Facebook’s personal fundraisers exit beta, now support raising money for sports teams & communities

 Facebook announced today it’s expanding its online fundraising tools – basically, Facebook’s own take on a GoFundMe-type service – to include support for community fundraisers as well as those for sports teams. The company had first launched its personal fundraising tools in March of this year, allowing users to raise money for educational, medical or […]

Facebook’s Instant Articles platform to support Google AMP, Apple News

 One of the problems publishers face today in making their content more readable on mobile devices is that there are multiple, competing formats available for this purpose. Facebook has Instant Articles, Google is spearheading the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project, and the Apple News Format optimizes content for iOS devices. Facebook is today taking a crack […]

Facebook’s content moderation rules dubbed “alarming” by child safety charity

 The Guardian has published details of Facebook’s content moderation guidelines covering controversial issues such as violence, hate speech and self-harm culled from more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts that the newspaper has seen. Read More Social – TechCrunch

Facebook’s been making it up all along and we’re left holding the bag

On Sunday afternoon we learned about Facebook’s internal content moderation rules from a massive leak by The Guardian. It confirmed what a lot of people had long suspected: Facebook is making it up as they go along and we’re the collateral damage. The leaked moderator documents cover how to deal with depictions of things like self-harm and […]

Facebook’s fact checking may help spread fake news

After acknowledging that it has a problem with fake news, Facebook introduced a feature recently that flags certain posts as “disputed.” In some cases, however, this appears to be having the opposite effect to the one Facebook intended. According to a report by The Guardian, the tagging of fake news is not consistent, and some […]

#SocialSkim: Facebook’s Netflix-Like Shows, Algo Change; Snapchat’s Scary Slump: 10 Stories This Week

Facebook eyes original TV-like shows for this summer; Snapchat scares investors, releases suite of new features to combat Instagram; Facebook’s latest algorithm change; Instagram eyes global markets; the niche social media platform trend. Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Facebook’s plan worked: Snapchat hits 166 million users, 34 million fewer than Instagram Stories

Today Snap revealed that it now has 166 million daily users,  34 million fewer than Facebook’s Snapchat clone, Instagram Stories. Let’s recap how this happened: Facebook launched Instagram Stories in August 2016, a completely transparent effort to rip off the formula that made Snapchat a success (and slow down Snapchat’s growth in the process). Facebook’s attempts to copy Snapchat […]

Facebook’s Stepping Up Efforts to Stamp Out Fake News Ahead of UK Election

Facebook’s stepping up it’s efforts to combat misuse of their platform for politically motivated purposes. Social Media Today RSS

More than 5% of Facebook’s workforce deals with AR and VR

Two pieces of information from Facebook sources have given us new insight into the division of labor inside the social media giant. Words spoken by Oculus team’s head of PC VR Brendan Iribe and a passage from Facebook’s quarterly report indicate more than five percent of the company’s total workforce are devoted to virtual reality in […]

Marketing Day: Snapchat vertical video ads, AdRoll Pro & Facebook’s earnings report

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips