Tag: Facebook

Facebook CEO Reaches Out to Microsoft President for Help: Report

Embroiled in massive data scandals amid losing stock and market cap, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly spoken to Microsoft President Brad Smith exploring the possibility of him joining the social networking platform and bring it back to glory. According to a report in The Information on Monday, Zuckerberg spoke directly to Smith on how to build trust at Facebook. […]

Facebook’s Menlo Park Headquarters Evacuated After Bomb Threat

A bomb threat prompted authorities on Tuesday to evacuate a building at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook near San Francisco, police said, but hours after a sweep of the structure began there was no word of explosives found. The New York Police Department received an anonymous tip about a bomb threat regarding Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park, […]

Facebook Makes Ad Breaks Available for Video Creators in India

Facebook on Friday introduced new monetisation tools for video creators in India including ad breaks — short ads that people can include in their eligible videos to earn money. Ad breaks are now available for eligible partners in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam and English, Facebook said at its “Creator Day” event here. Ad breaks can […]

Facebook to Fund Trainee Local Newspaper Reporters in Britain

Facebook is donating GBP 4.5 million ($5.8 million or around Rs. 41.26 crores) to train journalists in Britain to support communities that have lost local newspapers and reporters, in no little part due to ad revenue and readers switching online to the social media giant. The US company said on Monday it recognised the role it […]

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 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 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. […]

Facebook Report Shows Backers of US Political Ads

Facebook on Tuesday released the first of what it promised will be routine reports showing who is behind US political ads seen at the social network or its Instagram service. An Ad Archive Report launched online provided information including numbers of ads and how much money was spent. It featured tools for searching the archive for specific advertisers, […]