Facebook Wins Standoff With Australian Government

Facebook Wins Standoff With Australian Government

Facebook announced an agreement with the Australian government to pay Australian news organizations for their news articles. The government compromised with Facebook, agreeing that Facebook retains the right to make…

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Twitter explored buying India’s ShareChat and turning Moj into a global TikTok rival

Twitter recently held talks to acquire Indian social media startup ShareChat as the company explored ways to expand its presence in the world’s second largest internet market and build a…

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Facebook knew for years ad reach estimates were based on ‘wrong data’ but blocked fixes over revenue impact, per court filing

Some more internal emails Facebook really doesn’t want you to see: Turns out in 2017 COO Sheryl Sandberg had already known for years there were problems with a free ad…

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Facebook Blocks Australian News

Facebook announced they were restricting Australians from sharing news. The move was in response to a proposed law that Facebook characterized as misunderstanding the facts of how publishers interact with…

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Reducing the spread of misinformation on social media: What would a do-over look like?

Evelyn Gosnell Contributor Evelyn Gosnell is a managing director at Irrational Labs, a behavioral research and design consultancy. Richard Mathera Contributor Richard Mathera is a managing director at Irrational Labs,…

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What Advertisers Need to Know About Apple’s & Facebook’s Changes

Anyone who’s advertising on Facebook Ads has been seeing plenty of updates about the feud that’s going on between Apple and Facebook over the past few months. In this post,…

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Facebook to test downranking political content in News Feed

After years of optimizing its products for engagement, no matter the costs, Facebook announced today it will “test” changes to its News Feed focused on reducing the distribution of political…

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How Facebook Ranks News Feed Posts

Facebook published an article that explains how the Facebook News Feed algorithm works. Compared with Facebook’s news feed algorithm patent, both documents explain much about how Facebook ranks posts in…

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Facebook’s Oversight Board feedback

You can now give Facebook’s Oversight Board feedback on the decision to suspend Trump

Facebook’s “Supreme Court” is now accepting comments on one of its earliest and likely most consequential cases. The Facebook Oversight Board announced Friday that it would begin accepting public feedback…

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Facebook will give academic researchers access to 2020 election ad targeting data

Starting next month, Facebook will open up academic access to a dataset of 1.3 million political and social issue ads, including those that ran between August 3 and November 3,…

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