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Tiernan Ray / ZDNet:
Facebook's AI team details XLM-R, a natural language model which translates between 100 languages, but struggles with the limits of existing computing power   —  Facebook AI research's latest breakthrough in natural language understanding, called XLM-R, performs cross-language tasks …
Nov 16, 2019, 5:05 AMIn context
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Jimmy Wales' WikiTribune, which launched as a crowdfunded news site in 2017, relaunches as WT:Social, a donor-funded social networking and “news sharing” site   —  Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has quietly launched a rival to Facebook and Twitter that he hopes will combat “clickbait” and misleading headlines.
Nov 16, 2019, 12:30 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook has tested Popular Photos, an Instagram clone with an infinite scroll of pictures, inside its own app in October   —  Facebook is copying Instagram while simultaneously invading its acquisition with branding and links back to the mothership.  TechCrunch has spotted Facebook testing …
Nov 14, 2019, 4:20 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Facebook launches an Instagram donation button and a fundraising sticker in Facebook Stories, more broadly rolls out fundraising on Facebook gaming live streams   —  And the donate sticker comes to Facebook Stories  —  Facebook is launching three new product features to increase fundraising across …
Nov 14, 2019, 1:50 PMIn context
Emma Grey Ellis / Wired:
A look at how scientific experts debunk “lifestyle” misinformation and bad science on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube   —  A lot of the hacks and diets on social media are bogus, or even dangerous.  These fact-checkers are using YouTube and Instagram to battle bad info.
Nov 14, 2019, 6:45 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Oculus CTO John Carmack says he is stepping down but will remain as a “consulting CTO” and will work on an artificial general intelligence as a personal project   —  One of the driving forces behind Facebook's virtual reality efforts is leaving his post: Oculus CTO John Carmack …
Nov 13, 2019, 7:10 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Facebook says 80% of hate speech removed in the past quarter was identified by software, up from 68% in Q1; 4.4M drug-related posts were taken down, a big jump   —  - Social network removed 1.7 billion fake accounts last quarter  — Company took down 11.6 million posts of child exploitation
Nov 13, 2019, 3:40 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Facebook says requests from governments for user data in H1 2019 were up 16% over H2 2018 to 128,617, the highest on record, led by 50,741 demands from the US   —  Facebook's latest transparency report is out.  —  The social media giant said the number of government demands for user data increased …
Nov 13, 2019, 12:35 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Popular health websites in UK are sharing sensitive user data with dozens of companies including Google and Facebook along with data-brokers and adtech firms   —  Some of the UK's most popular health websites are sharing people's sensitive data — including medical symptoms, diagnoses …
Nov 13, 2019, 9:10 AMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
A look at Facebook's past views on China and how they changed as TikTok became popular; sources: Facebook held serious acquisition talks with Musical.ly in 2016   —  Three years ago, Mark Zuckerberg considered buying the Chinese company that became the basis of TikTok.
Nov 12, 2019, 10:05 PMIn context

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