Category: Facebook

Facebook’s Battle Against Fake News Helped by This Tiny US Think Tank

A day before Facebook announced that it had discovered and disabled a propaganda campaign designed to sow dissension among US voters, it exclusively shared some of the suspicious pages with an online forensics team so busy it hasn’t put a nameplate on the door. The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab is based

Facebook Launches Digital Literacy Library to Help Youth Build Skills Online

Facebook on Friday announced the launch of a Digital Literacy Library to help young people build the skills they need to safely enjoy online technology. “Today, we’re launching our Digital Literacy Library, a collection of lessons to help young people think critically and share thoughtfully online,” Antigone Davis, Global Head of

Facebook Security Chief Alex Stamos Departs, Joins Stanford University

Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, who was a key figure in the fight against the spread of fake news and misinformation, on Thursday officially announced his decision to quit and join Stanford University as a full-time teacher and researcher. The announcement came as Facebook investigation, under Stamos, revealed on July 31 that

Facebook Buys Israeli Messaging Company Redkix

Israel’s Redkix, whose product combines email and team messaging, said on Thursday it has agreed to be acquired by Facebook, where it will join the Workplace team to help companies collaborate. Facebook launched Workplace, its subscription-based social platform for businesses, in 2016. Redkix and Facebook did not disclose financial details. A

Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet to Testify at US House Hearing

The US House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to take testimony from Facebook, Alphabet’s YouTube unit and Twitter on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons, the committee chairman said. Conservative Republicans in Congress have criticized social media companies for what they claim are politically motivated practices in removing some

Facebook Named Best Company to Work for in the US by Career Site Indeed

Facebook – despite suffering through what could be charitably described as a turbulent year – was ranked as best place to work in 2018, according to Indeed. The career website compiled its annual list of the 50 top-rated workplaces, based on 72 million employer ratings and reviews of Fortune 500 companies.

Facebook Testing Messenger Feature to Spot Suspicious Accounts

Facebook is testing a feature that will identify malicious accounts sending unwanted direct messages to you on its Messenger platform. According to a report in Motherboard on Wednesday, the feature when it goes live will provide additional information about direct messages from unknown contacts. “We are testing a way to provide people with

Facebook Is Again Under Fire for Potentially Mishandling Users’ Data

Facebook’s arrangements with Amazon.com, Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung allowing their devices to access data from the social network’s users could further expose Facebook to steep fines and other penalties, experts said. The practice – which may have occurred without users’ full knowledge – drew sharp rebukes Monday from lawmakers who said Facebook has misled them about the way it