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Mark Zuckerberg rejects Trump bias claims

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has dismissed comments made by Donald Trump that the site has always been against him. The US president accused the social network of “collusion” on Twitter, branding it “anti-Trump”. He made the same claim against the New York Times and the Washington Post. Facebook will shortly hand over 3,000 political adverts to congressional investigators probing alleged Russian ...

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Tamale Mayor to meet Bill Clinton, Zuckerberg on US investment tour

Iddrisu Musah Superior, the Metropolitan Chief Executive Officer(MCE) of Tamale, Northern Regional capital, has arrived in Washington D. C, the United States on an investment tour. His decision to tour the United States to seek investment was preceded by a similar one he undertook in Ghana where he had major responses from corporate Ghana and business institutions. The main reason ...

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Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard to collect honorary degree

Mark Zuckerberg teared up during his commencement speech to Harvard graduates, telling them it is up to their generation to care about others and to fight inequality. The billionaire CEO returned to Harvard on Thursday to receive an honorary degree – 13 years after he famously dropped out of the Ivy League school to focus on Facebook. ‘Change starts local. Even global ...

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Facebook tests reactions and Dislike button on messages

Facebook finally has a Dislike button, but it’s not where you’d expect. How do you reply to a specific message in a rapid-fire chat thread? Facebook wants you to attach emojis to your friends’ messages the same way you do with News Feed posts. TechCrunch reader Hoan Do sent a tip that Facebook Messenger is showing some users a Reactions ...

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Facebook team working on brain-powered technology

Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains. It is developing “silent speech” software to allow people to type at a rate of 100 words per minute, it says. The project, in its early stages, will require new technology to detect brainwaves without needing invasive surgery. “We are not talking about ...

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Zuckerberg addresses ‘Facebook killing’

Facebook’s chief has paid his respects to the family of a man whose killing was filmed and posted onto its site. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr,” said Mark Zuckerberg near the start of Facebook’s annual F8 developers conference. His social network had been criticised over the amount of time it had taken ...

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Facebook algorithms ‘will identify terrorists’

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined a plan to let artificial intelligence (AI) software review content posted on the social network. In a letter describing the plan, he said algorithms would eventually be able to spot terrorism, violence, bullying and even prevent suicide. He admitted Facebook had previously made mistakes in the content it had removed from the website. But ...

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Mark Zuckerberg dismisses presidential bid

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says he has no plans to run for president of the United States. When asked by Buzzfeed News, he said: “No, I’m focused on building our community at Facebook and working on the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.” Speculation that Mr Zuckerberg might run for president was fuelled when he made political comments and announced a tour ...

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Facebook bug ‘kills’ users in ‘terrible error’

An unusual bug on Facebook briefly labelled many people as dead. The error on Friday caused the social network to show a memorial banner on user profiles for people who were still alive. Users posted status updates to reassure friends and family they were not dead, despite Facebook’s message. “This was a terrible error that we have now fixed,” a ...

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