Fox News Radio personality Todd Starnes claims Facebook is censoring conservatives, while the social network said its deletion of Starnes’ post over the weekend was a mistake.
ZoomSphere’s Hidden Posts Explorer Helps Users See Posts That Were Hidden, Reported As Spam By Pages
Facebook users who are curious about what types of posts get blocked by page administrators can quench their thirst for knowledge with Hidden Posts Explorer, a new tool from Facebook statistics portal ZoomSphere.
With the uproar over the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative, in which the NSA allegedly obtained direct access to the servers of Internet companies including Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, PalTalk, Skype, and AOL, those companies are likely facing heightened scrutiny, despite firm denials by Facebook and by its co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, of any knowledge of or participation in Prism. A few eyebrows were likely raised over the weekend, when access to Tumblr page Obama Is Checking Your Email was being blocked by the social network, but the situation has been rectified.
An Illinois woman is leading a class-action suit against Facebook, claiming that she received an unsolicited text message from the social network in February, and her lawyers are actively seeking more plaintiffs who had similar experiences.
Although Facebook’s stock value has recovered from its initial downfall to about $25 per share, one analyst sees another dip coming, largely because of the prevalence of advertising on the site. Richard Greenfield, a media and entertainment analyst for BTIG Partners, told CNBC that he is not confident about Facebook’s future on Wall Street, noting that advertising on the social network looks more like spam.
As reported last week, Facebook announced Monday that it will launch new features for its comments section: Replies, which will allow page administrators and users to reply directly to comments, rather than having to post their own comments; and ranked comments, which will move the most engaging comments to the top of comment threads.
You must be at least 13 years old to join Facebook, but many kids bypass that rule, often with help from their parents. That may not be the best idea, according to blog Babysitting Jobs, which offered 10 reasons why parents should not let their preteen offspring have accounts on the social network.
The latest sex-tape hoax to flood Facebook uses Rihanna as bait, but the Facebook Security team is already on the job, blocking the links contained in the hoax messages, which were reported as malicious.
A relatively harmless fake email disguised as an email from Facebook Support provided a primer on signs to look for in identifying emails of the annoying variety, like this one, as well as more serious ones that lead to malware, phishing, or other cyber-security issues.