Facebook Is Pivoting Away From ‘Engaging’ Content In the News Feed
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Photo: Alastair Pike/AFP (Getty Images)It seems like Facebook is really trying (for real this time, guys!) to get a handle on its fake news problem. Today the company announced a major change to the way it prioritizes news articles in your feed. Instead of prioritizing news content that has the most engagement, the social media…

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How to Enable Facebook’s New Dark Mode on iPhone
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Facebook’s iOS app is finally getting an official dark mode. Just like the dark modes in Facebook’s other apps—Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp—turning on dark mode swaps the iOS app’s default white and blue interface with a black and grey theme. And it looks great, and should please those of you who haven’t already sworn off…

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Trump Uses Stock Photo to Accuse Americans of Being Antifa ‘Terrorists’ on Facebook
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Image: Facebook Ad Library/ShutterstockPresident Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign is using antifa as the new boogeyman to terrify Republicans on Facebook. But the campaign’s latest scaremongering about the decentralized anti-fascist movement might be their most irresponsible yet. Trump is now using an old stock photo to call random protesters—people who’ve been accused of no crime—antifa…

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Facebook Fires Employee Who Criticized Coworker’s BLM Response, Protested Inaction on Trump Post
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Photo: Josh Edelson (Getty Images)Apparently taking a page from Amazon’s book on How to Snub Employees Who Voice Inconvenient Truths, this week Facebook canned an engineer who openly criticized the social media giant’s milquetoast response to ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and President Donald Trump’s incendiary online rhetoric.Brandon Dail, a user interface engineer working at…

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