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Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging service has begun to globally restrict the number of people a message can be forwarded to, in an attempt to fight fake and misleading information from going viral on its platform.
We may remember 2018 as the year when technology’s dystopian potential became clear, from Facebook’s role enabling the harvesting of our personal data for election interference to a seemingly unending series of revelations about the dark side of Silicon Valley’s connect-everything ethos.
Facebook has removed hundreds of pages and accounts in Myanmar with hidden links to the military, the platform said Dec 19, as the company scrambles to respond to criticism over failures to control hate speech and misinformation.
After interviewing enough tech startups in San Diego, a pattern has emerged around the male founder archetype. He is usually the graduate of a prestigious university, a confident and charismatic speaker and a devoted networker.
Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India’s government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years.
Facebook said it’s making progress on detecting hate speech, graphic violence and other violations of its rules, even before users see and report them.
Facebook Inc said a human rights report it commissioned on its presence in Myanmar showed it had not done enough to prevent its social network from being used to incite violence.
A video link posted on Facebook on June 20 showed a man cooking human body parts in a pot over a wood fire.
In February, the YourNewsWire page on Facebook was at its peak popularity, boosted by its salacious post claiming that Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, was Fidel Castro’s love child.
Facebook has removed a feature that allowed users to translate Burmese posts and comments after a Reuters report showed the tool was producing bizarre results.