Facebook took down 5 million pieces of content leading up to PHL elections — Meta

By Patricia B. Mirasol, Reporter Facebook, the Meta-owned social media platform, removed five million pieces of content on Facebook and Instagram in the four months leading up to the Philippine national elections and the week following (Jan. 9–May 16).  They were all in violation of Facebook’s violence and incitement policies, according to Meta in an […]

AppsFlyer launches comprehensive guide on gaming apps in collaboration with Facebook Gaming

SINGAPORE, Jul 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – AppsFlyer and Facebook Gaming have launched an exclusive playbook for gaming app marketers. Introducing Gaming Apps: Strive and thrive with AppsFlyer and Facebook Gaming on iOS 14+, this playbook will set clear pathways and set gaming app marketers up for success. In today’s privacy-first era, […]

Australian watchdog sues Facebook-owner Meta over scam advertisements

Australia’s competition watchdog filed a lawsuit against Facebook owner Meta Platforms on Friday, alleging the social media giant failed to prevent scammers using its platform to promote fake ads featuring well-known people.  The advertisements, which endorsed investment in cryptocurrency or money-making schemes, could have misled Facebook users into believing they were promoted by famous Australians, […]

Robredo needs wider support to win next year, analysts say

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter VICE-PRESIDENT Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo has a better chance of attracting more votes by running as an independent candidate, but she needs broader support to beat the ruling party’s presidential bet, political analysts said. “The vice-president’s campaign should prioritize inclusive strategies that will appeal to all colors,” media […]

Editorial: Facebook outage

Social media giant Facebook and its subsidiary platforms WhatsApp and Instagram suffered a global outage on early morning Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 in the Philippines (midday Monday in the US), affecting billions of users worldwide. The outage was described by the Guardian, a British daily newspaper, as one of Facebook’s worst outages in its history. […]

Facebook looks to carve out market for mobile video-chat device

FACEBOOK, Inc. introduced a portable version of its Portal video-chat device, looking to provide a more mobile alternative to Amazon.com, Inc.’s Alexa hardware and other so-called smart speakers. The product, called the Portal Go, has a 10-inch screen, 12-megapixel front camera and speakers. It also has a rechargeable battery so it doesn’t need to stay […]

Malicious tagging on Facebook stopped — DoJ cybercrime office

THE PAGE behind the recent tagging of Facebook users in malicious videos that led to downloading malwares has been removed and its administrators have been sanctioned, the Department of Justice–Office of Cybercrime (DoJ-OOC) announced on Wednesday. The cybercrime office said it has received confirmation from Facebook’s Asia-Pacific legal team that the page associated with the […]