A call for Facebook users to “check-in” at Standing Rock, North Dakota in order to confuse the Morton County Sheriff’s Department with fake geotargets allegedly aims to help Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protesters. Is it real or fake?
Facebook has seen fake news stories trend repeatedly after firing its team of human editors. Here’s a roundup of the most damaging hoaxes so far.
Erdogan Ceren, 22, of Duzici, Osmaniye Province, Turkey, livestreamed his suicide with a shotgun after his girlfriend broke up with him.
Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke at the Oculus Connect 2016 keynote about a “people-first” virtual reality experience without apps. He demonstrated in real-time a new VR experience where he and two other VR avatars traveled to the bottom of the ocean, Mars, Facebook’s HQ and Zuckerberg’s home. They played games, watched a video, answered a video call, and took a selfie all in VR without opening any apps.
Oculus Connect 2016 will be live-streamed from San Jose via Twitch.tv and NextVR. Mark Zuckerberg posted on Facebook Oct. 5th about a possible surprise in the 10:00 a.m. Oct. 6th stream.
Facebook has launched a new Marketplace feature for buying and selling, much like Craigslist. The feature will be available in the coming days, but those who have access to the feature now are already misusing it.
Protests are growing in Charlotte, North Carolina over the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
Cari Tuna and Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz announced that they are donating $20 million to make sure Donald Trump does not become president.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Facebook launched custom reactions and a profile picture frame for fans.
Rapper Kasper Knight streamed a graphic video of him shooting himself in the face on Facebook.
A video has gone viral showing a Texas high school student in a marching band, Anna Eberhart, making some unusual faces.
It was a regular thing for Philando Castile to be stopped by Minnesota police for minor traffic violations. Read more about his arrest/criminal history here.