How Facebook fights fake news in the world’s largest election

How Facebook fights fake news in the world’s largest election

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One of the operations most vital to Facebook Inc. at this moment is a world away from its Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters, and in more ways than one. Instead of the sprawling roof gardens and upscale cafes packed with Silicon Valley’s latest health fads, this cramped Mumbai office has worn carpets and fading walls lined with exposed
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Facebook may combine your News Feed and Stories into one carousel

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It looks like Facebook may be testing a way to combine your News Feed and Stories into one swipeable, hybrid carousel. On Twitter this morning, Jane Manchun Wong — a software engineer who’s spotted changes like Twitter’s “subscribe to conversation” button — reported that Facebook is demoing the new format. The GIF Wong shared shows her News Feed in
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AI helps Facebook in not reminding family & friends about their deceased loved ones

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died so their friends and family members won’t get, for instance, painful reminders about their birthdays. The social network said Tuesday that it is also adding a “tributes” section to accounts that have been memorialised, that is, designated as belonging to someone
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Facebook still has a big problem with cybercrime groups

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Forgers, identity thieves, spammers, and scammers have been using Facebook to hawk their services, even after a crackdown last year, according to a new report. Cisco cybersecurity research division Talos says it found dozens of Facebook groups that were “shady (at best) and illegal (at worst)”, with names like “Facebook hack (Phishing)” and “Spammer & Hacker
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Facebook’s ad delivery could be inherently discriminatory, researchers say

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A new study says that Facebook’s ad delivery algorithm discriminates based on race and gender, even when advertisers are trying to reach a broad audience. The research backs up a similar claim that the US Department of Housing and Urban Development made last week when it sued Facebook for breaking housing discrimination laws. It also expands
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Explaining Facebook’s pre-poll crackdown on inauthentic behaviour

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Facebook on Monday announced that it had removed or unpublished over 1,000 Facebook pages and Facebook and Instagram accounts from India and Pakistan for ‘inauthentic behaviour’. Of those removed, 103 accounts were linked to employees working for the Pakistani military establishment’s publicity division (ISPR), 687 pages and accounts were linked to members of an IT Cell of Congress, and 15
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Facebook will hire new generation of digital-era journalists to battle fake news

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SAN FRANCISCO: In order to better tackle fake news and improve quality of content on its platform, Facebook might hire a new generation of digital-era journalists and news publishers. In a discussion with Mathias Dopfner, CEO of Europe’s largest publisher Axel Springer, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday talked over how the platform should create more high-quality news for its over 2
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Sheryl Sandberg confirms Facebook is exploring restrictions on who goes Live after Christchurch attack

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California [USA], Mar 30 (ANI): In the wake of recent deadly mosque attacks in New Zealand, Facebook is reportedly mulling at restricting who goes live on its platform. In an Instagram blog, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandbergwrote that the company is taking three new steps in the aftermath of the tragic attacks. The first step is exploring restrictions on who can go
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Facebook is ‘exploring restrictions’ for live video after Christchurch attack

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Earlier today, the New Zealand Herald published a letter from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, addressing how the company is addressing the deadly terror attack in Christchurch two weeks ago. In the letter, she lays out three steps that the company is taking, including that it’s “exploring restrictions” for live video. She described the attack as “an act of pure
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Facebook is Working With Media Companies in India to Flag Fake News

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Facebook is taking steps to reduce the spread of false information on its platforms ahead of India’s general election, company officials said Monday. Facebook listed a variety of measures it is taking, from blocking fake accounts to employing third-party fact-checking organizations, through the campaign and voting, with polling scheduled to take place in phases from
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