Facebook To Build $800 Million Data Storage Center In DeKalbThe project will create an estimated 1,200 construction jobs, and 100 operational jobs for data technicians, engineers, facility managers, logistics professionals, and security personnel.
Niles Teen Writes 'A Song Of Hope' And Gets Musicians From Around The World To PerformSachio Nang, who plays the clarinet in the Niles West band, posted a message on Facebook while composing the song. He asked musicians, stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to collaborate. More than 100 musicians from around the world got in touch with him.
'Quarantine Meals' Facebook Page Bringing People Together Through FoodA restaurant owner is helping people stay busy, occupied and connected during quarantine.
Yes, The Mayor Has Seen The 'Where's Lightfoot?' Memes; 'We All Need To Find The Humor'An Instagram account dubbed "Where's Lightfoot" has been photoshopping images of a stern-looking Lightfoot standing guard all over the city; standing at a barricade on the Lakefront Trail, perched atop the Bean at Millennium Park, even poking her head above the waves of Lake Michigan.
'Not A Proud Moment': Highland Park Mayor Posts Social Distancing WarningThe mayor encourages anyone who sees a group out to call police.
COVID-19 Concerns? Chicago Launches 'The Doctor Is In' Taking Facebook, Twitter Questions“I know this has been a very confusing and disconcerting time for many people, so I’m excited to able to interact directly with them and answer their questions."
Facebook Reverses On Paid Political Messages That Aren't AdsIt used to be clearer what's an ad and what isn't — and thus what's subject to disclosures and other rules. With social media, a campaign can pay celebrities and other influential users to spread a message on their behalf, without ever buying an ad and be subject to its rules.
Facebook Bans Deepfakes In Fight Against Online ManipulationCreated by artificial intelligence or machine learning, deepfakes combine or replace content to create images that can be almost impossible to tell are not authentic.
Facebook Connects Hundreds In Need With Giving Neighbors In Irving ParkOne social media post turned into an outpouring of help in the Irving Park community.
Chicago Police Blame Facebook For Illegal Gun, Drug SalesOfficials said the guns sell quickly and it’s difficult to know where they wind up.
Gang Members Try To Join Watch Group Days Before Neighborhood TaggingsNow Jorge Muralles is warning others to be vigilant about who they allow into their online block clubs.
Rescued Dog's Photo Generates Over $12,000 To Help With Medical Bills, AdoptionParmesan, the dog, had a bit of a difficult past, but as soon as pictures of her circulated on social media the rescue shelter that took her in saw donations increase by $12,000.
Facebook To Settle Advertiser Lawsuit For $40 MillionFacebook has agreed to pay $40 million to advertisers who said it inflated the amount of time its users watched videos.
Facebook Face Recognition Feature To Replace Tag SuggestionsFacebook says it is ending its practice of using face recognition software to identify users' friends in uploaded photos and automatically suggesting they "tag" them.
Plainfield Family Believes Man Used Facebook To Gain Trust, Then Stole From SeniorFrom Facebook friend to criminal foe – a Plainfield family believes the social media site was the first step in a plot to gain a senior’s trust, only to take advantage of it.