Neowin: Facebook removes multiple white supremacist accounts, groups, and pages

Neowin: Facebook removes multiple white supremacist accounts, groups, and pages. “Facebook’s continued fight against racism and social discrimination has led to the removal of dozens of Pages, Groups, and accounts associated with the Northwest Front. The Northwest Front is a group pushing for a white supremacist nation-state in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.”

CNET: Facebook rolls out tool to make it easier to help during the coronavirus outbreak

CNET: Facebook rolls out tool to make it easier to help during the coronavirus outbreak. “Called Community Help and released in the US and four other countries on Tuesday, the online hub displays fundraisers and posts from Facebook users within 50 miles of their location who are requesting or offering assistance. Users can filter posts by categories such as supplies, transportation and business support, making it easier for them to connect with the right person or volunteer group. People on Facebook are already using features such as groups to help out, but the new Community Help tool will display all this information in one place.”

BetaNews: Now it’s easier to see just what data Facebook and Instagram are collecting about you

BetaNews: Now it’s easier to see just what data Facebook and Instagram are collecting about you. “It’s no secret that Facebook gathers staggering amounts of information about its users across its various products. This is something that many people just accept, but there is a slight discomfort in not knowing quite what is being collected. To add a little balm to this aching fear, Facebook has announced updates to its Download Your Information tool on Facebook and Download Your Data tool on Instagram.”

NPR: Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic

NPR: Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic. “Facebook says it’s dedicating $100 million to prop up news organizations pummeled by the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Just two weeks ago, the company announced it would devote $1 million to aid local newsrooms in the U.S. and Canada covering the crisis. It turns out, Facebook was already thinking about giving far more.”

Search Engine Journal: Facebook Focusing on Live Streaming As Usage Spikes During COVID-19 Lockdowns

Search Engine Journal: Facebook Focusing on Live Streaming As Usage Spikes During COVID-19 Lockdowns. “Facebook is abruptly shifting the focus of product development toward live streaming as COVID-19 lockdowns lead to increased demand. Fidji Simo, head of the Facebook app, told Bloomberg over the weekend that Facebook Live is ‘exploding’ right now.”

RadioToday: Facebook Group created for coronavirus radio ideas

RadioToday: Facebook Group created for coronavirus radio ideas. “A new Facebook Group has been created for all radio stations around the world to curate and exchange ideas on how they are dealing with coronavirus COVID-19. It’s been set up in America by Benztown and P1 Media Group, providing research, strategies and consulting for anyone wanting to join and share.”

Neowin: Facebook Messenger launches coronavirus community hub to offer resources and tips

Neowin: Facebook Messenger launches coronavirus community hub to offer resources and tips. “Facebook launched today a new coronavirus (COVID-19) community hub designed to help people stay connected with friends and family members as part of social distancing. The new hub also aims to help fight the spread of misinformation on the messaging platform.”