Facebook to celebrate #MonthOfGood this Ramadan

As we begin another Ramadan in the midst of COVID-19, Facebook has announced to add a new list of resources and features to help the Muslim community celebrate the month while maintaining social distancing. Through these additions, people can also discover ways to show kindness and give back to their… Continue reading

Facebook releases update regarding reaching billions of people with COVID-19 Vaccine information

Facebook has released an official update about the largest worldwide campaign they have been running to promote authoritative information about COVID-19 vaccines. Under this campaign, they are: Helping people find where and when they can get vaccinated. Giving $120 million in ad credits to help health ministries, NGOs and UN… Continue reading

Pakistan researchers among winners of Facebook misinformation project

Facebook announced the winners of its Foundation Integrity Research: Misinformation and Polarization request for proposals. Among the global list of winners are Agha Ali Raza and Ihsan Ayyub Qazi from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), whose proposal shone during the competitive selection process. Misinformation and polarization are fundamental challenges… Continue reading

EU focuses antitrust probe on Facebook’s online classifieds service

BRUSSELS: The EU is focusing the next stage of its competition probe into Facebook on whether the social media network is distorting the classified advertising market by promoting its free Marketplace service to its 2bn users. Investigators have sent a 14-page questionnaire to competitors asking them to outline the effect… Continue reading

Brave Bison renews and expands strategic relationship with the PGA TOUR

LONDON: Brave Bison, the social video company, has announced that The PGA TOUR has renewed its strategic relationship with the company. Brave Bison has worked with the TOUR to enhance its presence across its portfolio of YouTube channels since 2017.[the_ad id=”31605″]Brave Bison will continue to work in collaboration with the… Continue reading

Facebook to shut down Onavo app that harvested user data for market research

Facebook will shut down its Onavo VPN app and end its unpaid market research programs in response to the latest privacy scandal involving the social network. An investigative report by TechCrunch last month revealed that Onavo code was repurposed to be used in the Facebook Research app, which gathered user… Continue reading

Facebook Could Pay Multi-Billion Dollar Fine in FTC Settlement

Facebook Inc. and the Federal Trade Commission currently are negotiating details of a settlement related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Washington Post reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The penalty imposed by the FTC likely would be a multi-billion dollar fine, which would easily be the largest fine… Continue reading

Facebook and Google should be overseen by new media watchdog to stop ‘fake news’ – report

Online giants including Facebook and Google should be overseen by a new media watchdog to combat the spread of fake news on the internet, a report prepared for ministers recommended on Monday night. Bosses at the tech firms need to accept their responsibility for promoting “news quality” rather than pushing… Continue reading

Regulation needed to save Australian journalism from Facebook and Google

The production of news and journalism cannot be left entirely to market forces, and regulation is needed to curb the power of Facebook and Google, the competition regulator says. The ACCC chairman, Rod Sims, said the digital platforms inquiry, which delivered its preliminary report in December, reveals that the market… Continue reading

Facebook acquires AI startup that helps you shop

Facebook said Friday that it purchased a startup called GrokStyle, which uses artificial intelligence to help shoppers find furniture and home decor. “We are excited to welcome GrokStyle to Facebook,” Facebook spokeswoman Vanessa Chan said in a statement. “Their team and technology will contribute to our AI capabilities.” Furniture retailer… Continue reading