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Suicide Online: Facebook Aims to Save Lives with New Actions

Suicide Online: Facebook Aims to Save Lives with New Actions

By Jeff Martin | May 13
Facebook is testing how computers can quickly identify posts where it's likely someone is expressing thoughts of suicide, and provide resources to the person even if someone on Facebook has not reported it yet.

Facebook Ramps Up Its Response to Violent Videos

Facebook Ramps Up Its Response to Violent Videos

By Barbara Ortutay | May 8
Facebook is stepping up its efforts to keep inappropriate and often violent material - including recent high-profile videos of murders and suicides, hate speech and extremist propaganda - off of its site.

Facebook Wants to Augment Your Reality

Facebook Wants to Augment Your Reality

By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay | Apr 22
Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Or use your smartphone's camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually.

Cleveland Shooting the Latest Crime Video on Facebook

Cleveland Shooting the Latest Crime Video on Facebook

Apr 18
A Facebook video of an Ohio man shooting a 74-year-old retiree in Cleveland was up for three hours Sunday after it was posted, raising questions about the social-media network's process for taking down objectionable content posted by its users.

Facebook Targets 30,000 Fake France Accounts Before Election

Facebook Targets 30,000 Fake France Accounts Before Election

Apr 16
Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation.

Facebook Beefs Up Suicide Prevention Focused on Live Video

Facebook Beefs Up Suicide Prevention Focused on Live Video

By Barbara Ortutay | Mar 2
Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live.

Zuckerberg's Goal: Remake a World Facebook Helped Create

Zuckerberg's Goal: Remake a World Facebook Helped Create

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 19
Now Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg wants to remake the social media company in a way that counters isolationism, promotes global connections and addresses social ills.

German Court Delays Ruling in Refugee's Facebook Lawsuit

German Court Delays Ruling in Refugee's Facebook Lawsuit

Feb 8
A Syrian refugee pictured in a 2015 selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking an injunction that would oblige Facebook to identify and delete posts on its site which wrongly link him to crimes committed by migrants.

Why Facebook Keeps Pushing You to Go 'Live' with Video

Why Facebook Keeps Pushing You to Go 'Live' with Video

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 3
From billboards to TV ads to endless notifications, Facebook is furiously promoting its live video feature as it tries to get more users to shoot and watch such videos.

Breast Cancer Tattoo Photos Lead to Facebook Expulsion

Jan 21
A woman who aids breast cancer survivors in the St. Louis area by creating tattoos of the nipple and areola after reconstructive surgery has been booted from Facebook for showing examples of her work.

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