Tag: Facebook

Facebook Scales Back Experimental Team To Focus on This Feature

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Meta is shrinking Facebook’s New Product Experimentation division as its tries to focus on its rival. The experimental team was set up in late...
Facebook

Facebook Receives No Love in Europe After Losing 20 Million Users in H1 2022

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Facebook is one of the social media apps that really propelled the entire online interaction ecosystem into new heights. It is very popular in...

Facebook Learns From Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Intros Measures to Combat Misinformation Ahead of Kenya Polls

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Meta-owned Facebook does not have a good track record as far as managing misinformation, hate speech and other social media vices is concerned. The...

Airtel Kenya Appoints New CEO and Board Chair

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Kenya’s second largest telecom operator Airtel Kenya has made some changes in its management team. First and foremost, its CEO Mr. Prasanta Das Sarma has...

Facebook Wants A Kenyan Case About Toxic Work Environment Dropped

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A few weeks, a case was filed accusing Meta, the parent of Facebook, and its apps/companies, which argued that the American corporation had exploited...
Facebook

Facebook Struggling to Keep Up With New International Privacy Regulations

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Facebook has been having a really tough time this past few years with increasing scrutiny and new privacy regulations across the globe. The social media...
Mercy Ndegwa, Director Public Policy East and Horn of Africa, Meta

Kenya Decides 2022: Meta’s Efforts to Promote Election Integrity on Its Platforms

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Kenya is heading towards its elections set for August 9th this year where its citizens will vote in county-level, legislative and presidential elections. A civic...
TikTok

Facebook Paid Republican Firm to Run TikTok Smear Campaign

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TikTok has been Facebook's number one rival in the social media space. Mark Zuckerberg, Meta's chief executive has even said that TikTok is a...
Facebook

Facebook to Verify Political Ads Ahead of August Elections

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Kenya is heading towards its elections set for August this year where its citizens will vote in county-level, legislative and presidential elections. To maintain...
Netflix

Tech Companies That Have Suspended Services in Russia

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Russia has now passed North Korea and Iran to become the most sanctioned nation in the world following President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The...
TikTok

Social Media Platforms Can’t Keep Up With Misinformation on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

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Misinformation is a huge problem for social media platforms including TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, Telegram and Twitter. It has gotten worse with Russia's invasion of...
Maidan, Kiev, Ukraine | Image Courtesy - Silver Ringvee

How Tech Companies Are Responding to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

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UPDATE: Meta has demoted links to Russian media on Facebook and Instagram. Content shared by Russian state media will stop being recommended on users...
Facebook Apps

Meta Considering Shutting Down Facebook and Instagram in Europe

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The European Union has been looking into Privacy Shield and other agreements that allow for transatlantic data transfers, particularly on how data from European...
Facebook

Facebook Isn’t Listening On Your Phone. It Doesn’t Have To

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Early this week, a video went viral(20 million views) on TikTok about how Facebook is listening on your phone. The woman in the video...
Xtian Dela

Gainwithxtiandela The Most Used Hashtag in Kenya in 2021

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Facebook’s parent company rebranded to Meta, which means that the likes of Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Facebook itself are under the Meta umbrella. The development...
Tech Habits

Tech Habits to Adopt in 2022

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2021 is finally ending and 2022 will be a new year that promises to offer a chance to begin afresh on a clean...

Meta is the New Company That Owns Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus

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In the last couple of days, there were rumours that Facebook was planning to change its name. The day has finally come and passed, and...
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

[UPDATED: Services Are Slowly Coming Back Online] Facebook Apps Are Down

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By now we already know that Facebook apps are down. This is because the social media giant is a leading voice in social media...
Instagram

Facebook Pauses Work on Instagram For Kids Ahead of This Week’s Senate Hearing

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Facebook has been working on an Instagram version for kids between 10 to 12 years, but those plans are on pause, and the company...

Facebook’s Internal Research Reveals Instagram Is Harmful to Teenage Girls

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Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in early 2012. Instagram was a popular platform for teens then who had stopped using Facebook's main app. Facebook...
Facebook

Facebook Intros New Safety Measures to Protect The Privacy of its Users in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan is now under the Taliban. Social networks have banned the group from sharing its messages on their platforms including YouTube and Facebook. Civilians, activists...

Facebook Brings Reels To The News Feed

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TikTok is giving Facebook a lot of headaches in the short video format. The app recently outranked Facebook and its family of apps to...

Telcos, Facebook Supplement Undersea Cables with 4 New Landing Site

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The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, STC, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, announced the addition of four new...
Facebook

Facebook Is Rebuilding Its Ad Tools With a Focus on Privacy

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Consumer privacy has become a hot topic for tech giants this year. Apple led the way at their WWDC early this year making privacy-focussed...
TikTok

TikTok Dethrones Facebook as the World’s Most Downloaded App

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TikTok, a popular app among Gen Z and Millennials is now the most downloaded app in the world. The app even outranked Facebook and...
Facebook

Facebook’s App Cloning Division Lives Another Day, Launches Newsletter Service Bulletin

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Facebook has launched its very own subscription-based newsletter, Bulletin, to tap into the growing popularity of newsletter services and products. Mark Zuckerberg, who dropped...
WhatsApp

WhatsApp Bows Out From Limiting Features For New Privacy Policy Opposers

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As privacy concerns continue to rock its camp, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reversing the plan to limit functionalities to users who had not accepted the...
Instagram Likes

Instagram, Facebook Roll Out Options for Users to Hide Public Like Counts on Posts

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Instagram and Facebook will start to roll out one highly requested feature on their platforms - options to manage the likes count feature on...

Podcast Triple Threat: Apple, Spotify and Now Facebook

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The podcast scene is getting heated up. Spotify, Apple and Facebook are getting increasingly involved in the whole business including hosting, subscriptions, ads and...
Instagram

I’m Not Deleting My Facebook and Instagram Accounts. Here’s What I’m Doing Instead

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Facebook and Instagram now feature a 'Time Well Spent' feature that let users know how much time they've spent on the apps. I decided...
Facebook

Facebook Ventures Into Podcasts, Begins Working On Its Own In-app Player

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Facebook is going on all in on audio right as Clubhouse's reign is coming down. Just last week, the tech giant announced new products...
Facebook Spotify Miniplayer

Facebook Begins Rolling Out Spotify Mini-player for Podcast and Music Streaming

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Last week, Facebook announced new products and features with a focus on audio. One of the products which the giant social network partnered up...

Facebook Employees Are Tired Of Cloning Apps and Features

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Facebook has done a lot of cloning from rival apps. The company hasn't shied from introducing new copied features on its apps and platforms. Being...
Facebook Audio Products and Features

Facebook Increases Efforts on Live Audio, Announces New Products and Features

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The launch of the invite-only app Clubhouse early last year revolutionized social network platforms that had so far stagnated in terms of new features...
Facebook

Biggest Social Media Data Leaks This Year So Far

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As data becomes the goldmine of all time, April of 2021 has shown nothing but a continuous leakage of this resource. Several tech companies...