Summary: Many publishers have wrung their hands over being at the mercy of Facebook’s algorithm changes. Rarely are the details made public, though. As a public company, Salon Media Group has to report its financial results. In its most recent full-year fiscal results, published on June 23, it disclosed its revenue fell 34 percent...
On Wednesday, ProPublica published dozens of startling training documents reportedly used by Facebook to train moderators on hate speech. As the trove of slides and quizzes reveals, Facebook uses a warped, one-sided reasoning to balance policing hate speech against users' freedom of expression on the platform. Show More Summary
https://www.facebook.com/Crunkster430/videos/10213320261704638/ A 3-ton monument displaying the Ten Commandments was destroyed hours after being installed at Arkansas' State Capitol Wednesday, smashed by Michael T. Reed at the wheel of a 2016 Dodge Dart. Show More Summary
These people are nuts. They might be your aunt who believes the earth is flat. They might be an uncle who believes vaccines are in hi-c boxes....
In an effort to stamp out as much hate as possible, Facebook is moving forward with getting rid of all the hate speech they can on their website. Each and every single week, Facebook is deleting approximately 66,000 posts in an anti-hate campaign. Show More Summary
When network effects mean social monopoly.
Kelly Clarkson is releasing a second book! The 35-year-old singer just announced the news in a super cute Facebook video, which you can watch below. Kelly‘s second children’s book will be titled River Rose and the Magical Christmas (via HarperCollins Children’s Books), and will feature an original Christmas song written and performed by her! Here’s [...]
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He said he doesn't order soy milk "to sound fancy," but so his "bottom doesn't blast fire for 4 hours.”
Facebook’s methods for detecting hate speech are being criticized today for the way in which they protect some groups and ignores others. In a ProPublica report published today, leaked internal documents used to train teams that review questionable content with help from the AI-trained algorithm are told to protect white men over black children or women […]
According to an unsettling new report by Pro Publica, Facbook may have a racial double standard for how it flags and censors content. Their report is based on analysis of internal documents from the company, but its findings were also made plenty apparent by two recent events. Earlier this month, in response to a terrorist […]
A newly installed Ten Commandments monument on Arkansas state Capitol grounds was destroyed on Wednesday by a man police said drove his vehicle into the granite slab and posted the incident on Facebook. "It was shattered into a lot of pieces," Chris Powell, a spokesman for the Secretary of State and Capitol Police, said in an interview. Show More Summary
Facebook is cutting down on misinformation— AKA fake news—shared on the world's largest social network. SEE ALSO: In search of Facebook’s conscience A new tweak to its API (a fancy acronym for shared code) will prevent Facebook users...Show More Summary
“All white people are racist. Start from that reference point, or you’ve already failed,” read a Facebook post by Black Lives Matter activist Didi Delgado. The post earned her a temporary ban from the social network. “Racist,” according...Show More Summary
The Binary Capital story took another weird turn on Monday when sole remaining partner, Jonathan Teo, posted a note on Facebook. In the note, Teo reversed his stance on The Information’s original story and his partner’s predatory treatment of women… for a third time. Show More Summary
Facebook isn’t done with chatbots quite yet; today, the company is launching Discover, a hub inside Messenger for discovering new and interesting chatbots to message with. The section is going live for users stateside, and the company is billing it as an opportunity for people to interact with businesses and brands in more useful ways. Read More
As you know, tomorrow the sign up bonus on the Hyatt Credit Card is scheduled to change from 2 free nights at any Hyatt property in the world to 40,000 points after meeting minimum spend. A reader sent a Facebook message suggesting that...Show More Summary
Facebook launched its Marketplace feature last October, enabling users to list and browse items for sale. The social network shared some Marketplace facts and figures Wednesday. More than 18 million new items were posted for sale to Marketplace in the U.S. in May, Facebook said in an email to Social Pro Daily. The most popular...
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Sometimes, traffic stops can be out of this world. Police in Alpharetta, Georgia stopped a car containing a rather otherworldly passenger on Sunday. The confused officer was quick to document the sighting and put it on Facebook, in case...Show More Summary