Facebook’s independent oversight board in May upheld the social media giant’s block on Trump, which was enforced in the wake of the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, because the company said his posts were inciting violence.
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This is in a move aimed at curbing misinformation ahead of the US presidential election.
Facebook Inc on Tuesday unveiled a redesigned app and rolled out its dating feature to 14 more countries as it tries to boost user-engagement on its social network.
Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS.
It said this was its latest effort to combat disinformation activity on its platform.
Facebook executives revealed this information to the Media as the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service.
Snap Inc on Wednesday announced new scripted shows for its photo messaging app Snapchat which will launch this fall.
However, the Company’s history of privacy mishaps and the device’s price and limited functionality could slow it from taking on market leaders Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google.
Instagram said co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer of the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc, giving scant explanation for the move.
Trump did not mention any of the companies by name.
Twitter and other social media platforms such as Facebook Inc. have been under scrutiny by United States lawmakers and international regulators for doing too little to prevent the spread of false content.
Elizma Nolte, Facebook’s Head of Business Marketing for Sub-Saharan Africa, made the prediction in a statement.
The move is aimed at cracking down on businesses whose ads mislead users into buying low quality goods or services or firms that fail to deliver products in their stated shipping time.
“The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into whether they misused any data,’’ Ime Archibong, Facebook’s vice president of product partnerships, said on Monday.
The company, however, said it was trying what it could to stop alleged meddling in elections by Russia or anyone else.
This is part of the tech giant’s effort to ensure that sources of news distributed on its platform are identified.
The redesigned product, called “Watch,” will be available initially to a limited group in the United States on Facebook’s mobile app, Website and television apps, the company said.