Monthly Archives: July 2018

Facebook shared user information with 52 companies

At the end of June, the social media giant, Facebook Inc., told the U.S. Congress that it shared user information with approximately 52 software and hardware making companies, including some China-based makers, under agreements designed to make the social networking site work more effectively on smartphones and other devices. User information: to whom? The acknowledgment, […]

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Facebook blocks some promotional posts, but allows political ads

Facebook is allowing some political ads to run in its platform without the requisite verification, but has been blocking promotional posts by news sites, which seems to run contrary to its new transparency policies. News organizations are, however, able to appeal, and have sometimes successfully convinced Facebook to acknowledge its mistakes. Here are a few […]

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RKN Global on: Tech Companies’ Partnerships with the SPLC

Partnerships can be essential for any company.  Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon – four of the biggest technology platforms worldwide – are consulting with a nonprofit organization to help police their platforms for “hate groups and hate speech,” according to an investigation by Daily Caller News Foundation. Facebook works with SPLC to inform its hate […]

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Facebook Advertising For Fake News Fact Checkers

  After a barrage of criticisms and accusations of bias and the never ending controversy over fake news, Facebook has advertised for “news credibility specialists” to fact-check content which appears on its platform. As per the reports of the UK-based publisher The Guardian, Facebook posted the job listings for positions which would be at the […]

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RKN Global on: Join Twitter Before 13? You May Be Blocked

Users who signed up before age 13 could be banned According to Twitter, the ban will apply whether the users added their birth dates to their profiles later or provided their date of birth at the time of signing up. The news site Motherboard reports that Twitter has opted to ban users whose provided birth […]

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