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Facebook acquires VR military simulator ‘Onward’ developer

"Onward" is Dante and Downpour Interactive's first game, a multiplayer masterpiece full of challenges, tactics, and teamwork.

Facebook ‘mistakenly’ blocked posts calling for Modi to resign

Buzzfeed News first reported that Facebook temporarily hid posts with the hashtag or text #ResignModi because "some content in those posts goes against our Community Standards".

Centre asks social media platforms to remove misleading posts on Covid

According to sources, a number of posts and content were flagged by the government to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other websites on Friday

Hyderabad Police warn against sharing ‘unverified posts, videos’

Hyderabad: The police have warned citizens against sharing unverified posts and videos pertaining to the night curfew and the Covid-19 pandemic. This is after...

Facebook to use your feedback to rank content in News Feed

Over the next few months, we'll test new ways to get more specific feedback from people about the posts they're seeing, and we'll use that feedback to make News Feed better," said Aastha Gupta

Facebook set to take on Clubhouse, Zoom with social audio products

The likely products, to be unveiled on Monday (US time), are an audio-only version of videoconferencing product Rooms, a Clubhouse-like audio chat product, a podcast discovery product that will be connected

Twitter, Facebook, Snap join White House Covid vax campaign

The White House through its Covid vaccination campaign aims to address vaccine hesitancy. Earlier, it had set a date of May 1 for states to open coronavirus vaccine eligibility to all adults, but later it was preponed to April 19

Oversight Board delays decision on Trump’s FB ban

The board, constituted by Facebook with 20 members from across the world last year, said it is reviewing more than 9,000 responses before it delivers the verdict on Trump's ban on the social media giant.

Auto driver held in Hyderabad for harassing transgender wife

Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Cybercrime police on Friday arrested a youngster K Taraka Mahesh (23), an auto-rickshaw driver from Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, on charges of...

Online communities helping Indians sail through pandemic: Facebook

Over 38.8 per cent people in India said the online groups have become "significantly more important", as compared to responses from the rest of the world (29.5 per cent)

Facebook testing dedicated News Feed for businesses

Starting in the US, we're beginning to test a new experience from News Feed where people can tap on topics they're interested in under posts and ads in Feed, such as beauty, fitness or clothing, and explore content from related businesses

Facebook ties up with CleanMax to go 100% renewable in India

"We're excited to announce this important step that is helping us support our operations in the region, including our offices in India, with 100 per cent renewable energy," Urvi Parekh said.

Instagram testing 3 new ‘like’ options to empower users

"We are expanding our test of private like counts globally. If you're in the test, you'll no longer see the total number of likes and views on photos and videos posted to Feed unless they're your own,"

Facebook testing video speed dating app ‘Sparked’

The free-to-use app will offer no public profiles, no swiping, and no direct messages (DMs) but a simple video speed-chat.

Facebook connects people with state Covid vaccine info in US

To do this, Facebook is replicating its state-by-state strategies it used during the US 2020 presidential election, since both voting and the vaccine rollout are handled by state and local authorities.

Covid news on TV, Facebook can make you less informed

The study, led by researchers from the Pennsylvania State University in the US, showed that adults that used Facebook as an additional source of news in any way were less likely to answer Covid-19 questions correctly than those who did not.

Facebook spent Rs 171 cr on Zuckerberg’s security in 2020

"He is synonymous with Facebook, and as a result, negative sentiment regarding our company is directly associated with, and often transferred to, Mr. Zuckerberg," read the statement.

Facebook purges 16K groups spreading fake reviews

The move came after a CMA investigation found more evidence of misleading content

Facebook’s ad delivery system shows gender bias: Study

Researchers at University of Southern California found that Facebook's ad delivery system discriminates against women, reports The Verge

Facebook, Instagram face another global outage in less than a month

People took to online outage detector platform DownDetector as they were welcomed with "sorry something went wrong" error message from Facebook and Instagram.

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