Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers

Facebook has expanded its campaign to raise awareness of fake news by publishing advertisements in the UK press. Document ads, including The Times, The Guardian, and Daily Telegraph, include a list of ten things to consider when deciding whether the story is right. These include reviewing article data and website addresses, as well as assuring that it is not intended as satire. Facebook is under new political pressure to deal with fake news in the run-up to the UK election.

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Global Government Requests Report

Today, we are publishing our latest global government applications for the second half of 2016, detailing the number of government requests we have received with regard to the data and the number of items restricted for violation of local laws in the countries where the service is available. Government account information requirements increased overall by 9% compared to the first half of 2016 from 59,229 to 64,279 applications. About half of the data requests we received from US law enforcement

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Game On: Games on Messenger Go Global with New Features and Games

Today we are starting to spread Instant Games to Messenger more broadly for 1.2 billion people who use Messenger every month. In addition, we are launching new features that we have just demonstrated to developers at our annual F8 conference. These include rich game features that enable developers to create unique and sophisticated experiences and game boots that help game makers to have exciting features such as new levels and rewards. When developers begin to use these new abilities, everyone

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Facebook tops 1.9 billion monthly users

Facebook is in the home stretch to reaching the two billion user mark. On Wednesday, the social network reported hitting 1.94 billion monthly users as of the end of the March quarter. That’s up from 1.86 billion in the previous quarter and 1.65 billion in the same quarter a year earlier. What’s more: Facebook (FB, Tech30) now has 1.28 billion people who use its services every single day, up from 18% year-over-year. Facebook’s unparalleled audience gives it an “insurmountable competitive

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F8 2017: Camera Effects Platform and More From Day One

Today is the first day of the F8 2017, our annual event where developers meet to explore the future of technology. More than 4,000 people attended an event at the McEnery Congress Center in San Jose, California, and millions of people watched this note via Facebook Live. Mark Zuckerberg opened a conference with a statement on how the camera is the first platform of the expanded reality mainstream. People already use cameras for text writing, adding digital objects, and editing

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What brought the facebook update in April 2017

The facebook update has taken place on several levels. Facebook added new statistics to your ad groups. Facebook introduced a new camera in the application. New responses to Facebook Messenger. Messenger got a new Live Location feature. You can now stream from your computer. Facebook will launch a personal fundraiser. Also something extra. 1. Facebook added new information to your ad reports The reports you see in Facebook Ad Manager show the results of your campaign and help you optimize

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12-year-old girl forced to pull out of chess match due to dress

A 12-year-old girl has withdrawn from a chess tournament in Putrajaya, Malaysia because her knee length dress was labelled “too seductive”. In the middle of the second round championship match, the National Scholastic Chess Championship director remarked that her dress was “seductive” and a “temptation from a certain angle far, far away”. In a post on Facebook the girl’s chess coach, Kaushal Kandhar, lamented his anger regarding the comments. “We found this statement completely out of line! Please see attached photo of

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Global Government Requests Report

Today we are releasing our latest Global Government Requests Report for the second half of 2016, which details the number of government requests we received for data, as well as the number of items of content restricted for violating local law in countries where our service is available. Government requests for account data increased by 9% globally compared to the first half of 2016, from 59,229 to 64,279 requests. About half of the data requests we received from law enforcement

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