Love Has No Labels Celebrates Fourth Anniversary with Original Two-Part Facebook Documentary Series in Partnership with Great Big Story Featuring Stories of Unity in the Wake of Crisis

In celebration of the fourth anniversary of Love Has No Labels, the Ad Council joined Facebook and Great Big Story on the 12 February to premiere the first installment of an original Facebook Anthology showcasing real people from different backgrounds coming together during moments of crisis. The docuseries arrives on the heels of the campaign’s first-ever short film, “Rising,” which challenges viewers to consider why it takes a disaster to bring us together. Hosted by award-winning online personality and filmmaker Jay Shetty, the two-episode docuseries was produced by Great Big Story’s brand…

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Facebook and the Technical University of Munich Announce New Independent TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

Facebook has announced a new partnership with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to support the creation of an independent AI ethics research center. The Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, which is supported by an initial funding grant from Facebook of $7.5 million over five years, will help advance the growing field of ethical research on new technology and will explore fundamental issues affecting the use and impact of AI. Artificial intelligence offers an immense opportunity to benefit people and communities around the world. But as AI technology increasingly…

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Digital Marketing Group Twinmark Media Enterprises in the Philippines banned from Facebook

Facebook have started the New Year by banning a Phillipines based digital marketing group which has been using underhanded means to create networks to spam millions, I include their post below to get a real view on the unethical actions of Twinmark Media Enterprises. By Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy Today we banned a digital marketing group in the Philippines — Twinmark Media Enterprises and all its subsidiaries — from Facebook. This organization has repeatedly violated our misrepresentation and spam policies — including through coordinated inauthentic behavior, the use of…

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ACLU and Workers Take On Facebook for Gender Discrimination in Job Ads

The ACLU, Outten & Golden LLP, and the Communications Workers of America filed charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Facebook and 10 other employers for unlawfully discriminating on the basis of gender by targeting their job ads on Facebook to male Facebook users only, excluding all women and non-binary users from receiving the ads. The charges were filed on behalf of three female workers, CWA and the hundreds of thousands of female workers CWA represents, and a class of millions of women allegedly denied information on job opportunities…

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Facebook Pledge to Lower Emissions and Utilise 100% Renewable Energy

Facebook have stated their plans for their new sustainability plans in a post on their website: Today, we are committing to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 75% and powering our global operations with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2020. In a record-breaking year of corporate renewable energy purchases, Facebook is on track to be one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy. Since our first purchase of wind power in 2013, Facebook has signed contracts for over 3 gigawatts of new solar and wind energy, that…

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