Facebook shut down conservative-leaning employee chat room, report says

Facebook reportedly shut down an online group created as an outlet for employees to speak anonymously last year after discussion about the 2016 election turned heated and alarmed company management, according to Business Insider.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/16/facebook-shut-down-conservative-leaning-employee-chat-room-report-says.html

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Facebook now has a dedicated Trending News section on mobile

Getting your news from Facebook may be getting a little easier. The social media giant has brought its redesigned Trending News section to mobile. iOS and Android users can enjoy the latest stories deemed most popular by others.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/15/facebook-now-has-dedicated-trending-news-section-on-mobile.html

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Maine governor sued for deleting Facebook comments

Paul LePage uses his Facebook page to perform government business, so blocking people who disagree with him ‘constitutes… government censorship,’ the ACLU says.

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Facebook's new 'Watch' tab marks major push into original TV shows

Facebook is launching a new video tab called “Watch,” marking the start of its big push into original content. Landing this week for select users, the tab is expected to be a more structured version of its current video offering.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/09/facebooks-new-watch-tab-marks-major-push-into-original-tv-shows.html

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Trump's transgender military ban slammed by tech execs

Technology executives, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai took to social media to voice their displeasure over the President’s latest stance on transgendered people in the military.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/26/trumps-transgender-military-ban-slammed-by-tech-execs.html

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Facebook to Launch Paywall in Response to Publisher Pushback


Facebook last week confirmed its plan to launch a paywall for content providers, a move that could ease longstanding tensions with traditional publishers who objected to giving away their print stories for free. Campbell Brown, former CNN and NBC News journalist and current head of Facebook’s news partnerships unit, announced the plan at a New York digital media forum, outlining the company’s strategy for monetizing the news content that drives so much of the user engagement on the site.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk trade jabs over artificial intelligence

The Facebook CEO think’s Musk’s warnings about AI are ‘irresponsible,’ while the SpaceX and Tesla CEO says Zuckerberg’s ‘understanding of the subject is limited.’

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/25/mark-zuckerberg-elon-musk-trade-jabs-over-artificial-intelligence.html

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5 insider tricks for a better Facebook experience

In many ways, Facebook has become a parallel universe. Millions of people use the app on their phones. Millions of others never think to log out. Entire businesses are run through Facebook, and some institutions use a Facebook page instead of an actual website. Though there are many methods of instant communication, Facebook users routinely use Messenger to write or call friends all over the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/22/5-insider-tricks-for-better-facebook-experience.html

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Lawsuit blames Google, Facebook, Twitter for Istanbul nightclub terror attack

A lawsuit filed Thursday in a California federal court blames Google, Facebook and Twitter for helping cause the New Year’s Eve terror attack by ISIS at an Istanbul nightclub that left 39 dead.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/20/lawsuit-blames-google-facebook-twitter-for-istanbul-nightclub-terror-attack.html

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Facebook Launches 'Discover Growth' Global B2B Ad Campaign


Facebook on Wednesday launched “Discover Growth,” a global ad campaign targeting B2B marketers.
The 30-day U.S. ad campaign will run both on and off the Facebook platform. The on-platform campaign reportedly will consist of one ad per day on Facebook, Instagram and the Facebook Audience Network. The ads will be a mix of video lead and link ads, complete with relevant direct-response data and insights. “It’s Facebook’s first global B2B ad campaign to attract more buyers,” noted Constellation Research analyst Cindy Zhou.

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Google wants to be more like Facebook as it rolls out its own news feed

Call it Facebook envy.After announcing the feed in its Google app in December last year, Google announced it is updating the feed, allowing them to follow certain topics, including world events, top news, sports highlights and more, using advanced machine learning.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/19/google-wants-to-be-more-like-facebook-as-it-rolls-out-its-own-news-feed.html

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Garth Brooks speaks to NASA astronaut in orbit using Facebook Live

Country music star Garth Brooks has become the first celebrity to use Facebook Live to speak to a NASA astronaut while in orbit.

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Facebook is now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

NEW YORK — Facebook is deleting about 66,000 posts a week as the social media giant cracks down on what it considers to be hate speech.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/28/facebook-is-now-deleting-66k-posts-week-in-anti-hate-campaign.html

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Politicians can see who their voters are with this new Facebook update

A Facebook Town Hall update allow politicians to see who actually lives in the district they represent in three features launched Wednesday. The update allows politicians to see which commenters actually live in their district.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/08/politicians-can-see-who-their-voters-are-with-this-new-facebook-update.html

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Facebook's Original Programming Plans Take Shape


Facebook last week signed agreements with several content firms — among them Vox, Buzzfeed, ATTN and Group Nine Media, according to reports. The deals are widely viewed as part of the company’s strategy to attract millennials to its live-streaming Web content. Facebook will offer multi-tiered programming, according to a report that cited sources familiar with the plans. The service is expected to include Facebook’s own scripted original shows, which will run up to 30 minutes, as well other companies’ shorter videos, running up to 10 minutes.

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