Making it Easier for Brands and Creators to Collaborate on Instagram
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by Facebook
19h ago
From branded content to partnership ads, Instagram is one of the best places for brands and creators to collaborate, and now, we’re making it even easier to work together. In 2022, we began testing the creator marketplace in the US, a tool for  brands and creators to connect and collaborate around partnership opportunities. Since then, we’ve introduced new features and onboarded thousands of creators and brands in the US to creator marketplace. Now, we’re expanding the creator marketplace to eight new markets. Over the next few weeks, we plan to invite creators and brands based in Canada ..read more
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MCA’s WhatsApp Helpline: Curbing The Spread of AI-Generated Misinformation
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by Facebook
3d ago
We’re collaborating with the Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA) to launch a dedicated fact-checking helpline on WhatsApp in an effort to combat media generated using artificial intelligence which may deceive people on matters of public importance, commonly known as deepfakes, and help people connect with verified and credible information. The helpline will be available for the public to use in March 2024. The industry leading initiative will allow MCA and its associated network of independent fact-checkers and research organizations to address viral misinformation – particularly deepfakes ..read more
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Hock E. Tan and John Arnold to Join Meta Board of Directors
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by Facebook
1w ago
Meta today announced that Hock E. Tan and John Arnold have been elected to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.   Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Meta, said, “I’m excited to share that Hock Tan and John Arnold are joining Meta’s board of directors. As we focus on building AGI, having directors with deep expertise in silicon and energy infrastructure will help us execute our long term vision.”  “I am pleased to join the Meta Board and contribute to achieving the company’s vision,” said Tan. “Meta has an incredible role to play in the next-generation of co ..read more
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Labeling AI-Generated Images on Facebook, Instagram and Threads
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by Facebook
2w ago
As a company that’s been at the cutting edge of AI development for more than a decade, it’s been hugely encouraging to witness the explosion of creativity from people using our new generative AI tools, like our Meta AI image generator which helps people create pictures with simple text prompts. As the difference between human and synthetic content gets blurred, people want to know where the boundary lies. People are often coming across AI-generated content for the first time and our users have told us they appreciate transparency around this new technology. So it’s important that we help peop ..read more
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Helping Teens Avoid Sextortion Scams
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by Facebook
2w ago
Having a personal intimate image shared with others can be devastating, especially for young people. It can feel even worse when someone threatens to share it if you don’t give them more photos, sexual contact or money — a crime known as sextortion.  That’s why, this Safer Internet Day, we’re announcing new efforts to help combat this kind of criminal activity. These include giving more teens control over their intimate images, helping teens  — and their parents and teachers  — feel better equipped against those trying to exploit them, and supporting creators and safety organiz ..read more
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Our Work to Help Provide Young People with Safe, Positive Experiences
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by Facebook
3w ago
Today, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee alongside industry peers. The hearing focused on one of the technology industry’s most important challenges: keeping children safe online. Meta has spent more than a decade working on these issues and has developed more than 30 tools, features and resources to support teens and their parents. We have around 40,000 people overall working on safety and security, and we have invested over $20 billion since 2016. This includes around $5 billion in the last year alone. Child exploitation is a horrific crime and on ..read more
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Investing In Privacy
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by Facebook
3w ago
2023 was a busy year for privacy, and it’s become even more critical to build scalable privacy practices. With that in mind, we’ve invested $5.5 billion in our privacy program since 2019, and have grown the teams focused on privacy to more than 3,000 people. In honor of Data Privacy Day, we’re looking at some areas that have benefited from this investment. Click to view slideshow. Sharing Our Privacy Progress We’ve refreshed our Privacy Progress Update, which highlights the work we’ve done to honor people’s privacy. This includes updating elements of our privacy program like our regulatory re ..read more
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Introducing Stricter Message Settings for Teens on Instagram and Facebook
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by Facebook
3w ago
We want teens to have safe, age-appropriate experiences on our apps. We’ve developed more than 30 tools and features to help support teens and their parents, and we’ve spent over a decade developing policies and technology to address content and behavior that breaks our rules. Earlier this month, we announced new steps to further limit teens’ ability to see potentially sensitive content on Instagram and Facebook, as well as new nudges to encourage teens to close Instagram at night. Today, we’re announcing more steps to help protect teens from unwanted contact, and to make it simpler for paren ..read more
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Offering People More Choice on How They Can Use Our Services in the EU
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by Facebook
1M ago
People using Instagram and Facebook in the EU, EEA and Switzerland will soon be offered several choices about how they would like to manage their experiences across Meta products. We are offering these choices to address the requirements of the DMA, which enter into force in March 2024. Helping People Understand the Choices They Will Be Able to Make Over the next few weeks, people will receive notifications that will inform them about their ability to choose  whether they would like to share information between our services. Some of the choices that users will be able to make include: I ..read more
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On AI, Progress and Vigilance Can Go Hand in Hand
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by Facebook
1M ago
AI dominated the discussion as political, business and civil society leaders gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum this week – from the opportunities and risks AI creates, to what governments and tech companies can do to ensure it is developed responsibly and deployed in a way that benefits the most people.  I attended the conference alongside world-leading AI scientist Yann LeCun and other Meta colleagues, where we had the opportunity to set out some of the company’s thinking on these issues. As a company that has been at the forefront of AI development for more than a decade ..read more
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