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IGTV Now Supports Landscape Format on Alongside Vertical Videos

About a year ago, Instagram jumped into the vertical videos landscape with IGTV. The Facebook-owned company planned to make it big with its new long-form vertical-only format, leaving no room for landscape videos. But after one year, Instagram is changing its policy on vertical-only videos. Users can now upload landscape videos on IGTV which will be played full-screen when users …

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Instagram IGTV Redesign Is Inspired by TikTok and Snapchat

Instagram wants you to spend more time watching IGTV videos When Instagram copied Stories from Snapchat, it experienced a massive increase in engagement levels. At the start of this year, Facebook announced that Instagram Stories now has 500 million active daily users. While Instagram may have nailed the Stories format, it isn’t really doing quite well when it comes to …

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Google, Facebook, Twitter Still Falling Short in Combating Fake News: EU

Facebook, Google, and Twitter are still not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, the European Commission said on Friday in its latest report. The tech giants took a voluntary pledge last October to combat the spread of fake news, hoping to avoid more heavy-handed rules. Elections to the European parliament will be …

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US Presidential Contender Kamala Harris Favours Look at Breaking Up Facebook

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said on Sunday that US officials should consider breaking up Facebook, the world’s largest social media company, saying it is a utility that has gone unregulated. Harris, a US senator and one of more than 20 Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election, said Facebook has prioritised growth over consumers’ interests, especially on privacy. …

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Facebook, Udacity Announce ‘Secure and Private Artificial Intelligence’ Scholarship

Lifelong learning platform Udacity, in collaboration with Facebook, has announced a “Secure and Private Artificial Intelligence (AI)” scholarship for tech enthusiasts globally. Facebook’s investment would make 5,000 seats available for a supported version of the course. After the completion of the first phase, top 300 students would receive full scholarships — either for the Deep Learning Nanodegree programme or the …

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Activists Turn to Facebook Shareholders in Long-Shot Bid to Oust Zuckerberg

Activists angry with Facebook are taking their complaints to the next level: Shareholders. Civil rights group Color of Change and Majority Action, a group focused on corporate accountability, are launching a new campaign to persuade shareholders to oust chief executive Mark Zuckerberg from the board of directors. They’re urging them to limit Zuckerberg’s “sweeping” control of the company in the …

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Instagram Posts to Be Reviewed by Facebook Fact Checkers

In its efforts to reduce the spread of fake news, conspiracy theories, hate and misinformation on its platform, Instagram will soon start running potentially false posts past Facebook’s fact-checking partners and the News Feed Integrity team. Now images with false information circulating on Facebook would be traced on Instagram using image recognition technology and questionable Instagram posts would be flagged …

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Pakistan Demands Facebook Remove Polio Vaccine Misinformation

Pakistan urged Facebook to remove harmful polio-related content from the social networking site on Friday, saying it was jeopardising eradication initiatives and putting the lives of vaccinators at risk. Polio vaccination campaigns have faced stubborn resistance for years in Pakistan. In recent months Pakistani social media has been inundated with fake news reports and videos – garnering thousands of views …

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