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Facebook gives marketers sleepless nights with more ad metrics blunders

Facebook has revealed yet more errors in regards to its ad metrics calculations. The latest set of miscalculations marks the third time in three months the company has admitted to getting its analytics wrong.
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Facebook is freaking people out by resharing old posts and photos

Facebook users are freaking out in the wake of a glitch that is re-sharing old photos and posts. A number of panic-stricken users have taken to Twitter to voice their concerns. The company says its aware of the problem and is seeking a fix.
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Marc Andreessen accused of conflict of interest based on private texts to Zuckerberg

A deposition at the Delaware Court of Chancery has unveiled a series of text messages exchanged between board member and Silicon Valley heavyweight Marc Andreessen and Zuckerberg, which display “stunning” disloyalty to investors
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Facebook launching custom ‘frames’ that look a lot like Snapchat geofilters

New Facebook features that borrow from Snapchat seem like a weekly occurrence. The company’s latest attempt at imitating its rival comes in the form of custom “frames,” which borrow the concept of geofilters.
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Not much to like: Facebook’s year-in-review list proves 2016 was the worst

Facebook released its annual year-in-review list, which shows what the top trending topics were during 2016. Apart from the obvious No. 1 topic, the U.S. election, the list includes the death of two legends and Brazilian politics.
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Zuckerberg demos new features that could be hitting Facebook in 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just offered up a behind-the-scenes look at some seriously cool tech his company is building for the likes of Oculus, Messenger, and its flagship social network.
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Facebook collaborating with other tech giants to stamp out extremist content

Facebook is teaming up with some of its biggest tech industry counterparts in order to combat the spread of violent extremist imagery and video on the web. Others participating on the tool include Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft.
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Lawyer sues student over bad reviews on Facebook and Yelp, student wins $27K

A 20-year old Houston nursing student was sued by a law firm for posting negative reviews about them on social media. She won when the court ruled the suit was a SLAPP -- a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.
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The NFL is changing its social media policy again

After an October social media policy update, NFL teams were looking at a $100,000 fine if they posted an in-game GIF to social media. After the backlash, the NFL has changed course.
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Facebook steps up efforts to support its Menlo Park community with $20M housing donation

Facebook has announced it is partnering with a coalition of local community groups to support affordable housing in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company will donate $20 million to a series of development projects as part of the alliance.
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Why did Facebook briefly ban a fake news detection plugin?

Facebook may be busy trying to fix its fake news problem, but it isn’t in favor of someone else teaching it how to do its job. On Friday afternoon, the social network began blocking links to the website of a fake news detection plugin.
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Report: Facebook building its own take on Snapchat Discover

Facebook simply can’t get enough of Snapchat. A new report claims the social network is planning its own curated media content feature, tentatively titled "Collections," in the vein of Snapchat Discover.