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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.
Facebook's WhatsApp Adds Secure Video Calling Amid Privacy Concerns
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Facebook's WhatsApp Adds Secure Video Calling Amid Privacy Concerns

The new video calling service will thus provide another means for people to communicate without fear of eavesdropping though WhatsApp does retain other data such as an individual's list of contacts.
Google, Facebook Move to Restrict Ads on Fake News Sites
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Google, Facebook Move to Restrict Ads on Fake News Sites

The shifts comes as Google, Facebook and Twitter face a backlash over the role they played in the U.S. presidential election.
Facebook to Stop Ethnicity-Based Targeting for Some Ads
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Facebook to Stop Ethnicity-Based Targeting for Some Ads

The feature, intended to help advertisers reach ethnic groups with relevant ads, has come under fire from politicians and civil rights leaders.
Zuckerberg: Fake News Swaying the Election Is 'Crazy Idea'
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Zuckerberg: Fake News Swaying the Election Is 'Crazy Idea'

'If you believe that, then I don't think you have internalized the message [of] Trump supporters,' the Facebook CEO said.
Facebook Is Once Again Putting the $41 Billion Computer Network Industry to Shame
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Facebook Is Once Again Putting the $41 Billion Computer Network Industry to Shame

The new network, Backpack, will be shared with the world for free.
Julie Bort
How to Spy on Your Competitors's Facebook Ad Targeting
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How to Spy on Your Competitors's Facebook Ad Targeting

Find out why you're seeing those sponsored posts on your Facebook Newsfeed.
Why the Election Proves There's Room for Both Facebook and Twitter
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Why the Election Proves There's Room for Both Facebook and Twitter

The 2016 election season has shed light on how Americans engage in conversation about politics.
Lydia Belanger
Facebook Takes on LinkedIn with New Job Opening Features
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Facebook Takes on LinkedIn with New Job Opening Features

With Facebook's jobs features, companies could drive more traffic to their Facebook pages while allowing them to pay the social network to get their job openings in front of more candidates.
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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.

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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