5G and coronavirus: Thousands of conspiracy theorists gather in Facebook groups to plot ‘silent’ protests

April 08, 2020 at 01:35PM Popular online groups urge people to turn off their smartphones on 13 April to ‘make a noise’ 5G and coronavirus: Thousands of conspiracy theorists gather in Facebook groups to plot 'silent' protests … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: 5G and coronavirus: Thousands of conspiracy theorists gather in Facebook groups toContinue reading “5G and coronavirus: Thousands of conspiracy theorists gather in Facebook groups to plot ‘silent’ protests”

Coronavirus: Facebook to gather information about users’ health in attempt to create covid-19 ‘heatmap’

April 07, 2020 at 12:57PM Users will be able to opt in and Facebook commits to keep information private Coronavirus: Facebook to gather information about users' health in attempt to create covid-19 'heatmap' … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus: Facebook to gather information about users' health in attempt to create covid-19 'heatmap'

Facebook says it is taking ‘aggressive steps’ to remove stories about 5G and coronavirus that could cause physical harm

April 06, 2020 at 02:25PM Rules will not apply to all stories furthering the conspiracy theory Facebook says it is taking 'aggressive steps' to remove stories about 5G and coronavirus that could cause physical harm … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook says it is taking 'aggressive steps' to remove stories about 5G and coronavirusContinue reading “Facebook says it is taking ‘aggressive steps’ to remove stories about 5G and coronavirus that could cause physical harm”

Facebook Messenger: New app launched on Mac and Windows as users rush to group video chats

April 02, 2020 at 02:03PM Users were previously forced to use web version of chat app Facebook Messenger: New app launched on Mac and Windows as users rush to group video chats … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook Messenger: New app launched on Mac and Windows as users rush to group video chats

Facebook, YouTube Warn Of More Mistakes As Machines Replace Moderators

March 31, 2020 at 10:06AM As tech firms send workers home, it’s creating new challenges over how to handle harmful content, including dangerous health claims. So Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are bringing in the machines. Facebook, YouTube Warn Of More Mistakes As Machines Replace Moderators …

Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic

March 30, 2020 at 11:00AM Facebook says it will give $25 million to aid U.S. and Canadian local newspapers and sites. It promises to spend $75 million in ads to pour money into newsrooms ailing financially from Coronavirus. Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic…

Coronavirus: Face mask price gougers continue to profit from Covid-19 pandemic on Facebook and Instagram

March 27, 2020 at 12:02PM ‘Facebook is littered with pages trying to capitalise on people’s fears,’ report states Coronavirus: Face mask price gougers continue to profit from Covid-19 pandemic on Facebook and Instagram … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus: Face mask price gougers continue to profit from Covid-19 pandemic on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook Steps Up Efforts To Combat The Spread Of Coronavirus Misinformation

March 27, 2020 at 01:55AM Nick Clegg, vice president of global affairs and communications, says the company will work to remove coronavirus-related information that has the potential to cause physical harm. Facebook Steps Up Efforts To Combat The Spread Of Coronavirus Misinformation…

Coronavirus: Facebook defends itself as hoaxes and false stories spread across WhatsApp and Instagram

March 26, 2020 at 08:47AM Social network has attempted to direct users to authoritative guidance instead of misleading information Coronavirus: Facebook defends itself as hoaxes and false stories spread across WhatsApp and Instagram … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus: Facebook defends itself as hoaxes and false stories spread across WhatsApp and Instagram

How Facebook Wants To Handle Misinformation Around The Coronavirus Epidemic

March 25, 2020 at 08:22PM NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with Facebook Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications Nick Clegg about the platform’s efforts to stop the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus. How Facebook Wants To Handle Misinformation Around The Coronavirus Epidemic…

Coronavirus: Facebook donates 750,000 face masks it had stored away and hopes to give away millions more amid questions over protective equipment

March 23, 2020 at 04:58PM Social network joins Apple in giving away key protective equipment Coronavirus: Facebook donates 750,000 face masks it had stored away and hopes to give away millions more amid questions over protective equipment … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus: Facebook donates 750,000 face masks it had stored away and hopesContinue reading “Coronavirus: Facebook donates 750,000 face masks it had stored away and hopes to give away millions more amid questions over protective equipment”

Facebook Messenger could ban mass forwarding of messages to tackle coronavirus hoaxes and rumours

