Coronavirus-related Facebook support groups reach 4.5M in US as misinformation and conspiracies spread

Facebook has already come under ardour for hosting groups unionizing anti-quarantine complains in response to government lockdowns amid the coronavirus eruption, and those promoting impostor coronavirus heals and misinformation. Now it’s trying to figure out what to do with the…

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Facebook and Instagram will now show location of posts from high-reach accounts targeting US audiences

Facebook today is introducing another peculiarity aimed at forming it easier to see who’s behind the posts published across Facebook and Instagram. The company says it will now display the place of the Facebook Page or Instagram account with a…

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Facebook is pulling some protest events over stay-at-home violations

Facebook confirmed this week that it will be attract down a number of poles promoting stay-at-home protests. CNN was the first to report the report, which perceives the social media beings draw down happens in a variety of different governments,…

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Facebook in talks to acquire stake in top Indian telco Reliance Jio, report says

Reliance Jio, a three-and-a-half-year-old affiliate of India’s most valued firm Reliance Industries, may have attracted the attention of an American giant: Facebook. The social conglomerate is in talks to acquire a 10% stake in the Indian telecom operator, the Financial…

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India launches WhatsApp chatbot to create awareness about coronavirus, asks social media services to curb spread of misinformation

India is turning to WhatsApp, the most popular app in the country, to create awareness about the coronavirus pandemic and strongly urge social media services to tackle the spread of misinformation on their platforms. Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, said…

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Silicon Valley could be Bidens funding lifeline post South Carolina

Presidential candidate Joe Biden are most likely heave a fundraising lifeline to Silicon Valley after his tell South Carolina victory and heading into the next curve of primaries. A pro-Biden Super PAC, Unite the Country — whose past supports include…

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Three-quarters of Americans lack confidence in tech companies ability to fight election interference

A substantial majority of Americans have lost faith in tech fellowships’ ability to prevent the misuse of their programmes to influence the 2020 general elections, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, released today. The study found that…

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UK names its pick for social media harms watchdog

The UK government has taken the next step in its gloriou policymaking challenge to tame the most difficult excesses of social media by modulating a wide range of online impairments. As a decision, it has mentioned Ofcom, the existing communications…

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Facebook Dating launch blocked in Europe after it fails to show privacy workings

Facebook has been left red-faced after being forced to call off the launch date of its dating service in Europe because it failed to give its produce EU data regulator enough advanced warning — including failing to demonstrate it had…

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WhatsApp hits 2 billion users, up from 1.5 billion 2 years ago

WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app, revealed today just how big it has become. The Facebook-owned app said it has amassed 2 billion consumers, up from 1.5 billion it uncovered two summers ago. It also remains free of ads and…

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