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Facebook 'news tab' seeks to reboot its role with media

Oct 27, 2019 - 5:59 PM

The tab, being tested with some US users, will be separate from a user's normal feed and include articles from partner news organizations

FACEBOOK NEWS. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and News Corp CEO Robert Thompson speak about the new Facebook News feature at the Paley Center For Media on October 25, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Facebook to pay 'subset' of news tab publishers

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Facebook plans to pay only a portion of the publishers whose stories appear on the news 'tab' set to launch on the social network

FACEBOOK. A picture taken on August 28, 2019 shows the logo of US online social media and social networking service, Facebook. File photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Facebook sues New Zealand company to thwart fake likes

Apr 26, 2019 - 1:04 PM

The company and 3 people targeted in the lawsuit operate a service to raise the profile of Instagram accounts by giving them bogus followers, views, and likes

FIGHTING FAKE LIKES. This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for Facebook, Instagram and other social networks on a smartphone in New Delhi. File photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

UK unveils plans to hold social media bosses liable for harmful content

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Under the proposals, a new regulator will have the power to force platforms and others to publish annual transparency reports

MAY. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at an EU summit focused on Brexit, in Brussels. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP


Facebook seeks tab to promote 'high quality news'

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:09 PM

'We want this to surface high quality and trustworthy information,' Zuckerberg says in a video


Social media platforms attempt to moderate spread of New Zealand shooting video

Mar 16, 2019 - 1:49 PM

The incident has once again called into question major social media platforms’ ability to police harmful content

HALF-MAST. The New Zealand national flag is flown at half-mast on a Parliament building in Wellington on March 15, 2019, after a shooting incident in Christchurch. File photo by Marty Melville/AFP


New York Times pokes Zuckerberg with anniversary video

Feb 06, 2019 - 9:20 AM

'Happy Birthday, Facebook! 15 years today -- and what a rollercoaster it has been,' reads the message released

15 YEARS. The New York Times takes a dig at Facebook's problems. Screenshot from video.

Facebook teaches New Yorkers about privacy at 'pop-up' kiosk

Dec 14, 2018 - 9:52 AM

The public relations exercise, a one-day event at the midtown holiday market in Bryant Park, is a first for Facebook in the United States, and follows a similar presentation in September in London

TALKING PRIVACY. Facebook employee Dan Shinaberry (R) talks to visitors as the social network Facebook opens a pop-up kiosk for one day on December 13, 2018, in Bryant Park in New York, where it will field questions about its data-sharing practices and teach users how to understand its new privacy controls. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Facebook aims to quell new storm over Russian efforts, lobbying

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:27 AM

A new report claims that the social network employed a firm that used smear tactics to fight back against critics, opponents

FACEBOOK. Facebook said Thursday, November 15, 2018 it was severing ties with a political consultancy that sought to discredit critics of the social networking giant using questionable campaign-style tactics. Photo by Joel Saget/AFP


Facebook announces first original news shows

Jun 07, 2018 - 10:55 AM

The social network also announces that they're working on a 'Breaking News' label to adorn posts in News Feed, and a 'Today' section dedicated to 'breaking and important news' from local publishers

FB NEWS. The social network experiments with news programs done in partnership with media organizations to battle fake news. Screenshot from Facebook


Facebook overhaul favors friends over news, adverts

Jan 12, 2018 - 10:29 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook shares fall 5.4% at the opening of trade on Friday, January 12, after the changes were announced on Thursday

FEED TWEAK. Facebook's News Feed will now give higher scores to posts from friends, and decrease rankings of businesses and publishers. Screenshot from Facebook


Leaked Facebook files: Crucial numbers to know

May 23, 2017 - 8:14 PM

These figures show you the enormity of the task that the house that Zuckerberg built now faces

CENTER OF ATTENTION. Mark Zuckerberg and his company face new pressure to implement more effective changes immediately or else, inch closer to external regulation.

Uncovered moderation guidelines show Facebook in quagmire

May 22, 2017 - 2:43 PM

The Guardian shows the complexity Facebook faces in moderating sensitive content

IN VIEW. Uncovered Facebook moderation guidelines show how the social network processes flagged or reported content. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP


Facebook's anti-clickbait measures looking to be more precise

May 18, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Facebook is going for a closer look at the 2 clickbait signals – those that exaggerate and those that withhold information – to shoot down clickbait more accurately


Facebook, tech leaders funding project to boost news literacy

Apr 03, 2017 - 9:29 PM

The News Integrity Initiative aims to advance news literacy to increase trust in journalism around the world and to better inform the public conversation

Facebook tunes trending topics to better deliver news

Jan 27, 2017 - 3:24 PM

The items appearing on trending topics will be the same for everyone in a region as opposed to being personalized based on individual interests

FACEBOOK. Photo by Loic Venance/ AFP

Facebook to allow more graphic news

Oct 22, 2016 - 9:40 AM

The social network says it will begin allowing more items that people find newsworthy even if these violate site standards

The "Facebook"-logo is pictured on the sidelines of a press preview of the so-called "Facebook Innovation Hub" in Berlin on February 24, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

Newsbreak Voices: Bakit ito ang nakikita mo sa iyong Facebook news feed?

