Hilarious Gun Store Ad Bypasses Facebook Censorship – Watch It Here!

Hilarious Gun Store Ad Bypasses Facebook Censorship – Watch It Here!

< ?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?????> An Oklahoma gun store has released a witty advertisement circumventing Facebook’s ban on saying or showing pictures of “guns” in commercials. Murf’s Guns[1], out of Duncan, Oklahoma, released the ad on Tuesday and it has received over 100,000 views. To avoid breaking Facebook’s rules, the promotion bleeps out any mention of […]

Facebook buildings evacuated in California after nerve agent scare

Facebook buildings evacuated in California after nerve agent scare

A Facebook mail facility near company headquarters was evacuated Monday after a routine check found mail possibly containing the nerve agent sarin. Authorities put the site under quarantine as they conducted additional testing. Four buildings were evacuated and three have been cleared for people to come back in, said Facebook spokesperson Anthony Harrison in a statement. […]

Facebook, Google anti-trust woes erode $137B from stocks’ market values

Facebook, Google anti-trust woes erode $137B from stocks’ market values

A wave of antitrust probe headlines on Facebook and Google parent Alphabet just yanked about $ 137 billion (U.S.) from FANG (an acronym for four high-performing technology stocks in the market — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) stocks’ market values. Some $ 41 billion evaporated from Facebook on Monday as a person familiar with the […]

Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones banned from Facebook, Instagram for hate speech

Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones banned from Facebook, Instagram for hate speech

Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company’s ban against hate and violence. The company said Thursday that it has also banned far-right figures Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Jones’ site, Infowars.  The latest bans apply to […]

'Privacy-focused' Facebook puts the spotlight on groups

'Privacy-focused' Facebook puts the spotlight on groups

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company’s annual F8 developer conference Tuesday with more details about his new “privacy-focused” vision for the social network — including a major redesign of Facebook’s app and website that is built around letting people connect with small groups. The new features are part of Zuckerberg’s strategy for batting […]

The case against Facebook: A 'dataopoly' with too much market power

The case against Facebook: A 'dataopoly' with too much market power

“I believe we need a more active role for governments and regulators. By updating the rules for the internet, we can preserve what’s best about it — the freedom for people to express themselves and for entrepreneurs to build new things — while also protecting society from broader harms.” Believe it or not, it was […]

Facebook announces changes to political advertising to meet new federal rules

Facebook announces changes to political advertising to meet new federal rules

OTTAWA—Facebook is launching a new advertisement library that will capture detailed information about political ads targeted at voters in Canada, including who pays for them and whom they target. The move is part of the social-media giant’s response to changes the Trudeau government has made to Canada’s election laws aimed at stopping bad actors — […]

Facebook announces plan to 'tackle vaccine misinformation'

Facebook announces plan to 'tackle vaccine misinformation'

Amid growing calls from health experts to stem the tide of misinformation spread by anti-vaccination groups on social media, Facebook announced on Thursday that it would reduce the visibility of inaccurate posts and reject ads that include such content.  “We are working to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on […]

How will Facebook keep people on Facebook? By helping them fall in love

How will Facebook keep people on Facebook? By helping them fall in love

For those who’ve been paying attention, Facebook’s growth appears to be slowing. It’s not clear why, but one theory is that we’re reaching a saturation point, particularly in North America. Basically, everyone has already signed up for an account. Facebook is literally running out of new people to bring aboard.  This is a problem (for […]

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