Facebook mulls content oversight board for online safety
To keep the online community safe, Facebook is planning to set up an oversight board to review some of its most challenging and contentious content decisions. According to Facebook's Vice President on Product Partnerships, Ime Archibong, in putting the body together, the social media platform will be getting wide input from local experts, including academics…
‘Social media is changing Nigeria’s real estate sector’
Unlike before, whereby the print and electronic media were the only channels toward reaching buyers in the real estate industry, the social media is becoming a powerful tool that offer a robust platform for marketing and sales of services. Asides the fact that major firms now have presence on websites, the sites are further linked…
Facebook, Instagram Users Express Outrage After They Go Down
Facebook and Instagram users lost access to the social network's applications in parts of the world Wednesday as a result of an outage of undetermined origin. The California giant which has more than two billion users acknowledged the outage after users noted on Twitter they could not access Facebook or had limited functionality. "We're aware…
Facebook launches offensive to combat misinformation on vaccines
Facebook launched an offensive Thursday to suppress the spread of misinformation about vaccines on the 2.3-billion-member social network.
Facebook's privacy move: major pivot or headfake?
After building the world's biggest and most powerful social network in history, Mark Zuckerberg says the future of Facebook is something else. The strategic shift announced this week by Zuckerberg suggests Facebook no longer wants to be a "digital town square," but a "digital living room" for secure, private communications, in what could be a…
Facebook, Twitter doing too little against disinformation: EU
Facebook and Twitter are doing too little to scrutinise advertising placements on their sites in the runup to European Union elections in May, despite their pledges to fight disinformation, EU officials said Thursday.
Choices and responsibility
One round of political contestation in this season in our land can be said to be over, at least for now. The tentative assessment is borne out of the realisation that one of the leading contenders is going to court to challenge the officially announced results. The commentary by this column is on what may…
Russia's RT fumes after Facebook blocks 'wildly popular' page
Facebook has blocked a popular page run by Russian state TV channel RT, the channel's editor said Monday, criticising the move as an attack on media rights.
Facebook 'digital gangsters' who spread fake news: British lawmakers
A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook "digital gangsters" who failed to fight the spread of fake news and violated data privacy.