Mark Zuckerbergs personal challenge is all about fixing Facebook before it implodes

January 21, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg is arguably the public look of the internet we never elected, but also the one we deserve based on the time we all invest using Facebook products. At some phase, Facebook became so big that Zuckerberg’s personal objections became report. And this year’s personal challenge is not personal at all — it’s all about study. In 2017, Zuckerberg wanted to meet and listen to people in all 50…

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Take it from the insiders: Silicon Valley is eating your soul | John Harris

January 19, 2018

Former Google and Facebook executives are seeming alarm systems about the permeating power of tech, writes Guardian columnist John Harris One source of anxiety came close to being 2017′ s signature theme: how the internet and the tiny handful of enterprises that dominate it are affecting both individual minds and the present and future of the planet. The old-time theory of the online world-wide as a burgeoning utopia appears to…

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Antisocial media: why I decided to cut back on Facebook and Instagram

January 17, 2018

Only when I tried to quit social networks did I realise how addictive and enclose they are designed to be. Now I am convinced we are heading for a public health crisis It was winter 2016 when I reached rock bottom. I went on a three-day Facebook binge. I can’t remember what set it off, but I recollect how it objective. I woke up in a gutter, heart pounding, thinking…

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Germany will fine Facebook, Twitter if they dont remove hate speech

January 11, 2018

Germany is cracking down on big social media networks that don’t react to hate lecture quickly enough. In a constitution that was passed the summer months and will be fully enforced starting Tuesday, social networks like Facebook and Twitter could be penalty up to 50 billion euros ($ 60 million) if they don’t remove hate speech within 24 hours of a complaint. The law actually went into effect in early…

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Times up for the Ticker? Facebook appears to axe feed for tracking your friends activity

January 2, 2018

As Facebook continues to tinker with its layout and services to spur more interactions and involvement, it seems that not even the most well-known or oldest aspects are spared. In the most recent development, it looks like Facebook has softly removed the Ticker, the box that used to appear to the right of your News Feed to summarize what all your friends have been liking, commenting on, and generally doing…

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The 2018 internet resolution everyone should have: Bring back your browser bar

December 30, 2017

An open memoranda, to all marginally-smart people/ consumers of internet “content”: Hi. Some doubts. Do you… Want the internet to be better in 2018? Want your favorite media stores to survive 2018? Want the proliferation of “fake news”( both the now-meaningless word and actual bullshit news) to stop? Actually care about deep, true reporting? Actually care about neighbourhood writing and reporting? Actually care about writing that isn’t written for the…

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Facebook’s fake news problem landed Zuckerberg dubious title of ‘Misinformer of the Year’

December 26, 2017

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gets held accountable for his platform’s role in the fake report scenery with Media Matter’s “Misinformer of the Year” bestow . Image: Paul Marotta/ Getty Images Rupert Murdoch, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck. Those are some of the large-hearted media figures Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is joining with this year’s dubious difference of “Misinformer of the Year.” That’s the title given to the…

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Thirty countries use ‘armies of opinion shapers’ to manipulate democracy report

November 26, 2017

Governments in Venezuela, the Philippines, Turkey and elsewhere use social media to affect elections, drive schedules and counter commentators, says report The governments of 30 countries around the globe are using legions of so called sentiment shapers to meddle in elections, improvement anti-democratic schedules and repress their citizens, a new report shows. Unlike widely reported Russian attempts to influence foreign elections, most of the offending countries use the internet to…

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Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote

November 22, 2017

BuzzFeed has obtained a statement from Facebook in which the tech monster acknowledges, for the first time, that some Russia-linked reports may have use its platform to try to interfere in the UK’s European Union referendum vote in June 2016. Which intends Russian agents weren’t just applying Facebook to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, and in other recent elections in the West — such as those in France…

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Facebook’s Not Listening Through Your Phone. It Doesn’t Have To

