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Facebook restricts ad targeting after anti-Semitism controversy

According to Bloomberg, Facebook has temporarily suspended the ability to allow advertisers to target people by education or employer, after an investigation by ProPublica found users could target ads using keywords like “Jew hater” or “Hitler did nothing wrong.” Investigating Facebook’s ad system, ProPublica was able to target ads to …

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Facebook testing Instant Videos that download over Wi-Fi

Facebook is testing a new feature that makes sure you’ll always have videos ready to watch — and you won’t have to waste your data plan downloading them. The feature is called Instant Videos, and it appears to download various Facebook videos while you’re connected to Wi-Fi so that they’ll …

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Is Facebook trying to get you to date your friends?

Jacob Dubé at Motherboard noticed something strange on Facebook Messenger this week. He reports that a notification popped up saying, “[Name redacted] and 15 others may want to meet up with you this week.” He was then shown photos of his friends and asked if he wanted to meet up …

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Facebook now blocks ads from pages that spread fake news

Facebook added an additional defense today against the spread of fake news and viral hoaxes. If a Facebook page is found to be repeatedly sharing false stories, the company will ban the page from advertising on Facebook. The company uses third-party fact-checking organizations to flag stories that are false. Under …

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