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Facebook: Encourage Your Friends to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
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Facebook: Encourage Your Friends to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

Research shows that social norms can have a major impact on people’s attitudes and behaviors when it comes to their health. We know people are more likely to get a vaccine when they see many people they trust are doing it. Today, we’re launching new COVID-19 vaccine profile frames on Facebook that we developed in…

Facebook: Building AI That Works Better for Everyone
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Facebook: Building AI That Works Better for Everyone

AI plays an important role across our apps — from enabling AR effects, to helping keep bad content off our platforms and better supporting our communities through our COVID-19 Community Help hub. As AI-powered services become more present in everyday life, it’s becoming even more important to understand how AI systems may affect people around…

Facebook: Our Steps to Protect State Elections in India
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Facebook: Our Steps to Protect State Elections in India

Across the world, Facebook is securing its platforms, providing transparency and empowering people to vote. Today, with elections ongoing across Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry, we are setting out further information on the measures that we are implementing to support and protect these important elections. Based on lessons we’ve learned from past…

You and the Algorithm: It Takes Two to Tango
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You and the Algorithm: It Takes Two to Tango

Originally published on Medium. In a recent article for The Atlantic, Adrienne LaFrance compared Facebook to a Doomsday Machine: “a device built with the sole purpose of destroying all human life.” In the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, the filmmakers imagine a digital control room where engineers press buttons and turn dials to manipulate a…

More Control and Context in News Feed
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More Control and Context in News Feed

Control What You Share Today we’re introducing a new tool to give you more control over what you share to News Feed by managing who can comment on your public posts. Now, you can control your commenting audience for a given public post by choosing from a menu of options ranging from anyone who can…