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‘CS:GO’ in Your Facebook Feed: One of the Biggest Esports Leagues Is Moving to Facebook. Why?

Facebook may have decided it doesn’t want to be a media company, but it might just want to be a gaming platform. The company announced today that it will be the exclusive destination for multiple leagues from esports federation ESL. Look out, top-down cooking videos and insane Russian dashcam clips: you may soon be competing […]

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Facebook Tweaks Newsfeed to Favor Content from Friends, Family

In November, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg started sprinkling a new phrase, or perhaps a new idea, into his quarterly call with investors. “It’s important to remember that Facebook is about bringing people closer together and enabling meaningful social interactions,” he said. Research, he continued, demonstrates that interactions with friends and family on social media is […]

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Facebook, Twitter Under Fire From Activist Investors

A big pension fund and an activist investment firm Thursday said they had filed shareholder proposals pushing Facebook and Twitter to take more responsibility for managing content on their platforms, including mistreatment of women, fake news, election interference, violence, and hate speech—in other words, the same issues that have kept social-media giants in the crosshairs […]