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  • Facebook will show which Russian election troll accounts you followed

    Facebook will show which Russian election troll accounts you followed

    Facebook is building out a tool to show which Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts associated with Russia’s Internet Research Agency election troll farm you Liked or followed. Launching by the end of the year as part of the Facebook Help Center, the tool will show a list of all the IRA accounts you followed. Read More

  • Facebook’s ad system shown failing to enforce its own anti-discriminatory policy

    Facebook’s ad system shown failing to enforce its own anti-discriminatory policy

    Results from a new ProPublica investigation suggest the tech giant is failing at even simple self-policing. Read More

  • Sellers can now invoice buyers through PayPal’s new chat extension for Messenger

    Sellers can now invoice buyers through PayPal’s new chat extension for Messenger

    PayPal and Facebook are expanding their integrations today with the launch of an extension for Messenger that allows PayPal sellers to invoice buyers directly through private messaging. The feature is ideal for use with Facebook’s numerous Buy and Sell groups as well as Facebook Marketplace, in addition to being an easy way to send PayPal invoices in general. The launch comes on the heels… Read More

  • Photographer Stephen Shore brings Instagram to the MoMA

    Photographer Stephen Shore brings Instagram to the MoMA

    Stephen Shore made a name for himself shooting classic Americana mundanity in the 70s, evolving his work from automatic cameras to large-format cameras, using both color and black and white, and continuing to adapt in the age of digital photography, digital printing and social media. Obviously, the advancement of smartphone camera technology and the ease by which those photos are beautified… Read More

  • Facebook kills App Invites, the native app Like button and other dev features

    Facebook kills App Invites, the native app Like button and other dev features

    It’s been a while since my Facebook notifications feed was filled to the brim with invites to play FarmVille, but I’ve been reminded every so often at how awful those times were. It seems that tool for growing an app’s audience is not long for this world as Facebook has announced that App Invites, alongside a bunch of other developer integrations, will be sunsetting over the… Read More

  • Twitter confirms it’s testing a tweetstorm feature

    Twitter confirms it’s testing a tweetstorm feature

    Twitter confirms it’s testing a feature that allows users to more easily create “tweetstorms” – those series of connected tweets that have grown to be a popular workaround for Twitter’s character count limitations. The feature, which was recently spotted in the wild, offers a new interface for composing tweets, where individual tweetstorm entries can be… Read More

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