SOCIAL MEDIA: Just The Facts On The Oversight Board
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SOCIAL MEDIA: Just The Facts On The Oversight Board

What is the Oversight Board?The Oversight Board decides if content should stay on Facebook and Instagram.We created the Oversight Board because we don’t think we should make those decisions alone.This independent group of experts reviews important decisions we make and helps us balance free speech and safety.The Oversight Board is separate from Meta.Independence means the board makes…

SOCIAL MEDIA: Race Data Measurement And Meta’s Commitment To Fair And Inclusive Products
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SOCIAL MEDIA: Race Data Measurement And Meta’s Commitment To Fair And Inclusive Products

We are heeding calls to better measure whether people’s experiences with our technology differ across race. We have been meeting with the civil rights community, privacy experts, academics, regulators and other organizations to determine the best way to assess how people of different races experience our products. We’re sharing details about technical methods and overall…

META NEWS: Following Through On Meta’s Civil Rights Audit Progress
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META NEWS: Following Through On Meta’s Civil Rights Audit Progress

We’re releasing a progress report on the recommendations from our Civil Rights Audit as a part of our commitment to move toward increased equity, safety and dignity on our platforms. This report marks the beginning of the Civil Rights Team’s path to enhance protections for marginalized communities. Today, just more than one year after the…

SOCIAL MEDIA – Inside Reality Labs Research: Bringing Touch To The Virtual World
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SOCIAL MEDIA – Inside Reality Labs Research: Bringing Touch To The Virtual World

We’re sharing Reality Labs’ progress in researching and developing haptic gloves to bring the sense of touch to the metaverse in the future. Over the past seven years, the team has made significant breakthroughs — from pushing the boundaries of soft robotics to developing the world’s first, high-speed microfluidic processor. One of our Reality Labs…

SOCIAL MEDIA: Taking Action Against Hackers In Pakistan And Syria
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SOCIAL MEDIA: Taking Action Against Hackers In Pakistan And Syria

We took action against four distinct groups of hackers from Pakistan and Syria. The malicious activity from Pakistan targeted people in Afghanistan. Three separate hacking groups from Syria targeted a wide range of people in Syria, including civil society, journalists, humanitarian organizations and the anti-regime military forces. Each of these three hacking groups had links…

SOCIAL MEDIA: ELI5: Open Source
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SOCIAL MEDIA: ELI5: Open Source

In this blog post, we give a brief overview of what open source is, why companies engage in it, and how you can become a part of this amazing community. We cover this massive topic using the ELI5 style of explaining things in simple terms in the shortest amount of time. If you prefer to…

SOCIAL MEDIA: More Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season
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SOCIAL MEDIA: More Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season

To celebrate GivingTuesday, we’re matching up to $8 million in donations made to eligible fundraisers on Facebook, and we’re expanding access to fundraising on Instagram so more than 1.5 million organizations can bolster their causes. We’re also hosting a GivingTuesday tournament for Facebook Gaming creators to raise money for nonprofits, and we’re donating $25,000 to…

SOCIAL MEDIA: Shop Products You’ll Love With Groups, Creators And Friends
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SOCIAL MEDIA: Shop Products You’ll Love With Groups, Creators And Friends

We’re introducing new tools to make shopping and buying better on our apps. With Product Recommendations and Shops in Groups, we’re bridging community and commerce.  With an early test of Live Shopping for creators, we’re also creating new opportunities for brands, creators and people to build relationships.  We’re helping people make more informed purchases through…

SOCIAL MEDIA: Malbec Subsea Cable Connects Argentina And Brazil With The Rest Of The World
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SOCIAL MEDIA: Malbec Subsea Cable Connects Argentina And Brazil With The Rest Of The World

2,500 km cable will expand access to high-speed internet Meta, in partnership with GlobeNet, has launched Malbec, a 2,500 km subsea cable that connects the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. In the future, it will also connect Porto Alegre, Brazil to Buenos Aires. The cable landing station based in Las Toninas,…

SOCIAL MEDIA: Meta’s Creative App Platform Allows People To Discover Creative Apps Directly In Facebook Stories
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SOCIAL MEDIA: Meta’s Creative App Platform Allows People To Discover Creative Apps Directly In Facebook Stories

