Facebook isn't a great place to get your news. Yet millions of Americans use the social network to learn about what's going on in the world every day. This is core to a new controversy over Facebook's Trending feature, which exists to connect users to relevant stories. Show More Summary
Ireland’s tax deal with Apple, which the European Union has ruled illegal, raises questions about Facebook’s tax arrangements in the country, where the social network has major operations.
Facebook is updating how advertisers offer discounts to users while making it far easier for users to keep track of them. Today, the social network is debuting an updated Offers section that feels like a digital coupon drawer. The move...Show More Summary
The social network is drawing on a tried-and-true business model to grow.
More Twitter users will be able to earn money via pre-roll ads on their video content following an announcement by the social network Tuesday.
It seems Facebook’s human news editors weren’t quite as expendable as the company thought. On Monday, the social network’s latest move to automate its “Trending” news section backfired when it promoted a false story by a dubious right-wing propaganda site. Show More Summary
Google today announced a slew of Google+ updates. The redesigned Google+ is now rolling out to all users, a few new features have been added to the social network, and it is becoming a core Google for Work service. Google first showed off the new Google+ for the web, which puts a greater focus on […]
Samsung is still a fan of flip phones, so it’s no surprise that the company apparently has another Android-powered device coming down the pipe. According to images shared on the social network Weibo, Samsung is gearing up to launch a new Android flip phone. This new handset, the Galaxy Folder [...]
The social network promoted a fake news story over the weekend about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. It's the latest in a string of controversies the Trending Topics feature has faced.
SILICON VALLEY — Facebook cut its Trending Topics team on Friday in favor of employing algorithms to surface news stories on the social networking platform. The Menlo Park company laid off 15-18 editorial contractors overseeing its Trending Topics, which represent the most popular stories on the site. Show More Summary
Mere hours after Facebook announced that its Trending section would become more algorithmically controlled, users noticed that the social network was surfacing a fake news story about Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Megyn Kelly is trending on Facebook for an article that has no basis in reality. pic.twitter.com/31f4ERnzHI — Kyle Blaine (@kyletblaine) August 29, 2016...
The social network is changing how it presents news following months of criticism over its curation methods
The news earlier this month that WhatsApp, the messaging service, is to share mobile phone numbers and other data with Facebook, the social network that bought it for $19 billion in 2014, is a further sign – if any were needed – of the immense value that internet companies put [...]
Following a permanent suspension from Twitter, conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos has filed a series of data requests with the social networking company demanding that they turn over all of his personal data. The tech editor of the Breitbert conservative news site says he is entitled to this information under British and Irish law. The move is part of […]
Facebook made some big changes today to remove humans almost entirely from its controversial Trending Topics feature, removing the potential for editorializing the content shared on the social network. As part of the change, Facebook...Show More Summary
Facebook just announced it is changing one very important part of WhatsApp. The messaging app, which was acquired by Facebook in 2014, will soon begin to share its users' phone numbers and usage information with the social network as part of an effort to build out its own business communication platform. Show More Summary
The social network thinks it's figured out your political views -- and now you can see how Facebook characterizes you
Facebook is continuing its grand quest to become the new television. The social networking giant released new statistics Thursday that tout its ability to be the go-to platform for news outlets to broadcast and for people to consumeShow More Summary
Within a week of Facebook's declaration of war on ad blockers, it was clear the social network couldn't win. First, AdBlock Plus, the most popular desktop ad blocking service, spotted parts of Facebook’s code that allowed it to discern...Show More Summary
Facebook unveiled several new computer vision tools on Thursday to detect, delineate and label objects in an image, technology that could be used to improve image search on the social network, build experiences for vision-impaired users and interpret live videos in real-time.