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Facebook Launches Scam-Detection service following Lawsuit in the UK

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Facebook has launched a new scam-reporting tool that’ll allow UK users to report fake ads, following a defamation lawsuit. Money saving expert Martin Lewis filed the lawsuit against the social media giant after discovering many scam advertisements featuring his picture. However, he dropped the case in January after Facebook agreed to donate £3 million to …

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Millennials are Literally Killing themselves for Social Media Selfies

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We’d all kill for that prefect Instagram-worthy selfie, right? Whether it be injecting ourselves with an obscene amount of silicone to the point where we no longer resemble a human being, to using all manner of apps and photo editing software to make us look like a digitally altered stick, but to literally die for …

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Facebook changes Live-Streaming rules following Christchurch Terror Attacks

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Facebook has announced making changes to its rules on its live-streaming feature, following the New Zealand terror attacks. This announcement comes after the shootings of two Christchurch mosques in March, which was broadcasted live on the platform by the lone gunman. Facebook said it was introducing a “one-strike” policy for use of its live-streaming feature, restricting …

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Will we soon Need a Social Media License to Tweet and Post Online?

Hate Speech is Subjective

In the wake of so-called Internet ‘trolling’ and concerns with offensive and threatening content online. Will Facebook, Instagram and Twitter users soon require a social media license so that they can no longer hide behind anonymity? What someone finds ‘offensive’ can be subjective based on the individuals involved. A throwaway tweet about someone’s political alignment, …

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Investigative Journalist’s Whistleblower Exposes Facebook’s “Deboosting” Code on Conservative Media

Investigative journalist James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, has given us bombshell report from a former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, who has now blown the lid of a programming code called ‘Deboosting’ which is actively used against conservative media outlets, in order to suppress their reach, their content and their influence on the Facebook platform. In …

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Instagram Users Targeted by Investment Scams

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Sometimes, it really does help to be sceptical of things that seem too good to be true? Chances are that most likely it is, especially when it comes to the use of social media apps, such as Instagram, where everything is a distorted version of reality. In this case, young Instagram users have fallen victim …

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Grieving Mother Criticises Tech Companies over Baby Adverts following loss of Son

The mother of a stillborn child has criticised Facebook and other social media platforms over their advertisements, following being overrun with baby-related promotions following the loss of her son. Gillian Brockell of Washington D.C., wrote an open letter to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Experian, where she said if they were smart enough to know that …

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