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Instagram expands shopping features to take on Amazon

Shopping on Instagram is about to become an even bigger business.  The company just announced two important updates to its growing e-commerce business: shoppable ads in Stories, which it first started began testing in June, will launch globally, and Instagram’s Explore tab will get dedicated shopping channels.  SEE ALSO: Instagram adds 6 new meme-worthy Superzoom...CONTINUE READING

Facebook is finally making progress against fake news

It looks like Facebook’s actions to stop the spread of fake news might actually be working. A new study titled “Trends in the Diffusion of Misinformation on Social Media” from researchers at Stanford University and New York University have discovered that Facebook engagement — shares, likes, and comments from users interacting with articles on the...CONTINUE READING

Mark Zuckerberg subtly made a case for not breaking up Facebook

It’s not hard to understand why Mark Zuckerberg loves the empire-consolidating Augustus Caesar. The 3,300 word note Mark Zuckerberg published Thursday about Facebook’s approach to election interference contained some surprisingly frank insight into why Facebook has made some of the business decisions that it has. For example, Zuckerberg shared that he considered banning political ads...CONTINUE READING

Mark Zuckerberg on election interference: ‘This has been an intense year’

Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday made good on his Rosh Hashana promise to tell the public how he is approaching the toughest issues facing Facebook. Zuckerberg published a very thorough 3,300 word post on Facebook detailing the company’s multi-pronged approach to combating election interference.  “These are incredibly complex and important problems, and this has been an...CONTINUE READING

Illegal animal trade uncovered on Facebook in Thailand

A wildlife trafficking watchdog is calling out Facebook for hundreds of listings of animals in Thailand. TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring organization, is releasing a report today detailing a multiyear investigation that monitored Facebook groups that facilitated the sale of wildlife. The listings included live and dead animals, as well as animal body parts according...CONTINUE READING

Facebook brings disaster relief assistance to users who might need it the most

Just in time for hurricane season, Facebook is here to help. On Monday, Facebook announced that it was expanding its Community Help features to Facebook Lite, the company’s data-conserving android app initially created for use on older phones and in developing countries.  SEE ALSO: Facebook’s data-saving Android app is coming to the U.S. Community Help...CONTINUE READING

What the real history of the ‘Wild West’ can teach us about the tech industry

Strap on your spurs and pull up those chaps! The U.S. government and the tech industry are gearing up for a good old-fashioned Wild West showdown — but not in the way you might think. During Twitter’s and Facebook’s congressional hearing on Wednesday last week, Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey answered questions on Capitol Hill...CONTINUE READING
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