Facebook to trim advert categories aimed at 'anti-Semites'

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Facebook is reviewing its ad targeting system after investigators found they could direct ads to self-described anti-Semites. Researchers at ProPublica found several ad categories for people who had declared that... Read More

Facebook introduces new video service

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Social media giant Facebook has made a move into dedicated video, pitting it against YouTube and TV networks. Users will soon see a new Watch tab that will offer a... Read More

Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry

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The security industry needs to worry less about technology and more about people, said Facebook’s security boss. Alex Stamos scolded the security industry in the opening keynote of the 2017... Read More

Facebook drone in successful test flight

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Facebook has completed a second test of a solar-powered drone designed to bring internet access to remote parts of the world. The drone – dubbed Aquila – flew for one... Read More

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

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Facebook is launching a UK initiative to train and fund local organisations to combat extremism and hate speech. It comes a week after the social network announced steps of its... Read More

Facebook reveals measures to remove terrorist content

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Facebook has announced details of steps it is taking to remove terrorist-related content. The move comes after growing pressure from governments for technology companies to do more to take down... Read More

Leaks 'expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy'

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How Facebook censors what its users see has been revealed by internal documents, the Guardian newspaper says. It said the manuals revealed the criteria used to judge if posts were... Read More

Facebook prunes 'shocking' news feed posts

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Websites that harbour “disruptive, shocking or malicious” adverts will appear less frequently on user’s news feeds, Facebook has said. The social network is tweaking the algorithm that picks posts for... Read More

Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers

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Facebook has broadened its campaign to raise awareness about fake news, by publishing adverts in the UK press. The ads, in papers including The Times, The Guardian and Daily Telegraph,... Read More

Facebook nears two billion monthly users

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Facebook’s profits have jumped in the first three months of the year, as the social network closes in on two billion users, according to its latest results. The number of... Read More