Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook Says Not Its Job to Recruit Publishers for Content

In a clear message to news publishers, a top Facebookexecutive has emphasised that it is not their job to recruit people from media organisations for the content on the social media platform. At the “Code Media 2018” conference in California organised by the famous tech portal ReCode, Facebook’s Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown said “her job is to make sure ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter Not Fully Complying With Consumer Rules: EU

The European Commission said Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter. “While Google’s latest proposals appear to be in line with the requests made by consumer authorities, Facebook and, more significantly, Twitter, have only partially addressed important issues about their liability and about how users are ... Read More »

Seattle says Facebook broke one of its campaign advertising laws

Seattle’s election commission says Facebook broke a city law that requires it to disclose who paid for campaign ads. Reuters reports that the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission’s executive director, Wayne Barnett, said Facebook must reveal advertising spending information for last year’s city elections or potentially face fines of up to $5,000 per ad purchase. Facebook, Twitter and Google have been under scrutiny ... Read More »

Facebook Denies ‘Censoring’ 19th-Century Vagina Painting

A long-running dispute over claims of censorship by Facebook came to a head in a French court on Thursday, with the social network denying it had deleted a user’s account because he posted a picture of a 19th-century painting of a woman’s genitals. “L’Origine du Monde” (The Origin of the World), an 1866 oil painting by the realist painter Gustave Courbet, might ... Read More »

Facebook Tests Posting of Instagram Stories as WhatsApp Statuses

HIGHLIGHTS The feature has been confirmed to be in testing A Story posted as a WhatsApp Status will be encrypted Facebook didn’t confirm if it would roll out the feature globally Facebook is running a small test to let users post their Instagram Stories directly to WhatsApp Status. The new feature will let users post decorated photos, videos, and GIF images from Instagram on WhatsApp, ... Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Personal Challenge for 2018: Fix Facebook

HIGHLIGHTS Zuckerberg made the announcement in a post on Thursday The Facebook CEO has made personal resolutions in the past He compared this year’s challenge to the first one he did 9 years ago Mark Zuckerberg says his “personal challenge” for 2018 is to fix Facebook. The Facebook CEO has declared a goal each year since 2009. Past challenges have included wearing a tie ... Read More »

Paypal founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel bets big on Bitcoins

Bitcoin has gained global fame in the past year, but it’s been popular at Peter Thiel’s venture firm since at least 2012. Founders Fund, Thiel’s San Francisco-based firm known for early bets on SpaceX and Airbnb, has been purchasing small amounts of bitcoin in recent years, totaling no more than $20 million, to establish a “toehold” in the space, according to a person with ... Read More »

Why Tencent wants to be more like Facebook in advertising

Hong Kong/Shanghai: Tencent Holdings Ltd’s rise into a $500 billion company was fuelled by a culture of internal competition, where teams raced against each other to make ideas work. To become an advertising powerhouse like Facebook Inc., the internal barriers are starting to come down. The seven main business units of China’s largest company are working to synchronize data and study ... Read More »

Facebook, Google strangle media

A wave of consolidation in every sector of the media industry shows how much media companies are struggling to keep up with the pace and scale of technology companies. Why it matters: Tech giants, aided by decades of minimal regulation, have scaled to the point at which they are able to adjust their advertising models and adapt to consumer demands faster ... Read More »

Facebook and Instagram services restored after major global disruption

Facebook, which acquired Instagram for $1bn in 2012, has not provided an official reason for the outage. Photograph: Tom Dymond/Rex Features Facebook and Instagram were offline to many users on Wednesday afternoon in what appeared to be a global connection problem. The website Down Detector suggested users of both social media sites began reporting problems at about 4pm, with Europe and North America seemingly ... Read More »