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FIVE AT FIVE #52

FACEBOOK INTRODUCES ‘DISPUTED’ LABEL

With the dramatic increase in ‘fake news’ stories, Facebook has decided to target the fabricated articles with a ‘disputed’ label. This means that suspect stories will be flagged with a warning sign alongside a message that indicates its content has been disputed by fact checking websites.

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APPLE DEBUT HOME APP WEBSITE

As smart homes become increasingly popular, Apple have developed an updated website to highlight how technology can revolutionise your home. The homepage now includes a 45 second video that demonstrates the Home app for iOS 10 in action. This video takes you through a woman’s day with the help of her Apple devices, which can raise the blinds, start the coffee machine and lock the door.

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FACEBOOK UPDATES PREVENTION TOOLS ON LIVE BROADCAST

Facebook have now made it easier to seek help if you have any concerns about the content of a Live video. With the aim of helping at-risk individuals, there will now be an option to contact organisations to seek help for yourself or the broadcaster. Participating organisations include the National Eating Disorder Association and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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TWITTER ENABLES USERS TO AUTO-MUTE ABUSIVE ACCOUNTS

 Following a number of updates to target abuse on Twitter, the platform has developed this further with the option to filter out posts from accounts without a profile picture, as well as unverified emails or phone numbers. Furthermore, if Twitter sees an account engaging in patterns of abusive behavior it will automatically make their tweets private.

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APPLE TV WELCOMES FACEBOOK VIDEO APP

 After launching on Samsung’s Smart TV’s, Facebook’s new dedicated video app is now available on Apple TV. This app will serve as a central hub for Facebook live streaming, recommend content shared by friends and allow you to access all videos on your Apple TV.

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Written by Way To Blue
March 6, 2017