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Facebook might soon have Twitter-like 'threads' feature on pages of public figures

The threaded posts will have a "View Post Thread" button, which lets followers easily navigate to see all of the posts in the thread

Published on 3rd July 2021

Facebook launches 'Bulletin' to promote independent writers, only in the USA for now

The tech giant said that Bulletin will include support focused on content creation, monetisation and audience growth

Published on 30th June 2021

Facebook meets goal of net zero emissions, 100 per cent renewable energy

Facebook's renewable energy portfolio totalled over 5.9 gigawatts of wind and solar projects under contract

Published on 22nd June 2021

Facebook acquires VR game developer BigBox VR

'POP: ONE' will continue to be supported on all its current platforms. Facebook said that it is exploring many ways to accelerate VR, including investments in third-party content, AAA IP, hardware

Published on 12th June 2021

Russia slaps new fines on Facebook, Telegram over failure to remove illegal content

The court, in particular, considered four protocols against Facebook earlier in the day, with the overall fine amounting to 17 million rubles ($236,000)

Published on 11th June 2021

Are you all set to study in the USA? Here's all you need to know about visa, vaccinations and more

The US Mission to India on Thursday, June 10 conducted a Facebook Live session for student visa applicants to answer queries  

Published on 10th June 2021

Facebook joins hand with leading health organisations to form global alliance for online healthcare

The partners include the Bay Area Global Health Alliance, the CDC Foundation, Facebook, the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Merck, Sabin Vaccine Institute and many more

Published on 10th June 2021

Facebook will now call out pages that repeatedly spread misinformation, fake news

The company also said it would expand penalties for individual Facebook accounts that repeatedly share misinformation, in the sense that other users will see less of them in their News Feed

Published on 28th May 2021

Deadline draws close: Twitter, FB yet to comply with new IT rules. Will Koo be the only one standing? 

Except one Indian social media company, Koo, sources said that none of the top social media intermediaries have appointed a resident grievance officer

Published on 25th May 2021

Facebook says they will comply with IT rules, aim to implement operational processes

The comments assume significance as social media companies are facing the deadline of May 25 to comply with the new guidelines for digital platforms

Published on 25th May 2021

Facebook purges over 18M pieces of fake, harmful COVID content

According to Guy Rosen, VP Integrity at Facebook, prevalence is one of the most useful metrics for understanding how often people see harmful content on its platform

Published on 20th May 2021

In Rajasthan's Bundi, a cartoon character is educating locals on embracing COVID guidelines in rural areas

The cartoon series is being spread on social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter to officials and workers in rural areas, who then send it to other local groups

Published on 20th May 2021

JNU VC to conduct Facebook Live session to discuss COVID on campus: How interactive will it be?

JNU has organised an interactive session on Facebook where the VC along with other administrative officials will address the JNU community on May 19 at 4 PM. Students have mixed reactions about it

Published on 19th May 2021

BHU distances itself from casteist prof who commented on the competence of doctors, police assures investigation

Dr Mishra had put out a post on Facebook on May 13 stating that Indian doctors are incompetent because most of them do not become doctors for their merit but because of reservations

Published on 17th May 2021

Facebook to launch new campaign in India to help people detect COVID-related misinformation

The campaign and the website will be rolled out in English and 9 Indian languages — Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Malayalam, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati and Bengali

Published on 13th May 2021

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