Facebook Current Affairs - 2020

Facebook to set up an Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

Facebook grants $7.5 million to set up an Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany. About the Proposed Institute The Institute will work in the following avenues: The Institute will help to advance the growing field of ethical research on new technology and will Read More…

Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines [Amendment] Rules), 2018

The ministry of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has released draft Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines [Amendment] Rules), 2018. Provisions under the new rules The new rules are largely in conformity with developments on this front in various cases before the Supreme Court in recent months. The important provisions of these draft rules are: Social Read More…

Researchers developed a web-based tool to monitor fake news on Facebook, Twitter

A web-based tool to monitor the spread of fake news on social media platforms has been developed by the Researchers from the University of Michigan in the     US. The tool uses a Platform Health Metric called the Iffy Quotient and will supposedly draw data from two external entities namely NewsWhip and Media Bias/Fact Checker. Working Read More…

3 Indian women selected among Facebook’s Global Community Leaders

Social networking giant Facebook has selected three Indian women among five global leaders for $1 million award as part of its Community Leadership Programme. They are Adhunika Prakash, Chetana Misra and Tamanna Dhamija. They were awarded $50,000 in fellowship each. The three are among 115 people selected by Facebook into its programme as community leaders Read More…

Facebook launches Digital Literacy Library

Social networking giant Facebook has launched “Digital Literacy Library” to help young people build skills they need to safely enjoy online technology. The lessons can be found on Facebook’s Safety Center as well as on Berkman Klein’s Digital Literacy Resource Platform. Digital Literacy Library The library is resource for educators looking to address digital literacy Read More…