Banned on Facebook: how the social network tackles controversial topics

A number of documents and manuals used to train Facebook’s moderators have been exposed in an investigative report by The Guardian, revealing the type of content users are and aren’t allowed to post on the social networking site.

That includes taking some controversial stances. For instance, it’s allegedly Facebook policy to allow the livestreaming of video of people attempting self-harm, only removing the video “once there’s no longer an opportunity to help the person … unless [the videos] are newsworthy”.

Facebook Down: Social Networking Site Not Working in New Zealand and Thailand

Facebook has crashed down at many places around the world. It is not working in New Zealand and Thailand as reported. It may be experiencing problems at other geo-locations as well.
Facebook Down: Website and Mobile App

The social media giant FB has gone down due to technical glitches. Facebook crashed around 1:20 pm NZ time and 8:25 am Thailand time on Tuesday. The cause of error is still unknown.

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable listed firms in the world. Their profits are surging: they collectively racked up over $25bn in net profit in the first quarter of 2017.


Taiwanese love social networking; 80% registered on Facebook

Taipei, May 1 (CNA) Taiwanese love social media, with more than 80 percent of them having Facebook accounts, according to a survey on social network use by local people over 12 years old published Monday.

The results published by the Innovative DigiTech-Enabled Applications and Services Institute under the Institute for Information Industry, a non-government organization, show that Taiwanese on average have four social media accounts.

Facebook topped the ranking of social networking at 90.9 percent, followed closely by Line at 87.1 percent.



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