Tag Archives: Facebook

Meta will no longer block searches and remove praise of Kyle Rittenhouse on Facebook and Instagram, after designating him a shooter in a "mass murder" in 2020 (James Clayton/BBC)

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James Clayton / BBC: Meta will no longer block searches and remove praise of Kyle Rittenhouse on Facebook and Instagram, after designating him a shooter in a “mass murder” in 2020  —  Facebook has reversed a decision to block searches on its platform for a US teenager who was acquitted of killing two people during […]

Facebook denies weak performance on hateful content

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The stories are largely based on leaked internal documents provided to the newspaper by former Facebook employee Frances Haugen. They refer to a series of content moderation difficulties, from anti-vaccine misinformation to graphic videos, as well as the experiences of younger users on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. Source link

Facebook Doesn’t Have to Be Terrible

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GE: So this is, we’re talking about. So another argument that Frances has made that raised a lot of eyebrows, is that a platform like Facebook should just go back to reverse chronological ranking, because the engagement based ranking algorithm is the root of all evil. And a lot of people are like, that’s crazy. […]

[Thread] A former Facebook employee says Meta announced an "absurdly accelerated timeline" for e2ee messaging to preempt antitrust action and generate good PR (David Thiel/@elegant_wallaby)

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David Thiel / @elegant_wallaby: [Thread] A former Facebook employee says Meta announced an “absurdly accelerated timeline” for e2ee messaging to preempt antitrust action and generate good PR  —  Please stop with this. Child safety is not FUD, nor disingenuous. Here is what happened with Facebook’s haphazard E2EE plan, from someone who was there and familiar […]

Gizmodo plans to publish the Facebook Papers in batches, redacting sensitive information with help from NYU, UMass Amherst, Columbia, Marquette, and the ACLU (Gizmodo)

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Gizmodo: Gizmodo plans to publish the Facebook Papers in batches, redacting sensitive information with help from NYU, UMass Amherst, Columbia, Marquette, and the ACLU  —  Independent experts from NYU, UMass Amherst, Columbia, Marquette, and the ACLU are partnering with Gizmodo to responsibly publish this historic leak. Source link

Facebook gives users ‘more control’ over news feed

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“The documents suggest that Facebook’s defence of algorithmic rankings stems not only from its business interests, but from a paternalistic conviction, backed by data, that its sophisticated personalisation software knows what users want better than the users themselves,” the Post wrote. Source link

Facebook says it will stop linking a user's Facebook and Instagram accounts behind the scenes for advertising purposes due to privacy and regulatory changes (Kurt Wagner/Bloomberg)

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Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg: Facebook says it will stop linking a user’s Facebook and Instagram accounts behind the scenes for advertising purposes due to privacy and regulatory changes  —  – Facebook will stop linking user accounts behind the scenes  — Company says update is due to privacy, regulatory changes Source link