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Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
Internal documents show how Facebook polices speech, at times unfairly punishing and censoring black users or those in disputed territories like Palestine   —  In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims.
Jun 28, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dating apps are embracing video, with Hinge letting you import video from other social networks and Zoosk's Lively adding video chat   —  Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking - especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking.
Jun 28, 2017, 8:15 AMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
As Facebook reaches the 2B MAUs milestone, a look at its growth strategy over the years with interview of VPs of growth, growth marketing, social good, others   —  Facebook's growth team has a methodical approach to understanding what new users want and a surprisingly broad mandate.
Jun 27, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Richard Allan / Facebook:
Facebook's VP of Public Policy for EMEA Richard Allan explains how the social network tackles hate speech and the difficulties it faces doing so across cultures   —  Who should decide what is hate speech in an online global community?  —  As more and more communication takes place in digital form …
Jun 27, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Facebook video ad viewability rates range from 20% to 30%, far below the industry average, according to nine agency execs who started using third-party auditors   —  Facebook's metrics woes may be far from over.  —  After fessing up to a string of measurement errors over the past six months …
Jun 27, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Twitter:
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube form Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, building on EU Internet Forum, Shared Industry Hash Database initiatives   —  Today, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are announcing the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism …
Jun 26, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Facebook adds animated reactions, more masks, filters, and effects to Messenger's video chat   —  Facebook Messenger has had video chat capabilities for a couple of years now, and last December, it finally added group chat capabilities.  Today, the company is unveiling even more features …
Jun 26, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
ZeniMax vs Oculus lawsuit continues as ZeniMax asks for $500M more in damages and lawyer fees, while Oculus argues that the jury verdict should be thrown out   —  After trial victory, company also ups damage demand from $500 million to $1 billion  —  Earlier this year, ZeniMax won …
Jun 25, 2017, 8:30 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook courts talent agencies as it prepares to debut TV-quality shows by late summer with budgets of up to $3M/episode, as well as short-form videos   —  Facebook is talking to Hollywood studios and agencies about producing TV-quality shows with an eye toward launching original programming …
Jun 25, 2017, 6:00 PMIn context
Geoff Weiss / Tubefilter:
Facebook Is Launching A Standalone App Exclusively For Video Creators   —  Facebook is set to launch a standalone app for video creators later this year, the company's product director, Daniel Danker, announced during a presentation entitled The Future of Facebook Video this morning at VidCon.
Jun 23, 2017, 9:35 PMIn context

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