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Twitter unveils new policy on dehumanizing speech, seeks feedback from users

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

They say you should always start with a joke, and boy did Twitter have a real knee-slapper at the beginning of its latest blog post: "The Twitter Rules apply to everyone who uses Twitter." Haha. With the joke out of the way, Twitter explains that it has developed a new comprehensive policy on dehumanizing speech. It's also asking for feedback from all of us on the new policy.

Here's the new policy, as well as what Twitter considers to be "dehumanizing."

Twitter’s Dehumanization Policy

You may not dehumanize anyone based on membership in an identifiable group, as this speech can lead to offline harm.

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Twitter unveils new policy on dehumanizing speech, seeks feedback from users was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook is removing the the trending news feature next week

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Facebook introduced a feature called Trending in 2014, and you can probably guess what it did even if you never touch Facebook. Yes, it shows trending news stories. Facebook is done with Trending, though. The company says it's killing that feature next week in order to focus on other news features.

Facebook has occasionally gotten in trouble because of Trending, which could get confused and surface objectionable content and Fake NewsTM.

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Facebook is removing the the trending news feature next week was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook Stories are getting video ads

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Posting social media updates is so yesterday. Stories are all the rage now with big players like Snapchat and Instagram racking up many millions of Stories each day. Now, Facebook's version of stories has hit a big user milestone—150 million daily users. Being Facebook, that means it's time to start pushing ads.

In case you're unaware, Facebook Stories are similar to stories on every other platform. They're short video and photo montages put together by users.

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Facebook Stories are getting video ads was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitter is testing a bottom navigation bar in its app

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Phones are big these days, and that can make UI elements at the top of your screen hard to reach. Thus, apps are increasingly going for the bottom navigation tabs. Even some Google apps are all over the bottom tabs. Now, Twitter appears to be testing a bottom nav UI. We've seen several reports, but it seems there's no way to trigger the UI yourself.

The navigation items in this new version of Twitter appear to have the same setup as the ubiquitous top bar.

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Twitter is testing a bottom navigation bar in its app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook plans to build a ‘Clear History’ feature

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Facebook has been roundly criticized in recent weeks for the way it handles user data, including allowing said user data to fall into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Facebook aims to address your concerns at this year's F8 conference. The company is announcing several privacy-oriented features including Clear History. It's not ready yet, but Facebook says this tool will show you where it's getting personal information on you and allow you to delete it.

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Facebook plans to build a 'Clear History' feature was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook adds 360-degree photos and HD video to Messenger, publisher information to News Feed

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Facebook is rolling out new features today to what are arguably its most important products: the News Feed and Messenger. On the Messenger side, you'll get panoramic photos and HD video support. Meanwhile, the News Feed will get additional tools to help you assess the credibility of a publication that appears in your Feed.

Facebook added support for sending images up to 4K resolution in Messenger recently, and now you can do even bigger images in the form of panoramas.

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Facebook adds 360-degree photos and HD video to Messenger, publisher information to News Feed was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Instagram will improve its terrible feed by showing newer posts at the top

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Instagram made the switch to a non-chronological feed a while back, and many users are still unhappy with it. Today, Instagram says it's rolling out some changes to make the feed less terrible. Well, Instagram didn't call the feed "terrible," but that seems to be the consensus outside the company. Soon, you'll see newer posts near the top and have more control over refreshing.

According to the new blog post, Instagram is testing a "New Posts" button in the feed.

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Instagram will improve its terrible feed by showing newer posts at the top was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Facebook Watch video section could get news starting this summer

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Rumors from inside Facebook suggest the social network is looking to roll out news content to its video section this summer. The previously announced Facebook Watch platform features video content created for Facebook. The news videos will apparently come from traditional publishers, as well as online-focused ones. This leak also includes some details on what that content will look like.

According to unnamed sources in the company, Facebook is working with around 10 publications as launch partners.

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The Facebook Watch video section could get news starting this summer was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook will allow select companies and organizations to post in ‘Community Help’ during a crisis

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Facebook rolled out a special Community Help section last year ago to do some good during a crisis. It's intended as a way for users to offer assistance to each other including food, shelter, and so on. Now, Facebook is going to let certain businesses and organizations post in Community Help to do the same.

According to Facebook, the first wave of organizations are getting access to the crisis management features now.

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Facebook will allow select companies and organizations to post in 'Community Help' during a crisis was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitter made money for the first time ever last quarter

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Twitter was founded in March 2006—almost 12 years ago. In all that time, it never made a penny in profit until just last quarter. Twitter's Q4 2017 results show the company made $91 million. That's up from a $21.1 million loss in the previous quarter.

Turning a profit is obviously a big deal for Twitter, but it's not only the profit that matters. The company has also seen a year-over-year revenue increase for the past four quarters.

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Twitter made money for the first time ever last quarter was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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