Category: Facebook

Facebook Researcher Tied to Cambridge Analytica Quits

After becoming infamous for helping the controversial British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica harvest tens of millions of Facebook users’ profiles, a psychology researcher with the social networking giant has left the company, the media reported. A Facebook spokesperson declined to explain when or why the researcher, Joseph Chancellor, had left the

Facebook Removes Burmese Translation Feature After Reuters Report

Facebook has removed a feature that allowed users to translate Burmese posts and comments after a Reuters report showed the tool was producing bizarre results. A Reuters investigation published on August 15 documented how Facebook was failing in its efforts to combat vitriolic Burmese language posts about Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. Some 700,000 Rohingya

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