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Facebook open sources Open/R distributed networking software

Facebook open sources Open/R distributed networking software

Facebook is no stranger when it comes to open sourcing its computing knowledge. Over the years, it has consistently created software and hardware internally, then transferred that wisdom to the open source community to let them have it. Today, it announced it was open sourcing its modular network routing software called Open/R, as the tradition […]

Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote

Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote

To what extent — and how successfully — did Russian backed agents use social media to influence the UK’s Brexit vote? Yesterday Facebook admitted it had linked some Russian accounts to Brexit-related ad buys and/or the spread of political misinformation on its platform, though it hasn’t yet disclosed how many accounts were involved or how many […]

Facebook, Google and others join The Trust Project, an effort to increase transparency around online news

Facebook, Google and others join The Trust Project, an effort to increase transparency around online news

“Fake news” and other misinformation, online propaganda, and satirical content people believe is true have filled the web via search engines and social media, and have caused a rift in how people perceive today’s news organizations and the quality of their coverage. A nonpartisan effort called The Trust Project is working to address this situation by […]

Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities

Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities

Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it’s giving social media stars a powerful tool to foster communities around their content. Today Facebook launches Facebook Creator, offering influencers Live Creative Kit for adding intros and outros to broadcasts, a unified inbox of Facebook and Instagram comments plus Messenger […]

Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches Lies

Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches Lies

At age 17, Michael Sayman was Facebook’s youngest employee ever. Having already launched 5 apps, he wowed Mark Zuckerberg, earned a demo spot on stage at Facebook F8 conference, and scored a full-time engineering gig as the social network’s go-to teen. Over the past three years, he helped Facebook try to crack the middle school […]

Crunch Report | Facebook admits Russian meddling in Brexit

Crunch Report | Facebook admits Russian meddling in Brexit

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Facebook Stories replaces Messenger Day with synced cross-posting

Facebook Stories replaces Messenger Day with synced cross-posting

Facebook is cleaning up the redundancy in its Snapchat Stories clones. Today Facebook is killing off the Messenger Day brand and merging the chat app’s stories feature with Facebook Stories. Now, just called “Stories,” 24-hour ephemeral posts in either Facebook or Messenger will appear in both apps, and viewing will be synced, too, so you won’t see […]

Facebook makes it easier to donate in times of crisis

Facebook makes it easier to donate in times of crisis

Facebook’s social good team has launched a donate button specific to crises. The goal is that people will be able to more easily and securely help communities affected by natural disasters. Facebook already has a Crisis Response hub with crisis pages. Now, when you click on the crisis page, you’ll see the option to donate […]

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