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Facebook Says Not Moderating Content Based on ‘Inaccurate’ Information

Facebook has dismissed media reports claiming that thousands of its content moderators rely on inaccurate and disorganised information to determine what content to allow or remove from its platform. Reacting to a report in The New York Times that accused Facebook of being “ad hoc”, “disorganised”, “secretive”, and doing things “on the cheap”, the social media network on Saturday […]

Internet

Twitter API Still Offers Enough Metadata to Reveal Where You Lived and Worked: Study

Twitter knows what you did last summer, at least before 2015. Sharing your location along with a small text was probably one of the biggest use cases of Twitter back in the days. When most users were tagging their location to their tweets, they didn’t realise Twitter was capturing their exact coordinates. A group of […]

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Social Media Giants Said to Plan Push-Back on India’s New Draft Regulations

Global social media and technology giants are gearing up to fight sweeping new rules proposed by the Indian government that would require them to actively regulate content in one of the world’s biggest Internet markets, sources close to the matter told Reuters. The rules, proposed by the Information Technology ministry on Christmas Eve, would compel platforms such […]

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Twitter Plans to Test New Conversation Features in Public

Twitter is planning to allow users to try out new features such as status updates to encourage conversations among its users, a media report said. In an interview to Engadget at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, a top Twitter executive said that the social media platform would try to involve its users in testing the features before formally rolling them out […]

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Instagram Now Lets iOS Users Post the Same Content to Multiple Accounts at the Same Time

If you post content on multiple Instagram accounts, things are about to get slightly easier for you. Instagram is now rolling out a new feature that lets users post the same content on multiple accounts. The feature is currently being made available on Instagram for iOS, but there’s no official confirmation yet on whether it’ll […]

Social Media

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Plans Public Debates About Tech for 2019 Personal Challenge

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he will host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society as part of his personal challenge this year. Zuckerberg sounded his plan in a Facebook post, which has been a regular feature when he airs his New Year’s resolutions that in the past […]

Internet

Public Officials Cannot ‘Block’ People on Social Media: US Appeals Court

An elected official in Virginia violated the First Amendment when she temporarily blocked a constituent on Facebook, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, in a novel case with implications for how government officials nationwide interact with constituents on social media. The unanimous ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit is the […]

Social Media

How a Japanese Billionaire Took Over the Top Spot on Twitter

What gets Twitter users more excited than a year’s supply of Wendy’s chicken nuggets? Apparently cold, hard cash. The most retweeted tweet of all time now belongs to Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire behind the e-commerce company Zozotown. His message to the Twitterverse promised 100 winners a chance to win a piece of JPY 100 million, or […]

Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg Halts Stock Sales as Facebook Shares Tumble

Mark Zuckerberg’s multibillion-dollar stock sale ground to a halt in the final months of 2018. The Facebook co-founder didn’t sell a single share in the fourth quarter, when the social media company’s stock tumbled 20 percent amid a broader market rout. It’s the first quarter in more than two years he’s refrained from doing so, according to […]

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Facebook, Google, Twitter Lawsuits Over San Bernardino Shooting Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook, Google and Twitter liable to victims of the December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California for letting Islamic State flourish on their social media platforms. In a decision late Monday, US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said the attack, which killed 14 people […]