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.

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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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Facebook use associated with decreased health and happiness, study finds

As per a new study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University, Facebook could be making us unhappier and unhealthier than we may realize. Given that Facebook boasts a user base of around 2 billion people, that’s scary

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/facebook-use-associated-with-decreased-health-and-happiness-study-finds.html

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Facebook embraces Esports in its video strategy shift

Facebook is paying professional videogame teams and others in the esports industry to post videos on the social network, part of a shift in strategy to deliver more-polished programming to the company’s nearly two billion monthly users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/18/facebook-embraces-esports-in-its-video-strategy-shift.html

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Facebook fined $122M over WhatsApp privacy dispute

The European Commission fined Facebook $122 million over providing “incorrect or misleading” information relating to its WhatsApp acquisition in 2014 after the social networking giant automatically matched user accounts between the two platforms.

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Facebook clamps down on sick videos, brings in 3,000 additional reviewers

Facebook is bringing in 3,000 workers to quickly identify and remove sickening videos posted on the social network.

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Russia eyed after Facebook says it was used by 'malicious actors' during US presidential election

A report released by Facebook this week “does not contradict” the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s assertion that Russia attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/28/russia-eyed-after-facebook-says-it-was-used-by-malicious-actors-during-us-presidential-election.html

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Horrific Facebook baby killing casts spotlight on social media savagery

A 20-year-old man streamed the murder of his 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live Monday, before committing suicide. Wuttisan Wongtalay filmed the gruesome act on the rooftop of a deserted hotel in Thailand.

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Thai man hangs baby daughter on Facebook Live then commits suicide

A man in Thailand hanged his 11-month old daughter on Facebook Live then killed himself in a sickening murder-suicide, police said Tuesday.

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Facebook launches review of video content after horrific Cleveland killing

Facebook says that it will launch a review of its video content after horrific footage showing the killing of an elderly man was posted on the social network Sunday.

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Snapchat unveils World Lenses as Facebook battle wages on

As the battle between Snapchat and Facebook over camera supremacy wages on, Snapchat has unveiled a new “World Lenses” feature, bringing augmented reality to everyday objects.

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Cleveland Murder Intensifies Scrutiny of Facebook Live

Video footage of a senseless murder in Cleveland, posted after the fact on Facebook Live, has attracted national attention to the role of the platform in criminals’ minds. Authorities Tuesday morning announced that Steve Stephens — the 37-year-old suspect wanted for the cold-blooded shooting of Robert Godwin Sr. — shot himself to death after a short pursuit by Pennsylvania State Police. Officials had responded to a tip about a sighting of Stephens’ white Ford Fusion in a parking lot in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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Facebook's new faces of death

Footage posted to Facebook showing the horrific random killing of an elderly man is yet another example of how the social network has become a sort of modern-day Roman coliseum for gruesome acts.

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