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Facebook launches fake news filter in Germany
Jan16

Facebook launches fake news filter in Germany

According to the Financial Times, Facebook is rolling out its fake news filter in Germany; in time for the country’s federal elections due to hold later in 2017. Lawmakers in Germany are constantly worried by the threats posed by fake news especially as the general elections draw near. The lawmakers are troubled by the influence fake news could have on the outcome of the upcoming election. The last couple of months have been tough for...

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Facebook adds a cool new way to go Live from a desktop
Jan12

Facebook adds a cool new way to go Live from a desktop

2017 promises to be the golden year; the year dreams and aspirations begin to fall into place for Facebook and other social media websites. Live video for example, is expected to take center stage, and Facebook is expected to be in the thick of the action. To this end, the social media behemoth is making it possible for Pages to go live right from the web. It means you are no longer limited to using your smartphone or tablet to go...

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Facebook will soon start showing ads in the middle of its videos
Jan10

Facebook will soon start showing ads in the middle of its videos

You could soon start seeing a YouTube-like feature where ads are displayed for at least 20 seconds when watching Facebook videos. This much was disclosed by reports from various sources, including Recode. It’s obvious that Facebook wants to make more money, and video offers it a big opportunity to do that. The company is aware of the huge potential video offers it, and won’t let it slip away. By showing ads in-between videos just like...

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Facebook is rolling out an automatic captioning feature for videos on Pages
Jan04

Facebook is rolling out an automatic captioning feature for videos on Pages

Facebook is rolling out a new tool that will make it even easier to create and watch videos. According to report, the social media giant is introducing an automatic captioning feature for videos on Facebook Pages. According to TechCrunch, the social media giant has already rolled out the new feature to users in the U.S. English Facebook users in the country have been using the feature since October. However, Mashable reports that the...

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Facebook blocks photo of Neptune’s nude statue for violating its policy
Jan03

Facebook blocks photo of Neptune’s nude statue for violating its policy

Facebook faced a wave of criticism in September for removing an iconic photo of a young Vietnamese girl for violating its policy on nudity. As expected, thousands of people quickly took to their Facebook pages to protest Facebook’s decision to take down the pictures. Sensing a backlash, the social media behemoth quickly restored the picture and apologized for its earlier decision. Well, they did it again—Facebook has incurred the ire...

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Facebook to activate animated fireworks on your News Feed for New Year’s Eve
Dec31

Facebook to activate animated fireworks on your News Feed for New Year’s Eve

The New Year’s Eve is one everyone looks forward to. It is so remarkable that you want the memories to linger on for a while. Facebook understands this perfectly, and is all set to turn your News Feed to something spectacular to mark usher in the New Year. So whether you are home alone or with loved ones, you can be a part of the fun online by clicking or tapping a trigger phrase, such as ‘Happy New Year’ on a friend’s or on your...

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