Facebook Newsroom – 8.13.18 (8.9.18)
More than 200 million people on Facebook are members of groups they consider meaningful. They use groups to build and foster supportive communities around topics that matter to them. Today, we’re bringing Mentorship to Facebook Groups to make it easier for people who want help achieving their goals to connect with others in their community who have the experience or expertise to help.
Read more: People Can Now Find Mentors and Mentees in Groups
Facebook News – 8.10.18 (8.9.18)
The internet has been billed as the great equalizer, breaking down barriers and giving voice to millions. At the same time, it has allowed for abuse online – whether in the form of hate, harassment or offensive content. The freedom to express is an essential democratic principle, but should it persist unfettered? How and where should we draw the line, and who – or what – should play a role in moderating online debate?
Read more: Hard Questions: The Line Between Hate and Debate | Facebook Newsroom
Facebook Newsroom – 8.6.18
Last month, lawmakers demanded answers from Google about its practice of letting outside developers scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users who signed up for email services using other apps. That same day UK regulators said they intend to hit Facebookwith a maximum fine of 500,000 pounds for allowing the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to harvest information from millions of people without their consent. Meanwhile, the Federal Trade Commission at various points has taken actionagainst both Google and Facebook, along with Twitter and Microsoft for allegedly violating privacy rules. Around the world, Congress and parliaments have held hearings on the topic, with more coming.
Read more: Guest Post: How Should Facebook and Other Companies Protect Privacy While Letting People Share Their Information Between Apps and Services?
Facebook Blog – 8.2.18 (8.1.18)
Our Facebook Community Boost program is in Columbus, Ohio where we’re announcing two new partnerships — one locally with the Columbus State Community College and another with the National Urban League.
Read more: Making Digital Skills More Accessible to Everyone
Facebook Newsroom – 7.23.18 (7.20.18)
We’re participating in the Data Transfer Project, a collaboration of organizations, including Google, Microsoft and Twitter, committed to building a common way for people to transfer data into and out of online services.
Read more: Working Together to Give People More Control of Their Data