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    Germany is Attempting to Make Fake News Illegal

    Facebook and Twitter might want to invest in some moderators soon — if a new bill passes through Germany’s legislative branch, the sites would be required to delete posts deemed to spread fake news or incite hate. Ideas for the bill have been under discussion since last year, with a finalized version arriving this week. What’s […]

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    Facebook Basically Just Added All of Snapchat’s Features

    The Snap IPO went pretty well, all things considered. Facebook wants things to be all downhill from there. The past year has seen a massive campaign against Snapchat on the part of Facebook, with copies of Snapchat’s Stories feature appearing in all of Facebook’s social properties — Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Today might represent the climax — […]

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    Facebook Fully Rolls Out Their Latest Snapchat Clone, Messenger Day

    Continuing their apparent corporate strategy of undermining Snapchat, Facebook is launching their new Messenger Day feature this week in an update to the Messenger app. Introduced as a limited beta in Poland and some other markets late last year, Messenger Day is, essentially, Snapchat Stories — a compilation of photos and short videos that you take […]

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    Facebook is Going to Start Autoplaying Audio Along With Videos Soon

    Some things never change. As it seems it’s always been, Facebook is making a big change and a whole lot of people think it’s bad. This time, Zuckerberg and company are trying to gin up more video engagement by turning sound on by default for the videos that appear in your news feed. Unfortunately, that works […]

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    Facebook Reportedly Working on a TV App to Compete with Netflix

    Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and Hulu might have some new competition soon. Facebook’s push into video has mostly been relegated to the news feed, but a Wall Street Journal report suggests that could be changing soon. Sources tell the paper that Facebook is working on an all-video app for set-top boxes and interfaces. The report also indicates […]

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    Chrome Extension Blocks Politics from Your Facebook News Feed

    Earlier this week, we took a look at Countable, an app you can use to look at pending legislation and get in touch with your Congressional representatives. Today, we have the opposite of that. If you’re ready to throw your hands up and be done with it all, a new browser extension for Chrome will […]

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    You Can Now Unlock Your Facebook Account With a USB Key

    Today, it’s good security practice to not simply rely on one password. If that password is compromised, be it someone figuring out your password or getting it by hacking the services you use, you can get spammers using your accounts to send out messages or, worse, having personal and financial information compromised. That’s why there’s […]

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    The Top 10 Apps of the Year Will Not Surprise You

    It’s been like this for a while, but the Wild West has been tamed. The world of apps has been whittled down to a few giants, and it’s those giants that dominate the top 10 apps of 2016. Nielsen has been getting into mobile analytics lately, and they’ve put together the list based on average […]

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    Facebook Developing Response to Proliferation of Fake News

    Fake news — shorthand for news content produced to go viral without regard for sourcing — has become a buzzword since the United States elections in early November. At the heart of the matter is Facebook — since its early days as a social network, Facebook has evolved into a content distribution platform governed by its users and, now, […]

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    Facebook is Testing Another Snapchat Stories Competitor in Poland

    Not content to bite Snapchat stories once using Instagram, Facebook is going on the offensive once again using their Messenger app. Reports indicate that Facebook is testing a feature called Messenger Day in Poland. It’s identical to Snapchat and Instagram Stories — take some pictures, doodle on them, and put them into a slideshow that disappears […]

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    Ikea Australia Makes Kanye West Look Like a Fool on Facebook

    Today in obscure corporate Facebook accounts, we have Ikea Australia (there’s one for every country Ikea is in, best I can tell) coming at Kanye West, kind of. Calling it beef is too strong — it’s hard to classify it, actually, but I think that captures Kanye West, the man, the musician, and the social media user, pretty well. […]

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    Facebook Takes on Snapchat By Way of Instagram Stories

    It’s easy to forget sometimes, but Instagram belongs to Facebook thanks to a what now seems low $1 billion acquisition in 2012. To his credit, Mark Zuckerberg has stayed fairly hands-off, although Instagram’s changes to their feed this year suggests that may no longer be the case. Here’s the latest hint that Facebook might be taking […]

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    Facebook Messenger Introduces Video Chat Heads, Suggests Chatbots in the Very Near Future

    Earlier today, Facebook released an update for Messenger that hinted at chatbots in the near future. The hinting was short-lived — at their F8 developer conference today, Mark Zuckerberg talked about how chatbots fit into the future of Facebook and Messengers, and it sounds like they’re going to be a very large part (for monetization). Chatbots […]