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Israeli police arrest Palestinian over Facebook post

Man uploaded the picture of himself leaning against the bulldozer in West Bank In the caption on Facebook, he wrote an Arabic term meaning ‘good morning’ A malfunction translated it to ‘attack them’ in Hebrew or ‘hurt them’ in English Police believed he was plotting an attack, so they swooped in and arrested him By Gareth Davies For Mailonline Published: …

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Australian soldiers on Facebook group promoting rape

Scores of serving members of the Australian Defence Force are allegedly part of a Facebook group which shares material promoting domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse of children. The Victims of Abuse in the Australian Defence Force Association has undertaken an analysis of eight per cent of the 30,000 likes of the Facebook site SNAFU – Situation Normal All F***D …

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Why the Fact-Checking at Facebook Needs to Be Checked

Since the 2016 presidential campaign, Facebook has taken a number of actions to prevent the continued distribution of false news articles on its platform, most notably by labeling articles rated as false or misleading by fact checkers as “disputed.” But how effective are these measures? To date, Facebook has offered little information to the public other than a recent email …

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Facebook says no thanks to Apple, new app will only be on Android platforms – Digital Trends

Digital Trends Facebook says no thanks to Apple, new app will only be on Android platformsDigital TrendsFacebook’s new subscription tool for mobile phones will roll out sometime in the next few weeks. It allows various publishers, such as the Washington Post or Hearst, to set two different types of paywalls around their articles. One is a “metered … and more » …

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Democracy Is Why Facebook Struggles

To fix fake news Facebook and Google are facing a major media backlash after their news algorithms surfaced baseless rumors during the Las Vegas shooting tragedy. The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal has called on Facebook to hire human editors to solve the problem and stop blaming algorithms for the mistakes. Unfortunately, Facebook already tried human-curated news, but ended up firing all …

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Conviction tossed for Port Orchard woman who outed information on Facebook

Andrew Binion, abinion@kitsapsun.com Published 4:00 p.m. PT Oct. 22, 2017 Cheryl Lynn Nickerson(Photo: contributed photo) TACOMA — An appeals court has tossed the meth-dealing conviction of a Port Orchard women who used Facebook to publicly reveal the identity of a Bremerton Police informant who later testified against her at trial. In reversing the conviction and sending the case back to …

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Facebook Has a Bigger Problem Than Washington

Along with its Silicon Valley brethren, Facebook is scrambling to respond to pressure from Congress about the flood of fake news and bogus political ads on its site. The deluge is also doing great damage, it’s worth pointing out, far from Washington. Facebook’s fastest-growing markets are in the developing world, where the problem of fake news is even more devilishly …

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Donald Trump open to effort to regulate Facebook political ads

Donald Trump said he was open to compelling technology companies to release more information about political advertisements. Earlier this week a trio of senators unveiled a bill that would require major tech companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter to disclose who is purchasing ads on their platforms. They said they were responding to a drumbeat of revelations that Russia-linked actors …

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Facebook, Inc. Earnings: What to Watch | Business Markets and Stocks News

If you’ve followed Facebook‘s (NASDAQ: FB) expectation-crushing quarterly earnings reports over the last several years, you’ll know why the social network’s earnings release garners so much attention every quarter. When Facebook reports its third-quarter results next week, the company’s long-standing track record of beating expectations will be put to the… Read More – Original Source

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