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Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook will make changes to combat hate speech

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg acknowledged the need to combat hate speech, laying out plans to meet with civil rights leaders and release a civil rights audit.
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WhatsApp will halt processing of Hong Kong police requests for user data

China's controversial National Security Law, which has raised the hackles of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, seems to also have given WhatsApp pause.
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Facebook ad boycotts, Galaxy Note 20, and more | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top tech stories, including new leaked images of the Galaxy Note 20, Apple reclosing additional stores, and more.
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PlayStation suspends Facebook advertising until end of month

PlayStation has announced it's joining the global StopHateForProfit campaign against Facebook and hate speech with companies like Honda, Coca-Cola, and Ford.
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Social media platforms are finally acting like the mini-governments they are

Online platforms such as Facebook have begun actively taking action against hate speech. Are they finally getting better at governing their platforms?
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Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google will testify before Congress in July

Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook are expected to appear before Congress in late July for an antitrust hearing -- an event that's been long in the making.
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Stop Hate for Profit, the Facebook ad boycott, starts today. Will it stick?

Facebook is an advertising behemoth, but experts say the point of a monthlong protest is to help brands reexamine whether they actually need the company at all.
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Facebook feels the pressure, Spotify Duo tier, and more | Digital Trends Live

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, we break down the top stories in tech, including Zuckerberg feeling the pressure, Uber's expanded mask policy, and more.
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Facebook study shows how social media may influence our vacation behavior

Facebook scientists want to know more about what vacation snaps could reveal about travel behavior and the world’s most popular locations.
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Social media giants finally treat Trump like the rest of us

Twitter’s move to flag President Trump's tweets may have given Big Tech the cover it needed to do what they want to do. Is tech finally taking Trump seriously?
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Microsoft suspends advertising on Facebook, Instagram

Microsoft is said to have suspended advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the U.S. sin May, with the pause expanded globally and extending through August.
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Facebook starts rolling out Dark Mode feature to iOS devices

Facebook has started rolling out the highly requested Dark Mode to the social network's iOS app. However, it is currently only available for a handful of users.
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Coca Cola gives up on social media advertising entirely

Coca Cola said Friday it will take all of its advertising off of social media completely for the next 30 days, saying it will take this time to reassess.
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Facebook will label controversial content, ban hate speech in ads after boycott

Mark Zuckerberg said that there are several changes coming to Facebook ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections, including banning hate speech in paid advertisments.
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Verizon pulls ads from Facebook and Instagram amid growing boycott

Verizon said it would join a growing campaign of advertisers to boycott Facebook until the social media platform "create an acceptable solution."
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Facebook acquires game developer in light of Xbox partnering

Facebook has acquired game developer Ready at Dawn, creator of Lone Echo, just as Microsoft announces its partnership with the social media giant for streaming.
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A Facebook advertiser boycott is gaining traction

A handful of advertisers are planning to pull ads off of Facebook after the social media platform failed to censor harmful rhetoric used by President Trump.
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Microsoft is shuttering Mixer as it partners with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft announced plans to shutter Mixer in favor of Facebook Gaming. The company said Facebook Gaming will "make it easy" for anyone to join from Mixer.
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Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads for using Nazi symbol

Trump campaign ads on Facebook reportedly used a Nazi symbol. Facebook ended up removing the ads featuring the inverted red triangle for violating its policies.
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Digital Trends Live: WWDC preview, DeepFaceDrawing, and more

On this Digital Trends Live, we break down the top tech stories of the day, including Facebook’s setting to turn off political ads, DeepFaceDrawing, and more.
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Facebook will now let users turn off political ads

Facebook will let users turn off political ads, and launched a new information hub for the 2020 election that will offer users resources about voting.
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Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram reportedly suffer outages

Facebook and Instagram experienced outages on Monday, some users said. Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram direct messages were down for some users.
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WhatsApp will soon let you send money with Facebook Pay

Facebook Pay is migrating to the WhatsApp platform. The expansion is starting in Brazil before rolling out to other areas, though the timeline is yet unknown.
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Biden takes aim at Facebook’s moderation policies

The campaign for Democrat Joe Biden will release a petition to its millions of supporters urging them to sign a petition aimed at Facebook's content policies.
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Facebook News just expanded. Here’s how to customize your news tab

Facebook will now show you personalized, local, and national news from vetted sources. Here's how to customize the Facebook News experience.
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Study: Facebook is skimping on moderation, and it’s harming the public

A new study argues that social media companies have outsourced too much of their moderation, resulting in stress for moderators and violence in certain places.
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WhatsApp says Google no longer indexes Click to Chat users’ phone numbers

After a researcher pointed out how anyone could access thousands of WhatsApp phone numbers, WhatsApp says Google will no longer index Click to Chat users.
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Scientists from top institutions call on Facebook to tackle misinformation

A group of 143 scientists from top U.S. research institutions has called on Facebook to prevent misinformation and hatred from spreading on its platform.
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Zuckerberg says Facebook will review content policies after employee outrage

In a post on Facebook, founder Mark Zuckerberg said the social media network plans to review its content policies and products following a tumultuous week.
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Zuckerberg stands by Facebook’s policies as employees revolt, quit

At an internal virtual town hall, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision not to moderate President Donald Trump’s recent controversial messages.
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Sen. Ron Wyden: Trump wants to force Twitter to ‘play host to his lying’

Sen. Ron Wyden sees Trump's order as an attempt to recast Section 230 as a troublesome loophole, rather than the pillar of online freedom that it has become.
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Zuckerberg reportedly expressed ‘disgust’ over Trump’s post on internal call

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly expressed disgust over a post by President Donald Trump, and vowed to re-examine policies around the use of state force.
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Facebook employees are rebelling against Zuckerberg’s inaction over Trump

Facebook employees typically shy away from criticizing the company publicly, but this week tensions around the site's responsibilities reached boiling point.
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Digital Trends Live: Tech diversity, SpaceX success, Android 11 postponed

On Monday's Digital Trends Live we talk the top tech news, including Facebook employees’ criticism of the platform, Google postpones Android 11, and more.