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Facebook confirms test of a downvote button for flagging comments

How can Facebook promote meaningful interaction between users? By letting them downvote inappropriate comments to hide them. Facebook is now testing a downvote button...

Google executives are floating a plan to fight fake news on Facebook and Twitter

Fake news, bots, and propaganda were hot topics at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos last month, and Google executives there floated an...

Facebook needs to do more on foreign interference US senator says

Facebook Inc and other social media giants need to do more to counter misinformation from foreign operatives who use fake online accounts to influence...

Russian watchdog says to examine Facebook in second half

MOSCOW: Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Thursday it would carry out an audit into Facebook's compliance with Russian legislation in the second half...

Former Facebook and Google workers launch campaign to fight tech addiction

Reformed techies have united to launch a campaign to put pressure on technology companies to make their products less addictive and manipulative. “Truth About Tech”...

Facebook’s U.S user count declines as it prioritizes well being

Facebook is putting its short-term money where its mouth is, reducing the presence of viral videos in an effort to boost well-being of users...

WhatsApp hits 1.5 billion monthly users. $19B Not so bad

Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp sounds smarter and smarter. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on the Q4 2017 earnings call today that WhatsApp now has 1.5...

Instagram’s Carousel ad format is coming to Instagram Stories

It’s been less than a year since Instagram brought advertising to Instagram Stories — a format that its owner Facebook said in November has more than 300...

David Marcus defends Facebook’s Messenger Kids platform

David Marcus, Facebook’s vice president of Messaging Products, responded to the backlash against Messenger Kids when he spoke at the Upfront Summit in Los Angeles on...

Facebook survives Q-4 despite slowest daily user growth ever

Despite worries about Russia and that passive News Feed scrolling hurts us, Facebook beat expectations again in its Q4 2017 earnings report. Facebook now has...

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