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Facebook Says Using AI to Fight Terrorism on Its Platform

Facebook Says Using AI to Fight Terrorism on Its Platform

Jun 16
Facebook says it's using artificial intelligence to help it combat terrorists' use of its platform.

German Court Denies Mother Access to Dead Daughter's FB Data

German Court Denies Mother Access to Dead Daughter's FB Data

May 31
A Berlin court has denied a mother access to her deceased daughter's Facebook data, ruling German privacy laws outweigh her parental rights.

Need Cash? Facebook Expands Personal Fundraising Tools

Need Cash? Facebook Expands Personal Fundraising Tools

May 28
Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses.

Suicide Online: Facebook Aims to Save Lives with New Actions

Suicide Online: Facebook Aims to Save Lives with New Actions

By Jeff Martin | May 13
Facebook is testing how computers can quickly identify posts where it's likely someone is expressing thoughts of suicide, and provide resources to the person even if someone on Facebook has not reported it yet.

Facebook Ramps Up Its Response to Violent Videos

Facebook Ramps Up Its Response to Violent Videos

By Barbara Ortutay | May 8
Facebook is stepping up its efforts to keep inappropriate and often violent material - including recent high-profile videos of murders and suicides, hate speech and extremist propaganda - off of its site.

Facebook Wants to Augment Your Reality

Facebook Wants to Augment Your Reality

By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay | Apr 22
Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Or use your smartphone's camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually.

Cleveland Shooting the Latest Crime Video on Facebook

Cleveland Shooting the Latest Crime Video on Facebook

Apr 18
A Facebook video of an Ohio man shooting a 74-year-old retiree in Cleveland was up for three hours Sunday after it was posted, raising questions about the social-media network's process for taking down objectionable content posted by its users.

Facebook Targets 30,000 Fake France Accounts Before Election

Facebook Targets 30,000 Fake France Accounts Before Election

Apr 16
Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation.

Facebook Beefs Up Suicide Prevention Focused on Live Video

Facebook Beefs Up Suicide Prevention Focused on Live Video

By Barbara Ortutay | Mar 2
Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live.

Zuckerberg's Goal: Remake a World Facebook Helped Create

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 19
Now Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg wants to remake the social media company in a way that counters isolationism, promotes global connections and addresses social ills.

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