Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s Raw ‘Red Table Talk’ Episode Smashes Facebook Originals Viewing Record

The emotional tete-a-tete between Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith on Facebook Watch’s “Red Table Talk” has set a new record as the social site’s most-viewed original episode in the first 24 hours. Within 16 hours after it was posted … Read more…

Facebook, in a possible reversal, considers banning political ads near the U.S. election

Facebook executives are considering a temporary ban on political advertising in the final days before the U.S. election in November as the company continues to grapple with a large advertising boycott, employee unrest and other issues related to its policies … Read more…

WATCH: What You Need To Know — June 23, 2020: It’s Votin’ Day! — Covid-19 To Spread Like Fire — Companies Boycott Facebook

1. Tuesday is Votin’ Day What You Need To Know: Rescheduling of primary voting days continues as elections are taking place today. State and presidential primaries will be held in Kentucky and New York, a state primary in Virginia and … Read more…

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan say they are disgusted by Trump’s ‘incendiary rhetoric’ on Facebook

The billionaire Facebook founder and his wife issued the statement in response to scientists funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Europe News BEST DEAL UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Facebook Fires Employee Who Protested Inaction on Trump ‘Looting and Shooting’ Post After He Criticized Coworker

Facebook fired an engineer who publicly — and vehemently — opposed the social-media giant’s inaction on Donald Trump, over a tweet criticizing a coworker for not cosigning a Black Lives Matter statement. The employee, user-interface engineer Brandon Dail, was terminated … Read more…

Joanna Hoffman, the former right-hand woman of Steve Jobs, says Facebook is ‘peddling in an addictive drug called anger’

Joanna Hoffman, once a close advisor to the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, has criticized leadership at Facebook for not being accountable for some of the harmful effects the social media platform has had on society. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Facebook removes 190 white supremacist accounts trying to incite anti-protest violence

Facebook’s hate group whack-a-mole continues. The social network removed 190 accounts tied to white supremacist groups Proud Boys and American Guard, the Associated Press first reported, and Facebook confirmed to Mashable. The company said that those accounts were planning to … Read more…

‘Concerned’ scientists funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative urge Facebook to tamp down on incendiary speech

Scientists backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative urge Facebook to take a stronger stand on misinformation and incendiary speech. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

‘Live’ Facebook Protest Videos Drew Millions of Views, but Some Footage Was Years Old

A number of foreign-run Facebook pages appear to be spreading misleading—and widely viewed—videos about the protests in the U.S. using the platform’s live-video features. WSJ.com: US Business SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Talkspace CEO says he’s pulling out of six-figure deal with Facebook, won’t support a platform that incites ‘racism, violence and lies’

The company’s CEO said that he pulling out of a deal with Facebook that would have been potentially lucrative. But he said he can’t move forward until the company moderates post that incite violence. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: … Read more…

Trump expected to sign executive order that could threaten punishment against Facebook, Google and Twitter over allegations of political bias

The move comes two days after Twitter took the rare step of labeling one of the president’s tweets and linking viewers to news articles that fact-checked his claims. Technology BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Pregnant Katy Perry ‘can’t wait to drink again’ when baby is born as she hosts sober Facebook Live before American Idol

KATY Perry, who’s currently pregnant with her and fiance Orlando Bloom’s first child together, is “very excited” when she’s able to drink again. The American Idol judge, 35, opened up about her pregnancy while hosting a Facebook Live event for … Read more…

Pregnant Katy Perry ‘can’t wait to drink again’ when baby is born as she hosts sober Facebook Live before American Idol

KATY Perry, who’s currently pregnant with her and fiance Orlando Bloom’s first child together, is “very excited” when she’s able to drink again. The American Idol judge, 35, opened up about her pregnancy while hosting a Facebook Live event for … Read more…

Facebook Invests $5.7 Billion In India, Buying Stake In Reliance Industries’ Digital Division Jio Platforms

Facebook Tuesday announced a $ 5.7 billion investment in Jio Platforms Limited, part of Reliance Industries, making the social media giant its largest minority shareholder. In a blog post  FB said the sizeable investment “underscores our commitment to India, and … Read more…

Pro-gun activists using Facebook groups to push anti-quarantine protests

A trio of far-right, pro-gun provocateurs is behind some of the largest Facebook groups calling for anti-quarantine protests around the country, offering the latest illustration that some seemingly organic demonstrations are being engineered by a network of conservative activists. Technology … Read more…

Facebook and Google see surge in online activity, still expected to see combined ad revenue hit of $44 billion