Today, we’re thrilled to share more with you about our Creative App Platform, Meta’s product that allows people to easily discover apps that enable them to create unique Stories to share on Facebook. Take a look at our new page, explaining how Creative App Platform works and our awesome partners who have joined the platform.…

SOCIAL MEDIA: We’re Adding New Tools To Empower Community Builders In Facebook Groups
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SOCIAL MEDIA: We’re Adding New Tools To Empower Community Builders In Facebook Groups

We’re introducing new features to help group admins build the community they want, strengthen group culture and manage and sustain their communities. We’re announcing a new experience that brings together the best of Pages and Groups into one place, allowing admins to use an official voice with their communities. Today, we’re hosting the Facebook Communities…

SOCIAL MEDIA: Update On Our Use Of Face Recognition
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SOCIAL MEDIA: Update On Our Use Of Face Recognition

We’re shutting down the Face Recognition system on Facebook. People who’ve opted in will no longer be automatically recognized in photos and videos and we will delete more than a billion people’s individual facial recognition templates. This change will also impact Automatic Alt Text (AAT), which creates image descriptions for blind and visually-impaired people. After…

SOCIAL MEDIA: Our Commitment To Combating Climate Change
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SOCIAL MEDIA: Our Commitment To Combating Climate Change

We’re expanding our Climate Science Center to more than 100 countries to connect more people with factual resources from leading climate organizations. We’ll continue adding informational labels to posts about climate change and directing people to the Climate Science Center. We’re launching Green Boost, a new sustainability training program to help small businesses reduce their…

SOCIAL MEDIA: ELI5: Metro – JavaScript Bundler For React Native
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SOCIAL MEDIA: ELI5: Metro – JavaScript Bundler For React Native

This blog post explores an open source project called Metro that acts as the JavaScript bundler for React Native. We aim to keep this post brief, following the ELI5 style of explaining things in simple terms in the shortest amount of time. If you prefer to watch an accompanying video about Metro, visit our Meta…

SOCIAL MEDIA: October 2021 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report
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SOCIAL MEDIA: October 2021 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report

We’re constantly working to find and stop coordinated campaigns that seek to manipulate public debate across our apps. Purpose of This Report Over the past four years, we’ve shared our findings about coordinated inauthentic behavior we detect and remove from our platforms. As part of our regular CIB reports, we’re sharing information about all networks…

SOCIAL MEDIA: Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts For Children
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SOCIAL MEDIA: Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts For Children

Following the FDA’s authorization of COVID-19 vaccination for children, we’re announcing steps to promote reliable information to parents on our apps, including in-feed messages for more communities and new ad campaigns. To combat misinformation, we’ll enforce our policies on harmful content related to children and the COVID-19 vaccine. Ever since COVID vaccines became available in…

SOCIAL MEDIA: Introducing Meta: A Social Technology Company
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SOCIAL MEDIA: Introducing Meta: A Social Technology Company

Today at Connect 2021, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Meta, which brings together our apps and technologies under one new company brand. Meta’s focus will be to bring the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities and grow businesses. The metaverse will feel like a hybrid of today’s online social experiences, sometimes expanded into…

SOCIAL MEDIA: 2021 Founder’s Letter
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SOCIAL MEDIA: 2021 Founder’s Letter

We are at the beginning of the next chapter for the internet, and it’s the next chapter for our company too. In recent decades, technology has given people the power to connect and express ourselves more naturally. When I started Facebook, we mostly typed text on websites. When we got phones with cameras, the internet…

SOCIAL MEDIA: Kangaroo: A New Flash Cache Optimized For Tiny Objects
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SOCIAL MEDIA: Kangaroo: A New Flash Cache Optimized For Tiny Objects

What the research is:  Kangaroo is a new flash cache that enables more efficient caching of tiny objects (objects that are ~100 bytes or less) and overcomes the challenges presented by existing flash cache designs. Since Kangaroo is implemented within CacheLib, Facebook’s open source caching engine, developers can use Kangaroo through CacheLib’s API to build…

SOCIAL MEDIA: Meet The Rustaceans: Digant Kasundra
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SOCIAL MEDIA: Meet The Rustaceans: Digant Kasundra

This article was written in collaboration with Digant Kasundra, a production engineer at Facebook. For today’s interview, we have Digant Kasundra who is a production engineer on the Production Engineering Security team at Facebook. Specifically, Digant’s team works on secure access infrastructure. While working on this team, Digant has been using Rust as one of…

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