Saturday, 26 September 2020

Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook lets friends watch shows together while apart

LONDON: Coronavirus lockdowns have led to a sharp increase in virtual watch parties as a way to get together with friends, and Facebook is getting in on the action. The world’s largest social network launched Watch Together, a free feature it is rolling out globally on its Messenger communication platform. ...

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Hateful content: UK Labour party boycotts Facebook ad

LONDON: Britain’s main opposition Labour party said Sunday it has joined a Facebook advertising boycott over allegations that the social network has failed to sufficiently curb hateful content. Hundreds of advertisers including big-name consumer brands have suspended advertising with the social media giant as part of the #StopHateForProfit” campaign. “All ...

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Johnson urges people to return to work if they can

LONDON: Boris Johnson has urged people to go back to work if they can, contradicting his government’s advice that they should work from home if possible. Answering pre-selected questions from the public on Facebook, the British prime minister said he wanted people to feel more confident about going back to offices, restaurants ...

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Facebook takes down accounts tied to Roger Stone

OAKLAND: Facebook said it has removed dozens of accounts linked to the hate group Proud Boys, to President Donald Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone and to employees of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, among others. A network tied to both Stone and the Proud Boys had fake accounts post about local ...

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Facebook, WhatsApp say suspending user information request from Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Facebook and its messaging service WhatsApp said they are suspending requests from the Hong Kong government and law enforcement authorities for information on users. The pause will take place “pending further assessment” of a new national security law imposed on Hong Kong by China, and would include “formal ...

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Facebook to buy 10% stake in telco India for $5.7b

BENGALURU: Facebook will buy a 10% stake in the digital business of India’s Reliance Industries for $5.7 billion, as the social media firm looks to leverage its highly popular WhatsApp chat service to offer digital payment services. The deal will help the Indian conglomerate cut debt that has piled up ...

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Instagram restricts offensive captions to curb hate speech, abusive conduct

LONDON: Facebook-owned Instagram, after giving its users power to restrict bullies on its platform, has now announced to extend its anti-bullying tool to hurtful captions on photos and videos. Instagram is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect bullying and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos, and ...

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Facebook to allow transfer of photos, videos to Google Photos

LONDON: Facebook Inc said it has introduced an option to transfer photos and videos from the social media network directly to other services, starting with Google Photos. The option will be available to users in Ireland, with a worldwide roll-out planned for the first half of 2020. All data transfers ...

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Amnesty International calls Facebook, Google rights abusers

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – The data-collection business model fueling Facebook and Google represents a threat to human rights around the world, Amnesty International said in a report. The organization argued that offering people free online services and then using information about them to target money-making ads imperils a gamut of ...

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TikTok crossed Facebook and Instagram

LONDON: Social media app TikTok has just crossed 1.5 billion downloads worldwide, becoming the third most downloaded non-gaming app in 2019. The report comes from SensorTower’s latest analysis, which shows that TikTok has overthrown Facebook and is now behind WhatsApp and Messenger in terms of total downloads. However, this only ...

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