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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 sued by Syrian migrant over fake news
Jan14

Facebook sued by Syrian migrant over fake news

A Syrian migrant whose selfie with German Chancellor Angel Merkel, Anas Modamani, has taken Facebook to court over fake news. Modamani is suing the social network giant over false accusation of being involved in terrorism on the social media. In 2015, the Syrian took a selfie with the German Chancellor when the latter visited a migrant shelter where he [Modamani] was living at the time. His trouble, however, started when someone that...

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Facebook Journalism Project Aims To Promote News Literacy
Jan11

Facebook Journalism Project Aims To Promote News Literacy

Facebook Journalism Project has been revealed on Wednesday. Its primary goal is to have stronger ties with the news industry. It will focus on several areas, such as the development of new products, new training, and tools for news reporters or journalists and mechanisms that can help in stopping fake news. “We know that our community values sharing and discussing ideas and news, and as a part of our service, we care a great deal...

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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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Snapchat sued by ex-employee for showing investors false user stats
Jan07

Snapchat sued by ex-employee for showing investors false user stats

Snapchat’s ex-employee has filed a law suit against the company for misrepresenting its financial state. Anthony Pompliano who worked in the business operations department of the company for three weeks before being fired in September 2015, alleged that Snapchat misrepresented its financial state while recruiting him. According to Los Angeles Times, the former employee also alleged that the company forced him to reveal secrets about...

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