Thoughts on Facebook’s 9 plans to curb election interference

Thoughts on Facebook’s 9 plans to curb election interference

 Election meddling is Facebook’s next adversary, and it’s got a plan to attack it just like it did with fake news. Solutions to both these scourges come too late to prevent tampering that may have aided Donald Trump winning the presidency. But at least Facebook is owning up to the problem, working with the government, and starting to self-regulate. Here’s the 9-point plan… Read More

Senate Intelligence Committee wants Facebook to appear in a public Russia hearing

Senate Intelligence Committee wants Facebook to appear in a public Russia hearing

 According to its chairman, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence intends to call Facebook to a public hearing on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. North Carolina Senator Richard Burr made remarks confirming the committee’s interest in speaking with Facebook to reporters on Tuesday, the Hill reports. “We’re in agreement on a Facebook… Read More

Tech giants told to remove extremist content much faster

Tech giants told to remove extremist content much faster

 Tech giants are once again being urged to do more to tackle the spread of online extremism on their platforms. Leaders of the UK, France and Italy are taking time out at a UN summit today to meet with Google, Facebook and Microsoft. This follows an agreement in May for G7 nations to take joint action on online extremism.  Read More

You can now launch the Instagram app directly from Facebook

You can now launch the Instagram app directly from Facebook

 Facebook is making it easier for users to access their Instagram profile directly from within the Facebook app. The company confirms it’s rolling out a new addition its main navigation menu on mobile that includes a link to your Instagram account. This option appears just below the link to your personal profile in Facebook’s app, and above the links to any Facebook Pages you may… Read More

Announcing the TechCrunch Battlefield of Sub-Saharan Africa agenda

Announcing the TechCrunch Battlefield of Sub-Saharan Africa agenda

 TechCrunch and Facebook are collaborating to bring TechCrunch’s very first Startup Battlefield to Nairobi, on October 11. The pitch-off competition will feature startups from all over Africa in three categories: Productivity and Utility, Social Good, and Gaming and Entertainment. Top notch investors and founders, as well as TechCrunch editors, will serve as judges to pick the winners in… Read More

See what Facebook ads you actually clicked in “Recent Ad Activity”

See what Facebook ads you actually clicked in “Recent Ad Activity”

 You might think you’re impervious to Facebook’s ads, but you probably do get seduced every once in a while. But since ads aren’t always permanently available anywhere, it can be impossible to find a Facebook ad that led somewhere you want to revisit. Now Facebook has a solution called Recent Ad Activity for when (if) you click an ad and want to see it again. TechCrunch… Read More

Facebook nabs Change.org COO Jennifer Dulski to lead Groups

Facebook nabs Change.org COO Jennifer Dulski to lead Groups

 Facebook is serious about using Groups to propel its new mission to “bring the world closer together”. That’s why it’s made a big-name hire for the product leader for the Facebook Groups team. Former Change.org COO and President Jennifer Dulski will take the role. In a Facebook post, Facebook’s CPO Chris Cox wrote “This is a big day for us because… Read More




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