Category: Internet

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adminNovember 26, 20208min90
US elections have become a landmine for Facebook as the social networks tries to figure out how to stop the spread of misinformation The US presidential election is finished: votes cast, the transition—though delayed—begun. But on Facebook, the fight against election misinformation continues, thanks to “super spreaders”—accounts that disseminate rumors and fabrications, falsely spreading the […]

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adminNovember 24, 20208min120
Credit: Nanyang Technological University A Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) study has found that some Singaporeans have reported that, despite being aware of the existence of ‘deepfakes’ in general, they believe they have circulated deepfake content on social media which they later found out was a hoax. Deepfakes, a portmanteau of ‘deep learning’ and […]

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adminNovember 22, 20205min200
Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Facebook users have until Monday to claim their share of a $650 million class action settlement over alleged violations of the state’s biometric privacy law. Nearly 1.4 million people had filed a claim as of Wednesday, which would make the expected payout about $400 each, Chicago attorney Jay Edelson said. In […]

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adminNovember 20, 20206min140
Facebook says its improved automated tools have helped reduce the prevalence of hateful content on the massive social network Facebook said Thursday it has made progress in curbing hate speech and other abusive content on its platform with improved automated tools complementing its human reviewers. Releasing its transparency report for the third quarter, the social […]

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adminNovember 19, 20204min170
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were set to testify before US lawmakers for the second time in a less than a month amid heated debate over the role of social media in politics after the 2020 election The top executives of Facebook and Twitter were set to appear before US lawmakers […]

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adminNovember 18, 20204min200
Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Twitter chief Jack Dorsey said in remarks prepared for a Senate hearing Tuesday that the social network’s filtering during the US election campaign was not a sign of bias, despite claims to the contrary by conservatives. “In the lead up to the 2020 elections, we made significant enhancements to our policies […]

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adminNovember 17, 20208min210
Twitter is joining other social platforms in offering ephemeral messages which will be known as “fleets” and will disappear in 24 hours Twitter said Tuesday it was rolling out tweets which disappear after 24 hours, joining rival social platforms in offering ephemeral messages. The new “fleets” which had been tested in several countries in recent […]