Facebook removes QAnon ‘fringe conspiracy’ groups ahead of 2020 election

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.

Why Facebook redesigned Facebook.com

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 just made it easy to copy images to Google Photos in the US and Canada users

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.

Facebook and Messenger are getting new reactions for the first time in years

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.