NACC, Facebook collaborate to empower 50 Nigerian SMEs

The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) in collaboration with Facebook and Digivate 360 have trained over 50 SMEs on growing their businesses leveraging digital media. The training which held recently in Lagos at the Facebook NG Hub, drew participants from various sectors of the SME value chain. Communications Executive, NACC, Ebuka Ugochukwu, said it became […]

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Diamond Bank, Facebook collaborates to train 28,000 on online marketing

As part of its contribution towards the growth of small and medium scale enterprises in Nigeria, Diamond Bank Plc in collaboration with Facebook has disclosed that is targeting to train about 28,000 entrepreneurs on the application of Facebook and its affiliates for online marketing. Already, part of the training for these categories of business people […]

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FG joined Google, Facebook, WhatsApp to fight fake news

The Federal Government has joined major technology companies, including Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, others, to deploy resources and technology to fight fake news. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this briefing and stakeholders meeting with online publishers/social media influencers on the national campaign against fake news in Lagos, yesterday. He said: “The […]

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AfDB, Facebook, others launch programme to create nine million job

The African Development Bank and a number of partners on Wednesday launched a programme aimed at preparing nine million Africans, including Nigerians, for high paying employment. A statement made available to correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday said the programme, known as Coding for Employment, was launched at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. It […]

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Facebook scandal affected more users than thought: up to 87M

Facebook revealed Wednesday that tens of millions more people might have been exposed in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal than previously thought and said it will restrict the user data that outsiders can access. Those developments came as congressional officials said CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify next week, while Facebook unveiled a new privacy policy […]

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Facebook is asking, if you think it’s ‘good for the world’

Facebook is asking users whether they think it’s “good for the world” in a poll sent to an unspecified number of people. The latest poll appears under the heading, “We’d like to do better,” when users log in. Possible responses range from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree.” Facebook regularly polls users on its service. The […]

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Zuckerberg’s shine dims as guardian of Facebook users

Mark Zuckerberg rose to wealth and fame with a mission of connecting everyone through Facebook, but now faces the wrath of users outraged he isn’t doing more to defend their data. The latest crisis laying siege to the leading online social network has raised the specter that he has lost control of his creation and […]

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Republican senator joins call for Facebook CEO to testify about data use

Republican Senator John Kennedy has joined his Democratic colleague Amy Klobuchar in calling on Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress following reports that a political consultancy gained inappropriate access to data on millions of Facebook users. In a joint letter, Kennedy and Klobuchar asked Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley to hold […]

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Facebook launches $10 mln community leader awards

Facebook launched a community leadership programme on Friday that will award $10 million in total to more than 100 people who have successfully built groups on the social network as part of its push to create “meaningful” interactions. The initiative, announced at a Facebook Communities Summit in London, will give five people with a track […]

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Facebook to emphasize ‘trustworthy’ news via user surveys

Facebook is taking another step to try to make itself more socially beneficial, saying it will boost news sources that its users rate as trustworthy in surveys. In a blog post and a Facebook post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday, the company said it is surveying users about their familiarity with and trust in news […]

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Review of Facebook’s changes, tweaks over the years

Facebook is once again tweaking what you see to focus more on personal connections and take the spotlight off brands and news articles. Facebook says it will highlight posts you are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.” That means cutting back on items that Facebook users tend […]

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UK may use taxes to get tech giants to do more to fight extremism, minister says

Britain may impose new taxes on tech giants like Google and Facebook unless they do more to combat online extremism by taking down material aimed at radicalising people or helping them to prepare attacks, the country’s security minister said. Ben Wallace accused tech firms of being happy to sell people’s data but not to give […]

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