Young Japanese seek out fake friends for social media posts

Feb 23, 2017

Young Japanese seek out fake friends for social media posts

Photos posted on social networking services have become so dominant in the lives of young people in Japan that they have triggered an unusual business: hiring people to pose as friends to post on Facebook, Instagram and Line. According to Studio Innovation Inc., which ...

Jan 26, 2017

Facebook fine-tunes trending topics to better deliver news

Under pressure to stymie the spread of fake news, Facebook changed its system for showing trending topics on Wednesday. The leading social network said that instead of simply showing a topic, it will include headlines from articles about the trending subjects along with sources ...

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Nov 23, 2016

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Facebook has built a tool for geographically censoring posts at the leading social network as it seeks a path back into China, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. The New York Times cited three current and former Facebook employees, who asked for anonymity, ...