Facebook takes a stand against fake news


In a new policy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media giant will begin reviewing posts that are inaccurate or misleading, and are created or shared with the intent of causing violence or physical harm. The company stated that “there are certain forms of misinformation that have contributed to physical harm, and we are making a policy change which will enable us to take that type of content down.”

The policy also ensured that it would rely on reports from partners, the press, and its own public policy employees and will begin the implementation in upcoming months.

Instagram gets creepy

The Facebookification of Instagram marches on as a new feature similar to Facebook Messenger has been recently announced. If you’re cruising around Instagram and spot a green dot next to your follower’s profile photo; it indicates that a user is active on the app and using Instagram at the time.

The photo sharing app clarifies that “you will only see status for friends who follow you or people who you have talked to in Direct” so it’s meant to get you talking more to the people that you’re already talking to.

But for those of us who prefer a calm, less real-time experience, the fact that features like these come on by default is a bummer.