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Facebook's Plan to Crack Down on Fake News Too Late?

Facebook is promising changes to fight the spread of misinformation and fake news on the social network.

Facebook Boosts Efforts to 'Do Good' with New Tools

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Nov 20
Facebook is offering new tools for charity fundraising, for marking yourself safe during a crisis and for helping others - or asking for help - after a natural disaster.

Facebook Buys Pittsburgh-Based Facial Analysis Software Firm

Facebook has bought a facial analysis software firm linked to Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, a move that will help the social media giant boost its artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition technology.

Zuckerberg: 'Crazy' to Say Facebook Influenced Election

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Nov 13
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the idea that fake news spread on Facebook influenced the outcome of the U.S. election is "crazy."

Facebook Tweaks Race-Based Ad Targeting Policy

Facebook says it will no longer allow advertisers to use ethnicity as a filter when it comes to targeting or hiding ads offering housing, employment or credit.

Murder Suspect on the Run Taunts Oklahoma Cops with Live Videos

A massive police search is underway for an Oklahoma man suspected of shooting two officers during a violent crime spree. Michael Vance Jr., 38, appeared to taunt police by posting live messages to Facebook.

Israel Meets Facebook Officials Over Incitement Complaints

PERSONAL TECH | By Tia Goldenberg | Sep 13
The Israeli government and Facebook agreed to work together to determine how to tackle incitement on the social media network, a senior Israeli Cabinet minister said Monday.

WhatsApp is Going to Share Your Phone Number With Facebook

By Brandon Bailey | Aug 27
Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company.

Facebook Hates Ad Blockers So Much It Now Blocks Them

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 14
Facebook is blocking ad blockers on the desktop version of its service, saying well-made, relevant ads can be "useful."

Guess What Happened Next: Facebook Battles 'Clickbait'

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 8
Facebook is taking another stab at ridding users' news feeds of "clickbait," the links and headlines that ask readers to "guess what happened next" but don't provide any useful information.

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