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Facebook posts may point to depression, study finds

The findings raise significant privacy issues, the researchers said.

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Minnesota Senate candidate Karin Housley compared Michelle Obama to a ‘chimp’ in 2009

In a Facebook post, Housley said that a chimpanzee from a 1951 film “stood up straighter than Michelle. Uh-oh, someone is going to make a comment.”

Instagram co-founder on quitting Facebook: ‘No one ever leaves a job because everything’s awesome’ - CNET

Kevin Systrom hinted there were tensions between him and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook will ban false voting information during midterm elections, report says - CNET

The new policy goes into effect leading up to the US midterms.

Facebook will ban misinformation around voting during the midterm elections

Facebook instituted a global ban on false information about when and where to vote in 2016, but Monday's move goes further.

Early Facebook exec Sean Parker: Working on health tech is 'refreshing' after internet 'monoculture'

Parker, who founded Napster as well, said "it feels somewhat unsatisfying to constantly make products for teenage girls" and was especially ...

Facebook to ban false information about voting requirements ahead of U.S. midterms

Facebook Inc. will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month's U.S. midterm elections, company executives say.

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U.S. consumers need more control over social media data: lawmaker

U.S. consumers should be able to easily move data like photographs and contacts from one social media application to another, potentially opening up a path for new tech entrants to compete with companies like Facebook, a lawmaker set to take a lead on antitrust issues said.

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Exclusive: Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections

Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of ...

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Myanmar’s Military Said to Be Behind Facebook Campaign That Fueled Genocide

With fake pages and sham accounts, the military targeted the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority group, said former military officials, researchers and ...

Facebook removes more accounts spreading military propaganda in Myanmar

Facebook said it removed 13 pages and 10 accounts that were used to spread military propaganda in Myanmar as part of its ongoing effort to combat the spread of misinformation on its social network.

Priscilla Chan's $61 billion mission to help the next generation

Priscilla Chan always knew she wanted to help children. Now she and her husband Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are leading the multi-billion dollar Chan Zuckberg Initiative to do it on a massive scale.

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Facebook is banning misinformation about voting ahead of the midterms

Partisan fraudsters may have a tougher time disseminating misinformation to voters over the next 22 days, as Facebook has vowed to crack down the spread of such "fake news" ahead of November's midterm elections, Reuters reports.

WATCH: Facebook tests un-send button for its Messenger app

Some users claim to have spotted the new feature on the Messenger android app.

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Behind the viral fundraiser: meet the aid group reuniting families

A Facebook campaign turned Raices into a symbol of zero tolerance opposition almost overnight. The Guardian visits the team on the groundFrom the ...

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Political ads study finds the right favors Google, the left Facebook and Twitter

An analysis found Donald Trump had the largest number of ads while Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke was the largest spenderLeft-leaning organizations ...

How '90s stars like Tia Mowry are having a comeback with shows on Facebook and YouTube

"Tia Mowry's Quick Fix" is part of a slate of original programming from digital media and entertainment company Kin, which is building a business by bringing TV stars to digital platforms.

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Don't despair: the climate fight is only over if you think it is | Rebecca Solnit

After the panicky IPCC report on climate change, it’s easy for pessimism to set in – but that would be conceding defeatIn response to Monday’s release of the IPCC report on the climate crisis – which warned that “unprecedented” changes were needed if global warming increases 1.5C beyond the pre-industrial period – a standup comic I know posted ...

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Vietnam Wants to Go Hollywood 

Call it Vollywood? Vietnam’s movie scene is growing quickly, with an explosion of theaters across the country, more filmmakers entering the market, and more global attention from the 2017 blockbuster “Kong,” which was set and filmed here. Search for “Vietnam movies” online and most of the results are not films made by Vietnamese people, but ...

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#MeToo Setback: Austrian politician convicted of libel for accusing man of sexual harassment on Facebook

An Austrian politician was convicted of libel after she accused a beer store owner of sending her sexual harassment messages on ...

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The Most Eye-Opening Conversations From Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk

The Smith ladies have spoken! Thanks to Jada Pinkett Smith's Facebook talk show, Red Table Talk, topics like sex, loss and family have been blasted ...

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How Mormon women reacted when their prophet urged a social media fast

Those who rely on social media to do their jobs, manage families or run political campaigns have been conflicted over the 10-day fastAimee Winder ...

How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account

Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or the party photo you were tagged in?

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Exclusive: Facebook stops blocking marijuana search results ahead of Canadian legalization

Less than a week ahead of the legalization of adult recreational marijuana sales in Canada, Facebook Inc. will end a year-long block on cannabis and related searches for pages on its platform Thursday.

Facebook Messenger may be getting an Unsend feature soon - CNET

The tool is reportedly being prototyped.

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Facebook breach puts your identity at risk. Here's what you can do to protect yourself

Facebook says 30 million users are affected by the recent breach, with phone numbers, email addresses and more revealed. Is your identity at risk?        

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