Feeling the Love with Messenger

Feeling the Love with Messenger

Messenger is a special place to connect and share with the people most important to you – whether making date night plans with your partner, arranging a girls night out with your closest friends, or jumping on a group video chat to catch up with your family. In light of this, today we announced a […]

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Safer Internet Day: Teaching Children to Safely Engage Online and Supporting Parent Conversations

Safer Internet Day: Teaching Children to Safely Engage Online and Supporting Parent Conversations

By Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety Every year on Safer Internet Day we recognize the importance of internet safety and the responsible use of online technology. This year, Safer Internet Day features a call to action focused on creating a better internet for everyone, including younger generations. As a company that reaches people around […]

Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad For Democracy?

Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad For Democracy?

By Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, the Hoover Institution This post is part of a series on social media and democracy. For some two centuries, the electoral process has developed alongside technology – radio and television, the introduction of voting machines, mechanical and electronic – but never has the impact been so dramatically disruptive as in […]

Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad for Democracy?

Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad for Democracy?

By Ariadne Vromen, Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Sydney This post is part of a series on social media and democracy. Social media use is ubiquitous within the everyday lives of citizens. In Australia, where I live and teach on political participation, Facebook and smartphone use are among the highest in the world. Their […]

New Tools to Prevent Harassment

New Tools to Prevent Harassment

By Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety Today we are announcing new tools to prevent harassment on Facebook and in Messenger – part of our ongoing efforts to build a safe community. Based on feedback from people who use Facebook, as well as organizations representing groups who disproportionately experience harassment like women and journalists, we […]

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Managing Your Identity on Facebook with Face Recognition Technology

Managing Your Identity on Facebook with Face Recognition Technology

By Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, Director, Applied Machine Learning Today we’re announcing new, optional tools to help people better manage their identity on Facebook using face recognition. Powered by the same technology we’ve used to suggest friends you may want to tag in photos or videos, these new features help you find photos that you’re not […]