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With two audits and new A.I., can Facebook fix its discrimination problems?

After the recent farce of a congressional hearing about “anti-conservative bias” on social media, Facebook wants the world to know it’s still taking this alleged issue seriously. Facebook shared Wednesday that it will undergo a thorough political bias review, led by former Republican senator Jon Kyl and his lobbying firm, Covington and Burling. According to...CONTINUE READING

Facebook’s working on photorealistic VR avatars and they’re kinda creepy

Facebook has big plans for blurring reality and virtual reality. During its F8 Day 2 keynote, the company said it’s working on creating photorealistic VR avatars that look just like you IRL. And well… they’re kind of creepy. SEE ALSO: Facebook‘s dating service hasn’t even launched yet, and we already know it’s for old people...CONTINUE READING
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Facebook desperately tries to convince us that it’s good for the world

While he joked about his Congressional testimony and the never-ending privacy scandals of the last few months on the F8 stage, Mark Zuckerberg’s most important message was one he doubled down on throughout his keynote: Facebook is actually very good and not at all evil. SEE ALSO: Everything Mark Zuckerberg had to say about data...CONTINUE READING

Facebook is really proud of its 300,000 business bots, despite claiming it will put ’people first’

Mark Zuckerberg has made it clear that fake profiles and soviet robots have no place on Facebook. But worry not, robots. ‘Messenger’ is still a hospitable home for bots like you. SEE ALSO: Facebook quietly pauses all new app and bot reviews At F8, Facebook‘s Vice President of Messaging Products, David Marcus, jovially reported that...CONTINUE READING

Here’s everything that happened at F8 today

On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center to deliver his keynote speech at the company’s annual F8 developer conference. There was a lot to talk about. As Zuck mentioned in his opening statements: “This has been an intense year.” Last year’s conference promised that Facebook would...CONTINUE READING

Facebook announces new dating service ‘for serious relationships, not hookups’

One is the loneliest number, which is probably why Facebook is taking steps to connect the people on its network who aren’t in a relationship. At it’s annual F8 developer conference Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company will soon add a dating service to the main app. “This is going to be...CONTINUE READING

Mark Zuckerberg sounds exactly like Barack Obama in his F8 keynote

Mark Zuckerberg is not well known for his speaking skills. Last month, when the Facebook CEO spoke in front of Congress, he was viciously meme’d for his robotic demeanor, something he’s always gotten a lot flack for. But during his keynote at F8 on Tuesday, Facebook’s annual developer conference, Zuckerberg didn’t sound like himself. But...CONTINUE READING

Everything Mark Zuckerberg had to say about data privacy at F8

Facebook‘s annual developer conference, F8, is underway, and it’s all eyes on Zuck. The Facebook CEO opened the conference with a keynote address on Tuesday. He squared off with the elephant in the room right away: what Facebook plans to do to rebuild the user trust that was destroyed by the Cambridge Analytica scandal. That’s...CONTINUE READING

Whoops! F8 website crashes as Facebook’s biggest event of the year starts

Facebook’s massive developer conference kicked off Tuesday, but the event’s website lagged behind. F8’s site was down at least 15 minutes before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was set to kick off his keynote address in San Jose, California. The social network had hyped the event on social media prior to the kickoff, making the stumble...CONTINUE READING
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