Facebook Removes 3B Fake Accounts, But How Many Were Missed?The increase in removals shows the challenges Facebook faces in removing accounts created by computers to spread spam, fake news and other objectionable material. Even as Facebook's detection tools get better, so do the efforts by the creators of these fake accounts.
'To Me It's Just Disgusting': Reaction To Suburban Students In BlackfaceIn a statement, the school said the posts were "highly offensive and culturally insensitive." But due to confidentiality laws can't discuss discipline and noted that the incident took place outside school property.
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Back Up After Massive OutageFacebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday.
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Down Across US, EuropeFacebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.
Facebook Tweaks Tools For Remembering Dead FriendsThe social network said that it is also adding a "tributes" section to accounts that have been memorialized, that is, designated as belonging to someone who has died. Friends and family members will be able to write posts and share photos in this section to remember their loved one.
Facebook Stored Millions Of Passwords In Plain TextThe incident reveals a huge oversight for the company amid a slew of bruises and stumbles in the last couple of years.
Facebook: Service Hindered By Lack Of Local NewsSome 1,800 newspapers have closed in the United States over the last 15 years, according to the University of North Carolina. Newsroom employment has declined by 45 percent as the industry struggles with a broken business model partly caused by the success of companies on the Internet, including Facebook.
Why Social Media Couldn't Stop The New Zealand Terror Attack Video From Going ViralThe gunman in the attacks on two New Zealand mosques, which left 49 people dead, reportedly live streamed video of the shooting for nearly 17 minutes.
Facebook Steps Up Fight Against Vaccine MisinformationIf groups and pages spread those hoaxes, they won't appear in recommendations or in predictions functions when searched for in Facebook. Ads with similar information will be rejected.
'Digital Gangsters': UK Wants Tougher Rules For FacebookFacebook faced its biggest privacy scandal last year when it emerged that Cambridge Analytica, a now-defunct British political data-mining firm that worked for the 2016 Donald Trump campaign, had accessed the private information of up to 87 million users.
New Gun Bill Would Require Buyers To Reveal Social Media HistoryRep. Daniel Didech is proposing gun buyers reveal their public social media accounts to Illinois police before they're approved for a firearm license.
Breaking Up (With Facebook) Is Hard To Do: Here's HowWhile Facebook has tried to address some of these problems, it's not enough for some users. Hard as it might seem to quit, especially for those entwined with it for years, it can be done.
Tech Company Duped By Anti-Semitic Hate GroupCelebrities like Brett Favre, Andy Dick and Soulja Boy unknowingly recorded coded hate messages on the site Cameo.
To Encourage More Use, Instagram To Allow Sharing With FewerCalled Close Friends, the new feature lets users share Stories — photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours — with people they put on a special list. The idea is people may feel more comfortable sharing some things with just close friends, rather than all followers.
Facebook Blocks 115 Accounts Ahead Of U.S. Midterm ElectionsAlmost all of the Facebook pages associated with the blocked accounts appeared to be in French or Russian.