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Facebook Pledges $50M A Year to Match Relief Donations

Facebook Pledges $50M A Year to Match Relief Donations

By Barbara Ortutay | Dec 4
Facebook is pledging $50 million a year to match disaster-relief donations, part of a bevy of tools and efforts around charitable causes the social media giant announced on Wednesday.

Facebook Turns to AI to Help Prevent Suicides

Facebook Turns to AI to Help Prevent Suicides

Nov 29
Facebook is turning to artificial intelligence to detect if someone might be contemplating suicide.

Did You 'Like' Russian Propaganda? Facebook Will Clue You In

Did You 'Like' Russian Propaganda? Facebook Will Clue You In

By Barbara Ortutay | Nov 24
Facebook says it will show users if they followed or 'liked' Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram.

Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 20
Facebook's effort to limit the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect - although that finding comes with a major caveat.

Facebook Takes on Food Delivery, Challenges Uber and Others

Facebook Takes on Food Delivery, Challenges Uber and Others

Oct 17
Several online services already offer food delivery, but that doesn't mean Facebook won't jump on board anyway.

Man Sues City for Arresting Him Over Parody Facebook Page

Man Sues City for Arresting Him Over Parody Facebook Page

By Dake Kang | Oct 16
A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech.

Russia-Backed Facebook Page Colored with Hot-Button Phrases

Russia-Backed Facebook Page Colored with Hot-Button Phrases

By Ryan Nakashima and Larry Fenn | Oct 14
An Associated Press analysis of the content on a now-shuttered Facebook page called "Being Patriotic" shows it's colored with words like "illegal," ''country" and "American" and phrases like "illegal alien," ''Sharia law" and "Welfare state."

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 13
A top Facebook executive says ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should "absolutely" be released to the public, along with information on whom the ads were targeting.

Families Use Facebook to Search for Loved Ones After Fires

Families Use Facebook to Search for Loved Ones After Fires

By Andrew Dalton | Oct 12
The increasingly familiar ritual of posting heartfelt please for help in locating loved ones was seen with recent hurricanes Harvey, Rita and Maria and after last week's Las Vegas shooting.

Facebook Begins 'Human Review' of Potentially Sensitive Ads

Facebook Begins 'Human Review' of Potentially Sensitive Ads

Oct 9
Facebook says it will begin manually reviewing advertisements that target certain groups and address politics, religion, ethnicity and social issues.

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