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Facebook to release app for video creators

  New York: With an aim to empower its creator community, Facebook has announced that it is planning to launch a new app just for them later this year. The essentially a video creation app will be made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the same folks who are deemed worthy enough to use…

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Indians get more control over their Facebook profile pictures

  San Francisco/New Delhi: Facebook has announced that it is piloting new tools that will give people in India more control over who can download and share their profile pictures. “In India, we’ve heard that people want more control over their profile pictures, and we’ve been working over the past year to understand how we can…

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Impossible to weed out hate content completely: Facebook

  San Francisco: With the growing debate around spread of violence and crime-related content on Facebook, a top executive of the social media giant has said that it is impossible to completely weed out such content from the platform. “Our policy is zero tolerance — that doesn’t mean zero occurrence,” a report in CNBC on Tuesday…

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Pakistani man sentenced to death for blasphemy on Facebook

Islamabad: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a man to death for allegedly committing blasphemy on Facebook, the media reported. According to a report in the Guardian on Sunday, a court in Bahawalpur in Punjab province of Pakistan handed out the verdict, the harshest yet for such a crime, after finding Taimoor Raza, 30, guilty…

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Facebook to let elected officials better connect with constituencies

San Francisco: In its bid to allow elected representatives in the US to better connect to their constituencies and gain valuable insights, Facebook has announced three new features — constituent badges, constituent insights and district targeting. According to a report in TechCrunch on Thursday, district targeting gives officials the means of gathering feedback through Facebook directly,…

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Facebook to launch messaging app for teens: Report

New York: In a bid to protect vulnerable teenagers from online bullying and exploitation, Facebook is reportedly launching a new messaging app that will allow parents to monitor who their children are in contact with. The app, called Talk, cannot be searched by general public but just by the teens who use it and will be…

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Truecaller surpasses Facebook, becomes fourth most downloaded app in India

  New Delhi: Surpassing Facebook, leading communication app Truecaller has become the fourth most downloaded application in India on Google Play Store and is delivering over 100,000 clicks in a day to in-app advertisers. According to the “Mary Meeker Internet trends 2017” report, Whatsapp leads the list of the most downloaded app, followed by Messenger and…

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Facebook ‘Perspectives’ to help compare views of political parties

  London: In an apparent move to fight the influence of “fake news” in Britain’s June 8 general election, Facebook has launched a new feature called “Perspectives” to help users compare the stances of major political parties on key issues. The location-sensitive feature will appear as a prompt beneath articles linked to the election and will…

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Banned outfits in Pakistan operate openly on Facebook: Report

  Islamabad: Forty-one out of Pakistans 64 banned outfits are present on Facebook in the form of groups and individual user profiles and were operating openly via the social media giant, a media report said on Monday. According to an investigation carried out by Dawn news last month, the outfits’ network, both interconnected and public, is…

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