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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Publisher Associations Call on Google to Clarify Plans for GDPR Compliance

The News Media Alliance and other news publisher associations united to ask Google to clarify its terms regarding compliance with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Alliance CEO David Chavern joins Digital Content Next CEO Jason Kint, European Publishers Council Executive Director Angela Mills Wade, and News Media Association CEO David Newell in petitioning Google CEO Sundar Pichai for further information about their plans for GDPR compliance and how they expect news organizations on their platform to work within the new regulations. In addition to addressing their…

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Facebook look to Make Ads and Pages More Transparent

Facebook have stated in a post that they wish to make ads and pages more transparent, the post was written by Rob Goldman, VP, Ads and Alex Himel, VP, Local & Pages: We believe that when you visit a Page or see an ad on Facebook it should be clear who it’s coming from. We also think it’s important for people to be able to see the other ads a Page is running, even if they’re not directed at you. That’s why today we’re announcing important changes to the way…

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