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How to Hide (or Show) Like Counts on Facebook

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Do you measure a Facebook post’s quality not by how many likes (reactions) it receives but the post’s actual impact on people? If so, you can get rid of the like counts in your Facebook news feed. We’ll show you how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/744232/how-to-hide-or-show-like-counts-on-facebook/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mahesh Makvana

Library of Congress bomb suspect livestreamed on Facebook for hours before being blocked

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The man suspected of making a bomb threat near the Library of Congress livestreamed his anti-government remarks for hours before Facebook took down his account on Thursday afternoon.

The man broadcasted to the social network as he sat in his car surrounded by police in Washington, D.C. He said his car would “blow up” if security shot through his window.

Several hours after his threats began, Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said the company “removed the Facebook profile in question and are continuing to investigate.” At least one of the videos was taken down by nearly 1 p.m. after the suspect began livestreaming messages outside of the library at 9 a.m.

Clips from the suspect’s video circulated widely on social media throughout the morning, and after the stream itself was blocked. The man repeatedly said he was “trying to get Joe Biden on the phone” and said he was making the threat on behalf of the people in Afghanistan.

The man continued to livestream as Capitol Police and other law enforcement officials investigated his claim that he has an explosive device in his pickup truck, which he drove onto the sidewalk outside of the Library of Congress. His threats led to the evacuation of several congressional buildings.

Source: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/19/capitol-bomb-threat-facebook-livestream-506268
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Emily Birnbaum

Android FlyTrap Trojan malware aims to take over Facebook accounts

Malware is a common problem for computer and mobile device users. Malware can target various assets of the target device, including social media accounts, banking information, and credit card information, among other data. A new Android Trojan malware called FlyTrap has impacted Android users in at least 140 countries since it was first seen in March. According to security research … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/android-flytrap-trojan-malware-aims-to-take-over-facebook-accounts-11686190/
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How to Change Your Email Address on Facebook

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In your Facebook account, you can change your email address at any time and for any reason. You can do this from both the Facebook site and the Facebook mobile app. Today, we’ll show you how easy it is.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/737655/how-to-change-your-email-address-on-facebook/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mahesh Makvana

Facebook’s next hardware product will be “smart” Ray-Ban glasses

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Enlarge / Don’t get too excited about how well these Ray-Bans go with Gitta Banko’s outfit—we don’t know what Facebook’s new smart glasses will look like, only that they’re made in partnership with the brand and its parent company. (credit: Streetstyleshooters via Getty Images)

In an earnings conference call on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors that the company’s next hardware launch will be “smart glasses” made in partnership with classic sunglasses vendor Ray-Ban.

Zuckerberg segued into the Ray-Ban announcement following a lengthy discussion of Facebook’s plans for Oculus Quest, its all-in-one virtual reality (VR) platform. Zuckerberg says that social media is the real “killer app” for VR, backing that up with data from Oculus Quest: “The most popular apps on Quest are social, which fits our original thesis [that] virtual reality will be a social platform.”

Zuckerberg intends the as yet unnamed smart glasses to be a stepping stone, not an end goal. He remained cagey about their actual purpose, saying only that the glasses “have their iconic form factor, and [let] you do some pretty neat things,” with no concrete details about what those “neat things” might be.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/facebooks-next-hardware-product-will-be-smart-ray-ban-glasses/
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New bill strips Facebook, Twitter of Section 230 immunity for spreading vaccine falsehoods

New bill strips Facebook, Twitter of Section 230 immunity for spreading vaccine falsehoods

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A new bill introduced Thursday would hold Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies responsible for amplifying conspiracies and falsehoods about vaccines, COVID cures, and other health misinformation.

“For far too long, online platforms have not done enough to protect the health of Americans,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), one of the bill’s sponsors. “These are some of the biggest, richest companies in the world, and they must do more to prevent the spread of deadly vaccine misinformation.”

If signed into law, the Health Misinformation Act would strip Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies of some immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which currently prevents Internet firms from being held liable for most content posted on their platforms. The carveout proposed by Klobuchar and Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) would eliminate that legal shield in instances where a platform “promotes health misinformation through an algorithm,” the bill says.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/new-bill-strips-facebook-twitter-of-section-230-immunity-for-spreading-vaccine-falsehoods/
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Who is the ‘pizza king’? The secret language being used by anti-vaccine groups to skirt detection

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Some anti-vaccination groups on Facebook are changing their names to euphemisms like “Dance Party” or “Dinner Party,” and using code words to fit those themes.

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/anti-vaccine-groups-changing-dance-parties-facebook-avoid-detection-rcna1480
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How much COVID misinformation is on Facebook? Its execs don’t want to know

How much COVID misinformation is on Facebook? Its execs don’t want to know

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For years, misinformation has flourished on Facebook. Falsehoods, misrepresentations, and outright lies posted on the site have shaped the discourse on everything from national politics to public health.

But despite their role in facilitating communications for billions of people, Facebook executives refused to commit resources to understand the extent to which COVID-19-related misinformation pervaded its platform, according to a report in The New York Times.

Early in the pandemic, a group of data scientists at Facebook met with executives to propose a project that would determine how many users saw misleading or false information about COVID. It wasn’t a small task—they estimated that the process could take up to a year or more to complete—but it would give the company a solid understanding of the extent to which misinformation spread on its platform.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/facebook-willfully-ignored-its-covid-misinformation-problem-report-says/
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Majority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report finds

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CCDH finds ‘disinformation dozen’ have combined following of 59 million people across multiple social media platforms

The vast majority of Covid-19 anti-vaccine misinformation and conspiracy theories originated from just 12 people, a report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) cited by the White House this week found.

Related: ‘They’re killing people’: Biden slams Facebook for Covid disinformation

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/17/covid-misinformation-conspiracy-theories-ccdh-report
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Erum Salam

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