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Facebook To Down-Rank Objectionable Content From News Feed

Facebook has announced down-grading of content based on clickbait, sensational posts, and poor video quality to promote transparency in its operation. The decision is based on surveys and feedback received from its users. It is in response to Apple's new privacy policy of restricting digital advertisers from tracking iPhone users without their consent. Facebook warned that such a step could hurt small businesses that advertise to find new… read-more

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 - 07:40 PM / by Shiksha Dev

Tags: Facebook, Wall Street Journal, News feed, Privacy, Apple

Courtesy: NDTV News

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Researchers In Wuhan Lab Sought Medical Aid Before COVID Outbreak: WSJ

The Wall Street Journal's recent investigation citing an undisclosed US’ intelligence report stated that three researchers of Wuhan Institute of Virology sought medical help in November 2019, suspecting the origin of COVID-19. WSJ claimed that researcher’s details of illness and their hospital visits will help the COVID’s origin probe. Reportedly, various nations including US, Norway and Britain had sought deeper investigation after China… read-more

Mon, 24 May 2021 - 09:00 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: COVID-19 outbreak, Wall Street Journal, China, Wuhan

Courtesy: The Times of India

Ajit Mohan

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Facebook India: “We Denounce Hate and Bigotry in Any Form”

Facebook India's vice president and managing director Ajit Mohan on August 21 said, "We denounce hate and bigotry in any form.” The statement came amidst the ongoing political row demanding actions against Facebook's India team, which allegedly violated its hate speech policy in favour of the ruling BJP. Ajit added that all those public figures'… read-more

Sun, 23 Aug 2020 - 06:57 AM / by Tania Mukhopadhyay

Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Indian National Congress, Wall Street Journal

Courtesy: Live Mint

Row over Facebook's leniency for BJP

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Wall Street Journal Article Over Facebook-BJP Leniency Sparks Arguments

On August 14, the Wall Street Journal published an article which was a report from an unnamed Facebook insider, who accused the officials of Facebook India for being lenient towards BJP members. It was also alleged that the company's senior executive Ankhi Das asked the management not to take action against a Telangana BJP MLA's post, though it was strongly reported by the community and Congress members.

Sun, 16 Aug 2020 - 10:35 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: BJP, Wall Street Journal, Facebook

Courtesy: Hindustan Times