• Papua New Guinea Delivers Facebook Smackdown
    The country enacted a one-month ban on the social network. The plan is to "identify users that hide behind fake accounts, users that upload pornographic images [and] users that post false and misleading information on Facebook."
  • Instagram's New Mute Button Lets Users Avoid Messages Without Unfollowing
    The popular Facebook unit is positioning the feature as a way for users to further personalize their accounts, but it could spell trouble for marketers and their branded content partners.
  • Facebook Disables Fake Accounts, Spam
    By all appearances, Facebook is trying to clean up its act, and take a hard line against various platform abuses. A day after suspending some 200 suspicious apps, the company is showing off sizable moderation figures.
  • Facebook To Expand Avatar Options
    Unlike dating features and Facebook "subscriptions," avatars should fit nicely into Facebook's core offers. However, the test images look a lot like Snap avatars.
  • Facebook Rolls Out Updates: Offers Clear History Feature, Adds Video To Instagram
    After more than a month of terrible press for Facebook, this year's F8 was supposed to be a modest affair. While light on controversy, the first day of the company's developer conference was anything but low-key.
  • Snap Is Losing Influencers, While Instagram Gains Them
    Over the past year, 86% of marketers and 89% of influencers reported using Snapchat less for influencer-marketing campaigns. However, 43% of marketers are using Instagram's Swipe Up features for campaigns, per a new study.
  • Facebook Explains Data Collection, Claims It's No Different From Rivals
    Following Mark Zuckerberg's rope-a-dope testimony on Capitol Hill last week, Facebook is (sort of) clarifying how it handles off-site user data. Here's another fun fact: Facebook tracks the data of consumers who don't belong to its massive community.
  • Facebook Offers Bounties For Data Abusers
    Desperate to clean up its act, Facebook is offering big bounties to anyone who can spot data abusers, like Cambridge Analytics and its partner in crime, psychology professor Aleksandr Kogan.
  • Fallout From Facebook Controversy Continues
    It's now been over two weeks since the Cambridge Analytica bomb blew up in Facebook's lap, and, while the dust has barely settled, one thing is clear: This scandal isn't blowing over. On the contrary, analysts are now adjusting their revenue projections downward in light of the massive controversy.
  • Can Facebook Weather The Storm?
    The FTC is investigating the social network -- and it's come under fire in several countries. But for now, it's unclear if the scrutiny will translate into a significant decline in usership, engagement or ad dollars.
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