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Facebook Messenger launches Coronavirus Community Hub to help fight misinformation
Mar30

Facebook Messenger launches Coronavirus Community Hub to help fight misinformation

Nations are already overwhelmed, and medical facilities are being overstretched—but things can be a lot better if we do not have the additional burden of having to deal with misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. Social media companies like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram are working round the clock to filter out fake news, and ensure that users only get the right information about the virus and its spread. Facebook...

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Facebook could soon start limiting number of forwarded messages in Messenger
Mar21

Facebook could soon start limiting number of forwarded messages in Messenger

Facebook is reportedly testing a new way to fight fake news by restricting the number of messages you can forward at a go. This is coming on the heels on recent rise in the number of misinformation online. The social media giant has been in the forefront of fighting fake news in the last couple of years, and seems to be doubling up along that line. Lately, Facebook placed coronavirus information page atop users’ newsfeeds. The...

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Dark mode on Facebook now available to more people
Mar19

Dark mode on Facebook now available to more people

Who would have predicted that Facebook would be far behind other social media platforms when it comes to adopting the popular dark theme? The truth is that the social media giant has been on this dark mode testing thing for a while—enough time for the Lite version of the app to gain dark theme. Finally, Facebook rolled out a couple of desktop redesign today—offering dark mode, tabbed screen and a cleaner profile, TechCrunch reports....

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Facebook puts coronavirus information page at the top of your newsfeed
Mar18

Facebook puts coronavirus information page at the top of your newsfeed

One of the biggest obstacles the world has to overcome as the battle against the deadly coronavirus intensifies is fake news. Mischief makers understand that people want information since the virus is a new one, and that leaves a lot of room for fear. To fight off misinformation and get the right information out there to billions of people across the globe, Facebook is putting COVID-19 information page atop your newsfeed. The new page...

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Facebook is shutting down its MSQRD selfie app
Mar14

Facebook is shutting down its MSQRD selfie app

MSQRD, a selfie app acquired in 2016 by Facebook is shutting down—the social media behemoth announced on Friday. MSQRD will be retired on April 13, but will continue to work on other Facebook-owned app. “MSQRD was fundamental to building early momentum for AR and providing insights to build the platform Facebook has today. Our focus is now on delivering you the best-possible AR experiences through Spark AR, the platform that allows...

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Facebook could soon let you cross-post Stories to Instagram
Mar10

Facebook could soon let you cross-post Stories to Instagram

You could already cross-post Stories from Instagram to Facebook; but now the update we have is that a similar capability is being worked on in terms of cross-posting Stories from Facebook to Instagram. This will make it easier and faster to get your stories out on both platforms rather than doing it individually. When you post your stories to Facebook, you will have among other options, the chance to also share same to Instagram...

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