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Chicago man fatally shot during Facebook Live broadcast

A Chicago man who was fatally shot appears to have captured the incident on Facebook Live. Police are investigating the live-stream as part of their investigation into the shooting of the man, identified as Antonio Perkins.
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Man known as Facebook ‘spam king’ sent to jail

A man who earned the notorious title of the "spam king" of Facebook has been sentenced to 30 months in jail. Wallace Sanford confessed to sending 27 million junk messages to hundreds of thousands of Facebook users over the course of several…
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Facebook VP says the social network will be ‘all video’ in five years

A Facebook VP has proclaimed that the platform will be dominated by video in the near future, as text posts witness a year-on-year decline. The statement was made by Facebook's Nicola Mendelsohn at a summit in London.
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Facebook, Google, and Twitter hit with lawsuit from father of Paris attack victim

Facebook, Google, and Twitter are facing a lawsuit from the father of a woman killed in last November's Paris terror attacks. It claims the firms "knowingly permitted" IS to use its tools to attract members, raise funds, and spread…
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Twitter rolls out ‘Live’ streaming button for Periscope broadcasts to everyone

Twitter has launched a "Live" camera button that connects to Periscope, allowing users to quickly launch live broadcasts. The feature sees Twitter once again playing catch-up with rival Facebook Live.
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Facebook’s suicide-prevention tools are now going global

Soon, if you see a post from a friend or acquaintance that makes you concerned they may be contemplating hurting themselves or even committing suicide, you can flag that post from a drop-down menu.
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Facebook provides new suicide prevention tools for users and their friends

Facebook is updating its suicide prevention tools and making them available to users around the world, in an effort to make the reporting process quicker. The support functions were created in collaboration with mental health organizations.
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Facebook reintroduces SMS integration to Messenger for Android

Potentially ideal for anyone that loves Facebook Messenger and has friends that hate using Facebook, the chat platform has restored SMS support on its Android app, allowing users to communicate with their friends outside of the social…
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French terrorist attack aftermath broadcast on Facebook Live

The moments following a terror attack in France were broadcast live on Facebook Monday evening, and the social media platform was also used to make threats against the Euro 2016 football championship currently taking place in France.
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Whoops! Facebook accidentally announces the Philippines is at war

Facebook has offices in more than 18 countries around the world, but the absence of a base in the Philippines probably goes some way to explaining the embarrassing gaffe the company made there on Sunday.
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Facebook activates Safety Check for the first time in US following Orlando massacre 2:33

The feature allows users to check in following a tragic event to see if their loved ones are affected, or to let others know they are ok.
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First Messenger, now Moments: Facebook just won’t stop forcing its apps on users

Facebook users are outraged by the social network's forceful tactics to get them to install its Moments photo-uploads app. Social media is littered with complaints from users stating that the platform is threatening to delete their photos.