Oct 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Tingnan natin ang 4 na pangunahing dahilan kung bakit may mga post at istorya na palaging lumalabas sa Facebook news feed mo

4 basic factors affecting what you see on your Facebook News Feed

Oct 17, 2016 - 9:46 PM

We review the things that affect the content you see on Facebook

FEED FACTOR. These are the basic factors affecting a post's personal relevancy score. Screengrab from Facebook.

Facebook makes changes to avoid political bias

May 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

These changes include clearer guidelines refresher training and more oversight

epa05130276 (FILE) A file picture dated 04 April 2013, shows Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg pausing during an event at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, USA. Smartphone advertising fueled record earnings on 27 January 2016 for Facebook, as the company reported more than 1 billion US dollar in quarterly income for the first time - more than double the year before. Facebook netted 1.56 billion US dollar for 2015's fourth quarter, up 125 percent from 701 million for the same period in 2014. Revenues rose 52 percent year-on-year to 5.84 billion US dollar. The world's largest internet social network reported 3.69 billion US dollar in net income for the full year, up from 2.94 billion for 2014. Advertising accounts for nearly all of Facebook's revenue, and 80 percent of ad revenue came from adverts on Facebook's mobile sites. As of the end of 2015, Facebook had 1.59 billion active users worldwide, the company said, an increase of 40 million over the previous quarter. More than nine out of 10 users accessed Facebook via smartphones and tablets. Facebook has recently made changes to the way ads appear - between posts on user feeds, rather than to the side - to a noticeable spike in sales. EPA/PETER DaSILVA

Zuckerberg to meet with conservatives on bias claims

May 16, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Political commentator Glenn Beck and talk show host Dana Perino are among those invited to the meeting with Facebook s Mark Zuckerberg

epa04460916 A handout picture made available by Tsinghua University on 24 October 2014 shows Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a Q&A at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, 22 October 2014. EPA/TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY / HANDOUT BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Facebook denies anti-conservative bias, censorship

May 11, 2016 - 9:40 PM

We take these reports extremely seriously and have found no evidence that the anonymous allegations are true says Facebook executive Tom Stocky

epa04901364 (FILE) A file picture dated 28 November 2013 shows a man using the social networking site Facebook on his phone at a cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam. More than one billion people logged into the social media network Facebook in one day, marking a new record for the company, said Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on 27 August 2015. The 31-year-old entrepreneur said the milestone was the 'beginning of connecting the whole world,' according to a message on his Facebook site. EPA/LUONG THAI LINH

Google I/O, Jony Ive's promotion, latest in robotics | SciTech4u

Jun 04, 2015 - 12:29 PM

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Video: Facebook supports 3rd party GIFs

Jun 02, 2015 - 2:45 PM

You can now send that hairflip GIF to your friends via Facebook

Jetpacks over Dubai, Facebook Instant Articles, Apple Watch | SciTech4u

May 20, 2015 - 12:33 PM

Rappler gets its hand on the Apple Watch That and more in this week s episode of SciTech4u

Facebook rolls out Instant Articles

May 19, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Buzzfeed National Geographic and The New York Times are among the first news sites to be integrated in the Facebook news feed

Hubble at 25, Google's Project Fi, Chile volcanic eruption | SciTech4u

Apr 27, 2015 - 3:30 PM

That and the girl who proved Einstein right in this week s episode of SciTech4u

iPhone 6 preview (TechRap)

Jul 06, 2014 - 7:56 PM

In just 3 months Apple should announce the new iPhone we go over everything you need to know about yet to be released smartphone

Facebook manipulated users emotions in secret study – report

Jun 29, 2014 - 10:33 PM

A study details how Facebook secretly manipulated the news feed of around 700 000 users

LOGGING IN? Facebook users call Facebook's manipulation 'creepy' and 'disturbing'

What's the magic word behind popular Facebook posts?

May 03, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Find out which one word can pluck your posts out of relative obscurity and push them to the top of the Facebook news feed

Secret Facebook success carousel

Facebook stock added to Dow Jones S&P 500 index

Dec 12, 2013 - 8:41 AM

The world s leading online social network will replace chip testing equipment company Teradyne

Facebook unveils redesigned News Feed

Mar 08, 2013 - 2:48 AM

Photos news articles and maps get top billing in Facebook s redesigned News Feed that allows you to reduce clutter and focus on content you care about