

Facebook News Feed updated with new Page, Group ranking factors

  Facebook updated its News Feed algorithm this month. But it only aims to boost content from people close to you, cutting down the reach of clickbait. Now, the social network has revised it further to add new ranking factors for content from Pages and Groups. Facebook expounded how its surveys help gather feedback on how effective its feed algorithm are, and to focus on improvement. “We’ve [recently] begun surveying people...

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Facebook advertisers warned of upcoming Clear History tool
May16

Facebook advertisers warned of upcoming Clear History tool

  Facebook has broken its silence on the coming rollout of its Clear History tool. First announced at the company’s F8 developer conference early last year, the tool provides Facebook users more control over personal data, especially in ad targeting. Clear History lets users view which apps and sites track your Facebook profile. And you will have the option to clear this information from your profile. The tools release is...

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LinkedIn now with 630M+ members, updates job search tools
May16

LinkedIn now with 630M+ members, updates job search tools

While Facebook’s Instagram is relishing the hype surrounding social media, Microsoft’s LinkedIn is riding on its own wave of success. And it is adding new features and options to keep its users engaged and cater to their demands. “The LinkedIn community has never been stronger, with 630M+ members and record levels of engagement (up 24% year over year). We’ve grown from 300,000 to 20 million job postings in the past five years, with...

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