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Facebook on Monday announced that it had removed or unpublished over 1,000 Facebook pages and Facebook and Instagram accounts from India and Pakistan for ‘inauthentic behaviour’.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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IPL 2019: Twitter erupts as Ravichandran Ashwin Mankads Jos Buttler – Watch

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Jos Buttler was on his way to a great century, but Kings XI Punjab’s captain Ravichandran Ashwin noticed that Buttler was backing up too far at the non-striker’s end.(AFP) Jos Buttler was on his way to a great century, but Kings XI Punjab’s captain Ravichandran Ashwin noticed that Buttler was backing up too far at
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Why This Could Be The End Of Facebook Live

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There was always a likelihood that enabling the population of the world to live broadcast whatever and whenever they wanted on Facebook Live might need a rethink. And whilst Christchurch has amplified concerns many times over, there have been other reports of live murders, suicides and violence on the platform. The issue for Facebook is
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Wikipedia Tweets Birthday Message To Twitter. Hilarious Banter Follows

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Twitter turned 13 on Thursday It started with Wikipedia notifiying Twitter of its 13th birthday. It finished with the “young rebellious teen” – Twitter – being offered some friendly advice by the self-proclaimed senior netizen, Wikipedia. “@Twitter was founded on this day 13 years ago,” Wikipedia tweeted on Thursday. True to its nature, the free
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