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India beats US, becomes Facebook’s largest country audience

Facebook Stories rolled out for more regions globally

Facebook has reportedly started rolling out Stories, a feature similar to Instagram Stories, for its users in Chile, Greece and Vietnam. Facebook has confirmed the availability of the new feature for its app to TechCrunch. Of course, Facebook Stories is a rip-off of Snapchat Stories, one that features photos that[Read More…]

Facebook Live to be interrupted by ad videos soon

Social media giant Facebook plans to earn money from all the live videos it allows to share via its network. Facebook Live videos are soon to have interruptions by 20-second ads.  According to a report on Thursday, Facebook would soon start putting ads in the middle of publishers’ videos, much like TV commercials or YouTube[Read More…]

PM Modi becomes the most followed world leader on Facebook

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now officially become the most followed leader on Facebook. According to the report released by Burson-Marsteller, with over 40 million people following his personal account, Modi is winning the world over, virtually. The third spot belongs to the PMO account on Facebook, which had over 13 million followers.[Read More…]

Mark Zuckerberg talks about Modi in a Facebook post

The man behind Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg puts forth Facebook’s vision for the coming years and notably mentions PM Modi in his post. Talking about people-government relationship beyond vote counts, Zuckerberg said, “Beyond voting, the greatest opportunity is helping people stay engaged with the issues that matter to them every day,[Read More…]

Facebook adds option to report fake news

Complaints about fake news have been dominating in the cyber world since Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in the US presidential elections. Many researchers, politicians and activists have attributed Hillary’s failure to the fake news article that flooded in social media websites, especially Facebook. Finally, Facebook had decided to[Read More…]

Twitter CEO briefly suspended from his network

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey was suspended from Twitter for a short time on Wednesday. Jack, who operates under the twitter handle @jack, was suspended at around 7:30 am IST. Twitter founder @jack has had his account suspended. — Jon Passantino (@passantino) November 23, 2016 For about 15 minutes,[Read More…]

Stop relying on Facebook for news: Whistleblower Edward Snowden

In the wake of unexpected results in the US elections, many people were criticizing Facebook for not censoring fake news articles that could have impacted the popular votes. But, the former NSA employee-turned whistle blower Edward Snowden said fake news site wasn’t the real issue. Speaking at Fusion’s Real Future[Read More…]

Zuckerberg denies Facebook role in US elections

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday denied the idea that fake news on the social website has influenced the US presidential elections. Zuckerberg spoke at Technonomy conference in an interaction with David Kirkpatrick, who asked about Facebook’s role in the recently concluded US Presidential elections. Facebook has been under scathing[Read More…]

Social media users live longer, a study finds

A paper published in the official US Scientific Journal, PNAS, on Monday found out that time spent on social media could be associated with a longer life. The research finds that people with more friends online are less likely to die than their disconnected counterparts. This paper contradicts the assertion[Read More…]

With an eye on emerging markets, Facebook launches Messenger Lite

In a bid to tap into emerging markets, Facebook announced the ‘Lite’ version of its Android Messenger app. The version is designed to work with slower internet speeds and basic Android smartphones in emerging markets, the social networking giant announced on Monday. Facebook Messenger Lite will initially launch in Kenya,[Read More…]

Facebook faces legal challenge over WhatsApp privacy policy

A public-interest litigation has been filed in the Delhi high court by two Indian students asking for a rollback of recent policy updates by the Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp. Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi asked the court to order the government to frame guidelines for messaging apps so that user[Read More…]

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