November 20, 2017

In the bright-eyed naivete of my first few weeks as Facebook &# x27; s first commander of the ads targeting try, I &# x27 ;d eagerly confronted each new conspiracy theory. “Is Facebook searching my photos and using that for ad targeting? ” was one from a Los Angeles Times reporter. “My cousin uploaded a photograph of her lover in a San Francisco 49 ers jersey, and now I &#…

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Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches Lies

November 16, 2017

At age 17, Michael Sayman was Facebook’s youngest employee ever. Having already launched 5 apps, he wowed Mark Zuckerberg, earned a demo spot on stage at Facebook F8 seminar, and scored a full-time engineering gig as the social network’s go-to teen. Over the past three years, he helped Facebook try to rift the secondary school sell with apps like the now defunct Lifestage. But in August he switched sides, leaving…

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Trump and Clinton spent $81M on US election Facebook ads, Russian agency $46K

November 5, 2017

Russian info troll farm the Internet Research Agency expended just 0.05 percent just as much on Facebook ads as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s campaigns combined in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, yet still reached a massive audience. While there might have been other Russian disinformation groups, the IRA spent $ 46,000 on pre-election period Facebook ads compared to $81 million are spending Clinton and Trump together,…

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Antisocial media?

November 5, 2017

As Facebook obtains itself publicly on the hook for enabling Russian agents to spread divisive propaganda via its platform, be it in the form of fake news,’ dark ads ‘, issue pushing Facebook pages, and even political rallies organized applying its Occurrence tools, there’s another side to the story of how tech tools are impacting the democratic process currently playing out in Catalonia, where the different regions government has been…

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Every Facebook user will soon have a second News Feed

November 2, 2017

Another Facebook News Feed is coming . Image: brittany herbert/ mashable Congratulations, Facebook user! There’s a brand-new Facebook News Feed coming your way. Facebook’s “Explore” feed is now rolling out to all users after months of testing in the mobile app, TechCrunch reported Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Facebook outsources its fake report question to Wikipedia–and an legion of human moderators The tab will show posts from Facebook Pages the subscribers does…

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Russian-backed content may have reached 126 million on Facebook

November 1, 2017

Facebook were allegedly upped its approximate to seeing how much content was developed by Russian-backed performers during the election and how widely that content was ascertained. According to organized remarks due to be presented tomorrow but acquired by The Wall Street Journal today, the company estimates 80,000 parts of content may have been viewed by a total of 126 million people. The news came as part of what appears to…

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Googles probe into Russian disinformation finds ad buys, report claims

October 31, 2017

Google has unveiled evidence that Russian spies exploited its platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, according to the Washington Post. It says tens of thousands of dollars were spent on ads by Russian agents “whos” aiming to spread disinformation across Google’s products — to be incorporated video content platform YouTube but likewise via publicize links with Google search, Gmail, and the company’s DoubleClick ad network….

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Mark Zuckerberg reflected on Facebook’s divisive impact this Yom Kippur

October 31, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivering a keynote address . Image: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images It seems Mark Zuckerberg spent his Yom Kippur indicating on potential impacts Facebook has had on the world. As the Jewish Day of Atonement — the year’s concluding High Holy day, observed one week after the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah — came to an end, Zuckerberg posted a raw and emotional content to Facebook…

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How Russia used social media to divide Americans

October 24, 2017

Russian trolls and bots focused on controversial topics in an effort to stoke political separation on a tremendous scale and it hasnt stopped, experts say For the past year, the world has reeled over intensifying reports of how Facebook infiltration was far more widespread than Mark Zuckerberg claimed when Barack Obama pulled him aside at a conference held in Peru last-place November to inform the young titan he had a…

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Mark Zuckerberg responds to Trumps claim that Facebook has always been against him

October 20, 2017

What a country some of us live in. Earlier this morning, President Donald Trump said Facebook “was always anti-Trump.” Now, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has responded, posting on Facebook that the point of Facebook is to “give all people a voice and create a platform for all ideas.” He also said he regretted rejecting the relevant recommendations that fake news on Facebook changed the outcome of the election. After research…

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