March 23, 2020 at 08:48AM Similar rules have already been imposed on WhatsApp Facebook Messenger could ban mass forwarding of messages to tackle coronavirus hoaxes and rumours … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook Messenger could ban mass forwarding of messages to tackle coronavirus hoaxes and rumours

Facebook is still far too powerful. It’s also how millions are coping with this crisis | John Harris

March 22, 2020 at 05:00PM As coronavirus forces communities online, support groups are realising Facebook’s promise to truly connect us • Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverage About 25 years ago, “face time” was a new phrase. In 1994 or thereabouts, news came that in cutting-edge workplaces of the US, the term denotedContinue reading “Facebook is still far too powerful. It’s also how millions are coping with this crisis | John Harris”

Facebook says spam filter mayhem not related to coronavirus

March 18, 2020 at 12:58PM Social network restores posts that were wrongly removed as system went haywire Coronavirus – latest updates All our coronavirus coverage A Facebook spam filter that went haywire on Tuesday evening and began removing many perfectly acceptable posts was unrelated to coronavirus, the company has said. All the removed posts haveContinue reading “Facebook says spam filter mayhem not related to coronavirus”

Coronavirus: Facebook bug blocks news articles about Covid-19 pandemic

March 18, 2020 at 01:22PM Social media giant says problem stems from ‘bug in an anti-spam system’ Coronavirus: Facebook bug blocks news articles about Covid-19 pandemic … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus: Facebook bug blocks news articles about Covid-19 pandemic

Time: Facebook Acknowledges an Anti-Spam Bug Is Blocking Coronavirus News

March 18, 2020 at 02:22AM Facebook says a bug in its anti-spam system is blocking the publication of links to news stories about the coronavirus. Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of integrity, said on Twitter Tuesday that the company is working on fixing the problem. Users are complaining that links to news stories about schoolContinue reading “Time: Facebook Acknowledges an Anti-Spam Bug Is Blocking Coronavirus News”

Facebook uncovers Russian-led troll network based in west Africa

March 13, 2020 at 05:14PM Operatives in Nigeria and Ghana warned Apprentice TV star Alan Sugar to ‘be careful’ of the virus A newly discovered Russian-led network of professional trolls was being outsourced to Ghanaian and Nigerian operatives, according to Facebook and Twitter, who removed the network’s accounts on Thursday. The network was small: justContinue reading “Facebook uncovers Russian-led troll network based in west Africa”

Coronavirus: Facebook, Google, Twitter and Instagram join with NHS to launch major crackdown on lies, hoaxes and rumours

March 10, 2020 at 08:49AM Fake accounts have been setup claiming to be affected hospitals Coronavirus: Facebook, Google, Twitter and Instagram join with NHS to launch major crackdown on lies, hoaxes and rumours … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus: Facebook, Google, Twitter and Instagram join with NHS to launch major crackdown on lies, hoaxesContinue reading “Coronavirus: Facebook, Google, Twitter and Instagram join with NHS to launch major crackdown on lies, hoaxes and rumours”

Facebook sued by Australian information watchdog over Cambridge Analytica-linked data breach

March 09, 2020 at 05:09AM Facebook alleged to have committed serious breaches with data collected by This is Your Digital Life app used by Cambridge Analytica for political profiling Australia’s information commissioner is suing Facebook over allegedly breaching the privacy of over 300,000 Australians caught up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In a case lodgedContinue reading “Facebook sued by Australian information watchdog over Cambridge Analytica-linked data breach”

Trump earns first ever ‘manipulated’ tag on Twitter for misleading Biden video as Facebook attacked for not doing anything

March 09, 2020 at 09:27AM Social network accused of helping to spread ‘vile lies’ Trump earns first ever 'manipulated' tag on Twitter for misleading Biden video as Facebook attacked for not doing anything … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Trump earns first ever 'manipulated' tag on Twitter for misleading Biden video as Facebook attacked forContinue reading “Trump earns first ever ‘manipulated’ tag on Twitter for misleading Biden video as Facebook attacked for not doing anything”

Facebook will ban certain ads to prevent efforts to exploit coronavirus fears

March 07, 2020 at 10:00PM Tech company will temporarily ban ads for medical face masks on the social network and Facebook marketplace Facebook is temporarily banning advertisements for medical face masks as part of an effort to prevent use of its social media platform to exploit people’s concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. Related: Coronavirus: USContinue reading “Facebook will ban certain ads to prevent efforts to exploit coronavirus fears”