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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook says it plans to remove over 5,000 ad targeting options by this fall in an effort to prevent discriminatory advertising   —  Facebook is planning to remove more than 5,000 ad targeting options in an effort to prevent discriminatory advertising.  —  The bulk of the 5,000 targeting options …
Aug 21, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook has hired a team that will try to spot vulnerabilities in its systems before bad actors exploit them to prevent abuses like 2016 US elections debacle   —  Silicon Valley's giants are looking for future crises before they happen.  —  In an attempt to spot vulnerabilities in its system …
Jun 22, 2018, 5:15 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter has made a somewhat miraculous comeback in the past two years, with rising revenue and MAUs, due to luck and a focus on news and premium video   —  A bird emerges from the ashes.  —  Two years ago, people were writing eulogies for Twitter.  —  Rudderless and without product direction …
Jun 21, 2018, 1:05 PMIn context
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Jun 19, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter will soon begin curating dedicated pages for live news events with tweets and videos that will be promoted in notifications, the Explore tab, and more   —  Twitter wants to create more of those experiences where it seems like everyone is following the same thing together.
Jun 13, 2018, 12:09 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter says it will use thousands of behavioral signals on accounts, not just content of individual tweets, when filtering search, replies, and recommendations   —  Act like a jerk, and Twitter will start limiting how often your tweets show up.  —  On Tuesday, Twitter announced a massive change …
May 15, 2018, 12:13 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook removes 10 Instagram groups that artificially inflated the popularity of member accounts and posts to game Instagram algorithm and gain more visibility   —  The groups, including one with more than 200,000 members, vanished after BuzzFeed News contacted Instagram.
May 11, 2018, 3:35 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
How real people are using services like Fuelgram to turn their Instagram accounts into bots in order to game the site's algorithm by trading likes and comments   —  Verified accounts turning themselves into bots, millions of fake likes and comments, a dirty world of engagement trading inside Telegram groups.
Apr 28, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter confirms it is now pushing news links tweeted by your network into your home timeline and grouping tweets mentioning the link underneath it   —  Twitter is now pushing links tweeted by your network into your home timeline and grouping the tweets mentioning the link underneath it.
Apr 27, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Source: YouTube releasing new version of YouTube Kids within coming weeks with option to turn off algorithmic video suggestions and only show curated channels   —  YouTube is planning to release a new version of its YouTube Kids app that will do away with algorithmically suggested videos …
Apr 6, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context

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