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This Facebook feature could help prevent you from seeing spoilers

2019 Update: Although Facebook never fully rolled out its Keyword Snooze tool, you can still "snooze" that person on your who keeps posting Avengers: Endgame spoilers that show up in your News Feed.  Tired of seeing spoilers for the new episode of The Walking Dead or the newest season of...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 4:52pm

Russian trolls have new election-meddling strategy for 2020

Russian online trolls have shifted their strategy to disrupt the U.S. presidential election in 2020, according to a Bloomberg report. Instead of creating propaganda, trolls are signing up for social media accounts using fake personas, then using those accounts to amplify the divisive...

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:30pm

Is Facebook’s 10-year challenge really as innocent as it seems?

If you’re using social media, you’ve probably noticed a number of people posting then-and-now pictures. It’s a trend, best known as the "10 year challenge" or the "glow up challenge" that calls for social media users to post a photo of what they looked like a...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 5:10pm

Facebook wants your nude photos to fight revenge porn

Wait! Before you send that nude photo to your new flame, Facebook wants to see it. The social network is testing a new strategy to fight revenge porn by asking users to upload their nudes and explicit photos of themselves to Facebook before pressing send on that sext. Facebook has teamed up with...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 6:22pm

Facebook let Spotify, Netflix read users' private messages

Facebook allowed Spotify and Netflix to read Facebook users' private messages and gave other companies similarly intrusive access to user accounts, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. According to internal documents obtained by the Times, Facebook engaged in partnerships with more than 150...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 6:48pm

Facebook 'at war' with bad press coverage, itself: Report

Formerly soft-spoken Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone aggro over the recent waves of bad PR for the social-networking company, a new report says, adopting an aggressive style that has driven out a dozen executives and caused COO Sheryl Sandberg to fear for her job. As critics and lawmakers...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 4:15pm

Facebook hid Russian troll problem, hired GOP-linked firm to discredit critics: Report

Top executives at Facebook hid the extent of Russian interference on its platform during the 2016 election, and they hired a Republican-linked opposition-research firm to discredit the company's critics, a new report says. According to the New York Times, Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg,...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:23pm

Facebook data breach affects 50 million users

A Facebook data breach that occurred earlier this week has affected almost 50 million users, the social media site announced Friday. “We’re taking this incredibly seriously and wanted to let everyone know what’s happened and the immediate action we’ve taken to protect...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:03pm

Are drug dealers really giving flavored meth to kids?

"ALL PARENTS PLEASE BE AWARE!!" an ominous Facebook post reads. "There is a drug going around the schools ..Its known as Strawberry Quick …or strawberry meth." It sounds terrifying, but is strawberry meth really a problem in schools now? What is strawberry meth?...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 11:37am

Remember Myspace? It still exists

What happened to Myspace? The social network with an emphasis on pop culture seemed to become a thing of the past when, thanks to Mark Zuckerberg and friends, Facebook swooped in. But — news flash — Myspace still exists. Myspace created the idea of a "social network."...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 2:21pm

Are 'deadly spiders from Hell' killing people all over the United States?

There are thousands of deadly spiders in the world, but a viral Facebook post claims that there is a new species of deadly spiders "from Hell" that are killing people all over the United States. The Facebook post comes with several photos of scary-looking spiders with at least one taken...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:24am

Facebook is giving users a trustworthy rating to help prevent fake news

Facebook is starting to implement a new system in which it will give users a credibility score to rate users’ trustworthiness on the social network in an effort to stop the spreading of fake news. According to a detailed report by The Washington Post, the Facebook trustworthiness rating is a...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 4:35pm

Facebook begins testing new dating app

The Facebook dating app is another step closer to becoming a reality.   Facebook announced plans to launch Facebook Dating during the F8 Developers Conference in May along with other new Facebook features. The Facebook dating feature will allow singles to create a separate profile on...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 12:42pm

Facebook to launch reality show following Shaquille O'Neal and his new chicken restaurant

Are you ready for Big Chicken Shaq?  Former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal is setting aside his law enforcement and DJ careers to open his own chicken restaurant called Big Chicken — and Facebook is launching a video series on Facebook Watch that will follow the NBA legend’s...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 4:44pm

Can you find out who deleted you on Facebook?

Can you find out who deleted you on Facebook? With so many Facebook privacy updates and changes to what users see in their news feed along with Facebook’s promise to be more transparent with its users, you might be wondering if there’s a way to find out who deleted you on Facebook....

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 1:03pm

Facebook ditching Trending news feature, will introduce new tools to discover news

The Facebook Trending news section users check to see what some of the hot topics are for the day will be removed soon to make room for new tools for users to consume news on the social network according to a Facebook. Facebook announced Friday that it plans to remove the Trending news section as...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:28pm

Facebook removes more than 500 million fake accounts

More than 500 million fake Facebook accounts have been removed, according to a new Facebook Community Standards Enforcement report released on Tuesday. Facebook has approximately 2.2 billion monthly active users and according to the report, 583 million fake Facebook accounts were disabled in the...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 1:58pm

New Facebook feature might make your experience more like Reddit

There is a new Facebook feature that is currently being tested that will make your Facebook experience feel somewhat like Reddit Facebook announced that it is currently testing a downvote feature for selected users the new Facebook feature will work similarly to Reddit. Users will get to provide...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:45am

Ready to meet the love of your life? Facebook wants to help

Dating on Facebook? Zuckerberg announced today that the social media platform is indeed coming out with a new "dating layer" for singles on its mobile app.  According to Quartz, Match Group, owner of popular dating services Match.com, Tinder and OKCupid, saw its stock go down by...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 4:03pm

Who is following me on Facebook?

Facebook has many ways you can connect with friends and family and keep up with the latest news from media companies and brands. If you're the kind of person who's active on Facebook and receive a lot of notifications, you may have missed that one that let you know that someone is following...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:49pm