• Introducing Watch, a new platform for shows on Facebook

      By Daniel Danker, Director of Product Watching video on Facebook has the incredible power to connect people, spark conversation, and foster community. On Facebook, videos are discovered through friends and bring communities together. As more and more people enjoy this experience, we’ve learned that people like the serendipity of discovering videos in News Feed, but they also w ...

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    • News Feed FYI: Fighting Engagement Bait on Facebook

      By Henry Silverman, Operations Integrity Specialist and Lin Huang, Engineer People have told us that they dislike spammy posts on Facebook that goad them into interacting with likes, shares, comments, and other actions. For example, “LIKE this if you’re an Aries!” This tactic, known as “engagement bait,” seeks to take advantage of our News Feed algorithm by boosting engagement ...

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    • Two Billion People Coming Together on Facebook

      By Guillermo Spiller, Product Manager As Mark Zuckerberg announced today, we reached a new milestone: there are now 2 billion people connecting and building communities on Facebook every month. This wouldn’t have happened without the millions of smaller communities and individuals who are sharing and making meaningful contributions every day.

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  • Making it Easier for Organizations and Businesses to Help People during a Crisis

    By Asha Sharma, Product Lead, Social Good People come to Crisis Response on Facebook to let friends and family know they’re safe, learn and share more about what’s happening and help communities recover. Community Help was added a year ago to make it easier for people to ask for and give help during a crisis. But people helping people is only part of the solution.

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  • Feeling the Love with Messenger

    Messenger is a special place to connect and share with the people most important to you – whether making date night plans with your partner, arranging a girls night out with your closest friends, or jumping on a group video chat to catch up with your family. In light of this, today we announced a fun and delightful feature just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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  • A New Investment in Community Leaders

    By Jennifer Dulski, Head of Groups and Community, and Ime Archibong, Vice President, Product Partnerships Today at the Facebook Communities Summit Europe, we announced the Facebook Community Leadership Program, a global initiative that invests in people building communities. Facebook will commit tens of millions of dollars to the program, including up to $10 million in grants ...

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  • This Friends Day, Show Gratitude for Your Closest Friends

    By Mike Nowak, Product Director, Goodwill Think through your closest friends. Is there someone who always has your back? Someone who never forgets your birthday? Or perhaps someone you consider your very best friend…aka your bestie? February 4 is Friends Day, a day to show gratitude for all the important people in your life.

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  • News Feed FYI: More Local News on Facebook

    By Alex Hardiman, Head of News Product and Campbell Brown, Head of News Partnerships People tell us they come to Facebook to connect with friends. They also say they want to see news about what’s happening in the world and their local community. This month, we’ve announced changes to prioritize posts from friends and high-quality news sources.

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  • Giving You More Control of Your Privacy on Facebook

    By Erin Egan, Chief Privacy Officer As part of Data Privacy Day, we’re introducing a new education campaign to help you understand how data is used on Facebook and how you can manage your own data. We’re also announcing plans to make your core privacy settings easier to find, and sharing our privacy principles for the first time. These principles guide our work at Facebook.

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  • Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad For Democracy?

    By Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, the Hoover Institution For some two centuries, the electoral process has developed alongside technology – radio and television, the introduction of voting machines, mechanical and electronic – but never has the impact been so dramatically disruptive as in the past decade, with the arrival of hacking, doxing, “fake news,” social media and b.

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  • Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad for Democracy?

    By Ariadne Vromen, Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Sydney Social media use is ubiquitous within the everyday lives of citizens. In Australia, where I live and teach on political participation, Facebook and smartphone use are among the highest in the world. Their ease of use and constant accessibility is changing our social networks and reshaping our political world.

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  • Hard Questions: Social Media and Democracy

    By Katie Harbath, Global Politics and Government Outreach Director For the next topic of our Hard Questions series, we decided to confront an issue that has been top of mind for many of us here, including myself: What effect does social media have on democracy? As someone who has worked for over 14 years in digital civic engagement — the last four as Facebook’s policy lead for global elections.

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  • Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad for Democracy?

    By Cass R. Sunstein, Professor at Harvard Law School This post is part of a series on social media and democracy. On balance, the question of whether social media platforms are good for democracy is easy. On balance, they are not merely good; they are terrific. For people to govern themselves, they need to have information. They also need to be able to convey it to others.

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  • Hard Questions: What Effect Does Social Media Have on Democracy?

    By Samidh Chakrabarti, Product Manager, Civic Engagement This post is part of a series on social media and democracy. Around the world, social media is making it easier for people to have a voice in government — to discuss issues, organize around causes, and hold leaders accountable. As recently as 2011, when social media played a critical role in the Arab Spring in places ...

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  • Training 1 Million People and Small Businesses in Europe by 2020

    By Ciaran Quilty, VP, Small Businesses, EMEA Today we’re announcing a program to help EU businesses grow and to equip more people in the EU with the digital skills they need to compete in today’s workplace. We’re committing to open three new community skills hubs in Spain, Poland and Italy, and to have trained 1 million people and business owners across the EU by 2020.

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