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Why Is Facebook Deleting Pages That Hold Police Accountable

AFRICANGLOBE - Although we have never encouraged violence, always promoted peace, and never stoked hatred, simply reporting on police crimes has apparently become a violation in the eyes of Facebook.

Google, Facebook Purge Alleged “Fake News” Sites

AFRICANGLOBE - Under increased scrutiny for supporting the spread of false and misleading news, Google and Facebook are taking steps to purge networks of several hundred fake news sites. On Wednesday, Google announced it had reviewed some 550 sites since its policy changes, permanently banning nearly 200 published sites and temporarily cutting off another 140 sites from the company ad dollar source.

Notorious Propaganda Outlets To Decide What Is ‘Fake News’ On Facebook

AFRICANGLOBE - Facebook’s News Feed will defer to third parties such as ABC and Washington Post to more closely police for hoaxes and fake news posts. The preliminary list of fact-checkers published online includes news corporations and agencies such as AP, ABC News, and the Washington Post.

Facebook Cracks Down On ‘Fake News’

AFRICANGLOBE - Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of "fake news" on its huge and influential social network. It will focus on the “worst of the worst” offenders and partner with outside fact-checkers and news organizations to sort honest news reports from alleged made-up stories that play to people’s passions and preconceived notions.

White Mayor Pressured To Resign After Racist Facebook Posts Are Exposed

AFRICANGLOBE - A Pennsylvannia city council is calling for their mayor to step down for constantly posting racist remarks on his public social media page. Charles Wasko, mayor of West York, repeatedly compared President Obama and his family to monkeys and also joked about lynching him in various posts to his Facebook page,

The Real Reason Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Visited Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - Mark Zuckerberg is a smooth salesman, as you would expect from someone who heads a corporation that has managed to attract a billion people to its network within a few short years. What was he doing in Africa last week? He was on a grand education tour, he claimed. In truth, Facebook has come to Africa because

11 Things You Should Delete From Your Facebook Page

AFRICANGLOBE - With over 1.49bn users, Facebook is one of the most powerful influencers in the world. But with anything that powerful, you have to be careful how you deal with it. While Facebook says protecting the privacy of its users is of utmost priority, there are certain pieces of information you might want to consider not having on there.

The Rise Of The Digital Saviour: Can Facebook Likes Change The...

AFRICANGLOBE - In the past, if you wanted to help out in times of tragedy you might travel to disaster zones or volunteer with a charity. But with the growth of online campaigning, the internet appears to offer the opportunity to change the world without leaving your lounge. From Facebook to games and viral pop songs, digital initiatives reassure us that we don’t need to look up from our laptops or phones to help others in their time of need.

Cops Make Disgusting Online ‘Memorial’ Mocking The Murder Of Michael Brown

AFRICANGLOBE - An online group dedicated to police officers posted a wildly offensive “memorial” to murdered Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown on the social medium Facebook. After an outcry, it now appears the tasteless post has been removed.

New U.S. law Would Force Social Media To Report ‘Terrorist Activity’

AFRICANGLOBE - Social media operators such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube would have to notify federal authorities of online "terrorist activity," according to the text of a bill approved by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday.

Facebook Expands Africa Push

AFRICANGLOBE - The words "internet" and "Facebook" are already said to be interchangeable in some places in Africa. Now this initiative is bound to make millions more see Facebook as the gateway to the online world.

How A Baller Left His Children Broke Begging And Homeless

AFRICANGLOBE - A person who doesn’t prepare for their family’s financial future really doesn’t love their children. No man or woman, in their right mind, would leave their kids in such a terrible condition.

Could Yookos Be Africa’s Next Facebook?

AFRICANGLOBE - Facebook is growing at an exponential rate, along with the likes of Twitter. However, a new social media platform has arisen, and has set its sights on Africa. Yookos is a social networking site that allows users to meet friends online, play online games and keep up to date with the latest news from around the world.

The Business Face Of Facebook

AFRICANGLOBE - On February 4, 2014, the social networking service Facebook marked its 10th anniversary. Initially created for Harvard students, the website has since become one of the most powerful forces on the Internet, with over one billion users.

‘Good Morning America’ Anchor Robin Roberts Acknowledges She’s A Lesbian

AFRICANGLOBE - "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts used a Facebook post to acknowledge what friends and co-workers have long known: She's gay. Roberts, 53, has been very open about her health battles, but she has not previously spoken publicly about her sexuality.

Facebook Earnings Surge As Mobile Penetration Deepens In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Social media giant, Facebook Inc, has revealed a 60 increase in its Q3 earnings, reportedly driven by significant growth in its mobile advertising business. Facebook’s active monthly users went up by 18 percent, however its mobile users surged 45 percent, with 49 percent of its total 66 percent advertising revenue accruing via mobile sources, a Washington Post revealed.