Facebook gives more details about its efforts against hate speech before Myanmar's general election

About three weeks ago, Facebook announced will increase its efforts against hate speech and misinformation in Myanmar before the country’s general election on November 8, 2020. Today, it gave some more details about what the company is doing to prevent … Read more…

Variety Announces ‘Staying Ahead of Modern Audiences’ Panel With Discovery Inc., Facebook, Fox Entertainment & NBCUniversal on Oct. 1

Variety will host “Staying Ahead of Modern Audiences” on Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m. ET in the Variety Streaming Room presented by Facebook. The conversation explores how modern trends are … news entertainment – BingNews BEST … Read more…

Variety Announces ‘Staying Ahead of Modern Audiences’ Panel With Discovery Inc., Facebook, Fox Entertainment & NBCUniversal on Oct. 1

Variety will host “Staying Ahead of Modern Audiences” on Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m. ET in the Variety Streaming Room presented by Facebook. The conversation explores how modern trends are … news entertainment – BingNews BEST … Read more…

Pro-Trump youth group enlists teens in secretive campaign likened to a ‘troll farm,’ prompting rebuke by Facebook and Twitter

The sprawling operation by Turning Point Action, led by conservative activist Charlie Kirk, evades guardrails put in place to prevent the spread of online disinformation, experts said. Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

FBI and police departments say wildfire conspiracy theories spreading on Facebook aren’t true

As wildfires devastate the West Coast, the FBI and local officials in California, Oregon, and Washington are also fighting the spread of something else: rampant misinformation. Conspiracy theories about the wildfires are quickly spreading on Facebook. While they vary, most … Read more…

Another Facebook worker quits in disgust, saying the company ‘is on the wrong side of history’

Facebook software engineer Ashok Chandwaney quit the company Tuesday to protest CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s policies on hate speech and their impact on people of color. He is one of thousands of employees that have protested the company’s decisions and one … Read more…

Facebook boots Patriot Prayer, a far-right group with a history of violence

Facebook removed accounts belonging to far-right group Patriot Prayer and its leader Joey Gibson on Friday, citing a new effort to eradicate “violent social militias” from the platform. Reinoehl appears to have been a self-described anti-fascist and a regular attendee … Read more…

Facebook reveals its impotence as Trump sows confusion about voting twice

In the friendly face-off between Mark Zuckerberg and Donald Trump, Zuckerberg just blinked. Again. On Thursday, mere hours after the Facebook CEO announced “additional steps” to “fight misinformation” ahead of the U.S. presidential election, Trump used the platform to spread … Read more…

After restricting a group critical of Thailand's monarchy, Facebook says it will take legal action against the government

After restricting access to a popular group with posts critical of Thailand’s monarchy, Facebook is planning legal action against the Thai government, which the social media giant says forced it to restrict content deemed to be illegal. On Monday, Reuters … Read more…

Facebook announces it’s cracking down on both QAnon and Antifa

One is a conspiratorial pro-Trump movement that believes Hollywood celebrities and the Democratic Party run a global, satanic child-sex-trafficking ring. The other is a protest movement featuring antifacist activists who sometimes get a bit violent when defending communities, like Charlottesville, … Read more…

Facebook internal investigation finds millions of members in QAnon groups

Facebook officially has a QAnon problem. An internal investigation carried out by the social networking giant found that Facebook groups related to the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon are racking up millions of members on the platform. According to documents provided … Read more…

Fédération inks deals with YouTube, Google, Instagram and Facebook; launches dedicated platform for Paris couture and menswear

The Fédération de la Couture et de la Mode, the governing body of French fashion, has created two dedicated new platforms to present this July’s haute couture and menswear seasons in Paris. News – FashionNetwork.com USA BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Facebook, Twitter remove Trump coronavirus posts of Fox interview about kids being ‘almost immune’

Facebook took down post from President Trump’s personal page of a Fox News interview in which he said that children are “almost immune” from COVID-19.        GANNETT Syndication Service SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Attorneys general from twenty states call on Facebook to do more to fight discrimination, disinformation and harrassment

In an open letter to Facebook’s leadership posted earlier today, the attorneys general from twenty states called on the company to do more to fight intimidation, discrimination, disinformation, harassment and hate speech on the platform. “Although Facebook has made some … Read more…

Trump Pushes Fake COVID Cure From Fringe Doctors, Banned by Facebook

Jim Watson/AFP/Getty President Donald Trump exhibited his new serious tone toward the coronavirus crisis on Monday night, sharing a viral video of fringe doctors touting the controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as “a cure for COVID.” The video, which also featured … Read more…

Facebook admits to improperly giving user data to third-party developers, again

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Facebook gave user data to third-party developers, even after specifically telling users it wouldn’t.  In a Wednesday blog post, Facebook announced that (oops!) thousands of developers continued to receive updates to users’ … Read more…

