Facebook, TikTok, Twitter failed election integrity test in Kenya’s elections

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Social media platforms Facebook, TikTok and Twitter did not live up to their election integrity pledges during Kenya’s August elections, according to a new study by the Mozilla Foundation. The report says content labeling failed to stop misinformation, as political advertising served to amplify propaganda. The study found that hours after voting ended in Kenya…

Meta to ditch human-curated Facebook News stories globally

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Some three years after first introducing a curated news section for publishers, Meta has confirmed that it’s ditching the humans and leaning entirely on algorithms for Facebook News in all markets where it’s available. Meta, then known simply as Facebook, introduced Facebook News back in 2019, kicking off initially to a small subset of users…

India’s Wire retracts reports on Meta citing discrepancies

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Wire has retracted its stories on Meta after discovering “certain discrepancies” in its reporting, the Indian outlet said Sunday, marking what should be an end to the high-profile drama with the social juggernaut that captured the interest of newsrooms and tech companies globally for two weeks. (More to follow) India’s Wire retracts reports on Meta…

Indian news outlet Wire to review reporting on Meta amid backlash

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Indian news outlet The Wire said on Tuesday it is setting up an internal review to assess the documents, information, source material and people it relied on for critical stories on Meta that claimed the social juggernaut gave governing party BJP’s top digital operative an unchecked ability to remove content from Instagram and a series…

Meta’s vision for the future of VR is a worse version of the past

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Meta keeps saying VR is the future, but everything it shows us is an inferior rehash of the things we already have. Its event today was, between assurances that everything is great in the Metaverse, a collection of tacit admissions that the best they can hope to do is ape a reality we are all […]

Meta’s vision for the future of VR is a worse version of the past by Devin Coldewey originally published on TechCrunch

Meta and news outlet’s spar deepens India’s trust deficit

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Tech giants and news organisations sparring over news reporting isn’t new. Companies often complain to journalists about getting nuances wrong and usually air their dismay “off the record.” Journalists usually agree to include the rebuttals provided the companies can offer the same assertions on-record. The companies don’t follow through and the conversation typically ends there…