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Facebook to roll out fake news tools in Germany

The world's largest social network said it would enable German users to flag potentially false stories.

The stories will then be passed to third-party fact-checkers and if found to be unreliable, will be marked in users' news feeds as "disputed".

It is the first major rollout of the fake news features announced by Facebook in December.

Facebook 'to launch ads within videos'

The ads would probably first appear in Facebook videos by professional publishers, said one analyst.

To date, the social network has resisted allowing "pre-roll" ads that play before a video starts.

Publishers would receive 55% of revenue from mid-roll ad sales, according to tech site Recode.

Facebook declined to comment.

"Advertisers are super keen on video advertising," said Eleni Marouli, at analyst company IHS Markit.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg takes up challenge to tour US

He posted that this year's personal challenge is to "have visited and met people in every state in the US".

The 32-year-old tech titan added that he needs to travel to about 30 states to fulfil the pledge.

His previous New Year challenges have included running 365 miles, reading 25 books and learning Mandarin.

The US tour comes amid speculation that a future personal challenge by Mr Zuckerberg could include running for president of the United States.

Facebook banned Neptune statue photo for being 'explicitly sexual'

Designed by Jean Boulogne, better known as Giambologna, the mid-sixteenth century fountain of Neptune stands in the Piazza del Nettuno in Bologna.

Facebook appeared to have taken offense at the disrobed Roman god, asking Italian writer Elisa Barbari to remove it from her Facebook page, "Stories, curiosities and views of Bologna," where she shares historical facts and oddities about the city.

Barbari had tried to use a photo from her personal collection but upon upload faced what appeared to be an automatic prohibition, deeming the image "explicitly sexual."

Facebook knows a lot about your “offline life” too

It uses the data to power its ever-growing advertising platform which is a significant part of the company’s income resources. They know if you hate Donald Trump or not, you recently watched a superhero movie or some chilling horror flick.

Personally, I have observed that the items I browse on the internet are likely to show up in my news feed. That’s the level of interest Facebook has in our lives. However, they admit this thing, and their policies reflect it. Anyways, to some extent, it is fine if Facebook follows us just on the internet to serve better ads.

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Missing student 'posts on Facebook'

Isabel Gayther, 21, was last seen at about 11:30 GMT on Christmas Eve.

Posts on her Facebook account in response to media coverage state she is "not missing" and has not come to harm.

The Met, which earlier said it was "concerned" for Miss Gayther, said it was aware of the messages but had not been able to speak to her.

A spokesman said an investigation continued, "with the aim of establishing that she is safe and well".

Miss Gayther lives in halls of residence in New Cross, south-east London.

She also has family in Oxford.

 

Facebook lurking makes you miserable, says study

A University of Copenhagen study suggests excessive use of social media can create feelings of envy.

It particularly warns about the negative impact of "lurking" on social media without connecting with anyone.

The study suggests taking a break from using social media.

The study of more than 1,000 participants, mostly women, says that "regular use of social networking such as Facebook can negatively affect your emotional well-being and satisfaction with life".

 

'Unrealistic social comparisons'

Facebook lurking makes you miserable, says study

A University of Copenhagen study suggests excessive use of social media can create feelings of envy.

It particularly warns about the negative impact of "lurking" on social media without connecting with anyone.

The study suggests taking a break from using social media.

The study of more than 1,000 participants, mostly women, says that "regular use of social networking such as Facebook can negatively affect your emotional well-being and satisfaction with life".

'Unrealistic social comparisons'

Facebook, Google, Twitter accused of enabling ISIS

The suit claims that the three companies allowed ISIS access to its social networks for spreading terrorist propaganda, raising money and luring recruits. (The gunman who killed 49 people at the Orlando nightclub in June had repeatedly referenced ISIS.)