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Facebook to survey users to determine trustworthiness of news sources

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In order to combat fake news, Facebook is asking its users to complete a survey to determine what is a high-quality content. The survey will be used to implement News Feed rankings and Facebook plans to test this feature in

Facebook to prioritize posts from friends, family over publishers

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Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is planning to bring a big change to the social network’s news feed. The company said that it will be changing the News Feed to prioritize more posts from friends and family members over local publishers

Facebook testing new feature that lets you find local news & events

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Facebook is making it easier for its users to find local news from verified sources. According to a Recode report, the social networking giant is testing a feature called “Today In”, a mix of a city-specific event, announcements, and local

Facebook to launch its Echo Show rival, Portal by the year end: Report

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Facebook is planning to launch its home video chat device named Portal later this year. The news first reported by online news network Cheddar states that the new device will be in direct competition with Amazon’s Echo Show. According to

Facebook to shut down its personal assistant ‘M’

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It’s time up for Facebook’s personal assistant ‘M‘ as users received messages yesterday that Facebook is shutting down the service on January 19th. The company confirmed the news in a statement to The Verge. Facebook first unveiled M in 2015 as part of its Messenger app.

Facebook asking new users to use names as per Aadhaar to signup

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Facebook is testing a new feature where new users are asked to enter their names as per their Aadhaar card. Since it’s being tested with a small population in India, not all users may be able to see this. The

Snapchat testing ‘Stories Everywhere’ to boost user growth

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Amid growing competition from the likes of Facebook and Instagram, and stagnant user growth, Snapchat is developing a new feature that will let users share stories outside the Snapchat app, according to a report from live streaming news network Cheddar. The report

Facebook introduces ‘ignore’ button and other new tools to fight harassment

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Facebook has unveiled a series of new tools to fight abuse and harassment over the social network. Facebook says the new tools will make you feel safer while using the platform. One of the new tool introduced is that when

WhatsApp told to stop sharing data with Facebook

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WhatsApp is in the news lately-both for the good and bad reasons. On one side, the messaging platform has been adding newer features to its app to enhance the user experience. While on the other side, the company has been

Facebook’s Snooze button to temporarily mute friends, pages for 30 days

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Facebook is rolling out a new feature called “Snooze” that lets you temporarily mute annoying friends and pages for 30 days. The people, Pages, and groups you snooze will not be notified. However, you will be notified before the Snooze period

Senior Facebook exec David Marcus joins Coinbase’s board

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Bitcoin startup, Coinbase that shot up to top spot in the iTunes store last week has got on board Facebook Vice President of Messaging Products David Marcus as it navigates through an uncertain and frenzied period of growth. The appointment was announced by

Top 10 tech companies to work for in the US: Glassdoor

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Based on the US employee feedback, Glassdoor released a report of the top 100 companies in the US. Out of which here are the top 10 tech companies as per the list. 1) Facebook- Topping the chart for the best

Facebook ‘Messenger Kids’ app is Ad-free & managed by parents

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Facebook announced a new version of the Messenger app for kids called Messenger Kids. The app does not require a Facebook account, rather parents are able to manage a child’s Messenger Kids app from their Facebook account. Facebook is launching

Facebook turns to AI to help prevent suicides

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Facebook is upgrading its AI tools to help prevent suicide, the company announced on Monday. “Starting today we’re upgrading our AI tools to identify when someone is expressing thoughts about suicide on Facebook so we can help get them the support they need quickly,”

Facebook launches online training hubs to strengthen Digital India initiative

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Facebook is launching online training hubs in India aimed at helping small businesses and people grow by giving them the digital skills they need to compete in today’s digital economy. The social networking giant said that it plans to train more than half

Facebook launches Creators app to promote video content

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Facebook announced the launch of Facebook Creators app and an accompanying website which is designed to help users create videos. The app is available for iOS with an Android version planned in the coming months. The Facebook Creator app will

Facebook is bringing “Stories” for groups and events

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Social media giant Facebook is bringing a consolidated Stories feature for those who are a part of “groups” and “events” feature on the platform. The company said that those on various groups and events pages will be able to contribute

Facebook relaunches its standalone Events app as ‘Facebook Local’

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Facebook is relaunching its standalone Events app as Facebook Local. Facebook Local combines events and permanent places to a single search engine powered by social network’s 70 million business pages plus reviews and friends’ check-ins. “The new app, helps you easily

Facebook will soon allow users to send money to their friends

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With the number of digital transactions around the world increasing by the day, Facebook is also looking to improve users’ payment experience on its platform. Making a move in the same direction, the company may soon start testing ”red envelope”

Facebook stock soars; unaffected by the Russian ad issue

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It seems that Facebook is unaffected by the Russian ads issue. The company’s third quarter has soared dramatically 79 percent and revenues were up nearly 50 percent in the third quarter as marketers poured money into Facebook’s advertising offerings, as reported