Tuesday, July 27

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Mark Zuckerberg is no astronaut, so he’s rocketing Facebook into a virtual universe instead

Mark Zuckerberg said this week that Facebook will transform into a metaverse company. Metaverse is the next iteration of the internet and will expand on the physical and digital worlds. It's Zuckerberg's own futuristic mission after his peers catapulted to the edge of space. LoadingSomething is loading. Richard Branson rocketed to the edge of s...
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US stocks log record highs as investors look to Big Tech to sustain earnings growth

Brendan McDermid/Reuters Dow industrials push further beyond 35,000 in Monday's record-setting highs for stocks. Tesla and Facebook earnings are among those on deck for this week's earnings wave. The Federal Reserve will start its two-day meeting on Tuesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Stocks finished at record highs Monday as investors set their sights on earnings reports from major technology companies and appeared to set aside concerns about economic recovery in the face of rising coronavirus cases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed further above 35,000 after crossing that threshold for the first time on Friday. Stocks overcame losses earlier in Monday's session to build on record highs notched Friday, capping a rebound from a rout last week. Stocks have...
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Facebook is letting religious groups charge users $9.99 per month for exclusive content, such as messages from their bishop

Facebook has been partnering with religious groups, The New York Times reported. A US church said Facebook gave it access to new monetization tools. This included a $9.99 monthly subscription for exclusive content including messages from the bishop. LoadingSomething is loading. Facebook is trying to convince religious groups to partner with it,...
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WhatsApp’s CEO says national security officials of US allies were among those targeted with malware

WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart told The Guardian that officials of US allies were malware targets. WhatsApp sued NSO Group in 2019, saying the Israeli company sent malware to 1,400 devices. "There is no such thing as an encryption backdoor for just the good guys," Cathcart said. LoadingSomething is loading. WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart said senior go...
Facebook, Misinformation, Science, Social Media, tech companies, Tech Insider

How JFK’s nephew became one of Facebook’s most prolific anti-vax misinformation spreaders

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is one of the "disinformation dozen" spreading vaccine misinformation online. He cemented himself as a prominent anti-vaxxer long before the pandemic. Here's how the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy became an online anti-vax influencer. LoadingSomething is loading. A recent report found that most COVID-19 disinfo...
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Facebook moderators, tasked with watching horrific content, are demanding an end to NDAs that promote a’culture of fear and excessive secrecy’

Facebook content moderators are calling for an end to NDAs, which prohibit them from talking about work. Moderators are contractors tasked with sifting through violent content, like suicide and child abuse. The moderators are also asking for better mental health support and full-time employee pay. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Protecting Zuckerberg Costs Facebook 23 Million | Digital Trends Spanish

It is uneconomical to protect executives at major tech companies, even though travel has been reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. A report reveals that security spending for executives at major companies totaled $ 46 million last year. The most striking thing is that, of this figure, 23.4 million dollars went only to the security of Mark Zuckerberg, the head of Facebook. According to the report of ProtocolThis is an increase compared to 2019, when $ 20.4 million was spent on the young executive. According to Facebook, this increase was due to the new protocols associated with COVID-19 and special protection during the elections. In this way, Zuckerberg surpassed other personalities on the list, including the richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos, who paid 1.6 million dollars in ...
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Facebook finally blocks an anti-vaccine hashtag | Digital Trends Spanish

On Facebook they believe that it is better late than never and that is why they have finally blocked the hashtag #vaccinekills (vaccines kill, in Spanish). This measure of the social network comes after having been involved in a discussion with Joe Biden, president of the United States, who accused them of helping to spread false information about COVID-19 and that it translates into more people getting sick and dying. Facebook distanced itself from these accusations and assured that if vaccination goals were not reached in the US, it was not the fault of the social network helping to expose misinformation about vaccines. However, since CNN report that, until a few days ago, it was very easy to find false information regarding vaccination on Facebook, thanks to the aforementioned hasht...
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Biden Now Says Facebook Isn’t Killing People | Digital Trends Spanish

A controversy that nobody expected. That's what the series of cross statements between Facebook and the president of the United States, Joe Biden, became. The president criticized the misinformation that exists in the social network about the coronavirus, which was even "killing people." Of course, Mark Zuckerberg's company responded and assured that the deaths associated with the disease were due, among other factors, to the decrease in the vaccination rate in the United States. Over the days, Biden seems to have given some thought to his answer from last week, and now he has toned down his remarks. In fact, in a new press conference he clarified that the platform is not killing people, but that disinformation causes a lot of damage. "Facebook is not killing people, these twelve peop...
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COVID-19 and misinformation: Facebook responds to Joe Biden | Digital Trends Spanish

An unexpected controversy has arisen between the president of the United States, Joe Biden and Facebook, after the president affirmed that the social network "is killing people" by allowing the dissemination of disinformation about COVID-19. Faced with this accusation, the platform responded and published a series of data that shows who are responsible for the slowdown in vaccination rates and the increase in cases of infections. "The data shows that 85 percent of Facebook users in the United States have been vaccinated or want to be vaccinated against Covid-19," the company said in a post on its corporate blog signed by Vice President Guy Rosen. “President Biden's goal was for 70 percent of Americans to be vaccinated by July 4. Facebook is not the reason this goal was missed. " The co...