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Facebook Says It Doesn't Try To Influence How People Vote

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Facebook has declared it will never use its product to influence how people on the platform vote. Earlier today, Gizmodo reported that employees had asked Mark Zuckerberg to answer the question, “What responsibility does Facebook have to help prevent President Trump in 2017?” in an internal poll.


Facebook Employees Asked Mark Zuckerberg If They Should Try To Stop A Donald Trump Presidency 

This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to publicly denounce the political positions of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign during the keynote speech of the company’s annual F8 developer conference.


Facebook Chatbots Are Frustrating And Useless

Facebook’s new Messenger chatbots are barely two days old, and it’s definitely showing. Right now, you can only interact with a few, and finding them is a huge pain in the arse. But after tracking some down and shooting the shit for a couple of days, I realised that using these robo-assistants is like trying to talk politics with a toddler.


Facebook Is Building Its Own Antennas So That More People Can Use Facebook

Yesterday, Zuckerberg waxed poetic about the future of global connectivity, and now day two of Facebook’s F8 developer conference is giving us more details. Two terrestrial based programs — no nifty drones needed — hope to technically leapfrog fibre with throughput speeds maxing out at a blazing 2.1Gbps.


Facebook Will Let You Livestream From Any Device, Including Drones

Today, Facebook kicked off its annual developer conference F8, a title that is sadly not a bastardisation of the word “fate”. During the keynote, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would open up its API for Facebook Live, allowing users to stream live video from any device.


5 Things To Know About Facebook's Event Today

Facebook spent most of its F8 developer keynote talking about the future of the company. Messenger, Oculus Rift, Zuck’s grey t-shirt, a Donald Trump reference — it was all there. But rather than forcing you to sit through an hour of “the power of global connection” overstatements, we did all the hard work for you, and compiled this complete list of Facebook’s greatest hits.


How Facebook Will Make The Smartphone Smart Again

You probably only use three apps on your smartphone — and one of them is likely a messaging app. By some estimates, messengers are even more popular than social media. And now, Facebook is giving you even more reasons to send text messages.


Facebook Built A 360 Camera For Shooting VR Video

With Oculus Rift out in the wild, Facebook is giving us our first look at its design for a 360-degree video camera.


Watch Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook F8 Keynote Right Here

Video: Mark Zuckerburg is getting ready to tell us all about the future of Facebook, which is likely filled with chatbots, and live video, and virtual reality. All the action starts at 3am AEST (1pm ET). Want to watch? You’ve come to the right place.


Personal Sharing On Facebook Declines As Snapchat And Instragram Grow

We’re all sharing a bit less personal information on Facebook, and while this should probably be hailed as a positive thing, it’s enough to set the Silicon Valley alarm bells ringing.


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