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Facebook has been cracking down on fake news, but it’s been missing one very important place of conversation. Messenger, the standalone app for Facebook’s private messaging feature, is not being included in the company’s fact-checking program.  In March, Facebook recruited a team of third-party fact-checkers to flag fake news articles…

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Women were number one on Facebook.Image: Wayne Taylor/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2017-12-06 01:58:41 UTC It’s no secret that the conversations we have on Facebook are often different to ones we have on other social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. That’s evident in Facebook’s data about the most-talked about topics…

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Facebook is planning to request a “clear photo of your face” on pain of lockout, reports Wired’s Nitasha Tiku. It wants you to prove you are a real engagement node, not a bot. In a statement to WIRED, a Facebook spokesperson said the photo test is intended to “help us…

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Thibault Camus/AP/REX/Shutterstock (7887620c) Facebook logo is displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris’ Station F, in Paris Facebook, Paris, France – 17 Jan 2017Image: Thibault Camus/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Karissa Bell2017-10-02 23:12:42 UTC Facebook is finally making clear just how pervasive Russia-bought political ads were on its…

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More than 17,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, there now lies the “most technologically advanced subsea cable,” providing up to 160 terabits (Tbps) of data per second — beating Google’s alternative, now poorly named, “Faster.” The cable is the handiwork of Facebook, Microsoft, and Spanish telecommunication company Telxius.  Construction on…

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By Laura Prudom2017-09-17 23:45:05 UTC Mashable Debuts exclusively premieres music, videos, artwork, trailers and more. You saw it here first! There’s already a lot to, ahem, watch on Facebook’s new streaming video platform, but if you haven’t discovered Strangers yet, you’re in for a treat. Created, written and directed by…

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373 Shares Mark Zuckerberg, possibly thinking about all that sweet Russian cash.Image: Adam Berry/Getty Images By Jack Morse2017-09-07 02:42:20 UTC So Facebook reportedly sold thousands of ads to a shady Russian company trying to influence voters around the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This much we know. What is less clear,…

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