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Facebook Wins Dismissal of US Lawsuits Linked to Terrorism

June 15, 2017

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed two lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook Inc liable for supporting terrorist groups by letting them use its social media platform to further their goals, including violence against Jews. US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn dismissed a $3 billion (roughly Rs. 19,450 crores) damages lawsuit by relatives of American victims […]

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Facebook Moderation Guidelines Leaked, Show How It Reviews Hate Speech, Extremist Content

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Challenges such as revenge porn have overwhelmed Facebook moderators It reviews around 6.5 million reports of potentially fake accounts a week It confirmed that it was using software to intercept graphic content Leaked Facebook documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, […]

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Facebook Signs Deal With ESL to Live Stream E-Sports

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook to bring over 5,550 hours of e-sports events, original content It also recently announced a tie-up with Major League Baseball Twitter also partnered with ESL, Dreamhack to live stream tournaments Taking on Twitter and Amazon-owned Twitch when it comes to live-streaming sport events, Facebook has now announced a partnership with global e-sports company […]

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Facebook Rolls Out New 'Order Food' Feature for Mobile and Web

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS The feature is showing up for select people in US It appears on web and the app as well The ‘Order Food’ feature is powered by Delivery.com and Slice Facebook is rolling out a new ordering food feature, in a bid to keep users hooked onto its app, and not stray off to another […]

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Facebook Testing Tools to Help People Discover Local News

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook testing products that meaningfully engage with their community The test have just begun and are on three products Facebook is also using software to intercept graphic content A day after reports emerged of guidelines that Facebook follows to censor sensitive content, the social media giant said it is testing products to connect its […]

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Facebook Gets 'Live Chat With Friends' and 'Live With' Features

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Live Chat With Friends is currently being tested on mobile Live Chat With Friends will be made available broadly in summer Live With feature was earlier available only to public figures It is not a hidden fact that Facebook has been trying to focus on videos for quite some time and after imitating some […]

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Facebook Trending Topics Tweaked to Show More News Sources

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS New design will offer a “carousel” with a variety of websites Aim is to help people “feel more informed about the news in their region” The update “does not affect how trending topics are identified” Facebook on Wednesday unveiled its latest redesign to its “trending topics” feature – its latest move to give users […]

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Facebook Rainbow Reaction Is Here and This Is How You Can Get It Now

June 15, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has added the Rainbow reaction to support LGBTQ Pride There are also Pride-themed masks and frames Pride-themed features on Facebook will till June-end Facebook has launched a new Rainbow emoji reaction, among several other features, in honour of the LGBTQ Pride Month — celebrated every year in June — and show support to […]

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Facebook Trending Topics Tweaked to Show More News Sources

June 14, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS New design will offer a “carousel” with a variety of websites Aim is to help people “feel more informed about the news in their region” The update “does not affect how trending topics are identified” Facebook on Wednesday unveiled its latest redesign to its “trending topics” feature – its latest move to give users […]

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Facebook Expands Personal Fundraising Tools to More People, Causes

June 14, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook will let users ask friends and strangers to give them money The company has been testing the tool since March Latest update adds sports and community fundraisers as options Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or […]

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