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Soul Sisters, Sheops founders chosen for Facebook Leadership Programme

Facebook selected 115 candidates from 46 countries

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Facebook launches its dating app but not everyone can use it yet

The app will use Facebook data and show friends-of-friends or total strangers as suggested matches

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Vietnam urges Facebook to open office ahead of controversial cyber law

The ruling Communist Party tolerates little dissent and exercises strict control over the media

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Facebook’s new system helps it detect offensive memes

Rosetta extracts text from a billion images per day on Instagram and Facebook

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Mark Zuckerberg says it will take him another year to ‘fix’ Facebook

This comes after the Facebook CEO kicked off 2018 with an open letter pledging to fix the company’s problems that had flared up in the past year

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In a role reversal, Facebook sues Blackberry for stealing its voice messaging tech

Blackberry has also been accused of infringing upon Facebook’s GPS data tracking and analysing technology

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Islamabad court sentences Facebook blackmailer to 6 years in prison

An Islamabad court has sentenced an accused to six years in prison for blackmailing girls on Facebook. The accused, Aamir Shams, was also fined Rs400,000. Shams was arrested by the cybercrime wing of the FIA after the agency received complaints about an individual who was sharing pictures of girls on social media and blackmailing them….

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Brief Facebook outage after ‘networking issues’

Some users had read-only access while others were unable to log in

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Facebook definition of ‘terrorism’ helps states mute dissent: UN expert

Use of broad definitions as the basis for the use of Facebook may lead to discriminatory implementation

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Facebook rolls out Watch video service internationally

Facebook’s Head of Video Fidji Simo said Watch was gaining real momentum in a crowded marketplace because it was built on the notion that watching videos could be a social activity

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Facebook, Twitter dismantle disinformation campaigns tied to Iran and Russia

Facebook last month removed 32 pages and accounts tied to another misinformation campaign without describing its origins

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Instagram says users can now evaluate authenticity of accounts

Starting Tuesday, Instagram will allow accounts with a large reach to request verification through a feature within the app.

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India’s top court seeks WhatsApp’s response on petition alleging it breaches law

India’s Supreme Court asked the messaging service to respond to the petition, filed by a Delhi-based think-tank called the Centre For Accountability And Systemic Change (CASC), within four weeks.

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Trump accuses social media firms of ‘silencing millions’

US President Donald Trump has blamed social media companies of silencing people in an act of censorship

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Facebook, Twitter remove accounts linked to Russia and Iran

Facebook and Twitter unveiled fresh crackdowns on misinformation campaigns from Russia and Iran as analysts warned of more efforts to manipulate public debate ahead of the November US elections. Facebook announced late Tuesday that it removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts identified as “networks of accounts misleading people about what they were doing,”…

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Fake news adds to India’s flood torment

Cristiano Ronaldo has not donated $11 million to the Kerala flood disaster fund and there are no cracks in a key dam, but India’s fake news machine has been working overtime to fuel confusion and fear. The Kerala state government and India’s military have issued rare warnings about viral social media messages as they confront…

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Facebook moves to rate users on trustworthiness: report

Facebook has started scoring its users based on their trustworthiness in an attempt to fight misinformation, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing a company executive. The social media giant developed the rating system over the past year, the newspaper reported, citing an interview with Facebook product manager Tessa Lyons, who is tasked with the…

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Trump says it is ‘dangerous’ for Twitter, Facebook to ban accounts

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that it is “very dangerous” for social media companies like Twitter and Facebook to silence voices on their services

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The US wants to know what you’re talking about on Messenger and it wants Facebook to help

The US government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance….

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Liga announces landmark free-to-air deal with Facebook in subcontinent

All 380 league matches for the new season, which begins on Friday, would be available to viewers in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka

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Facebook pages with large US following to require more authorization

Facebook Inc will introduce an authorization process for users who manage Facebook pages with a large US following, it said here on Friday, seeking to make it harder to administer a page using a fake or compromised account. The measures come about a week after the social network said it identified a new coordinated political…

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