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Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to display “related articles” for popular stories, including ones flagged as false by fact checkers, to combat misinformation, after months of testing   —  Social-media giant will display related articles to limit the damage of false news without censoring posts
Aug 3, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: code written by women at Facebook rejected far more than men's; Facebook says study inaccurate, performed by former employee with incomplete data   —  Analysis found female engineers received 35% more rejections of their code than men  —  Last year, a longtime engineer …
May 2, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Instagram COO Marne Levine, who is helping the company mature into a full-fledged business by pushing Facebook for resources, expanding partnerships   —  As chief operating officer, Marne Levine has been helping the photo-sharing app mature into a full-fledged business
Apr 16, 2017, 5:35 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Mark Zuckerberg early last year imposed a two-month “lockdown” on 100+ employees to roll out Facebook Live; $100M was budgeted to pay media talent, says source   —  Few technology leaders embody the industry's agility like Mr. Zuckerberg, 32 years old, who has a …
Mar 6, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's efforts to improve its diversity numbers aren't working despite multiple recruiter incentives, such as extra points for hiring minorities   —  Despite recruiter incentives, the company has made little progress addressing the persistent problem  —  Two years ago, Facebook Inc. offered …
Aug 18, 2016, 1:05 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
P&G cuts back on targeted Facebook ads, finding broader Facebook campaigns more effective, as Facebook adds tools to boost brand awareness for big advertisers   —  Move shows challenges of such limits on big brands; Facebook offers new tools for large companies
Aug 9, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook is paying $2.2M to Vine and YouTube stars to create content for Facebook Live   —  The $2.2 million in payments are intended to ‘encourage experimentation’ on Facebook Live, says a company executive  —  Jon Paul Piques gained social-media fame posting bawdy six-second videos on Vine.
Jul 19, 2016, 7:10 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Document lists deals with media firms and celebrities for Facebook Live, totaling $50M+ on nearly 140 contracts; BuzzFeed is highest paid at $3.05M for one year   —  Nearly 140 contracts with video creators total more than $50 million  —  Facebook Inc. is paying an array of media companies …
Jun 21, 2016, 3:10 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative makes its first investment, leading $24M Series B round in Andela, a company that trains software developers in Africa   —  Chan Zuckerberg Initiative makes its first investment in company that trains developers in Africa  —  Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg's …
Jun 16, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook reports Q1 revenue of $5.38B up 51% YoY; net income of $1.51B, up from $512M last year; 1.65B MAUs, adding 60M from Q4; stock up over 9%   —  Facebook Revenue Soars on Ad Growth  —  Social network also announces proposal to create new class of nonvoting stock
Apr 27, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context

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