Facebook and Instagram ban far-right groups for promoting hate and violence

Facebook has banned far-right groups including the British National Party (BNP) and the English Defence League (EDL) from having any presence on the social network for violating the site’s rules around promoting hate and violence. The banned groups, which also includes Knights Templar International, Britain First and the National Front as well as key members of their leadership, have been […]

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Instagram is moving to block anti-vaxxer hashtags

Instagram is taking steps to limit the spread of anti-vaccine related hashtags on its platform. The social networking app is following the lead of its parent company Facebook, which banned so-called ‘anti-vaxxer’ groups devoted to the controversial theory. The idea that childhood vaccines cause ailments rather than cure preventable diseases has been doing the rounds for a while. The head […]

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Instagram adds shopping feature for U.S. users

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s Instagram is trialing a feature that lets U.S. users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a “checkout” option on items tagged for sale, the company said on Tuesday. The move is in line with Facebook’s plan to monetize higher-growth units like Instagram, as its centerpiece News Feed product struggles to generate fresh interest. Instagram has […]

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How to get verified on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook – tips to get blue tick

While a blue tick once met nothing, the symbol is now widely recognised to represent a ‘verified’ profile. Several social media platforms, including Twitter , Instagram and Facebook , use verification on select profiles, including public figures, celebrities and brands. Each site has specific criteria you need to meet to get your profile verified, and understanding this can be tricky. […]

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Facebook, Instagram fully back online after 24 hours of issues

Facebook has recovered from a partial outage that lasted a full day across various parts of the world, but the social network is still not saying exactly what happened. All the social network said in the early hours of Friday morning, AEDT, was that the outages resulted from a "server configuration change." It offered no further details. Facebook started experiencing […]

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