Facebook’s vice president of messaging products, David Marcus, has essentially uttered the essential complaints that tons of Facebook Messengers users have had for a while now – Facebook’s dedicated messaging service has become way too cluttered for its own good.
Over 1000 people have been charged for sharing sexually explicit content without consent on Facebook in the biggest case of its kind in Denmark.
According to Danish police, two videos and a sexually explicit image involving two 15-year-olds were originally posted to Facebook Messenger, the platform’s private chat service. The video was then shared hundreds of times across the platform, and now, a total of 1,004 young people have been charged — and about 800 are male, reports Bloomberg. While the content was posted by someone within Denmark, it’s unclear if everyone accused of sharing it are from the country. Read more…
Recently, social media has been heavily criticized for being a real catalyst for the way “fake news” spreads. Why? Well, a lot of news outlets — reputable or not — will have a big, eye-catching title, and will often be shared through social media channels by thousands of people who don’t read the actual articles. This issue has been a hot topic ever since the 2016 US presidential elections and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been on a personal mission to end “fake news” sharing over his platform since.
The initiative is called the Facebook Journalism …
Oh, M, we hardly knew ye!
A new option has been added that, when enabled, should send you notifications whenever you’re spotted in a photo without you being tagged. It can also act as a security wall if someone else wants to use your photo for their own profile.
Facebook is giving you three options once it detects that you appear in a photo, but you haven’t been tagged. So, you can either tag …
Facebook wants publishers to stop begging for likes.
The social network is taking action against so-called “engagement bait,” where publishers ask users to vote, like, or share a post in the hopes of bumping it to the top of people’s News Feed.
The posts aren’t banned exactly, but Facebook will now demote those posts in the News Feed. Facebook Pages that repeatedly use these tactics will potentially get all of their posts demoted, the company announced in a blog post on Monday.
Facebook just one-upped Snapchat by introducing World Effects – augmented reality 3D world objects on its own. The social giant’s popular messaging app, Facebook Messenger, has just scored a trove of new effects that let you add various objects to your pics and videos and send them to your pals or post them on your Facebook wall. Unlike the already-present camera filters that let you put on different masks and effects on your selfies, the new additions to the app allow you to throw in a dynamic object that sticks to an augmented plane and gives the impression of intelligently following a predefined …
Well, they don’t call it Facebook for nothing, do they? According to a Twitter user who received a tweet of a Facebook screenshot, the social media site is now requesting that users locked out of their Facebook page because of suspicious activity, upload a picture of their face. If the photo is deemed legitimate, the Facebook user will once again be able to access his Facebook page, and the photo is permanently deleted from Facebook’s servers.
According to Facebook, the photo request is designed to find suspicious activity at certain points in the use of the app including the opening of …
Pakistan has reportedly blocked Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter amid a broader crackdown on protests.
The blockages come after six people died and 200 others were injured after authorities attempted to clear Islamist protests from highways near the capital of Islamabad, according to the Associated Press.
Pakistan also instituted a media blackout, with many of its major TV stations going off the air.
We are aware of reports that the Pakistani government has taken action to block Twitter service, as well as other social media services, and that users are having difficulty using Twitter in Pakistan. We are monitoring the situation and hope service will be fully restored soon.