‘LinkedIn Live’ Video Broadcasting Service Launched, Now Rolling Out as Pilot in the US

With video and live streaming quickly becoming the next major avenue of the online social world, every major name in the domain from Twitter to Facebook is trying to grab a piece... Read more »

EU Says Social Media Now Better at Removing Hate Speech

Internet giants have more than doubled the rate at which they fight hate speech online than when they joined the European Union’s voluntary approach in 2016, EU officials said Monday. Firms like YouTube, Microsoft, Twitter,... Read more »

Facebook Takes Steps to Prevent Removed Pages From Duplicating Content

Facebook will proactively shut down fake Groups and Pages, even if they were not found to be in violation of its Community Guidelines, the company has announced. In a blog post on Wednesday, the... Read more »

Facebook Unveils Community Actions, a News Feed Petition Feature

Facebook is at it again. The social network wants you to take action about the causes you care about, right from your News Feed. Facebook is launching Community Actions today, a News Feed... Read more »

Facebook Ex-Employee Says Harassed for Criticising Lack of Diversity

A Facebook engineering manager who quit her job this month has alleged harassment at the workplace after she criticised the social media giant for lack of diversity. Sophie Alpert who headed a... Read more »

Twitter API Still Offers Enough Metadata to Reveal Where You Lived and Worked

Twitter knows what you did last summer, at least before 2015. Sharing your location along with a small text was probably one of the biggest use cases of Twitter back in the... Read more »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Plans Public Debates About Tech for 2019 Personal Challenge

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he will host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society as part of his personal challenge this year. Zuckerberg sounded... Read more »

Social Media Linked to Higher Risk of Depression in Teen Girls

Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use – mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as well as poor body image... Read more »

Facebook, Google, Twitter Lawsuits Over San Bernardino Shooting Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook, Google and Twitter liable to victims of the December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California for letting Islamic State flourish on... Read more »

Facebook’s Leaked Content Moderation Documents Reveal Serious Problems

Facebook’s thousands of content moderators worldwide rely on a bunch of unorganised PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets to decide what content to allow on the social network, revealed a report. These guidelines,... Read more »