Category: Facebook

Facebook Plans to Train 5 Million Indians in Digital Skills by 2021

To help small businesses in India reach the global economy, Facebook is planning to train five million people with digital skills in three years, a top company executive said here on Saturday. With ten ongoing programmes, Facebook has already trained one million people across 150 cities and 48,000 villages with support from 50 partners, the social networking […]

Facebook Defends Russia Response, Updates Plan to Curb Misbehaviour

Facebook Chairman and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended his response to Russian election meddling on the world’s largest social media network and issued a new plan aimed at stifling misbehaviour while maintaining a vibrant hub for online speech. His comments in a conference call with journalists and in a Facebook post followed a New York […]

Facebook Aimed to Conceal Russian Meddling, Report Claims

Facebook misled the public about its knowledge of Russian hackers’ use of the powerful platform to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, a New York Times investigation reported Thursday. It also said Facebook has at times smeared critics as anti-Semitic or tried to link activists to billionaire investor George Soros, and tried to shift public anger […]

Facebook Portal Video Chat Devices Go on Sale in the US

Facebook has made its new smart video chat devices, Portal and Portal+, available for purchase in the US. Consumers can purchase Portal for $199 (roughly Rs. 14,400) and Portal+ for $349 (roughly Rs. 25,100) from portal.facebook.com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, as well as Amazon Books and Best Buy stores, Facebook said on Wednesday. Portal has a 10-inch 1280×800 pixels display and Portal+ brings a 15-inch 1920×1080 […]

Facebook Blocks 115 Accounts on Eve of US Election

Facebook said Monday it blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 more on Instagram after police warned they may be linked to “foreign entities” trying to interfere in the US midterm election. The announcement came shortly after US law enforcement and intelligence agencies said that Americans should be wary of Russian attempts to spread fake news. […]