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Facebook Briefly Removed Cross-Posted Tweets, Says Deleted Twitter App for Facebook Responsible

Facebook removed all cross-posted tweets from its site, before restoring them. All the tweets that users had shared on Facebook, with the cross-posting option, were no longer showing up in memories, and the comments and likes associated with that post had disappeared. Facebook was quick to acknowledge the issue, and said that it was investigating the […]

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German Antitrust Watchdog Plans Action on Facebook This Year

Germany’s antitrust watchdog expects to take first steps this year in its probe against Facebook after finding that the social media giant abused its market dominance to gather data on people without their knowledge or consent. The probe is being closely watched in Europe amid mounting concerns over leaks of data on tens of millions of Facebook […]

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Facebook fixes bug that marked some posts as spam

A day after some users complained about their Facebook posts being marked as spam, Facebook on Saturday said it has fixed the bug that caused the problem. “We have fixed a bug that caused some posts to be incorrectly marked as spam. We’ve restored the posts that were affected and are very sorry this happened,” […]

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Facebook’s Aloha AI Voice Assistant, Portal Smart Speaker Mention Spotted in Messenger App

Facebook has already been quite late in joining the voice computing revolution, but it might just be ready to announce its long-rumoured smart speaker. The social media giant would have brought a smart speaker to the market earlier, but it had reportedly delayed the launchbecause of the infamous Cambridge Analytica scandal. However, latest reports suggest that Facebook’s ‘Aloha’project is […]

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Facebook Should Be Treated as Content Creator, Say Attorneys in Ad Policy Case

For the efforts it makes to “customise” audience for its advertisers, Facebook should legally be considered as a “content creator” just as any other media outlet, according to US attorneys involved in a case relating to the social networking giant’s ad policies, the media reported. This assertion may have immediate legal ramifications and open the way for […]

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HUD brings complaint against Facebook for allowing housing discrimination on platform

The Department of Housing and Urban Development brought a complaint against Facebook FB, -0.52% for violating the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords and home sellers to use its advertising platform to engage in housing discrimination. Facebook enables advertises to display ads either only to men or women, not show ads to Facebook users interested in an “assistance […]

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Facebook to Broadcast Champions League Football in Latin America

Facebook will broadcast Champions League matches in Latin America through 2021, UEFA announced Wednesday, in the latest bid by online platforms to tap into the lucrative live sports market. The deal will make Facebook “the exclusive free-to-air home for certain UEFA Champions League live matches across Spanish-speaking territories during the 2018-21 cycle,” UEFA said in a statement. […]

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Facebook’s David Marcus Resigns From Coinbase Board in Blockchain Push

Facebook executive David Marcus resigned from Coinbase Inc.’s board, a sign the social network operator is pushing ahead with its own blockchain work. Marcus quit on Friday, citing a new group he oversees at Facebook that’s exploring potential blockchain uses. “I’ve decided it was appropriate for me to resign from the Coinbase board,” he said in a statement. […]

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Facebook Moves to Stop Sharing of 3D Gun Blueprints

Facebook on Thursday said it was moving to prevent the sharing of blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the social network, which violates its rules on regulated goods. “Sharing instructions on how to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines is not allowed under our Community Standards,” a Facebook spokesman said in response to an […]

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Facebook Apologises After Lombok Earthquake Balloons Blunder

Facebook apologised on Wednesday after users posting about a deadly earthquake in Indonesia on the social media platform saw their messages decorated with images of balloons and confetti. A 6.9 magnitude quake struck the tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 347 people and leaving thousands homeless, according to the government-run Antara news agency. […]