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.

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Facebook employees fume after push to censor Trump posts rebuffed

Some of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s posts on Facebook have set off an intense debate inside the social media company over the past year, with some employees arguing certain posts about banning Muslims from entering the U.S. should be removed for violating the site’s rules on hate speech, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Instagram assures worried users its feed isn't changing, for now

A wave of posts was unleashed from Instagram’s troubled top influencers this morning, alerting users of the app’s plans to change their feed.

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Instagram's New Algorithm Promises Most Favorable Sorting

Instagram on Tuesday announced plans to dump chronological posts in favor of algorithmic recommendations. Users miss about 70 percent of the content that flows through their feeds, which the company attributed to its growth and its system for ordering content. The new algorithm, which will begin rolling out in the coming months, will weigh the content by relevancy to the user — the relationship an individual has with the poster. Everything still will be in the feeds but in a different order, the company stated.

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Apple Slips Native Advertising Into News App

Apple recently updated its iAd specifications to allow the display of sponsored posts directly in users’ news feeds in the Apple News app for the iPhone and iPad. The ads will appear in native-banner format and can link to articles in the News app. They will be set in the same default font as News articles and will have the same look, with a title, text excerpt and a small image. They will carry a small tag indicating they’re sponsored content. Apple’s move may reflect its ongoing competition with Facebook.

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Tech Q&A: Controlling Facebook posts, avoiding IRS scams

Kim Komando answers your questions about controlling who posts on your Facebook timeline, avoiding IRS scams and what tech skills to include on your resume

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25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, these tricks aren’t really hidden at all. Well, in this piece we’re going to tell you about 25 hidden features that are really, truly hidden.

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Facebook Trains Sights on Clickbaiters

Clickbaiting may soon come to an end on Facebook, which has launched an effort to eradicate it. Posts with clickbait headlines get higher placement in News Feeds — but 80 percent of the time, users prefer headlines that help them decide whether they want to read a full article before having to click through, a Facebook survey indicated.
“Over time, stories with clickbait headlines can drown out content from friends and pages that people really care about,” wrote Facebook Research Scientist Khalid El-Arini and Product Specialist Joyce Tang.

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Zappos Gives Old-School Job Recruitment the Boot

Zappos is ditching conventional job posts to recruit its new hires, instead launching Zappos Insiders, an internal social network designed to simplify and improve the process. Job recruitment can be a vicious cycle on both ends, according to Zappos HR Manager Michael Bailen. Companies need to look for new hires who are passionate and professional, but they are under pressure to complete the process quickly, even when overwhelmed with responses. That can lead to a lack of passion and personalization in hiring.

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