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Instagram just announced two new types of Stories so you can watch forever

It’s been less than a year since Instagram launched its clone of Snapchat Stories but Instagram’s version of the feature has already eclipsed Snapchat in both size and scale.  Now, with more than 200 million people using Stories every single day , Instagram is making its Stories bigger than ever. The company introduced two new…

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Despite Facebook's push, AI isn't ready to moderate disturbing content

Artificial intelligence is the way of the future. When it comes to Facebook’s content moderation, however, we are still very much in the present. The almost 2 billion-user strong social media giant is working at a furious pace to change that.  SEE ALSO: Facebook struggles to prevent violence on Facebook Live As a series of…

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Facebook isn't alone—moderating the internet is basically impossible

Where platforms, social technology, and the internet at large are concerned, over its brief history, Facebook’s been the exception to so, so many rules.  Except for one. “There’s no silver bullet for abuse. It’s just a constant area of focus. Unfortunately abuse is human nature,” Kayvon Beykpour, CEO of Periscope, explained over coffee back in…

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European directors call on U.S. internet giants to help finance more films

In the face of continued disruption of creative markets, a list of more than 80 notable European directors today issued a call  at the Cannes International Film Festival for “internet giants” to invest more in the region’s film scene. Cannes has already been swirling with controversy this year due to the inclusion of two Netflix original…

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Facebook content moderation guidelines leaked

Enlarge / A wall of user photos form a Facebook logo at the company’s data center in Lulea, Sweden. (credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images) Just as the Tories—in their bid to form the next UK government—push for greater policing of free content ad networks , a trove of documents revealing the secret guidelines used by Facebook’s…

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Facebook leaked documents reveal how it moderates hate speech, porn, and terrorism

(Reuters) — Leaked Facebook documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, the Guardian reported , citing internal guidelines seen by the newspaper. New challenges such as “revenge porn” have overwhelmed Facebook’s moderators who often have just ten seconds to make a decision,…

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These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

This week, Tech.eu tracked 10 technology M&A transactions, 5 IPOs and 54 tech funding deals totalling about €804 million in Europe, Turkey and Israel. Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) On Thursday, EU antitrust regulators fined Facebook 110 million euros ($122 million) for giving misleading information…