Tag Archives: Facebook

Chinese social media giant is worth more than Facebook

Tencent (TCEHY) shares closed more than 2% higher in Hong Kong on Tuesday, valuing the social media and gaming giant at around $522 billion, according to FactSet. Facebook (FB, Tech30) is currently worth a little over $519 billion. Best known for its mobile messenger WeChat, Tencent had been threatening to unseat its Silicon Valley rival after a blockbuster year that saw its share price… Read More »

Facebook Says Trained Person Will Review Nude Images to Curb Revenge Porn

Facebook has stressed that its experiment to fight revenge porn that requires users to provide their intimate images proactively to the social network where a “specially trained” professional reviews and hashes the image is voluntary. “To be clear, people can already report if their intimate images have been shared on our platform without their consent and we will remove… Read More »

Facebook isn’t done fighting News Feed spam

 is taking new steps to fight spam. The social network will now weed out posts from spammers who fill their friends’ feeds with “vast amounts” of links to “low quality content.” “We want to reduce the influence of these spammers and deprioritize the links they share more frequently than regular sharers,” writes Facebook’s VP of News Feed Adam Mosseri. In… Read More »

Facebook Says It Deletes 66,000 Hateful Posts Per Week

Facebook has said that over the past two months, it has removed roughly 66,000 posts on average per week that were identified as hate speech. The social network disclosed this information on Tuesday as part of a series of statements intended to detail its action plan on how it deals with controversial topics like fake news. “We are opposed… Read More »

5 New Facebook Updates and Tests Spotted This Week

As Facebook works to maintain its position as the leading social media platform in the world, it’s constantly trying out new measures and testing new tools in order to boost user engagement and keep you using Facebook for longer. As such, there are always tests and features being pushed out to user subsets, minor updates that may not make… Read More »

Facebook, Election Commission Partner on ‘Voter Registration Reminder’ on July 1

The Election Commission will launch a special drive to enrol new electors, and has collaborated with Facebook to launch a ‘voter registration reminder’ on July 1. According to an official release, a notification of the ‘voter registration reminder’ will be sent on July 1 to people who are eligible to vote on Facebook. The reminder will be sent… Read More »

Facebook hits two billion users

More than a quarter of the world’s population now uses Facebook every month, the social network says. “As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially two billion people,” founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg posted. The milestone comes just 13 years after the network was founded by Mr Zuckerberg when he was at Harvard. He famously… Read More »

Facebook Launches Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK

Facebook is launching a UK programme to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as Internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services. Facebook, which outlined new efforts to remove extremist and terrorism content from its social media platform last week, will launch the Online Civil Courage Initiative… Read More »

Facebook Messenger brings Snapchat like filters, masks to video chat

Facebook Messenger is adding Snapchat-like filters, masks, animated reactions to video chat. The update also brings the ability to take screenshots during an ongoing video chat. All the new features are available for one-on-one and group video chat. When you choose one of the five Messenger emoji icons – love, laughter, surprise, sadness or anger, these reactions will… Read More »

Facebook Is Using AI to Make the Social Network a ‘Hostile Place for Terrorists’

Facebook Inc on Thursday offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting. Facebook has ramped up use of artificial intelligence such as image matching and language understanding to identify and remove content quickly, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s director of… Read More »