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WhatsApp hits 1B daily users while its Snapchat clone rockets to 250M

WhatsApp hits 1B daily users while its Snapchat clone rockets to 250M

| August 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

TechCrunch WhatsApp hits 1B daily users while its Snapchat clone rockets to 250M TechCrunch Facebook is winning the race to bring Snapchat's Stories format to the rest of the world before its originator. WhatsApp Status, its version of Snapchat Stories, now has 250 million daily active users. That's despite it being relegated to a secondary [...]

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Real news about fake news: Facebook ramps up its partnerships with fact-checking sites

Real news about fake news: Facebook ramps up its partnerships with fact-checking sites

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Real news about fake news: Facebook ramps up its partnerships with fact – checking sites IJNet (blog) The growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan content, and news literacy is hard to keep up with. This weekly roundup offers the highlights of what you might have missed. Facebook is paying [...]

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Real news about fake news: Facebook ramps up its partnerships with fact-checking sites

Real news about fake news: Facebook ramps up its partnerships with fact-checking sites

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Real news about fake news: Facebook ramps up its partnerships with fact – checking sites IJNet (blog) The growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan content, and news literacy is hard to keep up with. This weekly roundup offers the highlights of what you might have missed. Facebook is paying [...]

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Facebook offers tool to combat fake news in Kenya ahead of polls

Facebook offers tool to combat fake news in Kenya ahead of polls

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Reuters Facebook offers tool to combat fake news in Kenya ahead of polls Reuters ” Fake news is increasingly becoming a big problem in Kenya,” said Alphonce Shiundu, the Kenya editor of Africa Check, a non-profit organization seeking to boost fact checking and newsgathering on the continent. Facebook's 7 million monthly users in … Facebook Steps [...]

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Its hurt my wallet — How one fake news publisher is faring after Facebook crackdown

Its hurt my wallet — How one fake news publisher is faring after Facebook crackdown

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

USA TODAY 'It's hurt my wallet' — How one fake news publisher is faring after Facebook crackdown USA TODAY In early December, Facebook announced it would link up with third party fact – checkers : Snopes.com, FactCheck.org, Politifact, ABC News and the Associated Press to visibly debunk fake stories flagged by users. Stories deemed fake [...]

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Did Facebook Shut Down an AI Experiment Because Chatbots Developed Their Own Language?

Did Facebook Shut Down an AI Experiment Because Chatbots Developed Their Own Language?

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

News18 Did Facebook Shut Down an AI Experiment Because Chatbots Developed Their Own Language? snopes.com Albeit prompted by a somewhat dry 14 June blog post by Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Research team (FAIR) describing an inroad in the development of dialog agents (AI systems designed to communicate with humans), the news that chatbots were found … AI [...]

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Google reportedly offered $30 billion to acquire Snapchat

Google reportedly offered $30 billion to acquire Snapchat

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

CNBC Google reportedly offered $30 billion to acquire Snapchat TechCrunch The uptick comes after weeks of decline due to lockup expiration finally allowing insiders to sell stock, and strong growth for Facebook's Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status clones of Snapchat . Google declined to comment to Business Insider and Snap … Snap is now alienating the [...]

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Facebooks Newest Batch of Engineers Is 27% Female

Facebooks Newest Batch of Engineers Is 27% Female

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fortune Facebook's Newest Batch of Engineers Is 27% Female Fortune Facebook seems to be inching closer to solving a key Silicon Valley conundrum: how to recruit and retain female engineers. On Wednesday, the social network released a diversity update, which showed mild improvements across the organization, but a … …

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Facebooks Newest Batch of Engineers Is 27% Female

Facebooks Newest Batch of Engineers Is 27% Female

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fortune Facebook's Newest Batch of Engineers Is 27% Female Fortune Facebook seems to be inching closer to solving a key Silicon Valley conundrum: how to recruit and retain female engineers. On Wednesday, the social network released a diversity update, which showed mild improvements across the organization, but a … …

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Facebooks Newest Batch of Engineers Is 27% Female

Facebooks Newest Batch of Engineers Is 27% Female

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fortune Facebook's Newest Batch of Engineers Is 27% Female Fortune Facebook seems to be inching closer to solving a key Silicon Valley conundrum: how to recruit and retain female engineers. On Wednesday, the social network released a diversity update, which showed mild improvements across the organization, but a … …

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