Facebook Just Announced It Will Curb Anti-Vaccination Content

There’s no denying that social media has power when it comes to getting a message across — whether or not that message is factually accurate. In an effort to push back against health hoaxes on the site, Facebook is taking steps to address anti-vaccination misinformation on the platform, according to a statement posted on Facebook’s blog. “We’re working to tackle […]

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Facebook ‘targeted politicians in campaign against data privacy laws’

Facebook ‘directed massive lobbying campaign at politicians around the world and called Irish PM a ‘great friend’ in battle against new data privacy laws’ Facebook executives met with policy makers in Davos, Switzerland, in 2014  Documents reveal they tried to influence Canada, Brazil and all 28 EU states  Facebook said they had ‘great relationship’ with Irish prime minster Enda Kenny At […]

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Facebook moderators using drugs and having sex at work to cope with PTSD symptoms caused by watching extreme material all day

One moderator even reportedly found himself believing in the warped conspiracy theories he had to monitor continually. Based in a facility in Arizona, operated by third-party contractor Cognizant, employees are constantly bombarded with sexual, violent, and bloody content – for £11 an hour. One terrorised employee told The Verge she started having panic attacks after having to watch a man […]

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Catfished teen has Facebook pics stolen and photo-shopped to make her look FAT on friendship app Yubo

Jodie Thorpe, 16, was shocked to find her Instagram snaps being used by someone else on a teenage “befriending” app called Yubo. Things were made even worse when Jodie, from Glasgow, found out she had been “fatboothed” to make her look overweight in all the pictures. She was alerted to the profile by a male friend who recognised the stolen […]

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Mom's photo of 'Cheat Day' lunchbox sparks online debate on body positive messages for young girls

A Florida mom’s Facebook post is igniting conversation among parents after she shared a photo of a lunchbox that was seemingly targeted for young girls. Sonni Abatta, a writer and podcast host, blogged about the pink, glittery lunchbox which read, “Cheat Day.” “Why do I say it’s marketed toward little girls? It’s pink, it has sequins and it was surrounded […]

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Facebook behaviour reveals anger among Arsenal fans – but much love at Liverpool

Meanwhile Arsenal fans, who endured a topsy-turvy year after replacing Arsene Wenger with Unai Emery, are not convinced by the new regime. According to research by Newton Insights, Arsenal fans are the least satisfied of the rest of the big six, with over 300,000 hostile reactions sent on Facebook last year. In contrast, Liverpool supporters were the most positive on the social media […]

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Facebook Used Games to Bilk Millions of Dollars From Children, Rejected Internal Solutions

Facebook created a system that allowed children to spend tens of millions of dollars through their parents’ credit cards and Paypal accounts on games and other goods without their parents’ knowledge and, despite concerns raised by game developers and solutions suggested by internal analysts, did nothing to fix the issue, according to a trove of documents unsealed from a 2012 […]

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