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Facebook reportedly acquires rights to show music videos
Jul31

Facebook reportedly acquires rights to show music videos

There has been a rise in the rate at which people watch music videos during this period. This can be attributed to the fact that people who stay at home as a result of the pandemic spend most of their time watching music videos and using the social media. That probably explains the reason why Facebook, according to Bloomberg has completed a “series of deals for the right to show music videos.” Citing people familiar with the matter,...

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Facebook earnings report for Q2 2020 shows steady growth
Jul31

Facebook earnings report for Q2 2020 shows steady growth

Facebook has reported a steady growth for the second quarter of this year. Despite its challenges, the social network managed to reach over 3 billion users worldwide across its slew of apps. Monthly Active Users The firm has hauled in 100 new monthly active users for the quarter. It now has a total of over 2.7 billion monthly active users. The growth rate skyrocketed over the past two quarters. More people looked for pastime...

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Facebook has been secretly paying teens to install VPN that spies on them
Jul30

Facebook has been secretly paying teens to install VPN that spies on them

No, it is not “Onavo Protect;” TechCrunch reports that Facebook has been secretly paying teens to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that spies on them. This has all to do with Facebook’s desperation to harvest data on its competitors. The social media giant was able to do all that by sidestepping the App Store. As a means of getting people to install the app, the company reportedly pays each teen and adult that installs it $20 per...

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Facebook offers TikTok creators lucrative deals for Instagram Reels
Jul29

Facebook offers TikTok creators lucrative deals for Instagram Reels

Facebook is offering high-priced contracts to TikTok creators to share their content to Instagram’s Reels, The Wall Street Journal reports. “Instagram has made lucrative offers to some of TikTok’s most popular creators to use the new service, Reels, according to people familiar with the matter. […]The potential payments for some would be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, some of the people said.”...

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Facebook algorithm bias under investigation
Jul23

Facebook algorithm bias under investigation

Facebook has launched an investigation to check potential bias in its algorithms. It aims to improve responses to the #BlackLivesMatter movement and a recent civil rights audit. Facebook-owned Instagram will go over their core algorithms, The Wall Street Journal reports. “The newly formed “equity and inclusion team” at Instagram will examine how Black, Hispanic and other minority users in the U.S. are affected by the company’s...

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Facebook removes fact-check markers on some climate change denial posts
Jul21

Facebook removes fact-check markers on some climate change denial posts

Facebook has stringent rules to remove fake information about COVID-19. But recent reports suggest that the social network needs to up its efforts on other types of misinformation. Popular Information has posted an incident where an article denying climate change had its fact-check marker removed. Facebook’s fact-checking partners found the piece to be “partly false,” and tagged it per Facebook’s policies. Yet, they removed the...

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