Ahmed Awaad

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Is There Any Hope for Facebook's Fact-Checking Efforts?

Research is making clear just how hard it is to stop people from believing false stories on social media.<p>Facebook’s fact-checking efforts are on the rocks. Five months after the social-media giant debuted a third-party tool to stop the spread of dubious news stories on its platform, some of its …

Social Media

Facebook is testing a feature for mentorships between users

Earlier this year, Facebook signalled a plan to move into LinkedIn’s territory with the launch of job advertising. Now it appears to be taking another step to help develop the professional you. TechCrunch has learned that Facebook is testing a way to use its social network to link up users who are …

Social Media

The Amazing Ways Google Uses Deep Learning AI

Deep learning is the area of artificial intelligence where the real magic is happening right now. Traditionally computers, while being very fast, have not been very smart – they have no ability to learn from their mistakes and have to be given precise instructions in order to carry out any …

Posting photos of new car, fancy dinner on Facebook? Income Tax dept is watching

Tax evasion is a big problem in India. So now government is not only hoping to monitor how much money people get into their bank accounts and how …

What You Need to Know About Sarahah, the Hot New Anonymous Messaging App

App-watchers were surprised last week to see a relatively unknown anonymous messaging service soar to the top of the rankings of the most-downloaded …

Want to get rich? Here’s what 7 millionaires were doing in their 20s

At what point do you know whether you’ll be financially successful? If these seven millionaires (and billionaires) are any indication, the answer …

28 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know

Think you're a Facebook expert? There are probably a few tricks you don't know.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

The real reason you can't quit Facebook? Maybe it's because you can judge your friends

Facebook recently announced that it now has over 2 billion monthly users. This makes its “population” larger than that of China, the US, Mexico and …

Why newspapers want to band together to take on Facebook and Google

Newspapers have long considered Facebook and Google their frenemies.<p>On the one hand, they rely on both to distribute their words and ads to a mass …

WhatsApp 'not doing enough' to defend users against governments

WhatsAppis not doing enough to protect its users' data from governments, internet privacy campaigners have claimed.<p>The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, gave the messaging app one of the lowest scores in its annual report into how technology companies protect their users.<p>The …

Donald Trump’s Twitter ‘Voice’ Will Not Be Taken Away or Denied, President Says

With 33.7 million Twitter followers, President Donald Trump has used his account to circumvent the media and deliver his messages directly to his …

Twitter Users Who Were Blocked By Trump Take Him To Court

The president is violating their First Amendment rights, they argue.<p>Several Twitter users who have been blocked by President Donald Trump’s personal account ― they claim it was done because they criticized the president and his policies ― are now suing him in federal court. The lawsuit, filed …

Facebook is building a 'village' of 1,500 apartments

In a few years, families could be living at Facebook.<p>The social media company on Friday revealed its plan to expand its headquarters in Menlo Park, California by building a small village of 1,500 apartments, grocery, retail and office space called the Willow Campus.<p>"Part of our vision is to create …

Twitter Can Predict Riots Faster Than The Police, According To New Research

Contrary to the popular belief that Twitter is solely for people who just HATE everything and everyone, even labrador puppies and bank holidays, it …

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Twitter has a very strong case to delete Trump's account

Between the string of Mika Brzezinski insults and that WWE/CNN video, Twitter would have a strong case to delete or suspend the president's account, according to its rules for combating abuse on the platform.<p>Those recent tweets have quickly become the most controversial messages posted during …

Donald Trump

Reddit user who took credit for Trump's CNN tweet has history of racist posts

• ‘HanAssholeSolo’ says he created gif on which president’s tweet was based<br>• Reddit user has history of posting racist, Islamophobic and antisemitic remarks<p>On Sunday, Donald Trump caused outrage with a tweet that appeared to contain a repurposed post by a Reddit user: a gif showing the president …

Donald Trump on Twitter: There May Be a Psychological Reason the President's Tweets Go Viral

How do you make a tweet go viral? A good case study may be the president of the United States, who lights up the social network on nearly a daily …

Twitter is looking for ways to let users flag fake news, offensive content

Twitter is exploring adding a feature that would let users flag tweets that contain misleading, false or harmful information, according to two <b></b>people familiar with the company's projects.<p>The feature, which is still in a prototype phase and may never be released, is part of the company’s uphill …

Why Trump's offensive tweets don't get him kicked off Twitter

President Trump has called Twitter a "wonderful thing" because it lets him speak directly to the people.<p>But on numerous occasions, Trump has found a more troubling use for his Twitter (TWTR) account: attacking the people he doesn't like.<p>The latest incident took place Thursday morning when Trump …

You may be the only one who actually ‘likes’ your Facebook vacation photos, study says

It seems a standard part of many people’s vacations now: You arrive at the hotel, get settled, and then snap a photo to post on social media – …

Robots are preparing to fill 200,000 vacant construction jobs

However, that may not be the case in the construction industry.<p>In fact, with a growing shortage in labor, it's one sector that's particularly well-suited for an automation takeover.<p>According to a report released by McKinsey & Company earlier this year, the world of construction suffers from …

Construction Industry

7 of the best Twitter bots in journalism

Ah, bots: data journalists' favorite pastime and regular journalists' favorite distraction. And this article is no exception.<p>Over the past few years, …

15 Things You Need To Know About The New LinkedIn Interface

As they do every year or two, LinkedIn has made a major change to their interface and features. If you’ve read anything about it, you’ve probably learned that it has a familiar look and feel – familiar, that is, if you are a Facebook user. The layout definitely feels like Facebook – making LinkedIn …

Networking

How to Create Stunning Infographics for Social Media in Minutes

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about creating infographics for social media. People are desperate to know how to create compelling …

Infographics