Category: Facebook

Facebook Shuts Down Friend List Feeds, Brings Mentorship Feature to Groups

After launching AR games in Messenger video chats, Facebook has now decided to brings its mentorship feature to Groups as well. The mentorship feature was launched last year by Facebook, and introducing it to Groups will now allows users in existing communities to connect with mentors and get one-on-one support through a guided programme. The social giant also […]

Facebook Messenger Gets AR Games Feature in Video Chats

Facebook has copied another one of Snapchat’s features, and this time it brings augmented reality games to Messenger video chats. Facebook Messenger now has two AR games that users can play with their friends during a video call. This feature is similar to Snappables announcedby Snapchat in April this year. Snappables are a new form of interactive lenses through which Snapchatters […]

Facebook Asked to Change Platform Rules for Journalists and Researchers

A group of First Amendment advocates have urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to change the social media giant’s platform rules to enable public service journalism and research on its platform. The issue is especially pressing, says Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute, as reporters and researchers investigate Russian interference in the midterm elections through platforms such as Facebook’s. […]

Facebook Fake Accounts Getting Harder to Track, Security Experts Say

Creators of fake accounts and news pages on Facebookare learning from their past mistakes and making themselves harder to track and identify, posing new challenges in preventing the platform from being used for political misinformation, cyber-security experts say. This was apparent as Facebook tried to determine who created pages it said were aimed at sowing dissension […]

Facebook Partners Asian College of Journalism, Establishes Scholarship Programme

In its bid to curb the spread of fake news and ensure high-quality journalism in India, Facebook on Thursday announced its first partnership in the country with Chennai-based Asian College of Journalism (ACJ). Part of the Facebook Journalism Project – announced last year to develop high-quality journalism around the world – the partnership will also establish a […]

Facebook Finds ‘Sophisticated’ Efforts to Disrupt Elections Ahead of Mid-Term Polls in the US

Facebook elevated concerns about election interference Tuesday, announcing that it had uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to manipulate US politics and by extension the upcoming midterm elections. The company was careful to hedge its announcement; it didn’t link the effort directly to Russia or to the midterms, now less than a hundred days away. And […]