Iran’s state broadcaster has used hundreds of fake social media accounts to covertly spread pro-Iranian messaging online since at least 2011, targeting voters in countries including Britain and the United States, Facebook said on Tuesday.
Facebook removed a small cluster of groups and pages promoting the QAnon conspiracy in April, calling it part of a “coordinated inauthentic behavior” campaign around the 2020 US elections. It appears to be one of Facebook’s first announcements about cracking down on QAnon-related content, and it suggests Facebook views at least a few corners of QAnon as deliberate manipulation — not just false information.
If you haven’t got it already, you soon will.
Twelve months ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a major redesign of the company’s behemoth social network. Dubbed ‘The New Facebook,’ or FB5, it was a visual marker for the company’s pivot toward privacy-focused communications. “The future is private,” Zuckerberg told attendees during his F8 developer conference keynote. “This is the next chapter for our services.”
Facebook was made announcement made it easy for users in the US and Canada to transfer their images and videos to Google Photos. The tool was first introduced last year in certain parts of the world, but this is the first time it’s arriving stateside.
Years ago, Facebook launched several reactions – emoji-like characters – that sit under the like button. Now, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s expanding that lineup of reactions to include a new “care” reaction.
Facebook reactions allow you to express a range of emotions, including love, haha, wow, sad, and angry. Starting from the end of April, you can use the new care reaction. It’s a face hugging a heart. It’s meant to be a way for people to share their support. “We hope these reactions give people additional ways to show their support during the #COVID19 crisis,” said Facebook.
Facebook’s AI researchers have revealed a new AI open-source chatbot known as “Blender” that’s said to be more human.
The new bot is state-of-the-art and able to offer better conversations that are more engaging and convincing.