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Facebook will also start to make public the minutes of its meetings on content policy
Facebook will change algorithm to reduce sensational content: Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook is also making a handful of other major changes to its content moderation efforts. First, decisions on content can be appealed to an independent body, taking the final decision out of Facebook’s hands.
Facebook has salespeople in China to sell ads to local companies that want to reach people outside the country.
Facebook says any return to China would preserve free expression
Facebook’s stance is more cautious than Google, which is trying to get its search engine back into China.
Facebook Portal starts at $199 for the smaller model in the US.
Facebook Portal goes on sale; company exec answers questions on privacy
Facebook says that the video chats will be encrypted, so the company can’t see what you’re saying to people. The camera doesn’t identify who is calling, and can be turned off.
If hoax publishers aren’t as much of a problem in the US, polarisation still is.
Facebook tamped down on hoax sites, but polarisation thrives
Facebook built a system that specifically addresses hoax news websites and pages. But that shifted some of the fake news activity to posts and images that go viral in Facebook groups, in which old photos are often doctored or retitled to apply to current news events.
Third-quarter revenue jumped 33%, while profit was $1.76 a share, well ahead of Wall Street projections
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes case for shift to video, Instagram
The company’s flagship social network has almost reached saturation point in terms of its growth, especially in the US and Europe.
Snap Inc’s shares tumbled as much as 12%.
Snapchat user base falls to 186 million, decline to continue
Snapchat redesigned its app earlier this year which received harsh criticism from users globally.
The company also needs to make a compelling case to advertisers that marketing on Snapchat has value on par with Facebook, Snap’s much larger social-media rival.
Snap hires two new executives to take over from departing Imran Khan
The two new hires have a daunting task ahead. Snap still has to work to expand its Snapchat mobile-messaging app internationally and reverse a slowdown in user growth, which was hindered by an unpopular redesign earlier this year.
“When you leave anything, there are reasons for leaving,” Kevin Systrom said.
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom says ‘no hard feelings’ with Facebook
Systrom and co-founder Mike Krieger left Instagram last month after increased tension with Facebook over the direction of the product.
FILE- In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts.
Facebook’s worst security breach hammers user trust once again
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged in congressional hearings to protect user data above all else and invest more in security.
Facebook is ramping up privacy standards, especially with regard to developer relationships, after revelations earlier this year that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, obtained information on as many as 85 million Facebook users’ without their permission, through the maker of a personality app.
Facebook suspends 400 apps in developer data investigation
Facebook made the move over concerns around the developers who built the apps and how the information people chose to share with the app may have been used, the company said.

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