Facebook Launch 2018 Diversity Report

Facebook have released information on their 2018 Diversity Report, They released a blog post via their site written by Maxine Williams, Facebook’s Chief Diversity Officer. I have included the blog post below, the original can be read here.   Today we’re publishing our fifth annual diversity report — and we wanted to take this opportunity to share what we believe is working and where we can do better. Diversity is critical to our success as a company. People from all backgrounds rely on Facebook to connect with others, and we…

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Small Steps Teams Up With Grey New York And Facebook To Combat Britain’s Far Right

An organization leading the fight against the Far Right in Britain has been selected as part of Facebook’s Create Against Hate campaign this year; an initiative with the media industry and young creatives to counter hate speech and extremism online. Small Steps was founded in 2015 and delivers training and mentoring across the UK on the threat of the FarRight. The trainers are former Far-Right activists themselves, previously belonging to groups including the English Defence League, British National Party and neo-Nazi group National Front. The partnership with Facebook and Grey New…

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Facebook Partners With the Atlantic Council To Stop Election Meddling

Facebook has announced it will work with the Atlantic Council and its Digital Forensic Research Lab as part of its effort to stop election meddling. On a post on Facebook, Katie Harbath, Global Politics and Government Outreach Director told us a little bit more about the partnership: Facebook is investing heavily to prevent our service from being abused during elections. We’re doubling the number of people who work on safety and security and using technology like artificial intelligence to more effectively block fake accounts – the source of many bad…

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Facial recognition technology applied to missing persons cases – Invisible Friends campaign launched by whiteGREY

A world-first campaign to harness the power of Facebook’s newfacial recognition and auto tagging technology in the search for missing people, was launched today for the Missing Persons Advocacy Network (MPAN). Invisible Friends, the campaign developed by whiteGREY Australia, features a selection of Facebook profiles of missing persons, supported by a push to get as many Facebook users around the world to befriend these profiles. The initiative searches the backgrounds of each photo and video posted by the friends of each Invisible Friends profile, in the hopes of identifying and…

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How to Take Control of Your Facebook

You’ve been hearing a lot about Facebook lately and how your data is being used. While this information can sometimes be confusing and technical, it’s important to know that you are in control of your Facebook, what you see, what you share, and what people see about you. There are many things you have control over that can help make your Facebook experience better for you. One easy step to check the privacy of information on your profile, is to take a Privacy Checkup that helps you review who you’re…

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