Facebook launches controls to regulate political ads and fight fake news

Facebook launches controls to regulate political ads and fight fake news

Still, Facebook users will no doubt be pleased to - eventually - be able to remove messages they change their minds about.

The company also said that it won't unsend or retract any more of Zuckerberg's messages, until the feature is made available to the larger audience. "We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages".

Given the blowback around current privacy and advertising practices - and the threat of regulation, especially from the European Union - companies like Facebook should do the right thing and commit to representing users' interests. Facebook has now announced that the Unsend feature will be rolled out to all Facebook users.

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TechCrunch reported that Facebook has been quietly deleting the messages CEO Mark Zuckerberg has sent via Messenger. We will meet with Facebook to show them how to "repair-our-nation" with relevant and necessary reparations.

We now know - from Facebook's written submission to the ministry of information technology - that 335 downloads in India of the Kogan App called This is your Digital Life - enabled disgraced election advisory, Cambridge Analytica, which manipulated elections, to potentially breach the data of 562,455 Indians.

Zuckerberg said "thousands" of people would be hired to get the verifications up and running in time for the "critical months" before 2018 elections in the US, Mexico, Brazil, India and Pakistan. "And people using our secret message feature in the encrypted version of Messenger have the ability to set a timer - and have their messages automatically deleted", a Facebook spokesperson claimed. "We will now be making a broader delete message feature available". Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operation Officer (COO) at Facebook and second in command after founder-owner Mark Zuckerberg, said "I am not going to sit here and say that we're not going to find more because we are". "This may take some time", a Facebook spokeswoman wrote in an email on Friday.

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The controversial organization's answer was in response to a notice sent by the Indian government in March about whether it used Facebook data of Indians for its work on elections in India.

Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ has been suspended on Facebook for alleged mishandling of user data, the social network said, as it continues damage control activity in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook Messenger now offers a Secret chat feature wherein messages can be timed to self-destruct with durations ranging from 5 seconds up to 1 day. Further, the spokesperson said that they should have done this sooner and they are sorry that they did not.

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