WATCH: What You Need To Know — June 23, 2020: It’s Votin’ Day! — Covid-19 To Spread Like Fire — Companies Boycott Facebook

1. Tuesday is Votin’ Day What You Need To Know: Rescheduling of primary voting days continues as elections are taking place today. State and presidential primaries will be held in Kentucky and New York, a state primary in Virginia and … Read more…

Microsoft will shut down its Twitch competitor Mixer, free Ninja, and partner with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft is throwing in the towel for Mixer. On Monday, the computer conglomerate announced that it would close down its video game livestreaming platform on July 22. Microsoft also announced it would be partnering with Facebook to transfer Mixer’s partners … Read more…

Facebook, Twitter remove Trump’s manipulated ‘toddler besties’ video after parent complains

President Donald Trump has practically had free reign on Facebook. Despite whatever misinformation or violent rhetoric Trump posts, the social media giant, particularly its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has defended its decisions to keep the president’s posts on its … Read more…

Facebook removes 190 white supremacist accounts trying to incite anti-protest violence

Facebook’s hate group whack-a-mole continues. The social network removed 190 accounts tied to white supremacist groups Proud Boys and American Guard, the Associated Press first reported, and Facebook confirmed to Mashable. The company said that those accounts were planning to … Read more…

Facebook removes 190 white supremacist accounts trying to incite anti-protest violence

Facebook’s hate group whack-a-mole continues. The social network removed 190 accounts tied to white supremacist groups Proud Boys and American Guard, the Associated Press first reported, and Facebook confirmed to Mashable. The company said that those accounts were planning to … Read more…

Facebook, Instagram Take Down Trump George Floyd Posts Over Alleged Copyright Violations

Facebook and Instagram claim Donald Trump’s video tributes for George Floyd violated copyright laws, and therefore took them down. The move follows a similar decision by Twitter. The removed items included videos narrated by Trump that talked about Floyd’s death … Read more…

Facebook Yanks Donald Trump Campaign’s George Floyd Video Over Copyright Complaint, Following Twitter

Facebook, like Twitter, has pulled down videos centered on the killing of George Floyd uploaded by Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, after Facebook received a copyright-infringement claim on content in the segment. The social-media giant removed the campaign video — … Read more…

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Address Options for Handling Violating Content

Mark Zuckerberg has addressed Facebook employees who were disappointed in the CEO’s decision to not flag or take down Donald Trump’s post that suggested the Minneapolis protesters be shot at. In the memo shared publicly on Friday, Zuckerberg acknowledged the … Read more…

Tech Venture Capitalist Wants Everyone to Follow Their Conscience and Leave Facebook

Bloomberg Technology SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating … Read more…

Mark Zuckerberg responds to upset Facebook employees, pledges to build products to ‘advance racial justice’

Mark Zuckerberg on Friday responded to Facebook employees who were upset over the company’s decision to not moderate or take down a controversial post in which President Donald Trump said “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Tech BEST DEAL … Read more…

Talkspace CEO says he’s pulling out of six-figure deal with Facebook, won’t support a platform that incites ‘racism, violence and lies’

The company’s CEO said that he pulling out of a deal with Facebook that would have been potentially lucrative. But he said he can’t move forward until the company moderates post that incite violence. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Facebook Employees Protest Inflammatory Trump Posts With Virtual Walkout

Facebook’s employees are taking a stand against the social media platform’s inaction over President Trump’s inflammatory posts. Several Facebook employees staged a “virtual walkout” today, where they are taking the day off work to show solidarity with the national protests … Read more…

Facebook doesn’t want to be an “arbiter of truth,” but will verify the identities of people behind popular Pages

This week President Trump signed an executive order meant to limit the legal protections that have prevented social media platforms from being held liable for user-generated content. The move came right after Twitter started labeling some of his tweets with … Read more…

Trump expected to sign executive order that could threaten punishment against Facebook, Google and Twitter over allegations of political bias

The move comes two days after Twitter took the rare step of labeling one of the president’s tweets and linking viewers to news articles that fact-checked his claims. Technology BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Must Read: Instagram Makes a Play for Digital Fashion Shows, Facebook Launches Its Own Shopping Platform

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday. Instagram wants to become the go-to platform for digital fashion showsWith fashion shows looking increasingly unlikely in 2020, the race is on to capture the industry’s attention with a digital … Read more…

Indianapolis cops fatally shoot man during chase apparently broadcast on Facebook live

A car chase that ended in the fatal shooting of a man by Indianapolis police was captured on a Facebook Livestream apparently recorded by the now-deceased suspect. The man was observed by police speeding and driving recklessly on Interstate 65, … Read more…