Category: Facebook

Facebook launches Facebook Business Suite, an app for managing business accounts across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger
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Facebook launches Facebook Business Suite, an app for managing business accounts across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook this morning launched a new app designed to make it easier for businesses to manage their pages and profiles across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger in a single place. The app, Facebook Business Suite, combines access to the business’s key updates and priorities, and offers a way to draft and schedule feed posts for both…

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Facebook introduces a co-viewing experience in Messenger, ‘Watch Together’
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Facebook introduces a co-viewing experience in Messenger, ‘Watch Together’

Facebook today is rolling out a new feature that will allow friends and family to watch videos together over Messenger. The feature, called “Watch Together,” works with all Facebook Watch video content, including its original programs, user uploads, creator content, live streams, and soon, music videos. At launch, the co-watching experience can be used by…

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Facebook returns to its roots with Campus, a college student-only social network
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Facebook returns to its roots with Campus, a college student-only social network

Facebook is getting back to its roots as a college-focused social network. The company announced today the launch of a new social networking platform, Facebook Campus, which offers college students a private place to connect with classmates, join groups, discover upcoming campus events, get updates from their school’s administration and chat with other students from…

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Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Member Warns that Regulation Could Stifle Free Speech Online
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Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Member Warns that Regulation Could Stifle Free Speech Online

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the co-chair of Facebook’s “Supreme Court,” has warned that an aggressive approach to regulating the company could infringe upon freedom of speech. Her comments stand in stark contrast to the company’s purge of conservatives and plan to blacklist legal comment that might cause “regulatory impacts.” CNBC reports that in a recent interview the…

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Facebook boots Patriot Prayer, a far-right group with a history of violence
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Facebook boots Patriot Prayer, a far-right group with a history of violence

Facebook removed accounts belonging to far-right group Patriot Prayer and its leader Joey Gibson on Friday, citing a new effort to eradicate “violent social militias” from the platform. That effort emerged through a policy update in mid-August to the company’s rules around “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations.” Those changes resulted in the removal of a number…

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Facebook Watch is getting 1.25B visitors each month
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Facebook Watch is getting 1.25B visitors each month

Facebook is sharing some new growth numbers around its video destination — namely, that Facebook Watch is now receiving more than 1.25 billion visitors every month. The company isn’t saying specifically how those numbers have changed during the pandemic (when video services like Netflix have seen dramatic growth), but product lead Paresh Rajwat said there…

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Facebook News to expand internationally to the U.K., Germany, France, India, and Brazil
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Facebook News to expand internationally to the U.K., Germany, France, India, and Brazil

Facebook News, the social network’s dedicated news section launched to U.S. audiences in June, is soon expanding to international markets. The company announced today it plans to accelerate its plans to bring the product to non-U.S. markets, including the U.K., Germany, France, India, and Brazil, within the timeframe of six months to a year. As…

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Facebook’s Latest Scheme to Kill Competition: Data Portability
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Facebook’s Latest Scheme to Kill Competition: Data Portability

Facebook now has nearly 3 billion users across the globe. The social media giant’s strategy of “copy, acquire and kill” startups that threaten its dominance is well known. The Mark Zuckerberg-led firm is now the subject of several antitrust investigations. No social media giant is as well-populated or ubiquitous as Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Around the world,…

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Report: Facebook Introducing a ‘Virality Circuit Breaker’ to Prevent Spread of Viral Content
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Report: Facebook Introducing a ‘Virality Circuit Breaker’ to Prevent Spread of Viral Content

ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS /Getty According to a recent report from the Interface newsletter by Verge reporter Casey Newton, Facebook is piloting a new program that will monitor viral posts that gain millions of views to ensure that they don’t violate community standards. The Verge reporter Casey Newton reports in the newsletter the Interface that social media giant…

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