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Facebook Joins Google With Updated Policy Restricting Ads on Fake News Sites

Alphabet’s Google and Facebook on Monday announced measures aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” on the internet by targeting how some purveyors of phony content make money: advertising. Google googl said it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network, while Facebook fb…

http://fortune.com/2016/11/15/facebook-google-policy-ads-fake-news/

Prince William Wants Help from Facebook and Apple to Prevent Cyberbullying

Earlier this year, Prince William launched a task force to prevent cyber bullying. But starting next summer, he’s hoping top execs at Facebook and Apple will help further his cause. William was first inspired to launch the task force after his children were born, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, according to BBC. Despite getting support…

http://fortune.com/2016/10/31/prince-william-cyber-bullying/

The Frightening Amount Americans Spend on Halloween

Americans like to splurge on Halloween. So much so that the total spending for the holiday this year is expected to reach $8.4 billion. This is a $1.5 billion increase from 2015, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. And it’s the highest it’s ever been in the…

http://fortune.com/2016/10/31/americans-spending-halloween-2016/

Facebook Says ‘Technical Issue’ Allowed Illicit Listings on Marketplace

If you’ve noticed some inappropriate listings on Facebook’s new Marketplace feature, you’re not the only one. A technical issue prevented Facebook fb from properly filtering posts on Marketplace–the company’s Craigslist-like feature that allows users to buy and sell items within the Messenger app. The glitch resulted in hundreds of listings for adult services, drugs, animals,…

http://fortune.com/2016/10/04/facebook-marketplace-glitch/

Facebook Pares Down Its Messenger App to Work with Slower Internet

Facebook fb launched a stripped down version of its popular Messenger app for emerging markets on Monday as it seeks to expand its international footprint. Messenger Lite, which uses less data and is designed to work in areas with slower internet connections, will roll out in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. Facebook said…

http://fortune.com/2016/10/03/facebook-messenger-app/

Why Facebook’s Ad Buyers Are Not Happy Right Now

Advertisers and media buyers are distressed after Facebook revealed that it had been overestimating the average time users spent watching videos. Facebook’s fb error in reporting the metric was a result of only counting views of three seconds or longer when it calculated its “average duration of video viewed” metric, a Facebook employee explained in…

http://fortune.com/2016/09/23/facebook-video-view-metric/

YouTube Is Looking for Volunteers to Improve Its Site

YouTube is looking for a few good users who want to be “Heroes.” Google’s video-sharing site wants volunteers to help moderate its content by flagging inappropriate content, fielding questions in YouTube Help forums, and contributing video captions and subtitles. Performing those types of tasks will help users earn points in the site’s new crowdsourcing program,…

http://fortune.com/2016/09/21/youtube-heroes-community-moderate/

You Can Now Buy Your Movie Tickets On Facebook USA

In an effort to keep up its rapid growth, Fandango is going to sell movie tickets via Facebook. Starting this weekend, a portion of Faceboook fb users in the United States will be able to buy tickets without ever leaving their new feed, the New York Times first reported. The ticket seller is offering seats…

http://fortune.com/2016/09/16/fandango-ticket-sales-facebook/

You Can Now Schedule Instagram Posts Ahead of Time

Answering its users’ prayers, Instagram now supports social media marketing platform Buffer. This has been a highly anticipated feature for Buffer users, and it especially makes life easier for those managing brand accounts. Unfortunately Instagram still doesn’t allow foreign apps to post any pictures on behalf of a user, but the new Instagram Buffer feature…

http://fortune.com/2016/07/12/schedule-instagram-post/

Your 30-Year Mortgage Rate Should Be Lower Than It Is Now

Mortgage rates usually move in tandem with bond yields. Which is why following the U.K.’s decision to exit the EU, bond yields tumbled as investors sought a safe haven, while U.S. mortgage rates also slid to near all-time lows. According to mortgage giant Freddie Mac on Thursday, the 30-year-fixed-rate mortgage averaged about 3.41% this week–down…

http://fortune.com/2016/07/08/yields-plunge-mortgage-should-be-all-time-low/