Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

Facebook to add new labels to

Facebook to add new labels to posts about climate change

Facebook has come under a firestorm of criticism in recent years for its failure to clamp down on misleading information, especially when it comes to the subject of climate change. In response, Facebook has announced that it will start labeling posts about climate change with a banner that will Read More...

New data shows tech companies

New data shows tech companies are getting better at stopping hate speech

While social media platforms provide a great medium for us to connect with people, they have also been used as a medium for people to spread hate speech. Fortunately, tech companies are getting much better at managing hate speech, according to the European Commission (EC).  The findings come as Read More...

Facebook’s new board members

Facebook’s new board members bring female representation to 40 percent

Facebook’s board became one of the most equitable among S&P 500 companies this week after appointing two new female directors. The addition of Tracey Travis and Nancy Killefer brings the Facebook Inc. board to 40 percent female.  Travis is the chief financial officer of Estée Lauder Cos. Read More...

Facebook takes giant leap towa

Facebook takes giant leap towards its goal of achieving 100% renewables by 2020

On a whopping 4,600 acres of land in West Texas, a massive new solar farm – one of the largest in the United States – is now under construction. For Facebook, which is investing nearly half a billion dollars into the project, it’s the next big step into achieving the company’s goal to be Read More...

How Facebook is using AI to im

How Facebook is using AI to improve crisis relief in Africa

When you know where people live, it’s a whole lot easier to provide people with aid. The problem is in Africa, truly detailed population maps are basically non-existent. Now Facebook is creating AI-based ultra-detailed population density maps that cover the “majority” of Africa, helping Read More...

Study: Deleting your Facebook

Study: Deleting your Facebook profile can boost your mental health

Facebook has been around for over a decade, meaning for many of us, it’s become intertwined with our daily lives. But is that really a good thing? According to a new study, which is being hailed as the most trustworthy scientific assessment of social media’s effects, it may not be. The study Read More...

One easy thing Facebook should

One easy thing Facebook should do in Myanmar

In March, human-rights investigators from the United Nations found that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech in Myanmar, fueling ethnic violence that has spurred more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee Myanmar’s Rakhine state into neighboring Bangladesh. The report, which came Read More...

The father of the web has a ra

The father of the web has a radical plan: the Internet of people

The man who invented the world wide web, knows what the original mission was: a decentralized global network. That is very different from today’s reality where a few big companies—Google, Facebook, Amazon—dominate the Internet. Now, Tim Berners-Lee launches an initiative to create a free and Read More...