By Hadi Michel, Product Manager, Messenger Most people use Messenger to connect with family and friends, make plans, and share photos and videos with loved ones. To help minimize bad experiences that can get in the way of these connections, we’re introducing new tools on mobile for people to report conversations that violate our Community […]
Here is an update on the app investigation and audit that Mark Zuckerberg promised on March 21.
Here is a list of the 10 most important changes we have made since the 2016 elections.
Facebook today announced that Jeff Zients, the CEO of Cranemere, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors and audit committee, effective May 31, 2018, immediately following Facebook’s annual meeting of stockholders. Following Zients’s appointment the board will consist of seven independent, non-employee directors out of nine total directors. “I am proud to join […]
This Mother’s Day, share some gratitude with moms and mother-figures who not only support their families and friends, but also help their local communities grow.
End-to-end encryption is a powerful tool for security and safety. But like most technologies, it also has drawbacks.
In celebration of Small Business Week we are delighted to announce dates and new cities for Facebook events.
The second day of F8 focused on the new technology Facebook has built across three core areas for the future: connectivity, AI, and AR/VR.
There are two ways to get bad content, like terrorist videos, hate speech, porn or violence off Facebook: take it down when someone flags it, or proactively find it using technology.
Today, we’re excited to announce that Oculus Go, the company’s first standalone headset, is now available at oculus.com in 23 countries.
People from all over the world use Community Help, a crisis response tool on Facebook, to find and give help in times of crisis. Starting today, organizations and businesses can also post on Community Help during crises to help people access critical information and services.
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 […]
The Facebook Community Leadership Program is a global initiative that invests in people building communities.
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 […]
February 4 is Friends Day, a day we hope people will take the time to put their closest friends first.
Facebook’s financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017.
We’re updating News Feed to prioritize local news.
Introducing our Privacy Principles and a new education campaign.
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 […]
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 […]
By Tessa Lyons, Product Manager Facebook is about connecting you to the people that matter most. And discussing the news can be one way to start a meaningful conversation with friends or family. It’s why helping to ensure that you get accurate information on Facebook is so important to us. Today, we’re announcing two changes […]
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 […]
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 […]
The words “face recognition” can make some people feel uneasy, conjuring dystopian scenes from science fiction. Can someone use it to identify strangers on the street? Are institutions gathering mass databases of images that can be used to invade someone’s privacy or rights?
Today we are releasing our Transparency Report, previously called the Government Requests Report, for the first half of 2017.
By Henry Silverman, Operations Integrity Specialist and Lin Huang, Engineer People have told us that they dislike spammy posts on Facebook that goad them into interacting with likes, shares, comments, and other actions. For example, “LIKE this if you’re an Aries!” This tactic, known as “engagement bait,” seeks to take advantage of our News Feed […]
With people spending more time on social media, many rightly wonder whether that time is good for us. Do people connect in meaningful ways online? Or are they simply consuming trivial updates and polarizing memes at the expense of time with loved ones?
Snooze is an option to temporarily unfollow a person, Page or group for 30 days.
We’re making an update to News Feed ranking that will help surface videos people are proactively seeking out and coming back to on Facebook.
By Sean Kelly, Product Management Director, Messenger Over the holidays we all want to take time to celebrate, reflect and stay in touch with the people we love. It’s been 25 years since the first text message was sent, sparking a revolution in how we keep in touch with each other, and we’ve come a […]