Facebook’s original video is something publishers are actually excited for

August 13, 2017

Virtually Dating" is a five-episode series produced by Cond Nast Entertainment.Image: conde nast entertainment For all of Facebook’s big talk about video, it was still just part of the almighty News Feed. Publishers hoping to capture a moment of a user’s attention looked for thumb-stopping moments, which gave rise to a new and not-terribly compelling format of video that remains endemic to Facebook. Watch is something different. Facebook’s new original…


Artist paints hate speech messages outside Twitter’s HQ

August 10, 2017

Facebook and Twitter are often under fire in Europe for failing to clamp down on hate speech on their platforms. Germany, in particular, has recently passed a legislation, nicknamed the “Facebook law”, under which social media companies could face a fine of up to 50m (43m; $57m) if they fail to remove “obviously illegal” content after receiving notification or complaint. But for German-Israeli artist Shahak Shapira, that isn’t enough. SEE…


Facebook is releasing a new app for YouTube-like creators

June 24, 2017

Image: facebook Facebook wants more video, so it’s releasing a new app just for creators, the company announced at the annual online video conference VidCon Friday. SEE ALSO: Facebook is embracing YouTube-like stars as it pushes for more video It’s in part an update to Facebook Mentions, an app currently available to verified accounts on the social network, which includes celebrities, online influencers, and journalists. Mentions is where Facebook first…