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How to Turn Facebook Throttle Into Good
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How to Turn Facebook Throttle Into Good

Facebook is just one of many, many ways to reach your audience.
Grant Cardone
Here Are Facebook's Top 10 Live Videos of 2016
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Here Are Facebook's Top 10 Live Videos of 2016

The social giant just put out a list of the most talked about global topics on the network this year.
IKEA Introduces Trailblazing Parental Leave Policy in Retail Sector
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IKEA Introduces Trailblazing Parental Leave Policy in Retail Sector

The Swedish furniture company is among 14 companies that are setting awesome examples other companies should follow.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Ask the Expert Advice: If Your Facebook Ads Aren't Working, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions
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Ask the Expert Advice: If Your Facebook Ads Aren't Working, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

If you aren't seeing strong engagement and you're confident that your demographic targeting is good, our marketing expert Aaron Agius shares some tips on finding Facebook success.
Aaron Agius
Facebook Is Asking Users' Help to Identify Misleading News
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Facebook Is Asking Users' Help to Identify Misleading News

It's actually trusting users to verify stories posted on the social network.
Facebook Working on a Plan to Pick News From Favored Media Partners
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Facebook Working on a Plan to Pick News From Favored Media Partners

The feature is called Collections and functions similarly to Snapchat's Discover section.
Make the New Facebook Pages Layout Work to Your Advantage
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Make the New Facebook Pages Layout Work to Your Advantage

Take control over the Facebook layout to engage your audience in a variety of ways.
Lesya Liu
Facebook Developing Artificial Intelligence to Flag Offensive Live Videos
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Facebook Developing Artificial Intelligence to Flag Offensive Live Videos

The social media company has been embroiled in a number of content moderation controversies this year, from facing international outcry after removing an iconic Vietnam War photo due to nudity to allowing the spread of fake news on its site.
Sheryl Sandberg Donates $100 million to Donor-Advised Fund
Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg Donates $100 million to Donor-Advised Fund

Sandberg's donation to her donor advised fund comprised 880,000 of class "A" shares of Facebook, according to a regulatory filing on Wednesday.
How to Spot Real News from Fake News Online: A Definitive Guide
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How to Spot Real News from Fake News Online: A Definitive Guide

Many of these fakes originate from overseas "companies," whose members cite "income" as the primary motivating factor.
John Boitnott
Facebook Builds Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China
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Facebook Builds Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China

The social giant developed software that suppresses posts from appearing in people's news feeds in specific geographies.
Facebook Drone Failure Prompts a U.S. Investigation
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Facebook Drone Failure Prompts a U.S. Investigation

On top of the imperfect drone flight, it lost a satellite to SpaceX's Falcon 9 explosion on September 1st.
Facebook's Zuckerberg Discloses Steps to Fight Fake News
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Facebook's Zuckerberg Discloses Steps to Fight Fake News

He said Facebook has been working on the issue of misinformation for a long time, calling the problem complex both technically and philosophically.
Facebook Aims for More Transparency With Video Ad Data
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Facebook Aims for More Transparency With Video Ad Data

The world's biggest online social network on Wednesday launched a new blog on its website called Metrics FYI, where it will share updates and corrections for its data.
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Facebook is the largest social networking site worldwide.

The site was co-founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg while still a student at Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass. Membership was initially limited to Harvard students but the site eventually opened to other college and high school students. Membership was extended to anyone with a valid email address in 2006.

Some of Facebook's early investors included PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Microsoft. Napster founder Sean Parker was Facebook's founding president.

Facebook allows users to create profiles than can include photos, personal interests and contact information. Users can communicate over a variety of public and private posting features.

The site has also become a useful marketing tool for businesses and brands, including Entrepreneur Magazine.

Early on, Facebook was often compared to Myspace, another social networking site. Other popular social media sites such as Twitter and Google+ rival Facebook in terms of users and features.

Facebook went public in 2012 and raised more than $100 billion.

Here are some of our most popular Facebook articles:

This Is the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Just Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook

Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees

How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

Facebook Facepalm: In Big Real-Estate Buy, Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Personal Privacy, Then Removes Online Privacy Feature