Tag: Facebook

Despite Crackdown, ‘Junk News’ Still Flourishes on Social Media: Researchers

Despite an aggressive crackdown by social media firms, so-called “junk news” is spreading at a greater rate than in 2016 on social media ahead of the US midterm elections, according to researchers. Oxford Internet Institute researchers concluded that Facebook and Twitter remain filled with “extremist, sensationalist, conspiratorial, masked commentary,” and other forms of “low-quality” news. In analysing some 2.5 […]

Google Deepens Partnership With Facebook on AI Tech

Deepening their partnership on development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, Google is integrating Facebook’s open source Machine Learning (ML) PyTorch framework across its software and hardware tools for AI development. PyTorch is a deep learning framework designed for easy and flexible experimentation and Facebook on Tuesday announced the preview release of an updated version of the framework – PyTorch 1.0. The […]

Facebook Is Reportedly Planning to Launch a Low Earth Orbit Internet Satellite

Facebook, which earlier this year abandoned plans to build its own passenger jet-sized, solar powered drones to provide internet access in remote stretches of the world, is once again pursuing plans to launch satellites to do the job instead. According to Freedom of Information Act requests filed by Wired, the Federal Communications Commission has met several times with […]