Facebook takes aim at 'low quality' websites
The world's biggest social network said it is updating its ranking algorithm with the help of artificial intelligence so users would see fewer posts "that link to these low-quality web page experiences."
China's WeChat blocked in Russia
WeChat, known as Weixin in China, is the world's most popular messaging service, with 889 million global users by the end of 2016.
Facebook adding 3,000 people to screen out violent content
Facebook said Wednesday it is hiring an extra 3,000 staff to remove violent content like the gruesome killings and suicides broadcast on its video platform.
Twitter gets lift from uptick in user numbers
Twitter shares surged Wednesday after its quarterly update showed improving growth in user numbers, offsetting concerns over a decline in revenue and another net loss for the social network.
LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion
The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft.
On AI & AR, Facebook goes for the kill
Facebook concluded its 10th annual F8 developers’ conference last Wednesday. The 2-day event took place in San Jose, California with a record number of over four thousand attendees. Here are a few things to keep an eye on.
Police seek US suspect accused of committing murder on Facebook
"Suspect did broadcast the killing on Facebook Live and has claimed to have committed multiple other homicides which are yet to be verified," Cleveland police wrote on Twitter.
Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts
Facebook on Wednesday said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages.