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Geoff Weiss / Tubefilter:
Facebook Is Launching A Standalone App Exclusively For Video Creators   —  Facebook is set to launch a standalone app for video creators later this year, the company's product director, Daniel Danker, announced during a presentation entitled The Future of Facebook Video this morning at VidCon.
Jun 23, 2017, 9:35 PMIn context
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Facebook removed 30+ pages run from Macedonia, many of them popular from pro-Trump “news” during election; publishers assumed they were safe after buying ads   —  Two false posts from Facebook pages that the social network removed due to terms-of-service violations.  —  BuzzFeed News
Jun 23, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Lara O'Reilly / Wall Street Journal:
Reddit is rolling out video ads, redesigning its ad-buying platform, and partnering with media agencies to build self-service ad products   —  Reddit is rolling out video ads and improving its ad-buying platform  —  CANNES, France - While Snapchat had its Ferris wheel and Google and Facebook …
Jun 23, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
Facebook launches Online Civil Courage Initiative in UK to fight hate speech and extremist content, will train and support charities and anti-terror groups   —  Firm's Online Civil Courage Initiative, already launched in Germany and France, aims to help charities and NGOs identify and eliminate hate speach
Jun 23, 2017, 5:55 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Filing: Sean Parker and Klaus Hommels leave Spotify board as ex-Disney COO Thomas Staggs, ex-YouTube exec Shishir Mehrotra, others join ahead of rumored IPO   —  As Spotify inches its way to a public listing, the streaming music company — which now has 140 million users — has made some significant changes to its board of directors.
Jun 22, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
David Ingram / Reuters:
Facebook says it won't disclose information about political ads that run on its platform to academics for research purposes, citing confidentiality concerns   —  Facebook (FB.O) said it would not disclose information about political campaign advertising or related data such as how many users click …
Jun 22, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook updates mission statement to “give people power to build community, bring the world closer together”, from “making the world more open and connected”   —  “Making the world more open and connected” had one fundamental flaw: it didn't push for any specific positive outcome from more connection.
Jun 22, 2017, 12:32 PMIn context
Kang-Xing Jin / Facebook:
Facebook introduces new group admin tools, including group analytics, scheduled posts, membership request filtering, more   —  Today we hosted our first-ever Facebook Communities Summit in Chicago with hundreds of group admins where we announced new features to support their communities on Facebook.
Jun 22, 2017, 12:28 PMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Interviews with key Microsoft staff shed light on its AI strategy, utilizing Cortana and chatbots, and the firm's plans to compete with Facebook and Google   —  Yoshua Bengio has never been one to take sides.  As one of the three intellects who shaped the deep learning that now dominates …
Jun 22, 2017, 9:40 AMIn context
Claire Zillman / Fortune:
Facebook introduces new privacy tools to combat catfishing and guard profile photos from being misused, in India now and other countries soon   —  Facebook on Wednesday is unveiling new features that it hopes will make women in India feel safer on its platform.
Jun 22, 2017, 6:00 AMIn context

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