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Cambodian dictator Hun Sen has ruled since 1998, and when an opposition leader used Facebook to challenge his election in 2013, Hun Sen teamed up with a fake news outlet called Fresh News to deploy a Facebook-based strategy to consolidate his control and neutralize democratic opposition. Hun…

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Facebook is an addictive platform that should be regulated like the cigarette industry, suggested Salesforce CEO and billionaire Marc Benioff earlier this week. But Facebook actually does care about the news industry and well-being of journalists. At least, that’s what its latest philanthropic decision might suggest. On Friday, Facebook announced…

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REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Facebook today announced major changes to their ‘newsfeed’ which 2 billion people use monthly. Now, Facebook plans to begin asking each user to rank their trust in various news organizations. CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg today said the social media platform will prioritize “trustworthy” news outlets on your…

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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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