Facebook and Google generate around $ 200 billion per year in advertising revenue, so you’d think that this period of self-isolation and working from home is driving more use of their services and thus, more revenue. However, brands are in … Read more…

It’s not just you: A Facebook glitch marked authentic coronavirus news as spam

Social platforms and big tech companies have stepped up amid the coronavirus pandemic, moving aggressively to try and combat misinformation and put expert, reliable sources front and centre for users. And people have been using Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and various … Read more…

Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube issue joint statement on misinformation

In an unprecedented move to reassure customers and flag the potential for misinformation about COVID-19 on their platforms, all of the major social media companies and their parent corporations issued a joint statement on their efforts. Last week, U.S Chief … Read more…

Facebook, Twitter suspend Russian-linked operation targeting African Americans on social media

Facebook and Twitter have disabled a Russian operation designed to stoke racial tensions among African Americans in the United States, the companies announced Thursday, raising fresh alarms that the Kremlin may seek to interfere in the 2020 presidential election and … Read more…

Australia sues Facebook for $529 billion. That’s more than the government makes in a year.

Facebook is being sued by the Australian government for allegedly violating the country’s privacy laws, with requested damages potentially reaching $ 529 billion. The Cambridge Analytica data scandal may have been years ago now, but its effects still linger on. … Read more…

Facebook decides to take down Trump 2020 campaign’s ‘census’ ads

Facebook Inc on Thursday removed ads by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign that asked users to fill out an “Official 2020 Congressional District Census” because the ads violate the company’s policy against misinformation on the government’s census. Reuters: Technology News … Read more…

U.S. legislation targets online child sexual abuse; threatens encryption on Facebook, Google

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on the powerful judiciary committee on Thursday introduced a bill aimed at curbing online distribution of child sexual abuse material that technology and civil liberties groups said was an attack on strong encryption critical … Read more…

Coronavirus live updates: Facebook confirms contractor tested positive, South Korea reported 438 new cases

The total number of confirmed cases in South Korea is now 5,766, including 35 deaths, according to the country’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. US Top News and Analysis COMMUNITY NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

John Legend Partners With Facebook On Loved-Themed Animated Series For Valentine’s Day

John Legend is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a new animated series on Facebook featuring love stories from around the globe, the social media giant announced today. Starting February 9, the singer-songwriter and Facebook will roll out eight episodes of the … Read more…

Facebook sends cease-and-desist to facial recognition startup Clearview AI over photo scraping

Facial recognition software startup Clearview AI has been under fire over revelations it’s been training its machine learning algorithm on billions of publicly available photos, including public personal images scraped from social media without permission. Now Facebook has become the … Read more…

Podcast: Violaine Gressier (Facebook France) on the growing power of luxury labels on social media

Violaine Gressier is in charge of the relationship with the luxury industry at Facebook France. In this new podcast, in French, she gives her views on the relationship between luxury labels and social media. News – FashionNetwork.com USA BEST DEAL … Read more…

5 Lessons From Q3 Earnings in Entertainment and Tech, From Teflon Facebook to Disney’s Streaming Onslaught

With the third quarter earning season officially wrapped up, it’s time to take a step back and see how major entertainment and tech companies held up at a time of transition. For many content-based … news entertainment – BingNews DEAL … Read more…

Facebook, YouTube censor mentions of ‘whistleblower’ in Trump-Ukraine scandal

Social media companies are removing any mentions of the whistleblower in the Trump-Ukraine scandal, according to a report. Though the whistleblower’s name has been percolating online — including in the widely-read Drudge Report — Facebook said publishing the name on … Read more…

Facebook and YouTube block spread of supposed whistleblower’s name and photo. Twitter allows both.

Facebook and YouTube said they would block references to the supposed whistleblower’s name under their policies against “coordinating harm.” But Twitter said it would permit such references, including posts that both name the person and show pictures supposedly depicting the … Read more…

Watch live: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg is grilled in Congress on cryptocurrency, 2020 election

Washington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating … Read more…

Years after Obama used Facebook to help him win the presidency, Silicon Valley is under Democratic fire

The Democratic Party’s rapidly fading love affair with Big Tech has broken into open acrimony in recent weeks, punctuated by a presidential debate Tuesday in which leading candidates took turns decrying the industry’s impact on the nation and workshopping ways … Read more…

Balancing the Ledger: Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Talks XRP, Lawsuit, and Facebook Libra

Fortune Magazine SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating … Read more…