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10 things you didn’t know you could do with Facebook Messenger

1.3 billion people use Facebook Messenger each month. But are they really making the most of it? Since Messenger became an app of its own, Facebook has been quietly adding functionality to make it stand out. The app has a ton of neat hidden features, from GIFs to addicting games and ever-innovative ways to write and present text. 1. Use Messenger ...

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Facebook to expose Russian fake news pages

Facebook plans to let people see if they had “liked” pages created by “foreign actors” to spread propaganda during the US presidential election. The social network has previously said as many as 126 million Americans may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based agents over the past two years. It is building a tool to let people see whether they had ...

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Facebook, Google, using my inventions – Ghana’s Dr. Thomas Mensah

Ghanaian chemical engineer and innovator, Dr. Thomas Mensah, has said his innovations are being used by technology giants including Facebook, Google, Paypal among others. Dr. Mensah, while working for American company, Corning Glass Works, was able to help improve and commercialize a fiber optic technology the company had been working on for 15 years without success. Prior to the invention, ...

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Facebook founding president sounds alarm

A view on social media shared not by some uninformed luddite, but by one of the people responsible for building Facebook into the social media titan it is today. Sean Parker, Facebook’s founding president, unloaded his worries and criticisms of the network, saying he had no idea what he was doing at the time of its creation. Speaking on stage ...

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Twitter to expand 280-character tweets

Twitter plans to increase the number of characters in tweets from 140 to 280 for the majority of users. The new limit will not apply to tweets written in Japanese, Chinese and Korean which can convey more information in a single character. The move follows a trial among a small group of users which started in September in response to ...

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Facebook ad revenue tops $10bn

Facebook profits soared in the third quarter as it brought in more than $10bn from advertising. The firm said profits were $4.7bn (£3.5bn) in the three months to the end of September, up 80% year-on-year. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told investors the firm’s investments in security would “impact” profitability. US lawmakers are examining the possible use of the platform for ...

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Facebook ad revenue tops $10bn

Facebook profits soared in the third quarter as it brought in more than $10bn from advertising. The firm said profits were $4.7bn (£3.5bn) in the three months to the end of September, up 80% year-on-year. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told investors the firm’s investments in security would “impact” profitability. US lawmakers are examining the possible use of the platform for ...

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Social media firms under scrutiny for ‘Russian meddling’

Facebook, Twitter and Google lawyers defended themselves to US lawmakers probing whether Russia used social media to influence the 2016 election. The three firms faced hard questions at a Senate panel on crime and terrorism about why they missed political ads bought with Russian money. Lawmakers are eyeing new regulations for social media firms in the wake of Russia’s alleged ...

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Russia-linked posts ‘reached 126m Facebook users in US’

Facebook has said as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the past two years. The social networking site said about 80,000 posts were produced before and after the 2016 presidential election. Most of the posts focused on divisive social and political messages. Facebook released the figures ahead of a Senate hearing ...

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Russia-linked posts ‘reached 126m Facebook users in US

Facebook has said as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the last two years. The social networking site said about 80,000 posts were produced before and after the 2016 presidential election. Most of the posts focused on divisive social and political messages Facebook released the figures ahead of a Senate hearing ...

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