After live video now 'Live Audio' feature on Facebook

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 09:54

San Francisco, Dec 21 After successfully rolling out the live video feature, Facebook has now introduced "Live Audio" option - like traditional radio or pod casting -- in your News Feed where users will be able to broadcast audio directly to the social network.


Facebook gave 'misleading' information over WhatsApp: EU

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 09:54

London, Dec 21 (IANS) In a setback for Facebook, the European Commission (EC) has charged the social media giant with providing "incorrect information" during the investigation into its acquisition of the popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp.


Facebook wants fact-checking agencies to identify fake news

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:16

San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Responding to criticism from all quarters over the spread of fake news, Facebook has asked its users to flag fake news stories which will be verified by third party fact-checkers.


Facebook uses 'survey' to curb fake news

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:46

New York, Dec 6 (IANS) In an effort to stop the proliferation of fake news, Facebook has initiated a "Survey" that asks users to what extent they think an article uses misleading language.


Facebook working on Snapchat-like Discover feature

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 13:16

New York, Dec 3 (IANS) In yet another attempt to take on photo sharing mobile service Snapchat, Facebook is working on a new feature which will showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed.


Racial discrimination lawsuit against Facebook

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 11:00

New York, Nov 24 (IANS) Facebook has been slapped with a racial discrimination lawsuit for allegedly not responding to the repeated complaints of harassment by two black employees, said a report.


Facebook denies it spread fake news to help Trump win

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:12

San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) Hit by charges that the social media giant distributed fake news which helped Donald Trump win the US presidential election, Facebook on Tuesday denied any such charges.


Over 115 mn people posted on Facebook on US election day

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 18:12

New York, Nov 9 (IANS) Even as Donald Trump stunned the world by winning the US Presidential election, millions of people on Facebook posted their reactions in the form of Likes, comments and videos globally.


Facebook creating dust cloud of nonsense: Obama

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:14

New York, Nov 8 (IANS) Concerned over the spread of fake news on the social networking giant, US President Barack Obama has criticised Facebook, saying fake stories on social networks are spreading lies this election.


Using Facebook may help you live longer

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 13:08

New York, Nov 1 (IANS) If you are an avid Facebook user, here is some good news. A new study says that using Facebook is associated with living longer as it serves to maintain and enhance an individual's real-world social ties.


Zuckerberg ruled not to remove Trump's 'hate speech' from Facebook: Report

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 16:30

New York, Oct 22 (IANS) While some Facebook employees tried to remove certain controversial posts by US presidential candidate Donand Trump from the website, CEO Mark Zuckerberg ruled that it would be inappropriate to censor the Republican Party nominee, media reported on Saturday.


Endorse Trump, Hillary on Facebook now

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:18

New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Facebook on Wednesday rolled out a new feature which lets users endorse US presidential candidates -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and even third-party candidates like Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.


Facebook signs up for EU's Privacy Shield data treaty

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 16:54

New York, Oct 16 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook has agreed to adopt a new European Union (EU) data accord that allows personal information to be transferred to the US, potentially sparking yet another privacy row, the media reported.


Downey Jr offers to voice Zuckerberg's real-life Jarvis

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 01:56

Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr has offered to lend his voice to an A.I. similar to Jarvis from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg is building.