Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook Testing Downvote Button to Let Users Flag Inappropriate Comments

HIGHLIGHTS The new button is available for 5 percent of Android users in the US It is designed to flag inappropriate and unsuitable comments The button is only available on posts by Pages, and not by Groups, etc. A couple of years after letting its users show their “Reactions”, Facebook has now eventually started testing a downvote button to offer a… Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Take a Month of Parental Leave in December

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s taking parental leave this month to spend more time with his daughters. Zuckerberg said on Facebook and Instagram over the weekend that “you’ll hear from me a little less” during this time. Facebook offers four months of paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers – generous for corporate America, although some tech companies offer more. The… Read More »

Facebook India Year in Review 2017: Baahubali 2 the Most Discussed Topic of the Year

Facebook India on Wednesday shared its Year in Review 2017 list, sharing the top single-day moments or most-discussed trends. Separately, starting Wednesday, users across the world will be able to see their own Year in Review video, which puts together special moments over the past year. A global Year in Review 2017 list was also released. The blockbuster epic Baahubali 2:… Read More »

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 »