Facebook’s New AI Tool Can Identify Offensive Memes

In a bid to curtail offensive memes that promote hate speech, Facebook is building a novel artificial intelligence (AI) system that uses machine learning to identify text in images and videos as well as transcribe it. While tools to transcribe text are nothing new, the company faces different challenges because of the size, sheer volume of photos […]

Facebook’s Battle Against Fake News Helped by This Tiny US Think Tank

A day before Facebook announced that it had discovered and disabled a propaganda campaign designed to sow dissension among US voters, it exclusively shared some of the suspicious pages with an online forensics team so busy it hasn’t put a nameplate on the door. The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab is based in a 12-foot-by-12-foot office in […]

Facebook’s Fifth Annual Diversity Report Shows Female Employees Have Increased 5 Percent in 5 Years

The number of women employees at Facebook has increased five percent over the past five years and there has been a modest growth in the proportion of Asian, Black and Hispanic employees across the company, the social media giant revealed on Friday. Releasing its fifth annual diversity report, Facebook said people from all backgrounds rely on Facebook to […]

Facebook’s Hiring Process Hinders Push to Diversify Workforce

Facebook has put itself at the forefront of efforts to recruit a more diverse workforce, including a targeted internal recruiting strategy in 2015 designed to bring in female, black and Latino software engineers. Yet within Facebook’s engineering department, the push has been hampered by a multi-layered hiring process that gives a small committee of high-ranking […]

Facebook’s Aquila Internet-delivery Drone Could Add Billions More Online Customers

Social networking giant Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) last week reported the first successful full-scale test flight of its ambitious Aquila solar-powered high-altitude unmanned aircraft. It’s part of an ambitious goal to bring four billion more  people online — more customers, freelancers and maybe even partners for your business. “After two years of engineering, I’m proud to […]

Facebook’s Aquila Internet-delivery Drone Could Add Billions More Online Customers

Social networking giant Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) last week reported the first successful full-scale test flight of its ambitious Aquila solar-powered high-altitude unmanned aircraft. It’s part of an ambitious goal to bring four billion more  people online — more customers, freelancers and maybe even partners for your business. “After two years of engineering, I’m proud to […]

SpaceX Rocket Explodes on Launchpad With Facebook’s Internet Satellite on Board

SpaceX Rocket Explodes on Launchpad With Facebook’s Internet Satellite on Board HIGHLIGHTS The explosion destroyed the Israeli communications satellite Mark Zuckerberg disapointed over SpaceX’s launch failure The accident is the second of its kind since SpaceX was founded in 2002 An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in […]

You Can Soon Activate Facebook’s Safety Check Yourself, Zuckerberg Confirms

You Can Soon Activate Facebook’s Safety Check Yourself, Zuckerberg Confirms HIGHLIGHTS Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the feature at his meeting in Rome Users will be able to enable Safety Check in emergencies It may be a reform after company received several criticisms about the fe Facebook will soon let users enable Safety Check on their own […]

Facebook’s Aquila Internet-delivery Drone Could Add Billions More Online Customers

Social networking giant Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) last week reported the first successful full-scale test flight of its ambitious Aquila solar-powered high-altitude unmanned aircraft. It’s part of an ambitious goal to bring four billion more  people online — more customers, freelancers and maybe even partners for your business. “After two years of engineering, I’m proud to […]

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg meets propaganda czar in China charm drive

A file photo of Liu Yunshan meeting with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: AP Beijing: Facebook’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg met China’s propaganda czar Liu Yunshan in Beijing on Saturday as part of a charm offensive in one of the few markets where the social network cannot be […]