Facebook pauses recommendations of political and social issues groups

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Amid a wave of actions Facebook has taken to prepare for next week’s presidential election, it has stopped recommending groups that focus on political or social issues. For the time being, users won’t see recommendations of new groups either.It’s not…

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Facebook simplifies its Group privacy settings

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Facebook wants to make it easier to understand its Group privacy settings. It’s doing away with public, closed or secret settings. Instead, Groups will be “private” or “public.” Facebook claims this will simplify who can find a Group and see its memb…

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Facebook takes down more fake accounts from Iran

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Today, Facebook removed 51 accounts, 36 Pages, seven groups and three Instagram accounts that were involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" based in Iran. According to the company, the individuals responsible pretended to be lo…

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Facebook’s ‘privacy-focused’ plan is another diversion

By Business, engadget, entertainment, f8, f8 2019, facebook, facebook groups, fake news, gear, Groups, Internet, Mark Zuckerberg, misinformation, moderators, Opinion, politics, privacy, services, Social, social media, Zuckerberg

When Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at F8 2019, he once again outlined the company’s new “privacy-focused” vision. It’s a message he’s been spreading over the past few months, and it will focus on six key principles: encryption, interoperability, eph…

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A closer look at the redesigned Facebook app

By engadget, entertainment, Events, facebook, facebook app, facebook events, facebook groups, Facebook Messenger, gear, Groups, hands-on, Internet, Mark Zuckerberg, messenger, Mobile, personal computing, personalcomputing, Social, social media

Out of all the announcements Facebook made at its F8 2019 developers conference, one of the most important was the redesign of its core smartphone app. The new application, which has been updated with what Facebook is calling the "FB5&quo…

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Facebook bans hundreds more pages relating to Myanmar conflict

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Just a week after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted he “doesn’t know enough” about the political situation in Myanmar, following his series of tone-deaf tweets applauding the country, Facebook has taken further action to stymy the calls to violence ma…

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After Math: Come out and burn

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As the current presidential administration keeps trying its best to be America’s last, let’s take a moment from the existential horror of nuclear annihilation at the hands of the world’s other wannabe king-baby and see who’s been killing it in tech t…

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Facebook Pages can now build their own communities

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Today, Facebook is rolling out a new feature called “Groups for Pages,” which will let artists, brands, businesses and newspapers create their own fan clubs. The company says the idea stems from two reporters at The Washington Post who started a Face…

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