Facebook Newsroom – 2.9.19 (2.6.19)
Copy-and-paste memes — those blocks of text posted on message boards, forwarded in emails and shared via social media — are as old as the internet. A recent example started popping up in late 2017 and continues to see the occasional bump in shares. This meme claims that Facebook’s “new algorithm” is limiting the number of people whose posts show up in your News Feed, usually pegging the number at just 25 or 26 people. Readers are directed to comment on the post, which will supposedly “bypass the system” so that their posts show up in the future, and then copy and paste the text on their own Feeds.
Read more: No, Your News Feed Is Not Limited to Posts From 26 Friends
Facebook Newsroom – 2.8.19 (2.4.19)
The most frequently asked questions we receive are about Facebook’s efforts to stop the spread of misinformation, prevent election interference, and protect people’s privacy.
Read more: Hard Questions: What Is Facebook Doing to Address the Challenges It Faces?
Facebook Newsroom – 1.29.19 (1.28.19)
Over the past two years, we have made massive investments to help protect the integrity of elections — not only addressing threats we’ve seen on our platform in the past, but also anticipating new challenges and responding to new risks.
Read more: Expanding Our Efforts to Protect Elections in 2019
Facebook Newsroom – 1.17.19
Today we removed multiple Pages, groups and accounts that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram. The two operations we found originated in Russia, and one was active in a variety of countries while the other was specific to Ukraine. We didn’t find any links between these operations, but they used similar tactics by creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they were and what they were doing.
Read moee: Removing Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior from Russia
Facebook Newsroom – 12.12.18
Life events on Facebook are a way to share, celebrate and come together around your most important milestones with friends and family. Just as they are in real life, life events on Facebook are distinguished from other everyday moments. To ensure these moments stand out even more, we’re redesigning this feature to give you more ways to commemorate your life events and help your friends see these important milestones.
Read more: Giving People New Ways to Commemorate Moments on Facebook