Facebook Blocked in Tripoli and Other Libyan Cities as Fighting Rages: Residents

Facebook has been blocked in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and other cities, residents said on Monday as fighting between rival groups raged. Facebook is the main platform for news in

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It’s time for Facebook and Twitter to coordinate efforts on hate speech

Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, there has been burgeoning awareness of the hate speech on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. While activists have pressured these companies to

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How FireEye helped Facebook spot a disinformation campaign

SAN FRANCISCO — FireEye, a cybersecurity company that has been involved in a number of prominent investigations, including the 2016 attack on the Democratic National Committee, alerted Facebook in July

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Facebook Rolls Out Watch Party Feature, Letting People Watch Videos Together

Facebook has launched a new feature called “Watch Party” that allows members of the social network’s groups to watch videos on Facebook together in real time, and comment. The launch of

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Facebook Confirms Its Athena Internet Satellite, Launch Reportedly Planned for Early 2019

As part of its plan to connect billions of people who are still offline, Facebook is working on launching Athena, its own Internet satellite, early in 2019, Wired reported. According to an

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Facebook Slapped With UK Fine for Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Facebook is staring down its first fine for allowing Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data about millions of people, potentially opening the door for governments around the world to slap the social media

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Facebook Stories Get Reactions, Group Chat Features

Aiming to get more people to interact with its Stories feature in its main app, Facebook has added group chat and reactions among others to the service. Facebook Stories are short user-generated

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Facebook Testing ‘Your Time’ Feature to Show How Much Time You Spend on It

Facebook has been spotted testing a feature that will let you see how long you spend on the social media network on a daily basis. Called ‘Your Time on Facebook’, the

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Facebook Expands Fact-Checking Tools, Will Flag Photos and Videos

Facebook announced an expansion of several initiatives Thursday to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network used by more than 2 billion people. In a company blog, Facebook acknowledged that

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Uber Hires Facebook’s Product Director as Its Driver Product Head

Uber Technologies has hired Facebook product director Daniel Danker as its head of driver product, Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said in a tweet on Wednesday. “Psyched to have @mrdanieldanker (Danker) join our

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