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Facebook extends lead as news gateway

Facebook has become an important news source for close to half of American adults, a study showed Thursday amid increased scrutiny over the social network’s gateway role. The Pew Research Center survey showed 62 percent of US adults get news on social media, and 18 percent do so often. That shows a growing role for […]

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No Facebook, no WhatsApp was the mantra

No or limited access to social media seems to be the secret to scoring high marks for city kids. The class X and XII results declared on Friday revealed that toppers kept away from social media so as to not lose focus while appearing for examinations. Besides, most of them relied on self study. Shikha […]

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Facebook censoring news, claims report

Facebook workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s “trending” list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report that sparked widespread comment on social media. An unnamed former Facebook employee told Gizmodo that workers “routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers,” according to Gizmodo, while “artificially” adding other […]

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Court says no to ‘Facebook drink’ in China

Chinese people won’t be able to quench their thirst with a refreshing “face book” beverage, after the US social networking company won a rare trademark victory against a local firm in China. By contrast, Apple Inc last month lost its battle to prevent a domestic company from using the “iPhone” trademark on leather goods in […]

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Facebook employees get new guidelines

Facebook on Thursday emphasized that it does not permit its employees to block news stories from its “Trending Topics” list based on political bias, amid a controversy over how the social mediasuperpower selects what news it displays. Technology news website Gizmodo on Monday reported that a formerFacebook employee said workers “routinely suppressed news stories of […]

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Facebook gets “At Work” in India

Corporate workplaces may ban the use of social networking sites like Facebook in their offices, but the internet giant has found a way to enter this space. Startups and older businesses in India such as Zomato, PayTM, BookMyShow, Delhivery, Yes Bank, L&T Infotech, Godrej, and others have begun using Facebook At Work — a twin […]

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Facebook’s trending topic controversy: All you need to know

What’s behind the accusations that Facebook is manipulating its”trending topics” feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives? According to the technology blog Gizmodo , which is owned by Gawker Media, a former Facebook contractor with self-described conservative leanings said Facebook downplayed news that conservatives are interested in and artificially promoted liberal issues such as […]

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Police indifference reflects on Facebook

While some gangsters lodged in jails of Punjab face no problem in updating their Facebook page about the latest crime, Ludhiana police refuse to acknowledge complaints and suggestions made by city residents on its Facebook page. According to the Facebook page of Ludhiana police, the last time it was updated was on April 28. That […]

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Facebook opens office in Malaysia

Social media giant, Facebook has opened a local office in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, a media report said on Thursday. “The office launch marks a milestone for Facebook in Malaysia and we are committed to helping Malaysians and businesses connect in more meaningful ways,” said Facebook South-East Asia managing director Kenneth Bishop. “Our […]