Why you feel guilty unfriending people you don’t even like

By Laura Vitto This post is part of Mashable’s Spring Cleaning Week. Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those fingerprints off your screen. If we all sought to live our lives like the very best versions of ourselves, we’d treat our social media accounts like we…

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Facebook reveals 25 pages of takedown rules for hate speech and more

By Josh Constine Facebook has never before made public the guidelines its moderators use to decide whether to remove violence, spam, harassment, self-harm, terrorism, intellectual property theft, and hate speech from social network until now. The company hoped to avoid making it easy to game these rules, but that worry has been overridden by the…

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Facebook’s new authorization process for political ads goes live in the US

By Sarah Perez Earlier this month — and before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress — the company announced a series of changes to how it would handle political advertisements running on its platform in the future. It had said that people who wanted to buy a political ad — including ads about political…

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In honor of ‘Infinity War,’ Chris Evans has blessed the internet with these BTS clips

By Dymond Green … More about Watercooler, Twitter, Video, Mashable Video, and Avengers Source:: http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/SocialMedia/~3/37XHo_VC-Dg/ Related posts: Civil servant fired over Twitter attacks on government wins case Lord save us, Twitter is down Facebook really, really wants you to believe you’re not the product it’s selling Why you feel guilty unfriending people you don’t even…

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Facebook face recognition error looks awkward ahead of GDPR

By Natasha Lomas A Facebook face recognition notification slip-up hints at how risky the company’s approach to compliance with a tough new European data protection standard could turn out to be. On Friday a Metro journalist in the UK reported receiving a notification about the company’s face recognition technology — which told him “the setting…

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Facebook hit with defamation lawsuit over fake ads

By Natasha Lomas In an interesting twist, Facebook is being sued in the UK for defamation by consumer advice personality, Martin Lewis, who says his face and name have been repeatedly used on fake adverts distributed on the social media giant’s platform. Lewis, who founded the popular MoneySavingExpert.com tips website, says Facebook has failed to…

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SmugMug acquires Flickr

By Anthony Ha Two photo-sharing services are teaming up, as SmugMug buys Flickr from Verizon’s digital media subsidiary Oath. USA Today broke the news and interviewed SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill, who said he hopes to revitalize Flickr . At the same time, he said he’s still figuring out his actual plans: “It sounds silly for…

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