Facebook and all those other bastards (Ecrasez l'infame)

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Re: Facebook and all those other bastards (Ecrasez l'infame)

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:49 pm

Political Facebook bans -- Not just for right wingers.

Looks like their AI has gone Good Soldier Schweik on them. :lmao:

Facebook blocked many gay-themed ads as part of its new advertising policy, angering LGBT groups (WaPo)
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The rejections, the majority of which Facebook told The Post were in error, underscore the company’s challenges in regulating the massive amount of information flowing through its service, an issue that burst into the fore after the disclosure that Russian-state actors used advertisements on Facebook to sow discord during the 2016 U.S. election. But they also touch on a deeper tension as the company seeks to better regulate political uses of its platform. Though Facebook has taken pains to appear neutral, the censorship of LGBT ads, however inadvertent, points to the company’s difficulty in finding a middle ground in a tense national climate where policy increasingly hinges on fundamental questions about race and identity.

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Re: Facebook and all those other bastards (Ecrasez l'infame)

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:23 pm

Instagram is testing the ability to share your precise location history with Facebook

Revealed just weeks after Instagram’s co-founders left the company

Instagram is currently testing a feature that would allow it to share your location data with Facebook, even when you’re not using the app, reports app researcher Jane Manchun Wong (via TechCrunch). The option, which Wong notes is being tested as a setting you have to opt-in to, allows Facebook products to “build and use a history of precise locations” which the company says “helps you explore what’s around you, get more relevant ads and helps improve Facebook.” When activated, the service will report your location “even if you leave the app.”

The discovery of the feature comes just weeks after Instagram’s co-founders resigned from the company, reportedly as a result of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s meddling in the service. Examples of this meddling include removing Instagram’s attribution from posts re-shared to Facebook, and badged notifications inside Instagram that encouraged people to open the Facebook app. With the two men who were deeply involved in the day-to-day running of Instagram now gone, such intrusions are expected to increase.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/5/1794 ... ebook-test